HIDIVE Licenses Dark Gathering for Summer 2023 Streaming Lineup

HIDIVE announced that it has licensed Pony Canyon’s supernatural horror anime Dark Gathering. The anime is set to premiere sometime in July 2023 and will be streamed exclusively on HIDIVE’s platform. 

The production staff for the anime includes Hiroshi Ikehata (Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You) as director, Shigeru Murakoshi (Management of a Novice Alchemist) as series screenwriter, Shinya Segawa (Garakowa – Restore the World) as main character designer, Yuuhou Andou (Shin Chuuka Ichiban!) as compositing director, and Ritsuko Utagawa (Raven of the Inner Palace) as color designer. KOHTA YAMAMOTO (Attack on Titan Final Season co-composer), Shun Narita (Ippon Again!), and Yuusuke Ceo are serving as music composers. OLM is handling the animation production for the series. 

Meanwhile, the main voice cast consists of Yuu Sasahara as Yayoi, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Keitarou, Kana Hanazawa as Eiko Houzuki, and Rina Kawaguchi as Ai Kamiyo. 

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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 12 tankoubon volumes as of April 2023. 

HIDIVE describes the anime’s synopsis as: 

After a devastating encounter with a restless spirit, ghost-fearing psychic Keitaro Gentoga became a shut-in to avoid additional spectral catastrophes. But no man is a haunted island, and Keitaro eventually reintegrates with society by getting a part-time job as a tutor to the child prodigy Yayoi Houzuki. Yayoi isn’t just an academic genius, though. She’s a talented psychic medium hell-bent on finding the malevolent spirit behind her mother’s disappearance, and she’s gravely determined to drag Keitaro into her terrifying world of grotesque supernatural phenomenon.

Source: press release

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