March 20, 2020 by TinyNavajo
The Way of the House Husband, Vol. 1 (Gokushufudou: The Way of the House Husband #1) by Kousuke Oono, translated by Sheldon Drzka
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*Published September 17, 2019*
I saw this come into my library because of a girl who absolutely LOVES to read manga. Once I read the premise I had to check it out as soon as possible. It sounded absolutely hilarious!
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!
This is essentially a slice of life manga with a husband who stays home to do housework while his wife works and wins the money. The twist in the story; our househusbad is the Immortal Dragon, a former Yakuza boss. And that’s it, that’s all the gag is, he’s a former Yakuza turned househusband, so all of his daily household chores, he takes on with the strength, endurance, and drama of being Yakuza. And those who don’t understand what Yakuza means, it’s Japanese mob. And our Immortal Dragon was the mob boss!
Seriously, this is just a slice of life gag manga, and I love it! This has to be one of the funniest manga that I have ever read. Just, seeing household life and chores and buying groceries all through the eyes and attitude of a mob boss. So. Much. DRAMA! I love it! This is the type of manga I love and would love to see more of. What are your favourite types of gag manga? What types of gag manga would you like to see? Comment below and let me know!