Review: The Way of the Househusband Vol 1 by Kousuke Oono

cover183444-medium It’s a day in the life of your average househusband—if your average househusband is the legendary yakuza “the Immortal Dragon”!

A former yakuza legend leaves it all behind to become your everyday househusband. But it’s not easy to walk away from the gangster life, and what should be mundane household tasks are anything but!

He was the fiercest member of the yakuza, a man who left countless underworld legends in his wake. They called him “the Immortal Dragon.” But one day he walked away from it all to walk another path—the path of the househusband! The curtain rises on this cozy yakuza comedy!

The thing that has always drawn me to manga and anime was how the creators embraced the most ridiculous plots and themes and ran with them.  The Way of the Househusband absolutely delivered on this and then some.

When the legendary Immortal Dragon retires from the yakuza to be a househusband so that his wife can pursue her career as a designer, life gets a little, um, crazy, for everyone involved.  Each chapter is a different take on a mundane aspect of life.  Grocery shopping.  Housework.  Babysitting.  And each chapter, the Immortal Dragon is unable to keep his one-time yakuza self at bay.  Threatening the Roomba because it’s not keeping its ‘turf’ clean enough.  Helping the neighbor boy bury a toy he broke.  This is the kind of insanity I like in my manga.

Story line aside for a moment, the artwork was great as well.  The facial expressions on all of the characters, the backgrounds, everything is well done and detailed.  As much as I love to read, when it comes to manga, the artwork has always been more important to me and this doesn’t disappoint in the least.  I’m eager to get my hands on the next volume now.

5/5

*Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of this manga in exchange for a fair review.

5 thoughts on “Review: The Way of the Househusband Vol 1 by Kousuke Oono

    1. I didn’t either until I got this random email from Netgalley yesterday highlighting some Viz Media titles. I was excited! Some other blogger was raving about it so I had to request it when I saw it. I hope you laugh as much as I did when I read it.

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