On the official website of the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Kouji Kumeta, Kakushigoto (Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition), a new promotional video for the compilatory film, which will be called Kakushigoto: Himegoto wa Nandesuka, was posted.
The premiere is scheduled in Japanese cinemas and, despite being a compilation, it will include a variety of new scenes with a different perspective, as well as ‘another ending’ not shown in the animated television adaptation. The original series premiered in April 2020 and had a total of twelve episodes.
The story of the comedy manga unfolds around Kakushi Gotoo, who does not want his daughter, Hime Gotoo, to know that he is a manga creator. The manga comedy focuses on the daily life of a family with a manga artist. In addition to being a joke with the father’s name, the ambiguous title can mean “Hidden Things”, but it can also be read as “Drawing Work”.
Kakushigoto started to be published in November 2015 in Monthly Shonen Magazine and its 11th volume revealed in March that the 12th volume would be the last. The animation was done by the studio Ajia-dou (Shuumatsu no Izetta, Nintama Rantaro, Kujibiki Unbalance), the direction was by Yuuta Murano (Brave Beats, Dream Festival !, Seven Days War), the script was by Takashi Aoshima (Minami-ke, Aho-Girl !, Dill!), The character design was by Shuuhei
Yamamoto (Battle Girl High School, Between the Sky and Sea) and the music was the responsibility of Yukari Hashimoto (Sangatsu no Lion, Sarazanmai). Kouji Kumeta finished his Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei manga in May 2012 and his manga Joshiraku, in collaboration with Yasu (art), ended in 2013. In February 2016 he also launched his Nan kuru Nee-san manga with Yasu in Young Magazine the Third. Animation studio JC Staff adapted Joshiraku for a 12-episode anime series in 2012.