Comedy Manga Kakushigoto Hits Japanese TV as an April 2020 Anime

Key staff, main cast, teaser trailer, and key visuals revealed for adaptation of Kouji Kumeta's manga

A close-up of Kakushi Gotou, the male protagonist of the upcoming Kakushigoto TV anime.


Kakushigoto, a heartwarming family comedy manga by Kouji Kumeta (Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei) about a dad who tries to hide his job as a manga author from his young daughter, is being adapted into a TV anime that will broadcast in Japan beginning in April of 2020, and now the main staff, key cast members, a teaser trailer, and a teaser visual have been revealed for the series. The main staff includes:


  • Original work: Kouji Kumeta (serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Director: Yuuta Murano
  • Series composition, screenplay: Takashi Aoshima
  • Character design: Shuuhei Yamamoto
  • Music: Yukari Hashimoto
  • Animation production: Ajia-do Animation Works


Additionally, voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya plays the role of Kakushi Gotou, while voice actress Rie Takahashi plays the role of Hime Gotou.



The story of Kakushigoto follows the father-daughter pair of Kakushi and Hime Gotou. Kakushi loves his daughter more than anything, but he doesn't want Hime, who is only in the 4th grade, to learn that her father is the author of a somewhat vulgar and disreputable weekly manga series, because he fears that Hime would resent him if she found out. With the help of his editors and assistants, Kakushi does his best to keep his profession a secret.


The title Kakushigoto is a play on words for the Japanese phrases for "a secret" and "a drawing job", both of which are pronounced the same way but written with different characters.


A key visual for the upcoming Kakushigoto TV anime, featuring the main characters Hime Gotou and Kakushi Gotou at the beach while flanked on either side by school supplies and the tools of creating comics.


Kakushigoto will broadcast in Japan beginning in April of 2020.


Source: Comic Natalie


Hime poses for a Crunchyroll ad banner.



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