Very exciting news to share with you about the second season of "The Eminence in Shadow", based on the light novels written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Touzai. Brace yourself for more adventure, as the release date for this highly anticipated sequel has been revealed! Get ready to dive back into the shadowy world this October, and guess what? There will be 12 episodes in all. Yay!
For all our friends in the West, HiDive will be taking care of the distribution of this thrilling sequel. So, no worries about missing out on all the action! You'll be able to enjoy it too.
But wait, there's more! We've got some fresh faces joining the voice cast for this season. With such talented additions, you can expect some top-notch performances from these characters.
- Ai Kakuma will be voicing Mary
- Shizuka Itou takes on the role of Yukime
- Tsuyoshi Koyama joins as Juggernaut
- and Tomokazu Seki brings Crimson to life
Let's take a quick trip down memory lane. The first season of "The Eminence in Shadow" aired during the Autumn 2022 season (October-December) and was confirmed to have a total of twenty episodes. HIDIVE took care of its distribution in the West. The light novels, penned by Aizawa and Touzai, were published by Kadokawa in November 2018.
And guess what? There's even a manga adaptation by Anri Sakano, serialized in Monthly Comp Ace since December 2018. So you can immerse yourself in the world of "The Eminence in Shadow" through various mediums.
Now, let's talk about the creative minds behind this fantastic anime.
- Kazuya Nakanishi, known for his work on "Darwin's Game" directed the first season at Nexus studios.
- Makoto Iino handled the character design.
- Kanichi Katou took charge of the scriptwriting and supervision.
- And we can't forget the captivating music! Kenichiro Suehiro composed the fantastic soundtrack for the first season, known for his work on "Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu" "Enen no Shouboutai" and "Goblin Slayer"
Synopsis for The Eminence in Shadow
So, let me set the stage for you with a quick synopsis. Meet Minoru Kagenou, who has been obsessed with becoming the strongest for as long as he can remember. But here's the twist, it's not about seeking recognition from others. Nope! Minoru just wants to blend in with the crowd during the day while secretly unleashing his fury on local biker gangs at night, armed with a trusty lever. Talk about a double life!
However, when Minoru gets hit by a truck (ouch!), his ambitions seem to come crashing down. In his final moments, he laments his powerlessness. No matter how much he trained, he couldn't overcome his human limitations. But hold on tight, because instead of dying, he wakes up as Cid, the second son of the noble Kagenou family, in another world where magic is the norm.
With the power he always desired finally within his grasp, he dubs himself "Shadow" and establishes Shadow Garden, a group solely dedicated to combating the enigmatic Diablo Cult—an organization born from Cid's own imagination. But as Shadow Garden grows in numbers and influence, it becomes increasingly clear that the Diablo Cult is not as fictional as Cid initially believed.
So, get ready for the second season of "The Eminence in Shadow".