The Way of the Househusband

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English: The Way of the Househusband
Synonyms: The Way of the House Husband, Yakuza goes Houseman
Japanese: 極主夫道


Type: ONA
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2021
Producers: Netflix
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 17 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.091 (scored by 135893135,893 users)
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Ranked: #34022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #704
Members: 253,485
Favorites: 1,600

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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


Itou, Shizuka


Ichimichi, Mao


Okitsu, Kazuyuki

Torii, Hibari

Tanaka, Atsuko


Kon, Chiaki
Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai
Theme Song Performance
Oono, Kousuke
Original Creator
Yamakawa, Susumu
Series Composition


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)

Apr 8, 2021
RebelPanda (All reviews)
Have you ever passed in a test even though you know you got an F? You might've left some answers blank because you forgot to study or ran out of time.

That's Gokushufudou's anime adaptation. Though calling this eyesore an "anime" would be a lie. Every scene is nothing more than a glorified sequence of still images, killing any potential comedy from the manga. There are jokes, but they fall completely flat because of how they're presented; with flashes of a black screen like they forgot to check their work. I can’t help but think this was some sort of money laundering scheme.

An unspoken rule of read more
Apr 9, 2021
sonaguee (All reviews)
I normally don’t write reviews, but I am now because this anime is getting a lot of unnecessary hate.

This anime has a clear vision on what it wants to accomplish, and accomplishes it. It’s a short and sweet comedy about a former legendary yakuza member who now works as a house-husband. It’s funny, it’s entertaining, and I had a great time watching it. The characters are simple yet memorable. The voice acting is phenomenal, and this is by far one of Tsuda Kenjiro’s best performances.

Now, the elephant in the room - the animation in this show is minimal. Things only move when they have read more
Apr 8, 2021
KenChi_0 (All reviews)
This is my first time reviewing an Anime,
This adaptation was really so anticipation and was so hype because it is unique that a Yakuza working as a Househusband. First of all the coloring of the anime was really good but the animation was so bad it is like a manga panel but the characters are being dragged out such as pretending it is moving. The VA was really good and the acting of all characters in every situation is outstanding. Many situations are too confusing due to another character appears and not even knowing who the hell they are or any read more
Apr 9, 2021
jimfaindel (All reviews)
The way of the house husband is by far and away the best comedy to ever come out of Japan, and I will not rest until each and every one of my friends has experienced its gut-busting glory. A short and sweet story about a terrifying yakuza subverting expectations with a short and sweet anime, and I honestly cannot wait for season 2.

I am seeing several people complaining about the adaptation, but honestly, I found it perfectly fitting for the kind of story Gokushufudou wants to tell, and whitout Netflix, I and most everyone would have never even paid the manga any mind.

This is read more

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