The horror anime Dark Gathering has revealed the main trailer, along with a new key visual and Summer 2023 premiere date. Studio OLM is in charge of the animation, with Hiroshi Ikehata as the director. Watch the trailer:
Besides Hiroshi Ikehata as the director, the staff includes Shigeru Murakoshi in charge of the series composition, Shinya Segawa as the character designer. KOHTA YAMAMOTO, Shun Narita, Yusuke Ceo (Starving Trancer / Xceon) will work on the music.
The main cast has also been announced. Yu Sasahara will voice Yayoi, Nobunaga Shimazaki will voice Keitaro, and Kana Hanazawa will voice Eiko. Check out the new key visual:
The Dark Gathering manga by Kondo Kenichi 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:
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: Pony Canyon YouTube Channel, Official Dark Gaterhing Twitter
© Kenichi Kondo / Shueisha, Dark Gathering Production Committee