Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition
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Synonyms: Hidden Things
Japanese: かくしごと
English: Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 4, 2015 to Jul 6, 2020
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Childcare Childcare, Gag Humor Gag Humor, Otaku Culture Otaku Culture
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Kumeta, Kouji (Story & Art)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 12221,222 users)
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Ranked: #17372
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1993
Members: 7,964
Favorites: 74

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Every weekday, lively 10-year-old Hime Gotou watches her father put on his suit and tie before leaving for his nine-to-five office job. However, as soon as he loses sight of his innocent daughter, Kakushi Gotou runs to change from business attire into a washed-out T-shirt and old shorts.

As a single father, Gotou has one crucial secret he must absolutely keep hidden from Hime: his career as an established comedy manga artist. But the humor he is known for is excessively dirty and vulgar—meaning he will resort to anything in his power to prevent his unassuming daughter from ever reading it.

Compelled by his irrational fear that Hime will lose respect for him, Gotou employs Hime's teacher and his overworked editors as aides in his ridiculous attempts to keep her away from the truth. Even so, behind these absurd and silly situations, there are traces of a darker secret lurking in the past of the Gotou family.

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Kakushigoto was published digitally in English as Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition by Kodansha Comics USA from March 17, 2020 to February 9, 2021.

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Mar 20, 2018
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This is a manga that deserves an official translation more than any other manga. The obscurity of this masterpiece is almost a crime. Gotou Kakushi is a mangaka whose works are lewd . At the same time he's a single father of his 10 year old daughter Hime. Out of concern for her he hides his real profession.

This is a pretty simple premise, however, don't let that fool you. This manga is filled with all the clever social commentary and black humor Kumeta is known for. The majority of it focuses on the manga industry and various things about being a mangaka that readers read more

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