Tatsu dons the apron for The Way of the Househusband in 2021
Netflix announced during their Anime Festival 2020 presentation that the award-winning manga series, The Way of the Househusband by Kousuke Oono, will be getting an anime series in 2021. The first visual for the upcoming series was release showing the former yakuza Tatsu in the cutest of aprons holding a bento.
Japan’s most evil yakuza makes its cutest househusband! Follow Tatsu’s journey from underworld legend to domestic bliss when the anime adaptation of Kousuke Oono’s hit comedy manga The Way of the Househusband premieres in 2021. pic.twitter.com/V7tdVIaYVc— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
Manga creator Kousuke Oono drew a celebratory visual over on his Twitter account in excitement over the news.
『極主夫道』のアニメ化が決まりました！龍役は津田健次郎さんです！— おおのこうすけ@極主夫道テレビドラマ10/11スタート (@kousuke_oono) October 27, 2020
The Way of the Househusband anime series will be directed by Chiaki Kon (Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3) at J.C. Staff, with series composition from Susumu Yamakawa. Kenjiro Tsuda (Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!) reprises the voice of Tatsu from the promotional videos for the series.
Viz Media has licensed the series for an English speaking audience, with 4 volumes released as of writing. Viz describes the first volume as such:
He was the fiercest member of the yakuza, a man who left countless underworld legends in his wake. They called him “the Immortal Dragon.” But one day he walked away from it all to travel another path—the path of the househusband! The curtain rises on this cozy yakuza comedy!
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.