The official Twitter account of the anime adaptation of Kenichi Kondō’s Dark Gathering manga announced on Monday that Kana Hanazawa will be performing the ending theme song titled “Intaglio” for the second cours of the anime. The single CD, which also includes the first cours ending theme song “Haiiro” (Gray), is set to release on November 1.
Hanazawa is also the vocalist for the show’s initial ending theme “Haiiro” (Gray).
The anime’s production team unveiled the plan for a two-cours broadcast during the advance screening of the first and second episodes on June 23. Premiering on Tokyo MX on July 9 at 25:05 (effectively July 10 at 1:05 a.m.), the series subsequently aired on BS Asahi and Kansai TV at alternate times. HIDIVE streams the episodes as they air, and the North American debut took place at Anime Expo on July 3.
Headlining the anime are Yū Sasahara as Yayoi Hо̄zuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Keitarо̄ Gentо̄ga, Kana Hanazawa as Eiko Hо̄zuki, and Rina Kawaguchi as Ai Kamiyo.
Guiding the anime’s direction is Hiroshi Ikehata (known for FLCL Progressive, Kiratto Pri☆Chan, Space Battleship Tiramisu) at OLM. Shigeru Murakoshi (recognized for works like I’m Quitting Heroing and Zombie Land Saga) oversees the series scripts, while Shin’ya Segawa (noted for projects such as Pastel Memories and Garakowa -Restore the World-) serves as the character designer.
The musical composition responsibilities are shared among Kohta Yamamoto, Shun Narita, and Yūsuke Seo. Other key contributors encompass Taijirō Nagata as art director, Yuho Ando as director of photography, Takahiro Uezono as 3D director, Ritsuko Utagawa as color designer, and Kōhei Yoshida as sound director.
Setting the tone for the series is the opening theme song “Kakuriyo” (Afterlife) performed by luz.
The manga’s narrative orbits around Keitarō Gentōga, endowed with the capacity to channel spirits. His past involvement in a spirit possession incident during junior high school led to a prolonged period of isolation exceeding two years. Reemerging in society as a private tutor, he crosses paths with a prodigious girl named Yayoi Hōzuki. Yayoi promptly recognizes Keitarō’s aptitude as a spirit medium, prompting her to invite him on an expedition to a haunted site. This initiates their joint quest to capture malevolent spirits.
Kondō (also known for the Cheer Danshi!! GO BREAKERS manga) commenced the manga’s serialization in Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine in March 2019. The English version of the manga is distributed by Viz Media.