A press release confirmed the production of an anime adaptation of the comedy-horror manga written and illustrated by Kenichi Kodou, Dark Gathering. The statement confirmed that the premiere is scheduled for the year 2023 in Japan and that the studios OLM They handle animation production.
Kondou began publishing the manga through the magazine Jump SQ from the publisher Shueisha in March 2019, while the publisher published the ninth compilation volume on March 4, followed by the tenth on August 4 in Japan.
- Hiroshi Ikehata (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Tonikaku Kawaii, Code:Breaker, Murenase! Seton Gakuen) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios OLM.
Synopsis for Dark Gathering
Keitarou Gentouga is a college student who hates ghosts. Unfortunately for him, he has a gift for attracting spirits. Two years ago, this connection led to him receiving a spiritual wound to his right hand, leaving his friend caught in the crossfire. The event made him withdraw into himself, leaving him with very few social skills. Fortunately, Keitarou is slowly beginning to blend into society, thanks to the help of his childhood friend, Eiko Houzuki.
As part of his rehabilitation, Keitarou takes a part-time job as a tutor, and his first student is none other than Eiko’s cousin, Yayoi Houzuki. Besides being a child prodigy, there is another peculiarity in Yayoi: she has a spiritual constitution, just like Keitarou. However, unlike Keitarou, she yearns to meet spirits, hoping to find the ghost that took her mother from her. As Keitarou is dragged by Yayoi and Eiko to haunted places, his part-time job seems to drift further and further from his original purpose.
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