Updated March 6th
Netflix just released their first teaser trailer for The Way of the Househusband and the anime quality has been the point of some contention among fans.
I don’t mind it, I think it looks close to the source material and is fine, but nothing spectacular. It would be perfectly adequate anime quality for a late 1990s/early 2000s release, but the cost cutting elements (lack of detail in backgrounds, moving mouth but lack of character motion with dialogue…) are apparent when compared to other recent anime releases.
What are your thoughts on the animation quality.
Think of John Wick meets Mr. Mom in Japan. (There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write)
An anime series based on the popular Manga series The Way of the Househusband by Kousuke Ohno has been ordered by Netflix and is scheduled to hit the streaming service sometime in 2021.
(You know… provided 2020 ever comes to a merciful end.)
The story is a unique comedic look at how the tough as nails gangster, “The Immortal Tatsu,” retires from the Yakuza life to become a loving Stay-At-Home spouse. The series shows how he deals with the daily life activities such as cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking and so on.
Per the Manga jacket description:
A former yakuza legend leaves it all behind to become your everyday househusband. But it’s not easy to walk away from the gangster life, and what should be mundane household tasks are anything but!
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 third volume of the series sees the Immortal Dragon even take on a part time job!
A live action series launched this month on the Japanese station Nippon Television staring Hiroshi Tamaki.
Way of the Househusband is actually 1 of 5 different anime series Netflix announced this week during its live-streamed global fan event Netflix Anime Festival 2020!
Per Animation Magazine:
“Anime has successfully cut through various content categories on Netflix. In the past year, over 100 million households around the world chose to watch at least one anime title on Netflix (Oct. 2019 – Sept. 2020), growing by 50% year-over-year. Anime titles appeared in the Top 10 list in almost 100 countries this year so far.”
As a Stay-At-Home-Dad (or as I like to think of myself, ‘Amateur Trophy Husband’), I can’t wait for this anime series to launch.
If you are curious what Geeky Daddy looks like as an anime character, here is the answer (per Snapchat)
What do you think of the series, or event the show concept? Comment below!