113 votes
The Way of the Househusband

The Way of the Househusband

Netflix 2021

Tatsu, a notorious and feared yakuza leader nicknamed "The Immortal Dragon," withdraws from the criminal syndicate and becomes a housekeeper to help his wife, Miku. The series features a variety of comedic settings, typically showing Tatsu's domestic activities and intimidating inequality with his looks, as well as multiple encounters with his former colleagues and rivals in the Japanese Criminal Syndicate.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Way of the Househusband

The Way of the Househusband - S1E3

#1 - Episode 3


Season 1 - Episode 3

Tatsu and Masa bump into Torajiro, a fellow ex-gangster now running a crepe truck. The cops grow suspicious of Tatsu’s balcony herb garden.

The episode was rated from 98 votes.

The Way of the Househusband - S1E5

#2 - Episode 5


Season 1 - Episode 5

Tatsu takes a part-time job at a cafe. Then he bumps into a deceased yakuza boss’s wife, who’s now working at the supermarket. It’s Tatsu’s birthday!

The episode was rated from 94 votes.

The Way of the Househusband - S1E8

#3 - Episode 8


Season 1 - Episode 8

Tatsu gets pulled into a rap battle, then enters a Halloween costume contest with Miku. Things get intense during a trip to a buffet restaurant.

The episode was rated from 63 votes.

The Way of the Househusband - S1E10

#4 - Episode 10


Season 1 - Episode 10

To buy Miku a limited edition Policure DVD, Tatsu has to memorize a confusing discount code catchphrase. Tatsu and Miku dogsit; Gin takes another walk.

The episode was rated from 61 votes.

The Way of the Househusband - S1E2

#5 - Episode 2


Season 1 - Episode 2

Masa realizes that housewives — and househusbands — have a lot in common with the yakuza. Tatsu takes a yoga class and thoroughly enjoys himself.

The episode was rated from 99 votes.

The Way of the Househusband - S1E6
#6 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6

While at the mall, Tatsu catches a live Policure show. Later, he goes on a date with Miku to an amusement park, then takes a trip to the beach.

The episode was rated from 61 votes.
The Way of the Househusband - S1E4
#7 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4

Miku’s dad tries to bond with Tatsu over a game of catch. A cockroach infiltrates the apartment. The Immortal Claus stops by a kids’ Christmas party.

The episode was rated from 96 votes.
The Way of the Househusband - S1E7
#8 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7

Torajiro hits up Tatsu for some street-level information on the latest craze: bubble tea. Tatsu takes Masa on a confusing trip to the 100-yen shop.

The episode was rated from 59 votes.
The Way of the Househusband - S1E9
#9 - Episode 9
Season 1 - Episode 9

A battle ensues inside Tatsu's body when he catches a fever. Masa stops by for New Year's. In a baking class, Tatsu drives home the value of heart.

The episode was rated from 62 votes.
The Way of the Househusband - S1E1
#10 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1

Miku rushes off to work but forgets her bento. Tatsu tracks down a Policure Blu-ray for Miku’s birthday. Gin takes a walk around the neighborhood.

The episode was rated from 123 votes.

Last updated: may 06, 2022



It is weird that I like this so much? Didn't really mind the "animation" style, I felt like it gave the whole thing a little comedic punch on top of the amazing work of the seiyuus. It certainly looks like Netflix's paycheck to Tsudaken served them well. But why is this so short though...


Shockingly low effort adaptation... The manga panels are serving 1:1 as the screenplay with little animation on screen and lots of poorly drawn models and details. Might as well not have adapted this.


Wholesome and funny. I love it!


This is a animated comic, not an anime. So don't go in expecting more than a slideshow, but it's a damn good slideshow. I'm sure fans of the manga are disappointed, I was when I saw how lackluster Dr.Stone's anime was, but the lack of animation still works cause the comedy is so god damn god. The main visuals come across well enough and the formula of former Yakuza doing normal thing but making it look like Yakuza thing is absolutely incredible. I constantly laughed & my big complaint was that the show has so few episodes, I wanted more. I haven't read the manga but I'm definitely going to at some point now, if fans of the manga were disappointed in this, then I am very, very excited to read the manga, cause this is a real fun watch


I must say honestly a bit disappointed at how short it is and the animation style. The comedy is great and the plot is good too but it’s completely low effort. It’s like Netflix completely gave up. Not only did I get through it in like an hour, there is barely any conclusion, nor anything else. It is not fit as a show in the state it is in, and it’s not supposed to be because manga works in a completely different way. It just sort of ends and makes you feel completely unsatisfied. And like I mentioned before, the animation is something a high schooler could have done honestly, it’s exactly what you see on YouTube done by people.


LITTTT! Breaks sexist connotations. I like why the whole idea here is that, him being a househusband was shocking because he was Yakuza and not because he’s a man. I don’t know. T’was refreshing.


One of my favourite mangas brought to life, and Netflix has done a pretty decent job. The English dub voice acting is good, too. While the animation style didn't appeal to me at first, I admit it has since grown on me.


Liked the **Manga**, But am a little disappointed with the _motionless_ animation.


I finished watching the whole thing the other day. I appreciate them for trying to stay faithful to the original source. Clearly, the live-action is much better in terms of exploring Tatsu's character as a former yakuza and a househusband.


Absolutely hilarious and Tatsu is the perfect guy lol. He needs a new wife though... Miku is annoying as f!


He needs a new wife... Miku is annoying AF! -.-


This was an amazing concept and really hilarious to watch. It became a little repetitive but I still enjoyed every episode of this show.

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