Ahead of its scheduled release on October 4, the Eminence in Shadow Season 2 anime has made episode 1 preview available. The anime will be streamed on HIDIVE, and the episode is named “Lawless City.” Additionally, Cid himself narrates a “special version” of the promotional video.
The Eminence in Shadow’s first season had a total of 20 episodes that were shown across two courses and debuted on October 5, 2022. It was directed by Kazuya Nakanishi at Studio Nexus. It is streaming on HIDIVE.
The Eminence in Shadow story:
For as long as he can remember, Minoru Kagenou has been fixated on becoming as strong as possible, which has led him to undertake all kinds of rigorous training. This wish, however, does not stem from a desire to be recognized by others; rather, Minoru does everything he can to blend in with the crowd. So, while pretending to be a completely average student during the day, he arms himself with a crowbar and ruthlessly thrashes local biker gangs at night. Yet when Minoru finds himself in a truck accident, his ambitions seemingly come to a sudden end. In his final moments, he laments his powerlessness—no matter how much he trained, there was nothing he could do to overcome his human limitations.
But instead of dying, Minoru reawakens as Cid, the second child of the noble Kagenou family, in another world—one where magic is commonplace. With the power he so desired finally within his grasp, he dons the moniker “Shadow” and establishes Shadow Garden: a group whose sole purpose is to combat the enigmatic Cult of Diablos, an organization born from Cid’s imagination. However, as Shadow Garden grows in both membership and influence, it becomes increasingly apparent that the Cult of Diablos is not as fictional as Cid had intended.
Japanese author Daisuke Aizawa is the author of The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series. Since 2018, Enterbrain has begun serializing it with Tozai’s artwork. Additionally, Anri Skano created a manga adaption that is serialized in Kadokawa Shoten. Light novels and manga are both published in English by Yen Press. Volume 3 of the light novel will be adapted for the anime’s second season.