This morning the French streaming service AnimeDigitalNetwork shared an unexpected update that caused the anime adaptation of the light novels to be written by daisuke aizawa and illustrated by touzai, The Eminence in the Shadows (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!), would have a total of "three parts', and not two as previously announced.

It should be noted that the series will be announced with a total of two arcs (two quarters) of consecutive transmission, which will total twenty episodes. However, the streaming platform assured at the time that there would be something for the three of them would indirectly confirm that further episodes are planned. ««The anime “The Eminence in Shadow” will be divided into three seasons. The continuation of the current series returns in January» wrote the medium.

However, the platform itself later released a second update without removing the previous one: «errata. We got a little carried away... In fact, for twenty episodes, The Eminence in Shadow is only split into two parts rather than three parts. But the good news is that the first part will end with episode 13. Sorry for the inconveniences. We didn't do it on purpose, seriously» wrote the medium.

Can a streaming platform be wrong about a series it airs? Seems pretty suspicious, especially since It wouldn't be the first time a platform has revealed exclusive information that the production hasn't announced.. In the end, all that remains is to wait for an official statement.

The series has been airing since October 20th and has been confirmed on the platform with a total of twenty episodes HIDE is responsible for sales in the West. Aizawa and Touzai began publishing the light novels through the publisher Kadokawa in November 2018 with a manga adaptation by Anri Sakano be published in the magazine Monthly comp ace since December 2018.

production team

  • Kazuya Nakanishi (Darwin's game) is responsible for directing the anime at the studios connection (Darwin's Game, Grandbelm).
  • Makoto Iino (Suppose a kid from the last dungeon Boonies moved to a starter town, demon lord, try again!) is responsible for character design.
  • Kanichi Katō (Black clover, those snow-white notes) is responsible for writing and supervising the screenplays.
  • Kenichiro Suehiro (Subject: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Enen no Shouboutai, Goblin Slayer) composes the soundtrack.

Synopsis for The Eminence in the Shadows

Big heroes and fiendish villains are the kind of characters people crave, but that's not the case with Cid Kagenou. He aspires to become the mastermind behind it all, pull the strings and use his machinations to advance the whole story. In his previous life in Japan, he failed to achieve his goals, but now, reborn in a world of magic, he will show the true eminence of the shadow! While pretending to be just another filler character, Cid recruits members of his (fake) organization, Shadow Garden, with the goal of defeating a mysterious cult that lurks in the shadows. His (fake) organization against the disgusting (but surprisingly real) Cult of Diabolos.

Font: @ADNanime on Twitter

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