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Way of the Househusband Manga Gets Live-Action Show in October

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hiroshi Tamaki stars as yakuza turned house husband

NTV announced on Wednesday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga that will air on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. this October. The project stars Hiroshi Tamaki (live-action Nodame Cantabile's Shinichi Chiaki, live-action Ōoku: The Inner Chambers movie's Matsushima, MW's Michio Yūki) as the protagonist Tatsu. Tōichirō Rutō (Ossan Love) is directing the series, and Uda Manabu (99.9 -Keiji Senmon Bengōshi-) is one of the show's scriptwriters.

The Way of the Househusband follows a retired yakuza member known as "Immortal Tatsu" who is living out his post-crime career as a house husband. He still manages to find his way into trouble from time to time, except it's in the grocery aisle instead of some back alley.

Oono launched the manga on Shinchosha's Kurage Bunch website in February 2018, and Shinchosha published the fifth volume on June 9. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it released the third volume on May 9.

The manga already inspired a live-action commercial directed by and starring Kenjiro Tsuda as Tatsu last December. Maaya Sakamoto voiced the wife Miku.

The manga is nominated in the Best Humor Publication category for this year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. It was acknowledged as a runner-up in last year's Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards' web manga category and came in at #9 in this year's Web Manga General Election. The Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook for 2019 ranked Gokushufudō as #8 for its top manga series for men. The series also ranked on Honya Club's "Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Comics" lists for 2018 and 2019.

Source: Comic Natalie


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