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Synonyms: Hidden Things, Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition
Japanese: かくしごと
English: Kakushigoto
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2020 to Jun 18, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Ajia-do
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, Gag HumorGag Humor, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.981 (scored by 140419140,419 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #726
Members: 330,288
Favorites: 2,108

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Kakushi Gotou is a somewhat popular manga artist whose works are known for inappropriate content. Because of this raunchiness, when his daughter Hime was born, he vowed to keep his profession hidden from her, believing that she will be disillusioned if she finds out.

This paranoia-induced belief leads Kakushi into hectic situations. Despite being a single father, he does his best and often resorts to extreme ends just to protect his secret, such as guising as a salaryman every day or holding emergency drills in case Hime somehow finds her way to his workplace.

Kakushigoto tells the story of a father and daughter living side by side, maintaining their peaceful existence as the father attempts to preserve the status quo. However, there is a saying: "there are no secrets that time cannot reveal." In time, Hime must learn the reality behind the things she took for granted as she grew up.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sumita, Rasuna

Yasuno, Kiyono

Rokujou, Ichiko

Uchida, Maaya

Senda, Naru

Aida, Rikako

Keshi, Kakeru

Murase, Ayumu

Shiji, Aogu

Yashiro, Taku



Opening Theme

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"Chiisana Hibi (ちいさな日々)" by flumpool (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

1: "Kimi wa Tennenshoku (君は天然色)" by Eiichi Ootaki (大滝詠一) (eps 1-11)
2: "Chiisana Hibi (ちいさな日々)" by flumpool (eps 12)

Episode Videos


Oct 11, 2023
this review is spoiler free, but you really can't comprehend even a fraction of how good kakushigoto is unless you consume the entire story, so please watch it if you can.


kakushigoto is so much more than a comedy, and the process of slowly realizing that is honestly what makes it so good. it may feel like everything shown in an episode is just a short story for a quick laugh, but then you soon realize that it's all important to a greater over-arching story. it's utterly impressive how kakushigoto turns such a simple idea from a gag into something serious enough to be ...
Dec 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Very mediocre story. The selling point might be that it's wholesome, but there are far better wholesome anime that actually leave an impactful impression on the viewers. The characters ranged from fine to dreadful. This might be one of those shows that goes completely forgotten after you finish watching it.

The synopsis had great potential for an amazing story worthy of it's rating, but they dropped the ball and made it extremely bland instead. I can't help but feel disappointed that they mainly focused on the random tomfoolery of being in that situation rather than the more serious sides.

The lack of communication between the characters was ...
Oct 21, 2022
It was a very bland show. Just barely watchable at most times. The jokes were always stale to the point of being bad. They relied too much on the shows premise in a bad way, it really isn't that interesting how everything unfolds.

The show feels like a bad rip-off of sayounara zetsubou sensei, especially the main character, just with a more positive vibe, which didn't work out at all for it. There were times I wanted to give it an average rating (5) but then they remind me why I choose not to right after.

The characters were average at best, most times it felt ...

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