The Way of the Househusband

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Synonyms: The Way of the House Husband, Yakuza goes Houseman
Japanese: 極主夫道
English: The Way of the Househusband
German: Yakuza goes Hausmann
Spanish: De Yakuza a Amo de Casa
French: La Voie du tablier
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2021
Producers: Netflix
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Web manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Gag HumorGag Humor, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Duration: 17 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 241066241,066 users)
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Ranked: #29562
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Popularity: #545
Members: 422,315
Favorites: 2,702


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Who would have ever thought that the most feared gangster of his time now spends his days as a modest househusband? Seemingly giving up the way of the yakuza, the legendary "Immortal Dragon" Tatsu, best known for his prolific skirmishes against rival gangs, has abruptly vanished. Unbeknownst to most, however, Tatsu is currently staying at an apartment with his wife, doing his best to live a peaceful life.

Donning his trusty apron, Tatsu is now striving to become an efficient homemaker. Because of this, he has mastered the required skills—be it cooking the most delicious dishes, making sure to get the best deals at supermarkets, and everything in between—garnering the surprise of both of his former subordinates and enemies alike. Despite being a man with quite a controversial past, Tatsu's new way of life will only be more eccentric from here on out!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsuda, Kenjirou


Ichimichi, Mao


Itou, Shizuka


Okitsu, Kazuyuki


Hosoya, Yoshimasa

Torii, Hibari

Tanaka, Atsuko


Nojima, Hirofumi

Housewife with Hair Bun

Arai, Satomi

Miku's Father

Hino, Satoshi

Miku's Mother

Shindo, Naomi


Matsuo, Kousuke
Kon, Chiaki
Yagi, Yurina
Episode Director, Storyboard, Director of Photography
Leroy, Julie


Opening Theme

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"Shufu no Michi (シュフノミチ)" by Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai (打首獄門同好会)

Ending Theme

"Goku・Fufukaidou (極・夫婦街道)" by Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai (打首獄門同好会)


Mar 31, 2024
People hate on the animation because netflix advertised this as an anime when its more of a motion comic. It is hilarious, I love the episodic feel of it, and it does not get tired. I feel if this was animated as a traditional anime I would not have enjoyed it as much. Story wise, it is a very unique idea. Tatsu is a great main character and very funny in a dry humor kind of way. The side characters show up the perfect amount of times, giving great pacing in a 15 minute episode, thats divided into smaller chapters .Definitely watch this if ...
Nov 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This was a fun and surprisingly wholesome show. It’s just little snippets of this ex-yakuza man’s life as he tries to reform his life by doing menial tasks with maximum effort. He still holds the traditions of his old lifestyle and still has the mentality of a yakuza so it creates some fun circumstances as he does stuff like yoga or vacuuming. If he goes out shopping people are scared of him but he doesn’t notice. Things like that. It’s funny and I especially love it when he talks to other yakuza members and sees how they handle such menial tasks. It’s kind of wholesome ...
Apr 9, 2024
No way that this is considered a 7 (as of this moment). I really did not like this show, but it was as expected of a Netflix Original. How can they have so much money yet produce such low quality shows?
This review is not solely based on animation, but on just being unfunny, bland, and dumb. Even if the animation was average it would still be bad.

Enjoyment: 2/10 "Comedy" was not funny, the same few tropes over and over.
Sound: 1.5/10 The use of sound-effects were just like the animation, "stock sound effects", the soundtracks were below average (I sort through soundtracks and ops/eds after watching ...

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