Netflix's 'The Way of the Househusband': Air time, how to live-stream, plot and all you need to know about anime series

'The Way of the Househusband' tells the story of Tatsu and how he leaves the criminal underworld to become a househusband


                            Netflix's 'The Way of the Househusband': Air time, how to live-stream, plot and all you need to know about anime series
Tatsu in 'The Way of the Househusband' (Netflix)

Netflix bolstered its anime programming by announcing a new show based on the highly-popular Japanese anima manga series, ‘The Way of the Househusband’. The long-awaited anime adaptation of the comic is set to enthrall the viewers with jaw-dropping sequences and an engaging storyline.

The upcoming series is based on the storyline featured in the original manga drawn and written by Kousuke Oono. ‘The Way of the Househusband’ tells the story of Tatsu, aka Tacchan, a former Yakuza member once feared as the “Immortal Dragon.” However, he got himself out of the criminal underworld in order to marry his girlfriend. He gets married to Miku and starts a new life.

Tatsu now lives and works as a househusband but, of course, he still remembers his criminal days.

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The manga series received universal acclaim and sold more than 1.2 million copies as of December 2019. Netflix will be hoping to achieve the same level of success from the upcoming series as well.

A still from 'The Way of the Househusband' (Netflix)

Here’s everything you need to know about the anime series.

Release date

Season 1 of ‘The Way of the Househusband’ will premiere on Netflix on April 8.

Air time

Air time for the show hasn't been announced yet. Once the full schedule is available, we will update this space.

How to live stream

The viewers would need to down the Netflix app to watch the series. You can subscribe to Netflix directly, via a mobile app store (App Store, Google Play). You can also watch it by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant.

In this photo illustration the Netflix logo is seen on September 19, 2014, in Paris, France. Netflix September 15 launched service in France, the first of six European countries planned in the coming months. (Getty Images)

A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month. 

Plot

The official synopsis reads, “The series revolves around a former yakuza kingpin, nicknamed ‘The Immortal Dragon’ as he leaves his life of crime behind to take up the mantle of a househusband and support his working wife. The contradiction of his image outside against what he does indoors is the heart of this comedy. Things are taken up a notch when he occasionally runs into former gang members and rivals, resulting in rib-tickling scenarios.”

Cast

Veteran Japanese actor Kenjiro Tsuda will be voicing the character of Tatsu in the upcoming series. On the other hand, Shizuka Ito will voice the character of Miku. Apart from then, actors such as Yoshimasa Hasoya, Kazuyuki Okitsu and Atsuko Tanaka are also attached to the upcoming project.

Kenjiro Tsuda (IMDb)

Creators

The series is being helmed by popular anime storyboard artist and director Chiaki Kon. On the other hand, the writer of the original manga series, Kousuke Oono, has penned the story for the upcoming anime show.

Chiaki Kon (AniDB)

Trailer

The trailer shows how Tatsu, a legendary name in the criminal underworld, has now adapted to a new lifestyle. He is now a “househusband” and does all the cleaning, daily errands, and work around the house. However, his old instincts flare up whenever he runs into his old associates.



 

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