The Way of the Househusband Season 2 Gets Unusual Magical Girl Promo Ahead of Release

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It has been well over a year since the release of the first season, and now, The Way of the Househusband Season 2 got an unusual promo video ahead of its January premiere.

Specifically, Netflix shared an opening for what seems to be a magical girl anime. But instead of being for a new show, it’s actually a promotion for the yakuza comedy anime series.

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The Way of the Househusband Unique Style, Fan Reactions

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The Way of the Househusband is decidedly not a magical girl anime. In fact, it couldn’t be further from that as it’s an unusual slice-of-life comedy and seinen anime by J.C. Staff (the same studio that produced Edens Zero and DanMachi).

From its title, The Way of the Househusband follows Tatsu, an infamous yakuza boss who is nicknamed “The Immortal Dragon” for his fearsome skill. He retires from a life of crime and becomes a househusband to support his career-focused wife, Miku.

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The series is known for its funny contrast of having a feared yakuza boss doing household chores, all while running into former associates and rivals along the way.

Netflix released the first season of the anime adaptation back in April 2021, and it consisted of 10 episodes which are just 16 to 19 minutes long. This is unlike a typical anime series as most shows have 12 episodes that are each a bit over 20 minutes in length.

Upon release, the show was criticized by some viewers who disliked its animation, or lack thereof.

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The series’ style is akin to animated manga panels, meaning there’s not a lot of movement during scenes.

Despite the complaints, the series was renewed for a second season.

There are also viewers who still praised the series for its story and voice acting, especially Tatsu’s VA Kenjiro Tsuda.

Crimecatch Policure OP Video

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So, what does the new magical girl opening video have to do with the anime?

In the series, Tatsu’s wife, Miku, is a big fan of Crimecatch Policure, a fictional magical girl anime that’s patterned after the PreCure franchise.

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In the first season, Tatsu can sometimes be seen wearing an apron with the Crimecatch Policure characters on it.

Check out the unique promo video for the show here:

Aside from being an inventive way of promoting the show, this fictional opening is also interesting as the song is performed by series director Chiaki Kon.

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The Way of the Househusband Season 2 will release on Netflix on January 1, 2023.

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Source: Netflix Anime YouTube channel