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NEWS: Way of the Househusband Anime Gets Live-Action 'Extra' Shorts Starring Kenjiro Tsuda as Himsel




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Neverwhere



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:40 pm Reply with quote
I wish Netflix would just license the absolute banger live action drama instead, Hiroshi Tamaki was a delightful Tatsu and the whole series really managed to straddle the line between over the top comedy cringe and heartfelt emotion surprisingly well. It's a superior adaptation and I wish more people would be able to see it <3

Also I don't know if you want to update the article but Viz released the English translation of volume 5 in May, and vol 6 of the manga is out in September Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:57 pm Reply with quote
Would rather just get a legal stream of the JP live action series...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:40 am Reply with quote
Aren't there a lot of hassles involved with licensing Japanese TV dramas for the Western market compared to anime or live-action movies? I remember Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock releasing the first three Eko Eko Azarak movies. They licensed the third one first even though it was a spin-off of the 1997 TV series.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:46 am Reply with quote
I'd watch shorts about Kenjiro Tsuda.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:17 am Reply with quote
fuuma_monou wrote:
Aren't there a lot of hassles involved with licensing Japanese TV dramas for the Western market compared to anime or live-action movies? I remember Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock releasing the first three Eko Eko Azarak movies. They licensed the third one first even though it was a spin-off of the 1997 TV series.

Crunchyroll is currently streaming the "given" TV drama with subtitles the same day they come out in Japan, so it's definitely still happening if the JP publishers are willing to negotiate and there are western interests.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:44 am Reply with quote
fuuma_monou wrote:
Aren't there a lot of hassles involved with licensing Japanese TV dramas for the Western market compared to anime or live-action movies?

You're right about that. I recall Crunchyroll had lots of TV dramas and lost them. They only had season one of Switch Girl but not the second. Digital Media Rights has a lot of them, but they're spread across Tubi, Amazon Prime Video and on their AsianCrush and Midnight Pulp apps. I'm not too sure how long they have the rights to the dramas for.

I thought that Netflix somehow had the rights to the 2020 Gokushufudou drama, but it was a Hulu Japan exclusive. It's a shame that it didn't get released stateside.
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