The Way of the Househusband theme song ‘Shufu no Michi’ is perfect for the yakuza anime

I love it when an anime’s opening theme song gives you a big hint about the subject matter of the anime even before the show starts.

Take The Way of the Househusband‘s theme song ‘Shufu no Michi‘ performed by Uchikubigokumon-Doukoukai.

It’s a song with vocals that superbly describe the show’s main character — Tatsu aka ‘The Immortal Dragon’ — a legendary member of the yakuza who has now retired and decided to be a stay-at-home househusband.

‘Shufu no Michi’ shows that off perfectly with its loud, hard rock music and growly vocals — perfect for Tatsu, with his intimidating personality and definite yakuza tendencies. Even when he’s just at home cooking.

And, while ‘Shufu no Michi’ is just 90 seconds long when played during the anime’s opening animation, a just-released 3-minute video on the band’s YouTube channel with its full-length version of the song allows us to enjoy the track even more.

The Way of the Househusband anime is based on the serialized manga originally published in Shinchosha’s Kurage Bunch digital manga magazine.

The anime is directed by Chiaki Kon (Higurashi When They Cry) and stars Kenjiro Tsuda, Jun Fukushima, Junichi Yanagida and Shizuka Ito.

The series is animated by J.C. Staff.

The Way of the Househusband premiered on Netflix worldwide today.

You can listen to the show’s cool theme song ‘Shufu no Michi‘ by Uchikubigokumon-Doukoukai in the video below.


About Michelle Topham

I'm a Brit-American journalist who spent a decade covering the anime and manga industries while living in Asia. Now based in Vienna, Austria and currently obsessed with Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, KONOSUBA, The Archdemon's Dilemma, Kaiju No. 8, and the Boys' Love danmei Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation.