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Zetsubou-Sensei Creator's Kakushigoto Manga Listed With Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
SHAFT animated promo video for comedy series in 2016

The Comic Buster bookstore in Hodogaya, Yokohama posted a picture on Twitter on Thursday that shows the 10th compiled book volume of Kōji Kumeta's Kakushigoto manga and reveals that the series is getting a televsion anime adaptation in 2020. The January 2020 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine will reveal more information about the adaptation on December 6. The manga's 10th volume will ship on Friday.

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."

The manga received a promotional video animated by SHAFT in June 2016. 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 video. Yukihiro Miyamoto, who worked alongside Simbo in the Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei anime, directed the video.

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

Kumeta published a four-page introduction to the manga in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine in November 2015, and then published the first full chapter in the same magazine in December 2015. The series' ninth compiled book volume shipped on September 17.

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 2016, and launched his Nan kuru Nee-san manga as his second collaboration with Yasu in Kodansha's Young Magazine the Third in February 2016. J.C. Staff adapted Joshiraku into a 12-episode television anime in 2012.

Source: Comic Buster Hodogaya's Twitter account

This article has a follow-up: Kakushigoto TV Anime Confirmed (2019-11-15 01:35)
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