The Way of the Househusband
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Japanese: 極主夫道
English: The Way of the Househusband
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 23, 2018 to ?
Genre: Comedy Comedy
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Organized Crime Organized Crime
Serialization: Kurage Bunch
Authors: Oono, Kousuke (Story & Art)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 4259742,597 users)
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Ranked: #5252
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Popularity: #96
Members: 125,005
Favorites: 3,466

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"Immortal Tatsu," the legendary yakuza who single-handedly defeated a rival gang with a lead pipe, is a name known to strike fear in both hardened police officers and vicious criminals. Soon after his sudden disappearance, he resurfaces with a slight change in profession. Now equipped with an apron, Tatsu has given up violence and is trying to make an honest living as a house husband.

While adapting to mundane household tasks, Tatsu finds that being a house husband has its own challenges, from the battlefield known as supermarket sales to failures in the kitchen. Despite living peacefully, misunderstandings seem to follow him left and right. Gokushufudou follows the daily life of the comically serious ex-yakuza as he leaves behind his dangerous previous life to become a stay-at-home husband.

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Gokushufudou has been published in English as The Way of the Househusband by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since September 17, 2019.

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Aug 24, 2022
Preliminary (1/? eps)
Manga needn't always take itself seriously or have convoluted plotlines with time travelling shenanigans or endless drama at every turn, sometimes all a manga needs to do is be a slice of life about an ex-yakuza who's living his best life! I first picked up Gokushufudou or Way of the Househusband as an experiment, as the cover was enticing and the allure of the aesthetic of the titular character Tatsu was too great for me to resist. What i found however was perhaps one of the only mangas, nay BOOKS that I have truly 'laughed out loud' at. The characters are charming, the adventures are ...
Jul 5, 2022
Preliminary (63/? eps)
Story - 9
Art - 8
Character - 10
Enjoyment - 10
Overall - 10

Plot - ex-yakuza becomes a damn good househusband. Slice of life as he gets involved in the community (even though they are terrified of him and his looks at first), constantly telling the cops he isn't up to shady stuff despite looking like he is, deals with his otaku wife and helps his sworn younger brother. Episodic format, but some link together and characters are often recurring. All are lovable, some more than others, or interesting at the very least. Omake are wonderful. Lots of excellent puns and translation is great.

Reread - yeah!
Buy - ...
Jul 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (89/? eps)
A lighthearted comedy slice of life centered around one joke- a berserk yakuza turned househusband. There is no storyline, every chapter is an excursion in Tatsu’s life. There is no depth either, nothing to make you care for these characters. The charm is how the author makes everyday mundane activities fun and entertaining. Even with all these flaws, you will not be bored. The art and dialogue are above average for this genre. If you are a big fan of these genres, this is probably an 8/10, but if you value emotional power above all else as I do, I think you will have close ...

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