The delusional protagonist continues! The path Cid takes to be the leader of shadow society will be back for the second season.
The details of the anime are still shrouded in mystery, but fans’ expectations are still as high as ever.
With Kadokawa releasing the first PV, it is almost confirmed that all the staff and cast will reprise their respective role.
So, what do we get so far? Let’s dive in!
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Eminence in Shadow Release Date
A week after its finale, there was a rebroadcast of the final episode with Livestream featuring the cast. There, the second season of the anime was confirmed.
There is still no indication of when the anime will air. But looking at the first season, it has a year gap between the confirmation and the release. So, we are expecting something similar.
But, there is a hope that it can be faster than the first season. It is due to the PV only showing the adaptation of the third volume of the light novel.
It is safe to say that the second season of Eminence in Shadow will premiere in Late 2023 or early 2024.
Stay tuned for the upcoming news!
Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Trailer
The fans were in an uproar upon seeing the PV for the second season which was released on February 22, 2023. What can they say? The anime just ended for a week and they have prepared the PV albeit short.
There is nothing much to say about the PV. With the same staff working on it again, we will have the same fine quality for the second season.
All of the cast are confirmed to reprise their respective role.
- Yamashita Seiichirou as Cid Kagenou
- Asami Seto as Alpha
- Inori Minase as Beta
- Ai Fairouz as Delta
- Hisako Kanemoto as Epilson
- Reina Kondou as Eta
- Suzuko Mimori as Gamma
- Ayaka Asai as Zeta
The staff will also reprise their position. It is confirmed that Nakanishi Kazuya will be the director and Katou Kanichi will handle the script and series composition. The character design will be drawn by Iino Makoto.
The rest of the staff will have to wait until further notice.
Eminence in Shadow Story
Minaru Kagenou doesn’t know when it starts the desire to become the strongest being lurks in shadow. But, to achieve his feeble dream, he undertakes rigorous training. Though he is somewhat successful in blending in with the crowd.
He acts like an average high school student in the morning and starts wielding a crowbar at the night. His dual personality obsession grows stronger day by day to the point that he looks for enlightenment in magic. Alas, Earth has no magic.
In his sorry state, he meditates in the deep forest and finally sees the light. He starts running toward that light. Unfortunately, the light comes from a truck passing the highway, and Minoru’s life suddenly comes to an end.
But instead of dying, he is being reborn in another world as Cid, the second child of the noble Kagenou family. In this other world, magic exists. With the power of magic already within his grasp, he starts to build his moniker of “shadow”.
He starts to help left and right while babbling his mouth spouting nonsense from the fairy tale. Unknown to him, the one he has saved actually believes his nonsense.
They create a certain organization, Shadow Garden, which sole purpose is to combat the Cult of Diabolos. However, when the influence of Shadow Garden is growing exponentially, the threat of Cult of Diabolos is not as fictional as Cid intended.
The story of misunderstanding comedy begins with the delusional Cid with his organization fight against the shadow cult that rules the world for ages. Can he, who doesn’t aware of cult existence, stop the Cult of Diabolos?
Eminence in Shadow News
The Eminence in Shadow, Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! in Japanese, is a Japanese light novel series written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Tozai.
The series began its serialization on the user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro (Let’s be Novelist!) in May 2018. Later, Enterbrain published the right to release the light novel version of Eminence in Shadow in November 2018.
Before the anime aired, the light novel has sold 2 million copies worldwide. After the anime was aired, it skyrocketed to another 2 million by February 2023, totaling 4 million copies sold. For the record, there was no new light novel being released when the anime was airing.
The first Blu-ray volume sold 2,327 copies in its first week, while the second volume sold 2,499 copies in its first week. With that kind of successful sales, it is no wonder that Eminence in Shadow is getting another season.
Not stopping that, the RPG mobile, The Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden, was released on Android and iOS, while the PC version is still delayed for months without further notice. Crunchyroll Games is the one who is responsible for launching the game globally.