[Japanese language] かくしごとKakushigoto(drawing job, hiding thing)

かくしごとKakushigoto” by Kōji Kumeta

Kōji Kumeta is popular with cynical gag manga and stylish art style(I love his illust too!).

Kakushigoto

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei(Goodbye, Mr. Despair)

Katte ni Kaizō

“かくしごとKakushigoto” is gag manga about mangaka.
Main character 後藤可久士Goto Kakushi is dirty joke mangaka and he feels ashamed of his manga.
He hides his dirty job because he has a daughter “姫Hime” and dotes on her.

Title “かくしごとKakushigoto” has two meanings

“Kaku/Shigoto”
かくKaku = drawing
しごとShigoto = job
That means “mangaka”

“Kakushi/Goto”
かくし = hiding
ごと = thing
That means “He hides his job”

In Japan, job manga is very popular.

Yamikin Ushijima-kun(Ushijima the Loan Shark)
manga about black-market lenders

Torokeru Tekkojo
manga about steel mill

I also draw manga about mangaka!
[Original Manga]Income of Mangaka
[Original Manga] Work style of mangaka

Job manga’s biggest charm is reality based on author’s real experience and detailed interview.

Kakushigoto is also drawn based on Kōji Kumeta’s experience in large part.
We can see mangaka’s real life, work, worries and so on.

By the way, another characteristics of his manga is gloomy story(in spite of gag manga).
In Kakushigoto, Hime’s mother(Goto Kakushi’s wife?) does not live with them.

I think that “かくしごとKakushigoto” has third meaning.

“Kakushigo/To”
かくしごKakushigo = illegitimate child
とTo = with

That means “Goto Kakushi lives with illegitimate child “姫Hime”.

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