One of the best new manga series in recent history is getting a live-action adaptation this October!
It’s no secret that I absolutely adore the manga series The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) and so it’s with great joy that I report this story to all of you.
On Wednesday, July 8th, Comic Natalie broke the news that The Way of the Househusband will get a live-action television series adaptation that will air on NTV starting in October. The series stars Hiroshi Tamaki and features Tōichirō Rutō as the director. The series will air on Sundays at 10:30 pm Japan Time.
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 being 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 this 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 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!