The Eminence In Shadow Will Have a Movie

December 21, 2023

Following the shocking finale of the second season of the anime adaptation of “The Eminence in Shadow” (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!), the anime world is abuzz with the announcement of a new movie, titled “The Eminence in Shadow: Lost Echoes”. This film promises to be a direct sequel, following the events of the second season and possibly adapting the content of Volume 5 of the light novels.

Since its launch by Daisuke Aizawa and Touzai in November 2018, the light novel series has gained significant following, both in Japan and internationally. Published by Kadokawa, the story has been so captivating that it has inspired not just one, but two anime seasons, totaling 32 episodes to date. Anri Sakano has brought the story to the manga world, with a serialization in the Monthly Comp Ace magazine that began simultaneously with the publication of the novels.

The production team behind the anime has been crucial to its success. Kazuya Nakanishi, known for his work on “Darwin’s Game“, directed the second season at Nexus Studios. Makoto Lino‘s role in character design and Kanichi Katou‘s work in writing and script supervision were key to bringing the original story’s complexity and charm to the screen. Additionally, the music composed by Kenichiro Suehiro has added a unique and exciting atmosphere to the series.

(2nd Season Trailer) Source: KADOKAWAanime Official YouTube Channel

The plot of “The Eminence in Shadow” centers on Minoru Kagenou, a young man obsessed with becoming the strongest. His life takes an unexpected turn when, after an accident, he awakens in another world as Cid, the second son of the noble Kagenou family. This new world is full of magic, and Cid takes this opportunity to pursue his dream of power and strength. He adopts the identity of “Shadow” and founds Shadow Garden, a group dedicated to fighting the Cult of Diablos, an entity he himself created in his imagination. However, as Shadow Garden grows in influence, the line between reality and fiction begins to blur, revealing complex plots and unexpected enemies.

The movie “The Eminence in Shadow: Lost Echoes” picks up where the second season left us, with Cid facing challenges in a world that combines modern and dystopian elements. The movie’s teaser visual shows a post-apocalyptic setting with graves in a ruined modern city, hinting at a darker tone and a plot full of action and mystery. This visual has generated great anticipation among fans, eager to discover how events will unfold after the end of the second season.

Additionally, on December 28th, a special broadcast will be held on YouTube to commemorate the end of the second season. This broadcast could reveal more details about the movie and what fans can expect from this new installment in the saga of “The Eminence in Shadow“.

In summary, “The Eminence in Shadow: Lost Echoes” is not just an awaited sequel, but also a reflection of the growth and popularity of the franchise. With a narrative that skillfully mixes action, mystery, and fantasy, and a set of intriguing and complex characters, this upcoming movie promises to be a milestone in the continuing evolution of “The Eminence in Shadow“.

Tell us, have you followed the events of “The Eminence in Shadow“? Or perhaps you are familiar with the light novels of Daisuke Aizawa and Touzai? If so, maybe you know what to expect in “The Eminence in Shadow: Lost Echoes“, or on the contrary, like us, you just hope to be surprised with the outcome of this project whose concept already seems to us a formidable idea… Come on, we hope you respond in the comments! We will be reading 😉

Images Source: KADOKAWAanime Official YouTube Channel, Reddit