Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine recently announced that Kenichi Kondō’s Dark Gathering manga will receive an anime adaptation in 2023. Hiroshi Ikehata will direct the anime at OLM.
Kondō, who serves as the writer and illustrator, first released the manga in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine in March 2019; the tenth volume is set to publish on August 4th.
Take a look at the trailer official poster below.
The synopsis is as follows:
Keitarou Gentouga is your average college freshmen 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 an everyday life.
In order to regain his social skills, Eiko advises him to become a private tutor for children, where his high grades cause 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, she actively attempts to encounter spirits 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 of ghosts to help break his curse.