The Way of the Househusband is getting the Live-Action Treatment. The manga series “The Way of the Househusband” (Gokushufudō) has been announced to get it’s very own live-action version on Nippon TV. Actor Hiroshi Tamaki has been chosen to play the leading role. Tamaki is known for such roles as live-action Nodame Cantabile’s Shinichi Chiaki, live-action Ōoku: The Inner Chambers movie’s Matsushima, MW’s Michio Yūki. Tōichirō Rutō (Ossan Love) is directing the series, and Uda Manabu (99.9 -Keiji Senmon Bengōshi-) is one of the show’s scriptwriters.
The Immortal Dragon, once the fiercest member of the yakuza, is now a married man devoted to supporting his loving wife—as a househusband! But when the gangster-turned-homemaker needs to make some quick cash to buy her a present, he turns to the only skills he knows—and gets his first part-time job! The cozy yakuza comedy continues!VIZ Media
In February 2018, Oono launched the manga on Shinchosha’s Kurage Bunch website, and on 9 June, Shinchosha released the fifth book. Viz Media publishes the manga in English, and the third volume was released on May 9. The manga already inspired a live-action commercial directed by and starring Kenjiro Tsuda as Tatsu last December. Maaya Sakamoto voiced the wife Miku.
The manga is nominated for this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards in the Category of Best Humor Publication. It was listed as a runner-up in the online manga category of Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards last year, and came in at # 9 in the Online Manga General Election this year.
Sources: Comic Natalie