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 4115841,158 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1672
Members: 135,363
Favorites: 1,013

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Cao, Cong
Matsui, Yuuko


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


Dec 24, 2023
Dark Gathering: Let's play a game of hide-and-seek. But you can only do it late in the night, and please have your headphones on for the special effects...because...I'VE FOUND YOU.

If there was ONE genre that I wish had stood out more in the modern day and age of copy-paste Isekai, fantasy, and reincarnation stories, we've seen one show too many, and it's the horror genre. But then again, horror is a genre that not many authors nor creators can get it right, much less from the one sole afficionado of a famed mangaka that brought us much of the genre's fame: the illusive Junji Ito. ...
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 ...
Jul 24, 2023
Preliminary (3/25 eps)
This show is such an abysmal artistic failure, you’d think it was directed by Ikuhara.

The horror is Five Nights at Freddy's tier, meaning it literally just isn’t horror, but something that exists for middle schoolers to pretend-scream at in order to fit in with their social group.
But then the horror is embarrassingly poorly mixed with comedy, resulting in one of the most tone-deaf and jarring stories I’ve ever seen in my entire life. It’s not even something hard to do right, Another demonstrates how to successfully mix horror and comedy. Hell, even Blood-C, if you interpret its over-the-top gore as intentionally comedic, does a ...

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