Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition, Volume 1 by Kouji Kumeta

Posted July 15, 2020 by Silvia in Manga & Graphic Novels / 12 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition, Volume 1 by Kouji KumetaSeries: Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition #1
Published by Kodansha Comics on March 17, 2020
Demographic: Shōnen
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life
Source: NetGalley
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Kakushi Gotou is a single father with a secret: He’s a top-selling manga artist of a raunchy series that perhaps isn’t suitable reading material for his young daughter, Hime. So he does what any doting father would do—he hides it all from her, no matter the hijinks that ensue!

My interest was piqued the moment my eyes landed on the artwork, but it was the short blurb that really sold it to me. Could this volume be any cuter—or funnier—than I think it is? Yes, it can!

Like the father and daughter relationship depicted in here is priceless—oh, the extents he goes to shield her from the truth—so is the manga artist aspect. How an artist mentally gets into “creative” mode is not just funny but spot on! What creative person doesn’t have a ritual that gets them in the zone? Keep that in mind while laughing at the ones in here, you will probably laugh even harder. But there’s more than humour working its charm so well in this manga, at the end of every chapter we get the Writing the Truth about the Drawing Business interludes, where the author shares interesting facts about the real life of being a mangaka. These give a view of a fascinating industry that makes your read even more interesting, one I particularly love.

With a unique art-style, lots of funny misunderstandings and jokes, but quite the sweet moments as well, this is a very enjoyable manga I’m also curious to see the anime adaptation of.


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12 responses to “Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition, Volume 1 by Kouji Kumeta

  1. verushka

    LMAO! What a glorious premise this is! I love it!! Such a simple one too, that the author turns into something so funny! And that cover!!

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