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Netflix announces 'Gokushufudō: The Way of the Househusband' Part 2

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: April 10, 2021 at 12:46 AM PHT (GMT+8)

Gokushufudō commemorative live event | Photo Courtesy: Netflix Japan

Netflix Japan Anime has announced on Friday that the anime series adaptation of Kousuke Oono’s hit comedy manga series "The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō)" is receiving a second part. The announcement was made during the anime's commemorative live event held today featuring the main cast including Kenjiro Tsuda, Shizuka Itou and Kazuyuki Okitsu. No other information was revealed regarding the release of the sequel.

The first part of the anime has premiered on Netflix on April 8 and is still available for streaming worldwide. Netflix has released 5 episodes for the first season and is available in Japanese, English and Spanish audio, with English Spanish, Chinese and Japanese subtitles.

The new Netflix original anime series is produced and animated by animation studio J.C. Staff with Chiaki Kon serving as the director and Susumu Yamakawa as the script writer.

The anime adaptation of the manga was announced on October 27 during the Netflix Anime Festival 2020.

The Way of the Househusband follows Tatsu, an infamous and feared yakuza boss nicknamed "the Immortal Dragon", who retires from crime to become a househusband so that he can support his kyariaūman wife, Miku. The episodic series depicts a variety of comedic scenarios, typically wherein Tatsu's banal domestic work as a househusband is juxtaposed against his intimidating personality and appearance, and his frequent run-ins with former yakuza associates and rivals.

A live-action television drama adaptation of the series of the same title premiered last year by Nippon TV.

The series is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kousuke Oono of the same title which was published in the online manga magazine Kurage Bunch since 2018. The series was received positively by critics making the series won several awards including the "Best Overall Series" and "Best Comedy Series" award at the Pixiv Comic Ranking held in 2018, and "Best Humor Publication" at the recently-concluded Eisner Awards 2020. The series was also placed as a runner-up in the Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards last 2018 as the "Best Web Manga Series".


Source: Netflix Japan Anime Official Twitter


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