In episode 19 of Kaitou Joker, it seems that one of the characters is a “kakure fan” of a singer — a hidden or secret fan, too bashful to reveal himself to others.

But it’s also funny that the term was obviously formed by analogy to the kakure Kirishitan, or Hidden Christians.

(Actually, it turns out that the big secret is bigger and funnier than what the audience thinks. A very strange episode!)


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  1. So a few levels higher than being a closet fan….

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