You’ve all witnessed a mundane person from our world reborn in the fantastic. Isn’t that the point of Isekai shows? But what about the reincarnation of someone who already believes they have superpowers in this life? This is the case with Cid Kagenou in The Eminence in Shadow.
Cid believes he will one day rule the criminal underworld even in death. He writes up a backstory about a battle against a mysterious group. Whether luckily or tragically for him, his tale is unwittingly realized. He goes so far as to start his own group. Where does Cid’s Shadow Garden go from here? If you’ve been longing for a return to the darkness, here is all the information you need about when and what to expect from The Eminence in Shadow, Season 2.
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Release Date
Instead of 20 episodes like the first season, we’ll be getting 12 episodes this time around. The narrative follows Cid Kagenou, who is the protagonist of the eponymous light novel. Season 2 kicked off in July 2023, with the broadcast of the first episode at the Anime Expo. On October 4, 2023, it will begin broadcasting for real.
The Eminence in Shadow Story
A young Japanese kid with dreams of becoming a shadowy genius drives the story of The Eminence in Shadow. But a training accident with a vehicle ends his hopes and goals too soon. After death, he is reborn in a fantasy realm as Cid Kagenou, where he assumes a low-key persona to remain inconspicuous and continue his covert manipulations.
At one point, Cid helps an elfin girl who has been afflicted by an unknown illness. Cid creates a backstory in which the Cult of Diablos covertly rules the globe and his gang, Shadow Garden, is the only force capable of fighting them. Now known as Alpha, the elf girl officially becomes a part of Cid’s group and aids him in expanding membership.
Cid’s fabricated narrative, however, proves to be accurate, and he is dragged into a treacherous fight for dominance. Despite this, Cid, under the nickname “Shadow,” keeps fighting against the Cult of Diablos. He has no idea the reality behind his engagement in this battle.
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Cast
Season 1 of The Eminence in Shadow was created by Studio Nexus, and the studio will be back for Season 2. The anime’s principal animation director will be Kazuya Nakanishi (Darwin’s Game). Character drawings by light novel artist Tzai will be adapted for animation by Makoto Lino. Music is being composed by Kenichiro Suehiro, while screenplays are being supervised by Kato Kanichi (Black Clover).
It also seems that the original voice cast from Season 1 has been reassembled to reprise their roles as the Seven Shades in the new closing theme song “Darling in the Night.” This includes Asami Seto, Inori Minase, Suzuko Mimori, Ai Fairouz, Hisako Kanemoto, Ayaka Asai, and Reina Kondo. On May 28th, a new trailer revealed that Tsuyoshi Koyama would play the Black Tower’s ruler Juggernaut, Shizuka Ito would play the White Tower’s ruler Yukime, Tomokazu Sugita would play the Red Tower’s ruler Crimson, and Ai Kakuma would play the vampire hunter Mary. HIDIVE has not announced any details about the English voice dub, but we may expect to hear from the Season 1 cast soon.
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Expected Plot
Season 2 of The Eminence in Shadow adapts the light novels beginning with Volume 3. The Lawless City Incident is the subject of the first half of Volume 3. It has been decided that Cid and his Shadow Garden will visit Lawless City. It’s obvious from the name that crime and corruption are rampant there. Cid’s end game? Intending to face off against the Blood Queen, a renowned vampire.
But now that the three leaders of Lawless City have taken note of Shadow Garden’s behavior, things have become even more problematic. The rulers soon decide to go on the quest for them. The moment for the coming of the Blood Queen is getting closer all the time.
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Trailer
On May 28th, the newest season 2 trailer was posted on Twitter. It provides a preview of the lawless metropolis that will serve as the backdrop for Season 2. Some new key characters were also introduced in the teaser, including the three kings of the Lawless City and Mary, the vampire hunter. It also indicated that Cid’s sister Claire would have a significant role in this season and gave some hints about Cid’s plans for the city.
Where to watch The Eminence in Shadow Season 2?
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 will be broadcast in the United States and other countries and made accessible for streaming on HIDIVE. If the second season of The Eminence in Shadow follows the same release schedule as the first, it will likely debut on Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video at a later date.
The Eminence in Shadow Rating
I can promise you, if you have never watched the series before and are wondering about its quality, that it is really nice!The program has a good 7.9/10 rating on IMDb, and it has a 7.76 average audience rating on MyAnimeList.