Netflix has invested heavily in anime content in recent years. One of the last examples of this was the Gokushufudou manga adaptation anime series The house man’s way† The action and comedy anime series is based on the manga series that Kousuke Oono has been writing since 2018.’JCSstaff‘, the studio, which has produced many successful animes in recent years, also participated in this anime. We know the studio for many record breaking animes like One Punch Man and food wars† The Netflix-licensed anime aired worldwide on April 8, 2021. The five-episode first season was enough to gain a fan base. For example, Netflix has renewed the series for a second season†
What is the storyline of the anime?
The legendary yakuza “Tatsu Immortal”, who single-handedly defeated a rival gang, is a name known to instill fear in tough cops and ruthless criminals alike. Shortly after his disappearance, he reappears with a small change in his profession. Now that Tatsu has chosen to wear an apron, he has renounced violence and devoted his life to an honest life as a houseman.
As Tatsu tries to take part in mundane household chores, he discovers that being a homemaker has his own unique challenges, from the battlefield known as supermarket sales to failures in the kitchen. Although he lives peacefully, misunderstandings constantly drag him into funny situations. Gokushufudou focuses on the daily life of the hilariously serious ex-yakuza while leaving his previous dangerous life behind to become a good house man.
The anime’s voiceovers were really successful. However, on the animation side, some fans seem dissatisfied. Because it was more like a combined manga segment than an anime. We know that the show’s studio has done a great job on many record-breaking animes, but here’s a different style chosen for the anime, and maybe that style will change in the coming seasons.
Will there be a second season of The Way of the Househusband?
Good news for fans, because the five episodes that aired were not the end of the series. According to the news made right after the first season, the anime is getting an upcoming part 2. The rapid renewal and the title of part 2 indicate that future episodes may already be ready. We probably won’t wait years for a new season like in some anime. An official Publication date hasn’t been announced yet, but the new season of the anime could hit the screen by the end of 2021.
On the other hand, the manga series is still going on. Thanks to Viz Media, the Shinchosha-published manga series is also published in English. Currently, the original series has reached a total of 7 volumes and 73 chapters. In the first part of the anime, 26 chapters were adapted. Assuming the manga series continues, it indicates that we may get to see seasons other than part 2.
However, adequacy of the source material is not the only important factor for an anime to last through the seasons. On the other hand, popularity also matters. The anime is also licensed by China’s giant video streaming platform Bilibili Video, which means some serious viewing potential. Financially we don’t think the anime is an obstacle for a new season. We will update our article again with official updates. Stay tuned!