Grab your seat and don’t forget to turn on the lamp because the amazing horror anime will come in the summer of 2023! Dark Gathering is confirmed to be adapted and ready to scare your night.
The story follows a boy, Keitarou, who helps his student, Yayoi, to look for the spirit that took her mother’s soul. Both happen to have a special constitution that enables them to confront the spirits.
The difference is Keitarou hates ghost than anything. In contrast, Yayoi is eager to challenge the haunting spot to fulfill her purpose.
The unique battle with the spirit is the selling point of this anime. It has the concept of Pokemon who likes to catch the monster, but she catches ghosts instead. Maybe it’s closer to Shaman King?
We have gathered the information for the upcoming anime, Dark Gathering, below. Let’s dive in!
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Dark Gathering Release Date
Dark Gathering Release Date (Estimated)
Countdown to July 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM (UTC)
Dark Gathering announced its adaptation on July 26, 2022. Pony Canyon created an official website revealing the main staff, a visual teaser, and a first promotional video. It also stated that Dark Gathering will premiere somewhere in 2023.
Then, four months later, they revealed a new list of information on the official website. They unveiled the main cast, additional staff, the second PV, and a new visual teaser.
This time, the anime is confirmed to premiere in the summer of 2023, though the exact release date has yet to be announced.
As of March 3, 2023, we have confirmed 4 main casts for the series. They are:
- Shimazaki Nobunaga as Gentouga Keitarou
- Sasahara Yuu as Houzuki Yayoi
- Hanazawa Kana as Houzuki EIko
- Kawaguchi Rina as Kamiyo Ai
Though the anime is still far off, we can expect new information to be released in late March. Based on its Twitter official, the anime will attend Anime Japan 2023 event. The cast of Keitarou, Yayoi, and Eiko is confirmed to be present at the event.
This article will be updated accordingly after additional information is released. So just stay tuned!
Dark Gathering Trailer
The first PV was released on November 10, 2022. Through the one-minute clips, we can see the banger quality of the adaptation.
As usual, we are provided with the background of the story of the anime. When the story turns to climax, we can hear a good quality sound effect in the form of scream.
Though it’s not unusual that the release version will be different from the promotional video, we can expect a great adaptation from this horror adaptation.
It also helps that OLM will be the one who handles the production of this anime. Lately, they are at the peak of their performance by producing a list of trending anime such as Summertime Render, Nagatoro-san, and Komi-san, moreover this studio is the home of the ever-aging Pokemon series.
Looking at the lineup of the staff, we have Hiroshi Ikehata (Tonikaku Kawaii) as the director. Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombieland Saga) will handle the series composition.
The character design will be drawn by Shinya Segawa (Pastel Memories) with the supervision of Taijirou Osada (Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to) as the art director. We can expect the use of 3D animation because Takahiro Uezono (Attack on Titan: The Final) will be the 3D director for the series.
The sound we hear in the PV is directed by Kouhei Yoshida (Lycoris Recoil), while the music will be handled by three different staff; Kohta Yamamoto (86), Shun Narita (Noblesse), and Yusuke Ceo (SAO: Gun Gale Online).
With that kind of experienced staff lineup, we can expect amazing adaptation down the road.
Dark Gathering Story
The story follows Keitarou Gentouga, a youth who has a knack to attract spirits. Because of his condition, his friend gets caught in the crossfire when he gets into a spiritual accident.
That causes him to become a shut-in for two years. Lucky for him, he has a helpful childhood friend, Eiko Houzuki, who supports him and encourages him to see the sun again.
As a part of rehabilitation, he accepts a part-time job becoming the tutor for Eiko’s cousin, Yayoi Houzuki. It turns out that Yayoi has a spiritual constitution like Keitarou. In contrast to Keitarou, she wants to meet the spirits.
The reason is to find the evil spirit who snatch her mother’s soul in a past traffic accident. Slowly, Keitarou is dragged along by Yayoi and Eiko into haunting spots. His part-time job is slowly drifted away from its original purpose.
Can he helps Yayoi find the evil spirit even though he hates mingled with spirits?
Dark Gathering News
Dark Gathering is a Japanese manga created by Kenichi Kondo. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Manga magazine Jump Square since March 2019.
The chapters were compiled and published by Shueisha. The first volume was released on June 4, 2019. The Eleventh volume was released on December 2, 2022, while the Twelfth will be released on April 4, 2023.
Viz Media announced that they bought the license for publishing the manga at New York Comic Con 2022. The first volume is still planned to be released on May 16, 2023.
The anime will be released in the summer of 2023, which is arguably filled with amazing anime for the year. For the same genre only, we have Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead which is expected to be a hidden gem of the horror genre.
Not only that, we have amazing sequel lineups such as Jujutsu no Kaisen, Bleach: Thousand Years War, and Rent-a-Girlfriend. Despite being hype, can this anime survive after being barraged with such outstanding anime in the same season? Let’s wait for it!