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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
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.991 (scored by 129822129,822 users)
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Ranked: #5942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #695
Members: 306,448
Favorites: 2,020

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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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Murano, Yuuta
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Sound Director
Awai, Shigeki
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Yoda, Nobutaka
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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)

Jun 18, 2020
In a Nutshell
Gotou Kakushi is a mangaka, a well-known mangaka. He is known for many ecchi titles, many fans across the world highly appreciate. However, his life changes, when he becomes a father. Gatou now tries to prepare for his new life and to hide his secret from his daughter. Will he succeed?

Kakushigoto's source manga is written by Kouji Kumeta, fans of Zetsubou-Sensei should know that name. Itoshiki Nozomu and Gotou Kakushi are even voiced by the same voice actor, Kamiya Hiroshi. Fans of Zetsubou-Sensei might be more prepared for Kakushigoto than other viewers, but it does not mean that it should be the ...
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 18, 2020
Seemingly, the last 3 or 4 seasons have given us something to make us feel warm and cozy on the inside. In today’s world, we probably need that more than ever.

This season’s wholesome heartwarming series was Kakushigoto. Based on a widely acclaimed manga, the story follows a mangaka, his assistants and his daughter as he attempts to balance being a high selling mangaka with his responsibilities as a father. To further complicate things, Goto wants to keep his real occupation as a mangaka hidden from his daughter.

The show follows them on their adorable and often hilarious day to day activities. Whether it’s Hime and ...

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