Kondo Kenichi’s Dark Gathering horror manga is getting a TV anime adaptation by studio OLM. As part of the announcement, a teaser trailer and visual have been released. Hiroshi Ikehata is directing the anime, which is set to premiere in 2023.
The manga has been serialized by Shueisha’s Jump Square manga magazine since March 2019. Shueisha has collected its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes. As of March 4, 2022, nine volumes have been released. A celebration illustration by Kenichi is also revealed on the official Twitter.
The series follows the story of college freshman Keitaro Gentoga who seemingly attracts ghosts despite hating them. After receiving a spirit-related injury two years ago, he became a shut-in. He slowly returns to normal life thanks to his childhood friend Eiko Houzuki and takes a job as a part-time tutor for Eiko’s cousin Yayoi Houzuki. And just like Keitaro, Yayoi also has a spiritual affinity and yearns to continue to encounter spirits. Keitaro and Yayoi decide to look for spirits at haunted spots.
▍Dark Gathering Anime Staff & Production
Original Work: Kondo Kenichi
Director: Hiroshi Ikehata