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: 7.241 (scored by 230717230,717 users)
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Ranked: #29362
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Popularity: #550
Members: 404,222
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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


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Ichimichi, Mao


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)


Apr 9, 2021
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 ...
Apr 8, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Like many, I adore the Househusband manga series, and was incredibly excited for an adaptation.

What I loved about the manga can still be found in this series. There's nothing new or unexpected, and the jokes are still really funny.

The problem with the series is the animation style. It's looks incredibly lazy, and gives the audience nothing new at all if they've read the manga. Even if you weren't a manga reader, it's pretty clear that this is a low effort adaptation. It seems like it was rushed, with no real attention to detail and incredibly simple movement, backgrounds and transitions.

I'd also have appreciated ...
Apr 10, 2021
Oh man, this one was one of my biggest disappointments of 2021. It even made me ask the question of “does this count as anime?” Well, we’ll get into all of that with my review of Gokushufudou and if this adaptation of the amazing manga of the same name is worth your time or not.

So Gokushufudou follows Tatsu. He’s an ex-yakuza that used to be feared as the “Immortal Dragon,” but now he is a humble and professional househusband. It shows you his day-to-day life as a househusband and his interactions with the people that know him as the Immortal Dragon, his wife, and other ...

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