Elex Media Licenses Way of the Househusband Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Indonesian otaku news site Kaori Nusantara announced on Thursday that Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo has licensed Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga. It will release the first volume on August 5.
The manga 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. The manga won 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.
The manga inspired a live-action commercial directed by and starring Kenjiro Tsuda as Tatsu last December. Maaya Sakamoto voiced the wife Miku. The manga is also inspiring a live-action series that will premiere this October.
Source: Kaori Nusantara (Dody Kusumanto)