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!
The humor comes from the gap between a yakuza-looking guy doing normal household tasks. Fe's doing feir shopping, cooking, cleaning, and other chores while having a resting face that looks like fe's glaring and with a comical level of intensity and passion--mannerisms which fe picked up from feir time in the yakuza. Fe used to be known as the Immortal Dragon and was feared in the underworld. We see fem interacting with feir wife, with the neighborhood ladies, with the people in the market, and with feir old acquaintances from feir time in the yakuza. Some of them are still in the yakuza, but some have also taken on more normal jobs (a crepe stand owner, a grocery store clerk). Generally the humor is based on fem being unintentionally scary, either in appearance or from feir word choice, which leads to misunderstandings. Along with that type of humor, there is also some slapstick, with several scenes having people getting hit in the face. It's a cute and generally pleasant manga. The main reason I rated it as only a 6 is because, even though it's enjoyable, it's not laugh-out-loud funny and it can feel a bit repetitive. Though, to be fair, I feel like I tend to rate gag manga a bit lower on the scale since they're entirely dependent on how well their jokes land and how fresh their jokes feel over the course of the manga. [Reviewed at chapter 36]
A mild, laidback slice of life manga. It shows the daily life of a very notorious Yakuza who has since married and settled down as a househusband. The main draw of the story is how he approaches everyday situations with the mindset of a successful gangster. [Reviewed at Vol 3 Ch 27] The humour is basically the dichotomy between his intense, intimidating persona & his otherwise normal actions some of which are wearing a teddy bear apron over his suit, attending housewives yoga, cooking classes, bargain hunting, buying his wife's favorite anime etc. It fell flat for me though. While it's primarily Slice of Life, there is a slow but definite progression of the story. We are over time introduced to his ex-colleagues, the event which changed him, meeting his wife etc. The art & characters are probably the only strengths of this manga. The characters aren't 2D but have depth, mysterious backstories & show development during the course of the manga. He and his wife also truly act like a comfortably married couple albeit quirky ones. Reading the first few chapters ought to give you an idea of the rest of the series. All in all a decent manga but nothing special.
It's quite good, but I feel it would (is going to be) better as an anime. I ended up doing my own audio track in my head; maybe that's a good thing that the pictures made it easy to add noise in my head, but usually I don't feel the need to do that to get the full experience of the manga.
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