Dark Gathering Teases Ominous New Clip Ahead of Summer 2023 Premiere

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An exclusive 55-second clip of the supernatural anime Dark Gathering has been released at Shueisha’s Jump Festa 2023 event. According to the anime production team, the series will air sometime in Summer 2023. The clip can be currently viewed on the anime’s official Twitter account and was previewed at the JUMP studio NEO stage. 

Hiroshi Ikehata (Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You) is directing the anime series. Other staff members include Shigeru Murakoshi (Management of a Novice Alchemist) as series screenwriter and Shinya Segawa (Pastel Memories) as main character designer. KOHTA YAMAMOTO, Shun Narita, and musician Starving Trancer (also known as Yusuke Ceo) are composing the musical score. OLM is handling the animation production. 

The main voice cast of Dark Gathering includes Yuu Sasahara as Yayoi Houzuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Keitarou Gentouga, and Kana Hanazawa as Eiko Houzuki. 

The original manga by Kenichi Kondou was first serialized in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine on March 4, 2019. It is published under the Jump Comics SQ imprint and has released 11 tankoubon volumes as of December 2022. 

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Viz Media is releasing the manga in English in Summer 2023 and describes the story as: 

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: Dark Gathering Official Anime Twitter, Jump Festa NEO 2023 livestream

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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