Release Date
April 2, 2020


Kakushigoto is a shounen/slice of life manga series serialized on Kodansha’s Gekkan Shounen Magazine created by the popular artist Kouji Kumeta, the same creator behind Joshiraku and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.

Kakushigoto is an ongoing series with 10 volumes released in Japan while Kodansha USA is releasing an English translation in a digital edition. (Official website)

The tenth volume of the manga announced that an anime adaptation is in production by studio Ajia-Do.

Why it could be interesting?

Kouji Kumeta is the writer and original creator of the popular series Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei that received numerous adaptations by studio SHAFT and is one of their most popular anime: Kakushigoto takes a lot from Zetsubou Sensei especially if you look at the drawings and character designs of both series.

I’ll admit that I was hoping for another adaptation by studio SHAFT considering the stunning PV they produced in 2016 to celebrate the release of the first tankobon but nevermind, it’d still be interesting to see another work of Kumeta adapted.

Talking about the staff behind the anime we have studio Ajia-Do that recently produced “Ascendance of a Bookworm”, “How Not to Summon a Demon Lord” Director Yuuta Murano and the music is produced by SHAFT affectionate Yukari Hashimato, creator of the OST of 3-gatsu no Lion.

The real surprise comes when looking at the voice actors: Hiroshi Kamiya ( Nozomu from Zetsubou Sensei, Levi Ackerman from AoT ) will play the father Kakushi Gotou while Rie Takahashi ( Emilia from Re:Zero and Mash from FGO) will be the daughter Hime Gotou.


Kakushi Gotou, a manga artist who draws a somewhat vulgar manga, has his only daughter, Hime-chan, as a top priority. One of his biggest fears is that her daughter could find out his real job. “If she knew I was a manga artist, maybe my daughter would hate me!?”. With help from his assistants and editor, he tries to pass his days without revealing his secret to her.