Episode 1 preview of the horror-supernatural anime Dark Gathering has been released. The first episode airs on July 9 at 25:05 (JST). Studio OLM is animating the series under the direction of Hiroshi Ikehata.
Keitarо Gentоga has been a recluse for most of his life due to his ability to converse with the supernatural realm. One day, his childhood friend Eiko Hozuki convinces him to return to society and take a part-time job as a tutor. There he meets a child named Yayoi Hоzuki, whose capability to see and connect with ghosts surpasses Keitaro’s…
Shigeru Murakoshi is in charge of the series composition of Dark Gathering, while Shinya Segawa is the character designer. KOHTA YAMAMOTO, Shun Narita, Yusuke Ceo (Starving Trancer / Xceon) will work on the music. The opening theme song is “Yuyo” by luz while the ending theme is “Haiiro” by Kana Hanazawa, who voices Eiko Hozuki in the series.
The anime is based on a manga series by Kondo Kenichi. It has been serialized by Shueisha’s Jump SQ manga magazine since March 2019. VIZ Media licensed it in English also for a summer 2023 release, and they describe the story as:
An unwilling magnet for the supernatural and a ghost-hunting girl join forces to capture Japan’s most terrifying spirits.
After a dangerous encounter with a malevolent spirit, Keitaro Gentoga wants nothing to do with the supernatural. Unfortunately for this reluctant ghost magnet, he’s stuck helping Yayoi Hozuki, a strange young girl who’s intent on capturing Japan’s most terrifying ghosts and ghouls.
Keitaro is ready to stop living as a shut-in. He’s starting university. He’s reconnecting with his childhood friend. He’s taking a tutoring job. And he’s not messing around with ghosts anymore. At least that’s what he thinks, until he finds out the elementary schooler he’s tutoring is an occult-obsessed genius who’s hunting down dangerous ghosts and won’t stop until she’s found the one that took her mom.
Source: Official Website
©Kenichi Kondo/Shueisha, Dark Gathering Production Committee