Production of a second season for the anime adaptation of the light novels is written during today's airing daisuke aizawa and illustrated by touzai, The Eminence in the Shadows (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!), which will continue with the same production team at Nexus Studios. However, the statement didn't reveal the planned release date, although a previous leak already assured that it will be in Autumn-2023 (October-December) and that it will only last one arc (twelve or thirteen episodes).

The first season premiered during the season of Autumn-2022 (October-December) and was confirmed by 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) was responsible for directing the first season 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!) handled the character designs for the first season.
  • Kanichi Katō (Black clover, those snow-white notes) was responsible for writing and overseeing the scripts in the first season.
  • Kenichiro Suehiro (Subject: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Enen no Shouboutai, Goblin Slayer) was responsible for the composition of the soundtrack in the first season.
The Eminence in the Shadows

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 could not 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.

Spring: Weird Natalie

(c) 逢沢大介・KADOKAWA刊/シャドウガーデン

About the Author

Sweety Otaku

One of the best parts of watching anime is how many times a show can surprise you. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. But if the Otaku know one thing, it's that anything is possible.

View All Articles