Netflix has released a special short live-action series, titled The Ingenuity of the Househusband and starring Tsuda Kenjiro as himself. 5 episodes lasting 4-5 minutes are available as of August 29, and you can watch them on Netflix. They describe the story as:
A tough guy with a knack for housework tackles household tasks with meticulous care in these comedic live-action vignettes.
The Way of the Househusband
The Ingenuity of the Househusband live-action comes after the The Way of the Househusband TV anime produced and animated by J.C. Staff, which had Tsuda Kenjiro as the main character Tatsu’s voice actor. It adapted the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kousuke Oono, and it also had 5 episodes. It was released on April 8, 2021. Part 2 has also been confirmed, although without a release date. The synopsis for the story goes:
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! (VIZ)
Although short, The Ingenuity of the Househusband is an enjoyable live-action, especially if you’re a fan of Tsuda Kenjiro. You can check out some more images from the show below: