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Zetsubou-Sensei Creator's Kakushigoto Manga Gets Promo Anime Video by SHAFT

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SHAFT also animated Kôji Kumeta's Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Katteni Kaizō manga

Kodansha began streaming an animated promotional video for Kôji Kumeta's Kakushigoto manga on Friday. The video celebrates the manga's first compiled book volume, which shipped on the same day. It portrays the manga's introduction, and is also available in a 15-second version.

The comedy manga story centers on Kakushi Gotō, who doesn't want his daughter, Hime Gotō, to know that he is a manga creator. The manga's comedy focuses on the daily life of a family with a manga artist. In addition to being a word play on the father's name, the ambiguous title can mean "Hidden Things," but can also be read as "Drawing Job."

Anime studio SHAFT produced the promotional video. SHAFT previously worked on three television anime adaptations and two original video anime (OVA) projects of Kumeta's Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei manga, and an OVA adaptation of his Katteni Kaizō manga. Akiyuki Simbo, who directed all the Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei adaptations, and was chief director on the Katteni Kaizō OVA, drew the storyboards for the new video. Yukihiro Miyamoto, who worked alongside Simbo in the Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei anime, directed the video.

Hiroshi Kamiya voices the father Kakushi Gotō in the video. Kamiya also voiced the main character Nozomu Itoshiki in the Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei anime. Chika Anzai voices Kakushi's daughter Hime Gotō.

Kumeta published a four-page introduction to the manga in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine last November, and then published the first full chapter in the same magazine last December.

Kumeta ended his Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei manga in May 2012. His Joshiraku manga, which he wrote in collaboration with artist Yasu, ended in September 2013. He drew a one-shot manga for Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in January, and launched his new Nan kuru Nee-san manga as his second collaboration with Yasu in Kodansha's Young Magazine the Third in February. J.C. Staff adapted Joshiraku into a 12-episode television anime in 2012.

Source: Comic Natalie


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