A The Way of the Househusband live-action short series was announced by Netflix early Friday Morning. The series follows stories that happen in between episodes of the original anime series. The Way of the Household Tools will be five 4 minute episodes and star voice actor Kenjuro Tsuda.
Tsuda is most known for voicing the character he plays in the animated series, Tatsu. He also played Tatsu in a live-action commercial for the manga in December. In the new live-action series, Tsuda lives in a small home with a cat. He also must perform various tasks such as home care, using a cooking knife, and fixing a sliding door.
The live-action short will also air alongside The Way of the Househusband on Japanese television. The series will come to Netflix on August 29.
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The Way of the Househusband follows retired yakuza member Tatsu, as he lives his retired crime life as a househusband. Although Tatsu swears away from a life of violence and crime, he always gets caught up in different shenanigans that force his yakuza instincts to get the better of him. Whether it be in bake-offs, volleyball tournaments, or birthday party planning, Tatsu is determined to rank number 1 as the best househusband possible.
Kosuke Oono launched the manga on Shinchosha’s Kurage Bunch website in February 2018. Viz Media then published the manga in English and released the fourth volume in September 2020.
This is not the only live-action version of The Way of the Househusband. Another version stars Hiroshi Takami and premiered in October 2020. As for the anime, it debuted globally on Netflix on April 8 with five episodes.
As of now, Netflix has announced a second part of the The Way of the Househusband. This announcement came as a Twitter post on Netflix Japan’s page. There is not a timeframe for release just yet.