The Way of the Househusband live-action movie trailer featuring cavalry battle is released

Poster for Gokushufudo film and key visual from Netflix anime series.
Poster for the upcoming film Gokushufudo the Cinema and key visual from the anime. Pic credit: @natalie.mu and @netflix.com

In October 2020 The Way of the Househusband anime received a live-action television drama adaptation by Nippon TV, and a six-part special epilogue will premiere on May 27, 2022. From April to October 2021, a Netflix original net animation (ONA) anime series produced by J.C. Staff was released in two parts.

The latest adaptation is a live-action film set to be released this summer on June 3, 2022, with Toichiro Ruto returning as director.

On May 24, 2022, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan released a video clip from Gokushufudo the Cinema showing the characters participating in a Sports Day event at their children’s daycare center, Karyu Nursery School, by conducting a cavalry battle. It’s hard to tell who is being more competitive the husbands, who are the “horses”, or the wives who are the “riders”.

A video clip featuring cavalry battle from the film Gokushufudo the Cinema.

From feared yakuza boss to loved househusband – that is the way

The Way of the Househusband is a Japanese slice-of-life, rom-com manga series written and illustrated by Kousuke Oono. Since 2018 it has been published in the online manga magazine Kurage Bunch.

The Way of the Househusband’s hilarious story revolves around an ex-yakuza “Japanese mafia” boss named Tatsu, who falls in love with a woman named Miku. Miku is a strong, independent “career woman”, and in order to support her, Tatsu decides to retire from the criminal underworld in order to become a househusband.

The episodes of the anime are stand-alone stories revolving around Tatsu’s daily life as a househusband doing banal domestic work. But when you’re a man who was formerly known as “The Immortal Dragon” doing simple things like getting groceries becomes much more complex and funny when you end up running into your former yakuza associates and powerful rivals.

Actors and actresses from the live-action drama reprise their roles

Poster visual for Gokushufudo the Cinema.
Full-sized version of the poster for the upcoming Gokushufudo the Cinema featuring the cast. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

The cast for Gokushufudo the Cinema includes actors and actresses reprising their roles from the manga’s previous live-action series, and new faces:

  • Hiroshi Tamaki – Tatsu
  • Haruna Kawaguchi – Miku
  • Jun Shison – Masa
  • Tamaki Shiratori – Himawari
  • Naoto Takenaka – Kikujiro Eguchi
  • Izumi Inamori – Ibari
  • Kenichi Takito – Torajiro
  • Yuta Furukawa – Sakai
  • Junpei Yasui – Sadogashima
  • Tina Tamashiro – Yukari
  • MEGUMI – Tanaka
  • Michiko – Ota
  • Kotaro Yoshida – Kondo (K Planning Real Estate Company President)
  • Marika Matsumoto – Koharu (Torajiro’s younger sister, and third leader of a partnership between three Hiroshima female bike gangs)
  • Yumi Adachi – Shiraishi-sensei (head of Karyu Nursery that is facing eviction pressure from Kondo)
  • Kenta Izuka – Yamamoto (Kondo’s underling)
  • Tomoko Fujita – Kato (Kondo’s underling who pressure local businesses to sell their land)
  • Yoshida – Kondo
  • Kunito Watanabe – Kazuma
  • Yua Shinkawa – Kasumi (Kunito and Kasumi are a married couple, who have a misunderstanding with Tatsu until the situation begins to escalate and more and more people get involved)

Only a small amount of information about the plot of the movie has been released but I’m sure Tatsu won’t just sit by and let the head of Karyu Nursery get evicted, which means he’ll be going up against a ruthless businessman named Kondo. It will also be entertaining to see the female biker girls.

Are you looking forward to the new film Gakushufudo the Cinema? Let us know in the comments below!

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