Film to feature new cuts, “another finale” from TV anime
The official website for the the television anime of Kōji Kumeta‘s Kakushigoto manga revealed on Tuesday that the previously announced theatrical compilation film will open in Japan on July 9. The site also revealed a teaser video and a teaser visual. The full title of the film is Kakushigoto: Himegoto wa Nan Desu ka (What is a Secret?). Both the video and the visual feature Hime at 18 years old.
The film commemorates the 30th anniversary of Kumeta’s career as an illustrator. The film will feature additional cuts, as well as “another finale” that did not appear in the television anime series.
The comedy 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.”
Yūta Murano (Brave Beats, Dream Festival!, Seven Days War) directed the anime at Ajia-do. Takashi Aoshima (Minami-ke, Aho Girl!, Endro~!) wrote and supervised the series’ scripts. Shuuhei Yamamoto (Battle Girl High School, Between the Sky and Sea) designed the characters. Yukari Hashimoto (March comes in like a lion, Sarazanmai) composed the music. flumpool performed the opening theme song “Chiisana Hibi” (Small Days), and late musician Eiichi Ohtaki‘s “Kimi wa Tennen Shoku” (You Are Natural Color) song was the ending theme.
Kumeta (Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei) 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 manga ended in July 2020 and has 12 compiled volumes. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English.