Netflix announced on Friday that it is producing a live-action short series as an “extra” to the anime series of Kousuke Oono’s The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga. The Gokufūdō (The Way of the Household Tools) series of five 4-minute episodes will debut worldwide on Netflix on August 29, and it will star voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda as himself.
Not only has Tsuda voiced The Way of the Househusband protagonist Tatsu in the manga’s anime series, he has also played Tatsu in a live-action commercial for the manga in December 2019.
The live-action shorts will also air alongside The Way of the Househusband anime’s Part I for the first time on Japanese television on Tokyo MX on August 30.
The Way of the Househusband follows a retired yakuza member known as “Immortal Tatsu” who is living out his post-crime career as a househusband.