Slice-of-life comedy anime don’t usually take themselves too seriously, and in the beginning, neither does ‘Kakushigoto’. But with each episode, it brings in this bittersweet vibe to its premise using its two adorable characters and leaves you with a lot more than you had initially expected from it. Although I wouldn’t say that it’s for everyone, if you’re into heartwarming and simple anime, ‘Kakushigoto’ is easily one of the best offerings of this season. That being said, for those who have already finished watching its first season, here’s everything you need to know about its season 2.
Kakushigoto Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
The first season of ‘Kakushigoto’ premiered on April 2, 2020, and with a total of 12 episodes, it finished airing on June 18, 2020. Soon after its release, ‘Kakushigoto’ mostly received rave reviews not only for its family-friendly comedy but also for its depiction of a very sweet father-daughter relationship. As it proceeded further, the anime offered a lot more depth than many viewers had anticipated. And surprisingly, it ended on a pretty conclusive note. The anime’s conclusive ending slightly reduces its chances of getting renewed but considering its popularity, we might get to see more of it in the future.
The manga it has been adapted from is still in publication and its final volume is scheduled to release on July 6, 2020. So for obvious reasons, the first season of the anime does not cover all the available source material content. Moreover, if we consider the anime’s narrative structure, for the most part, each of its episodes has a standalone plot. In the first season, the only connective thread between all of its episodes is the prologue that followed after each episode. So a second season could adopt a similar format and could now focus on Kakushi’s relationship with his teenage daughter.
Unfortunately, the biggest issue here is that the primary conflict of the anime has already been resolved. The comedy of the first season was mostly driven by Kakushi’s struggle to keep his manga career a secret from his daughter. And that’s how the anime acquired “Hidden Things” as its other name. But now that Hime already knows all about his manga career, the second season will have to bring in a whole new conflict to its fore. Maybe this time around it could have something to do with Hime’s mother. Well, regardless of the direction in which ‘Kakushigoto’ heads in, considering its popularity and the demand for its second season, the anime seems to have a good chance of getting renewed. If everything works out well, we can expect ‘Kakushigoto’ Season 2 to release sometime in 2022.
Kakushigoto English Dub
‘Kakushigoto’ Season 1 is available on Funimation with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles.
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