Here’s the synopsis:
This world-class househusband was once a feared legendary member of the yakuza! “The Way of the Househusband” is the long-awaited anime adaptation of the cozy gangster comedy manga about “The Immortal Dragon,” a former yakuza member whose incredible feats are still talked about in the underworld, spending his daily life as a househusband!
It was adapted from a manga of the same name, by Kōsuke Ōno. The manga has been successful in Japan. Fans are also excited because the lead is voiced by Kenjirou Tsuda. Tsuda is the voice actor for Jujutsu Kaisen’s Nanami and Attack on Titan’s Hannes.
According to rumours, the Netflix anime will have a total of 10 episodes.
However, as the first episode aired, many viewers were unhappy. This was mainly because of the animation.
THIS IS LITERALLY A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION??????? pic.twitter.com/JbMMotWWrW
— Sinbad’s Manager (@tojitwt) April 8, 2021
The viewers’ complaints are understandable, since there is barely any actual animation- just moving pictures.
But some believed that it was Netflix’s fault for wrongly marketing it as an anime:
Apparently the series is marketed in japan as ‘animated comic’ rather than a full blown anime
not sure why netflix is advertising as such in the west https://t.co/Md9XbeQxQW
— Lulu🌈🎏 (@luulubuu) April 8, 2021
Nonetheless, fans were invariably disappointed:
*watches the first five minutes of the way of the househusband with tears of disappointment running down my face*
— ᴮᴱRey⁷ 🔞🇩🇴 (@RomanticizeRey) April 8, 2021
In fact, the trailer itself had set off warning bells for many:
way of the househusband actually kept the powerpoint animation from the trailer pic.twitter.com/NgRzMo8Oqi
— lina (@maskmirage) April 8, 2021
gwaan give JC staff leeway and see if next season isn’t done in shadow puppets
— anthony gwackie. 🦋 (@knives696) April 8, 2021
Either way, the only thing we can do is wait and watch the five available episodes.