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極主夫道 1

(Gokushufudou: The Way of the House Husband #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,309 ratings  ·  205 reviews
元・最凶ヤクザが選んだのは、主夫としての道だった――。!
話題の新鋭作家がおくる、アットホーム任侠コメディ! !

コミックスだけの描き下ろしエピソードも収録!!
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 9th 2018 by 新潮社
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Tim
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, reviewed
A gag manga is only as good as the main gag. The entire point of a good gag manga is that it can take that one joke, use it in various situation while keeping it fresh, and most importantly funny. It has to be repetitive, without feeling repetitive. Fortunately in the case of this series, the joke is exceptionally good.

Here we follow the daily life of a househusband, as he does such common things as making lunch, cleaning house and trying to get groceries while they are on sale. All common
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Skye Kilaen
This seems to be one of those manga where you either love it, or it just seems pointless. I'm in the former camp. The transposition of the main character's badass yakuza seriousness into the environment of cooking classes and housecleaning is cracking me up. I'm really looking forward to the next volume, as I could see it either staying vignette / slice-of-life format, or that there could be a storyline developing since not everyone from his former life is happy that he's retired. Either way, ...more
Artemy
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yesss! Here’s my new favorite gag manga. The premise is genius — a former Yakuza boss decides to abandon his criminal past and become, you guessed it, a househusband. Follow him as he gets into bargain bin sales, apartment cleaning, cooking, DIY and all that good stuff, while occasionally trying to manage former fellow gang members who are not yet accustomed to seeing their old boss in this new stage of his life. The jokes are hilarious, the characters are delightful, the art is fantastic and ...more
K.
Way more hilarious than I anticipated, even given the concept of a former notorious yakuza settling down to be a house-husband for his career-minded wife. There's this:



But mostly it's this:



With some of this:

Lauren
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

Oh dear...this manga really fell flat for me :/

The basic premise is a former yakuza boss adapting to life as a house husband, and being his ‘typical’ self, he takes everything SERIOUSLY (including food shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc.) The chapters were very short and the same gags were used repeatedly. We don’t really learn anything about the MC except his former occupation and he really doesn’t seem that terrifying apart from his expression which does look murderous.

The manga was
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~maheen~
Loved the fan-coloured edition, I really thought that brought the mc out to life.

And I can't wait to get my hands on Vol. 2 ;P
Maria (Big City Bookworm)


I love everything about this concept! An ex-Yakuza, now Househusband? Yes please, sign me up. This was hilarious from start to finish. I also loved, that each chapter was kind of its own little mini-story rather than the whole volume being one continuous story! I'd definitely continue with this series in the future!

Note: I am currently on a hiatus from reviewing. I need a bit of a break from the pressures of reading, so I'm just going with the flow this year. I'll obviously still be reading, but
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Rod Brown
A humor manga built around one joke: a former member of the Yakuza is now a loving and doting househusband, doing all the cleaning, cooking and shopping while his otaku wife brings home the bacon. Complications arise because he still looks like a thug and the gangsters with whom he used to compete and associate keep popping up at unexpected moments.

The chapters in this first volume are very episodic and focused on going for the laugh, but the creator is slowly building up a supporting cast and
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Mehsi
Tatsu is a very feared Yakuza, but don’t worry, all he wants in life now is to be a good househusband. Will Tatsu be able to do that?

I have seen a lot of people talk about this manga on Twitter and I was eager to try it out. Today I was in the mood for something silly and fun, which I could use after almost 2 weeks of continuous work on my new home + packing up stuff in my old home.

And I have to say it was very funny at times, mostly to do with how Tatsu does his cleaning or how he goes about
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Daniel
3.5? Cute, I guess, but the chapters are all independent little vignettes. There's no throughline.
Kenny
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious!
Lori
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"You got any of the good white stuff here? Nice an' granulated?"
"We do not."
"Ah sorry, he means flour. I think."


This was such a light, fun read! Imagine having an ex-yakuza of a husband who does his housework too seriously and manages to still be hilarious in a way. I love this. Also, his wife is really pretty. I love me a woman.
Sana
This pretty much fell flat for me. Probably not the best choice for my first manga ever, but I really thought this would be funny. It'd definitely work much better as an anime for me as it's hard to really see a former yakuza take household chores so seriously. Why?

Also, it doesn't help that there's not much backstory as to why and that all the chapters are disjointed and jump from one household related disaster to another. It just all seemed too ridiculous as I couldn't suspend disbelief and
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Groovy
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i can't think of a single thing i actually dislike about this volume, it had me grinning when i wasn't giggle-snorting, and the artwork is gorgeous as hell.
Marianne
Hilarious story about an ex-yakuza turned house-husband and his career driven wife.
Can't take it too seriously, though.
amanda
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this manga from my dear friend Bernard as a birthday gift so thank you thank you thank you! I had heard of it before online. It spoke to me. I mean, a tough yakuza turned house husband??? The DREAM MAN basically?

