The Way Of The Househusband is a weird but interesting series that you could easily finish in less than an hour. Nothing too special but an engrossing series to say the least. The main character is somewhat relatable and the supporting characters as well. One notable thing though is the animation which is at best, a 6/10, although the show is overall an 8/10 as I see it.
It doesn’t dive too deep into romance and action, it sticks to comedy, and that’s what I appreciate in this series. The quirky unorthodox humor is strangely great, which had me shaking with laughter.
Gokushufudou: The Way of the House Husband is a 5 episode animation based off of the manga of the same name. It’s about an Ex-Yakuza member known as the “Immortal Dragon” due to his terrifying fighting prowess, having been known to wipe out multiple large groups of enemy gangs bare handed in one night. However he decides to give up the life of crime in order to be a full time househusband, and care for his wife Miku. That’s it. Nothing more. Nothing less. However, i feel like people are trying to treat it as if it’s something more than that, as if it were an epic action manga that “wasn’t done justice” by the animation, and i couldn’t really disagree more. More on that later.
As for the individual ratings:
It’s a simple, cute, fun concept that you honestly can’t really go wrong with on it’s own.
Intro and outro tracks were pretty good. (idk if this goes w/ sound or characters so apologies if I am wrong) The voice actors were great as well, with Kenjiro Tsuda acting as Tatsu’s VA.
I love the idea behind Tatsu as a character. I think that the designs are executed well, and that the other characters do a good job of supporting his own character.
Look, I’m not gonna sit here and act like it was animated well. It isn’t great. To be fair I do think that it was colored very well. But, I don’t feel that the animation needs to be absolutely insane to find enjoyment in the series. I think we should take a slightly different perspective on this. I believe that the animation quality was not a main focus. I think that they may have even lessened the animation quality purposefully in order to make it more akin to a motion manga than an anime, as well as highlight the story a bit more. While this is QUITE a stretch, I know, for me, it had that exact effect, which is part of the reason i would rate the enjoyment:
As I sat and watched all 5 episodes, I genuinely couldn’t stop smiling. The jokes, the story, the characters all gave me the goofiest smile I had had in a few days.
With all of this taken into close consideration, I rate Gokushufudou: The Way of the House Husband at an overall 8/10. Although it falls short in some audio and visual qualities, I believe it more than makes up for it in story, comedy, and character.
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