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Kakushigoto Plot, and All You Need To Know

Kakushigot, A Dad's Secret Ambition

“Paradox: a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well-founded or true which is a noun in Japanese パラドックス which can be written in Hepburn romanization: 隠し事 Kakushi-koto which translates “Secret Thing.” A new anime has started with this title “Kakushigoto,” which we are here to give you the details on this anime.

Kakushigoto is quite different from all the regular anime but not the first to come up with this genre. These anime can be watched with family and have a unique feel to it, the feeling “which may take you back, when you’re a kid,” an anime with reminiscent experience. If you are familiar with “Barakamon,” “Usagi Drop,” or “Poco’s Udon World,” this anime is going to be in favorite family anime lists.

Kakushigoto is from a manga series by Kouji Kumeta “Kaksuhigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition.” Since 2015 December, this manga has been serialized in Kodansha’s shounen manga magazine, Monthly Shounen Magazine. It has been collected in 11 tankobon volumes. The anime has been started from this April 2, 2020, by Ajia Animation Works and on its way for the 3rd Episode, which on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Kakushigoto Trailer

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Kakushigoto Plot

What is the Secret? That Pandora’s Box behind the station of a Major Tourist Spot, the place was up a flight of 100 steps. This is where the person I don’t know is. On my 18th Birthday, I acquired the Key to that Box. What Is The Secret? The Secret was the work of Drawing.

These are the word of an 18-year-old girl, which starts the manga and the story “Kakushigoto.” The story is not just about the girl; it was the story of a girl “Gotou Hime” and her father “Gotou Kakushi.”

Gotou Hime is the 4th grade at elementary schooler, and her father “Gotou Kakushi” is a manga artist who writes dirty manga. Gotou Hime is a doting father and is crazy for his daughter and didn’t want her to know that her occupation is a manga artist. He fears that if his identity was revealed.. she might be bullied in the school.

To hide her Secret, he lied to his daughter that he is a “Salaryman” and always go for work with her daughter wearing a suit. But his suit is just for an appearance he always changes it back to a sloppy dress and went to an apartment to continue his manga works with his four other assistants

It all starts with one of his works, “Kinta Mahi Mashi,” one of his dirtiest and quite popular manga. When Hime was born, he was asked for a signature by a doctor. From that day onwards, he swore himself to hide his true occupation at all costs for the sake of his daughter.

This is the story about a Father-Daughter and love, comedy, and touching life.

Cast and Characters


Hime Gotou, Kakushigoto\

Hime Gotou

Voiced by the well known crazy Bakkuretsu girl, Megumin from Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!, Rie Takahashi. She also voices acted for Emilia from Re: Zero and Takagi from Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san.

Hime Gotu is a 4th grader at Elementary School and the daughter of the famous Manga artist Gotou Kakushi. Even if she is a school grader sometimes, she tends to think as an adult and try to understand her father and supporting him in any way she can. As she has no mother, she does the housework while Gotou is out, working.

She seems to be emotionless but cute.

Gotou Kakushi

Gotou Kakushi in his formal attire, Kakushigoto


He is voiced by one of the legendary hard-working people in seiyuu, Hiroshi Kamiya. He is mainly famous for Koyomi Araragi from the Monogatari series for his fast tongue twister lines. He is also well known for his other works of Izaya Orihara in Durarara!!, Yato in Norogami, Yuzuru Otonashi in Angel Beast, Levi Ackerman in Attack of Titan and Shinji Mato in the Fate franchise. He won awards for five consecutive times, which earned him induction into Seiyuu Awards’ Hall of Fame.

Father of Hime Gotou and a well-known manga artist. To have a manga artist as an occupation is not a well-reputed thing in Japan; moreover, he is well known for his dirty work “Kinta Mashi Mashi.” For this reason, he uses his name as Gotou Kazushi in public. He hides his identity and occupation from his daughter.. for he fears that she will hate it or will be bullied in school.

He is quite of a doting parent and always cares about his daughter all the time. Somehow because of this personality, he is often getting himself into a harem clique with other women.

He has a cool personality and acts normal in front of his daughter but acts sloppily when she is not with her.


Aogu Shiji

Assistant of Gotou Kakushi, Aogu Shiji


Voiced by Taku Yahiro. He voiced acted for Van Reichnott in The Rising of the shield hero, Natsuo Fujii in Domestic Girlfriend, and also Kashiwagi’s Boyfriend in Kaguya-same: Love is war.

Aogu Shiji is the chief assistant of Gotou. He is like a normal person in Kakushigotou. He owns a personal copy of Kinta Mashi Mashi, which Kakushi made Kakushi mad at him for once.

Kakeru Keshi

Assistant of Gotou Kakushi, Keshi Kakeru

Voiced by Ayumu Murase best known for Shoyo Hinata in Haikyuu and Ginro in Dr. Stone. He also voiced Nifirea Bareare in Overlord. He won 10th Seiyuu Awards for the Best Male Rookie in 2016.

The straight guy of the Kakushigoto series and one of the assistants of Gotou Kakushi. Gotou Kakushi always demands him to do or pose something for his manga reference but then rejects him because he is not suited for the character. Kakeru always has a habit of making Rude Remarks.

His name Keshi Kakeru has pun Keshikakeru, which means to incite; to spur makes Keshigomu wo Kakeru, which means To apply an Eraser.

Rasuna Sumita

Assistant of Gotou Kakushi, Sumita Rasuna

Voiced by Kiyano Yasuna, best known for her role as Megumi Katou in the anime series Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. She is also known for the role of Princess Renner of Overlord II and Mutsu Amatani in Sounan desu ga? She has a role in games, too, as IJN Azuma in Azure Lane and Hoshiguma in Arknights.

Rasuna Sumita is one of the assistants of Gotou Kakushi. She works under Gotou for the weekly serialization. Like all assistants, she too supports Gotou. She is the type of character who likes to have fun.

Ami Kakei

Assistant of Gotou Kakushi, Ami Kakei

Voiced by Ayane Sakura best know for her role as Iroha Isshiki in My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected and Tsubaki Sawabe in Your Lie in April. She also voiced for Ran Mitake in BanG Dream! And Nao Tomori in Charlotte. Sakura won the best-supporting actress at 12th Seiyu Awards. She, too, has roles in video games best known for Yae Sakura in Honkai Impact and Prinz Eugen in Azur Lane.

Ami Kakei is one of the assistants of Gotou Kakushi. She has long black hair and appears gloomy. She is the type to scare people with her stories. There was a time she even scared Gatou Kakushi when he was asking for her pen-name.