This is a slice of life manga which means that it’s not a set concrete story. You get short stories of the mundane day to day experiences. So we see the house husband, Tatsu, in his natural environment such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, and being a general badass while he
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Fran
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can I give this 6 stars because it is perfection <3
Anna
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taka is quite the dichotomy. He's a former Yakuza boss that becomes a house husband. He fights for territory over roomba, shops the bargain sales, and learns how to make croquettes. Overall this is one of my new fave gag mangas.
Jessie H.
4.5/5 Stars

I found the premise of this series intriguing so I picked it up. I didn't expect it to make me laugh so much. I can't wait for volume 2!
Sesana
Dec 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
It's basically a single gag comic, but that single gag is pretty good. The main character is a househusband who spends his days cooking and cleaning for his wife, but his former life as a yakuza boss keeps seeping into his daily life. It's very sitcom, which for me makes it something best taken in small doses. It looks like it was published in short installments originally, and that's probably the best way to read it. All at once, and it gets monotonous.
Courtney Rose
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Honestly if it were not for the slightly repetitive nature of this volume, this would have been 5 stars. As it stands, I read this a day ago and I've already recommended it to 3 people, so it's at 4.5 in my book.

What a fun, creative and SILLY premise this is. I adore it.

Tatsu used to be known as "The Immortal Dragon," the most feared, legendary and badass Yakuza leader maybe ever. But for some reason he decides to leave it all behind and become a househusband. He still looks like a terrifying
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I am going to have to assume this gets funny in future volumes because I just didn't see much of a hook in this first volume. Our gangster protagonist is incredibly earnest in his househusband duties - so much so that he has pretty much left the skills of his other trade behind. Most of the gags are at the expense of his 'scary' gangster appearance rather than his interactions with others or what he does, making the
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Mark Evans
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The art in this book is so, so good. If seeing a Yakuza wearing an apron doesn’t amuse you, steer clear - the premise lives and dies on its fish out of water scenario, and while the jokes can be predictable, the book was still a ton of fun.

One thing that didn’t work for me - a couple of the chapters, especially the early ones, don’t seem to end on a punchline and just sort of stop dead. There is kind of an attempt at a joke but not really.

Still, there’s a certain goofy charm that really carries
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Ley
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga-read
this is one of my favorite things i've read in a while. super funny. even if you don't like manga, i highly suggest you read this because it's amazing. basically this former yakuzu boss gets married and becomes a house husband. but he won't just be a regular house husband, he's going to be the best one you've ever seen.
Melanie
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the manga I didn't know I needed in my whole life. It's like a mix of Sakamoto Desuga and One Punch Man, with a pinch of Tokusatsu GaGaGa. There are so many situations that are so absurd you can't help but laughing. I'm anxiously looking forward for the next volumes!
Mauri
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mangaandorcomics
A truly unexpected comedic gem. The feared yakuza "The Immortal Dragon" putters through his new life as a househusband, supporting his hardworking wife by cooking, cleaning, bargain-shopping, and watching the neighborhood children when their moms are at PTA meetings. However, despite the apron and the mamachari, he's still an obviously scary-looking dude with a past that's trying to catch up to him, in the form of both former rivals and former proteges.

This is not a serious book at all. The
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Josh
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I love the premise. The art is cool, and Vol. 1 delivers some great dramatic and comedic moments. However, these are a series of isolated stories without any overall story, and outside of the humor and a couple touching moments, the pieces don't really add up to a larger whole. It's an entertaining read, but I'll be curious if it turns into something more as the series continues.
Rebecca Ann
What a bizarre concept. I LOVE it. The notorious gangster turned house-husband. My favorite parts of this are the lighting on the main character's face and the bizarre angles he is portrayed in, both creepy and hilarious. I also love that the combination of extreme behavior with mundane task really highlights the ridiculous in both sides. I am definitely reading more of this series.
B. Jean
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, manga
The manga is available on kindle in English! I'd seen some screenshots of this around the web, and it looked hilarious so I bought it when it came available. (Anyone who enjoyed those screenshots should buy this...)

Honestly, super funny. The yakuza tropes juxtaposed to being a househusband is incredibly clever. I can't wait to read more.
Alex Richey
This is a series of comedic shorts without an overarching story, which I found pretty disappointing. It was funny the first couple of chapters, but then it felt like beating a dead horse. Art is very good, and the concept is great, but I'm not really getting anything out of this.
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