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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: 7.971 (scored by 141310141,310 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #732
Members: 332,246
Favorites: 2,113

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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

Apple Music
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Youtube Music
"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


Jun 18, 2020
"What is your secret?" The Pandora's Box that awaits its eventual reveal, to a side of a parent no child wants to discover: the life of a vulgar or dirty mangaka. Such as in the case of this show: "Dad's kakushigoto, kaku shigoto desu ka."

To understand this show in a literal sense, this one word resembles two things: hidden things (or secrets), or split the words apart (kaku shigoto) and it takes on another meaning: drawing for livelihood. In the realm of father-daughter relationships in anime, I'd say that this show really beats the others that came before it (Sweetness & Lightning, Usagi Drop), and ...
Jun 19, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Kakushigoto is the Hitou Nami of anime. By that which I mean it is a completely fine and serviceable anime, but otherwise incredibly average and normal. If I had never watched any of the author's previous manga-to-anime adaptations, I may have been more lenient with it. However, in an ironic culture counter-current moment, I was introduced to Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei through this show, which heavily influenced my expectations of this show moving forward, in both style and substance.

Unlike his previous works, Kakushigoto contains quite possibly the most positive (or least negative) self-depiction of Kumeta himself. No longer is he some loser whose eternally bitter about ...
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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