HiDive Spooks Streaming With Horror Anime ‘Dark Gathering’

Sentai Filmworks has acquired the license to release the horror anime ‘Dark Gathering’ in the United States. Produced by the Japanese animation studio OLM, the series has its debut in Japan in July 2023. With this new partnership, Sentai will stream the series to the HiDive app as a “simulcast.”

“Anime fans are in for a truly scary good time this summer with today’s news that HIDIVE has acquired Pony Canyon’s highly anticipated new horror-supernatural series Dark Gathering. Based on Kenichi Kondo’s popular shounen manga series of the same name, the Dark Gathering anime adaptation was first revealed last summer and is now set to premiere this July in Japan and as an exclusive summer simulcast on HIDIVE’s streaming service,” they said on their website.

Directed by Hiroshi Ikehata, the series is scripted by Shigeru Murakosh with the character designs being done by Shinya Segawa. The voice cast includes Nobunaga Shimazaki, Yū Sasahara, Kana Hanazawa, and Rina Kawaguchi.

You can watch the trailer below:

TV Tropes describes the synopsis as follows,

“Keitarou Gentouga is your average college freshman with a fear of ghosts and the supernatural. Too bad, his spiritual powers causes him to be a magnet for spirits, which unluckily caused him and one of his friends to get cursed. Blaming himself, Keitarou shuts himself away from society, leaving him lacking in social skills. With the help of his childhood friend, Eiko Houzuki, Keitarou gets another chance at living a normal life.

In order to regain his social skills, Eiko advises him to become a private tutor for children, where his high grades causes him to be chosen to teach the Child Prodigy, Yayoi Houzuki, Eiko’s cousin. Besides being a genius, she also has spiritual abilities like Keitarou, but unlike him, actively attempts to encounter spirits in order to find the one who took her mother’s soul, dragging Keitarou along with her to haunted spots, to the latter’s protests. Soon enough they work out a deal, while Keitarou will assist Yayoi on her mission, Yayoi will use her extensive knowledge on ghosts to help break his curse.”

‘Dark Gathering’ is based on the manga created by Kenichi Kondō and released by the Tokyo-based publisher Shueisha since 2019. Viz Media releases it in the United States.

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