Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Introduces Original Daughter Character
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga announced on Wednesday that Tamaki Shiratori is joining the series' cast as Tatsu and Miku's daughter Himawari. Himawari is an original character who did not appear in the manga. The account also posted a "family photo" of the cast:
Himawari is an elementary schoolgirl whose maturity belies her young age, and is often more grown-up than her own mother. The production staff wanted entire families to watch and enjoy the series, so the staff consulted with the manga's staff about adding a character that allows Tatsu's charm to shine through while maintaining the manga's premise and story world.
Yūta Furukawa will play Tatsuki Sakai, a police officer stationed at a neighborhood police box.
The series will premiere on NTV on October 11 and air on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. Tōichirō Rutō (Ossan Love) is among the directors of 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 househusband. 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 will release the fourth volume on Tuesday.
The manga won the Best Humor Publication category at this year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The series 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 the manga at #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.