‘The Way of the Househusband’ Season 2 Anime Review

Based on the manga by Kousuke Oono, The Way of the Househusband is an original Netflix anime directed by Chiaki Kon and produced by the Tokyo-based animation studio J.C. Staff. It had a shortened second season of five episodes.

Former Yakuza enforcer Tatsu (Jonah Scott) was once known as the Immortal Dragon. With his gangster days behind him and unable to find a job, he becomes a full-time househusband to his fashion designer wife Miku (Laura Post). While training young neighbor Masa (Andres Paul Ramacho), Tatsu meets every challenge of being a stay-at-home spouse with the same intensity as being a gangster. He becomes an excellent chef, baker, and a dedicated, maybe too dedicated, member of the local community.

They improved the animation from the first season. While its premiere felt more like a motion comic, this season actually possessed some better movement from the characters and had a lot more color. They kept Tatsu’s original design which I was glad to see.

The show maintains its satirical look at home life and brought on a lot of humor from the intensity of the situations. Though Tatsu is the main focus of the series, Miku is given a slightly larger role and they did a good job with that. While her husband is intense, she is a calming presence, though she does engage in some of the insanity at times.

My main complaint about this season is that it is too short. At five episodes, I wanted more and perhaps that is why it is such a good show. It brought a ton of laughs and also some interesting perspectives on marriage. I found it funny and introspective for such a simple show.

Check out the trailer below:

This review is based on the English dub.

PARENTAL CONCERNS: Suggestive and rude humor, Strong foul language, Minor Violence

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