Kakushigoto, a series written and illustrated by Koji Kumeta. The manga first appeared in the weekly shonen magazine on December 5, 2015. It was published by none other than the famous Kodansha, who is after big names in the anime and manga industry, including Attack on Titan. Kodansha is a name you will hear a lot whenever a manga or anime is mentioned. Without a doubt, the publisher has contributed greatly to the anime and manga industries. His latest contribution comes with Kakushigoto. Although the manga ended in 2020, it was only released in America in the English version in the same year. When it was on its twelfth and final volume, the first volume was licensed in America in English.
Well, in the tenth volume of Kakushigoto an animated series was announced. That was in November 2019. In 2020, the anime finally started airing from April 2 to June 18. It was hosted by Aija-do Animation Works. The anime was quite well received. However, it didn’t attract a lot of viewers outside of Japan. Anime is the slice of life genre, and the competition can be pretty tough with many already famous and widely watched competitors. The English dub was created and released by Funimation on their AnimeLab and Wakanim websites.
So, after the anime ended, a movie was recently announced. The release date has officially been released and key visuals have been released as well. Let’s talk about the plot, where we are in the story, and when the movie will be released.
Kakushi Goto, the main character of the series, is a mangaka ecchi. The unique quality of the series is that each character is named after a very specific character trait. For example, MC Kakushi Goto is named after the Japanese word for Secret (Kakushigoto.) Since he is an ecchi mangaka, he has to keep his work a secret from his little girl Hime. Kakushi has been a single father for some time after losing his wife and Hime’s mother in an accident on the Japanese coast. The anime episodes see him trying to manage his daily work life while keeping everything a secret from Hime.
The anime had a total of 12 episodes and featured a lot of amazing characters. Kakushi works at G-PRO, the manga production and publishing company. His interactions with his other cast mates like Aogu and Rasuna are charismatic and definitely worth watching for anyone having a rough day.
Since the movie is coming out soon, let’s talk about where we are in the story so far.
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Where are we in history?
The 12th episode of Kakushigoto aired on June 18, 2020. It was the last episode of the anime. After Kakushi quits his job in Mangaka, he ends up working at another company. By moving a stack of magazines, things go wrong and he ends up being crushed under the huge stack of magazines. Later, a worker revealed that the accident happened because someone had removed a copy from the stack. Due to this accident, Kakushi ends up in a coma for a while, and that’s when the story resumed.
When he wakes up from his coma after a week or so, he seems to have forgotten things. To be precise, Kakushi had lost about 7 years of his past. For him, Hime, now 18, is still a 10-year-old. And so, he doesn’t quite recognize his own daughter. Hime, who has now discovered Kakushi’s career as an ecchi mangaka, brings him old manga manuscripts and slowly begins to remember everything. He is embarrassed and tries to hide the manga from Hime but soon realizes that his daughter loves and adores him all the same. Later, Hime reveals that she’s been working on her own manga and that the G-PRO team is reuniting with Hime as a new addition.
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Kakushigoto movie release date
On December 12, 2020, it was announced that the anime will be receiving a theatrical compilation film. Fans will be delighted to know that the Kakushigoto movie will be released on July 9, 2021. A teaser has been released, which you can watch directly here. The main visuals released feature Hime, and it has been announced that the film will have another final ending for the anime itself.