Gokushufudou - The way of the Househusband Netflix ONA Review

Gokushufudou - The way of the Househusband Netflix ONA is a must-watch comedy series. Watch Tatsu in his daily life.

character buying vegetables from a street vendor

Gokushufudou - The way of the Househusband was released on Netflix on 8th April 2021.  Gokushufudou manga created by Kousuke Oono began serialization in 2018. All the fans of the manga can rejoice as Netflix Gokushufudou was adapted as ONA (original net animation) anime series.  

This series centres around Tatsu, an ex-yakuza who now lives like a house husband with his wife. The infamous “Immortal Tatsu” causes fear for the criminals and police alike.  Tatsu is a legendary person who suddenly disappeared and gave up violence. Gokushufudou is a comedy and slice-of-life manga that depicts his normal daily life with his wife and the funny situations he faces.

Having read Gokushufudou manga, the excitement was boundless when Netflix released the anime adaptation. The impressive cast of Gokushufudou surely picked my curiosity and heightened my expectations. Let’s take a look at the characters of Gokushufudou.  

The main characters of this series are Tatsu, Miku, and Masa. Miku is Tastu’s wife, who’s a career-oriented woman and an otaku. Masa was Tastu’s underling from his yakuza days.  Some other characters from the manga are Torajiro, the chairperson, Hibari Torii, Gin, Young Yakuza Lieutenant, etc.

The anime remained faithful to the manga and adapted everything without making any changes. It was nice to see Immortal Tatsu live a simple life now with her wife Miku. Miku is a big Policure fan and Tatsu tries to get her a Policure Blu-ray on her birthday.

Tatsu and his former underling Masa hilariously bump up into Tojirou who runs a crepe truck. The characters are mostly from the Yakuza circle, but it’s comical to see them cower in fear when they meet Tatsu, without knowing the previous Immortal Tatsu has now become domesticated and has no relation with the underworld life.

the cook presenting a dish made by him

Gokushufudou - The way of the Househusband is a short and sweet anime series and is highly entertaining. Although the animation quality sort of sucks, story-wise  Gokushufudou is highly recommended.  This is one of the best comedy anime series of 2021.  

Netflix also released a live-action adaption in 2021 called The Ingenuity of the Househusband Jdrama which is highly recommended as well.