We have talked little about the upcoming live-action adaptation of one of my favorite new manga series, The Way of the Househusband, that will premiere on October 11th. Although it hasn’t gotten much screen time on the J-List blog over the last few weeks, that doesn’t mean that I’m not personally very excited to see it. That excitement increased tenfold on Wednesday, September 16th when the official Twitter account posted the very first promotional video starring Hiroshi Tamaki (who replaces Kenjiro Tsuda who played the role in the manga promotional video which was published back in January 2020).
— 『極主夫道 ザ・シネマ』【公式】 (@gokushufu_drama) September 17, 2020
The seinen manga series is serialized in Shinchosha’s Kurage Bunch digital manga magazine. It first appeared as a regular series in May 2018 and has since been compiled into five volumes, with the most recent released in June 2020.
Even though the series has only been around for almost two years, it has still garnered attention and praise from fans. The Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook for 2019 ranked this book at number eight for manga series for men. In addition to that, at the most recent Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards the series came in as runner-up in the web manga category.
Back in January, the manga series celebrated having 1.2 million copies in print by releasing a live-action promotional video that starred Kenjiro Tsuda as the principal character.
Viz Media is releasing the Way of the Househusband manga in English (with volume three hitting store shelves in May 2020) and describes the story of the first volume as:
He was the fiercest member of the yakuza, a man who left countless underworld legends in his wake. They called him “the Immortal Dragon.” But one day he walked away from it all to travel another path—the path of the househusband! The curtain rises on this cozy yakuza comedy!