Netflix is listing the television anime of Tsubasa Yamaguchi‘s The Blue Period. manga for release in India on October 9, and is also listing new episodes of the anime series of Kousuke Oono‘s The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga for release in India on October 7.
Netflix describes The Blue Period.:
Bored with life, popular high schooler, Yatora Yaguchi jumps into the beautiful yet unrelenting world of art after finding inspiration in a painting.
The anime will have an advance debut on Netflix in Japan on September 25, before premiering on MBS, TBS, and 26 affiliates on October 1 in the Super Animeism programming block, on BS Asahi on October 3, and on AT-X on October 7. Netflix revealed on Wednesday that the anime will begin streaming outside of Japan on October 9, with weekly new episodes.
Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Kamichu!, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) is the chief director, while Katsuya Asano (Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS) is directing the anime at Seven Arcs. Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Tamako Love Story, Liz and the Blue Bird) is writing and overseeing the anime’s scripts. Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman., Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die) is designing the characters.
Yamaguchi launched the manga in Kodansha‘s Afternoon magazine in June 2017. Kodansha published the manga’s 10th compiled book volume on May 21 and will ship the 11th volume on September 22. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it published the fourth volume on August 17.
The manga won the 13th Manga Taisho awards in 2020, and was nominated for the awards the previous year. The series was also nominated for the 24th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in February 2020, and also ranked at #14 on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! male readers list in December 2019, and ranked #15 on the same list in December 2020. The manga also won the Best General Manga award in the 44th annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2020.
Netflix began streaming the first five episodes of The Way of the Househusband in India along with its worldwide debut on April 8.
Kenjiro Tsuda plays protagonist Tatsu, and Shizuka Itou plays Miku, Tatsu’s wife. Kazuyuki Okitsu plays Masa, Tatsu’s former gang underling. Tsuda both directed and starred as Tatsu in a live-action promotional video for the manga in December 2019.
Chiaki Kon (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III, Devils and Realist, Junjō Romantica) directed the anime at J.C. Staff, and Susumu Yamakawa (Back Street Girls: Gokudols) supervised the series scripts.
The Way of the Househusband follows a retired yakuza member known as “Immortal Tatsu” who is living out his post-crime career as a househusband. He still manages to find his way into trouble from time to time, except it’s in the grocery aisle instead of some back alley.
Oono launched the manga on Shinchosha‘s Kurage Bunch website in February 2018, and Shinchosha published the eighth volume on September 9. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it will release the sixth volume on September 21. The manga has also inspired a live-action series that premiered in October 2020.
The manga won the Best Humor Publication category at last year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The series was acknowledged as a runner-up in 2019’s Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards’ web manga category and came in at #9 in last year’s Web Manga General Election. The Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook for 2019 ranked the manga at #8 for its top manga series for men. The series also ranked on Honya Club’s “Nationwide Bookstore Employees’ Recommended Comics” lists for 2018 and 2019.