Dark Gathering

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Japanese: ダークギャザリング
English: Dark Gathering
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2023 to Dec 25, 2023
Premiered: Summer 2023
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: OLM
Source: Manga
Genres: HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: GoreGore
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.841 (scored by 3482934,829 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1755
Members: 124,155
Favorites: 901

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Spirits have always been attracted to Keitarou Gentouga due to his strong spiritual presence. A traumatic encounter with one had caused his right hand to be cursed, forcing him to wear a glove at all times. Now a college freshman, Keitarou is trying to live as normal a life as possible. With the encouragement of his childhood friend Eiko Houzuki, he becomes a private tutor. Since he is at the top of his intake class, his first client is the tutoring firm's most promising student, Yayoi Houzuki.

To Keitarou's surprise, Yayoi is Eiko's cousin, and she possesses two pupils in each eye—allowing her to see into the spirit world and purposely seek vengeful spirits to exorcise. Ever since a car accident killed both her parents, Yayoi has been searching for the powerful spirit that kidnapped her mother's departed soul. Seeing that spirits are so attracted to Keitarou, she ropes him into helping her collect other evil spirits that will assist in her future fight. Although her quest is dangerous, Keitarou reluctantly decides to join her, even as each new spirit they meet has him questioning his resolve at every turn.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Dark Gathering was released on Blu-ray in six volumes from October 18, 2023, to March 20, 2024.

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Cao, Cong
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Opening Theme

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"Kakuriyo (幽世)" by luz

Ending Theme

1: "Haiiro (灰色)" by Kana Hanazawa
2: "Intaglio (インタリオ)" by Kana Hanazawa


Feb 20, 2024
Came for the yandere, stayed for the plot.
Basically, the anime is about spirits. They're invisible to normal people, but our main characters can either see or sense them. They defeat spirits and add them to their collection to use and defend/battle against other spirits. The little girl, Yayoi, is a genius with an IQ of 160 (literally), who can see but not sense spirits. Keitaro, the black-haired mc, can sense spirits (but not see them), and gets dragged into the spirit battling life by Yayoi and Eiko. Eiko's the yandere girl, who has a... hidden, twisted side. Let's keep it at that. But her love ...
Jan 27, 2024
Mixed Feelings
A very interesting folk-legend inspired horror show broken up by a mediocre slice of life. Definitely keep in mind that this is a fairly comedic show with some very serious bits. Slowly, the show matured more with the characters knowledge and that was something that made it more enjoyable. The attention to little details from the ghost stories when showing the spirits themselves was a very nice touch leaving me eager to know what parts of each urban legend were going to be true. Some of the urban legends were very interesting and unsettling, something some horror comedy animes fail to do.
Biggest gripe would be ...
Dec 5, 2023
Preliminary (9/25 eps)
As a horror/supernatural anime, it falls in both aspects.
The horror is mediocre fluff (audio SFX & soundtracks, visual mood settings) and the protagonist's terrified expression has already become the default by episode 2 as he scares easily. There's no real sense of danger or tension regarding the supernatural as Yayoi can easily secure the scene, she's the ultimate safety net.
Yayoi's apathetic demeanor and Eiko's cheery nonchalance have to be the most chilling part of the series. Overall though, it's more mysterious than spooky, intriguing but not as nearly terrifying as advertised in the trailers.
Horror, gore, and the supernatural merely play the role of tools to ...

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