After a great season one, The Eminence in Shadow season 2 is set to return in 2023. Here’s what we know so far.
The Eminence in Shadow is one of the most popular isekai franchises that started as a light novel series. The first adaptation of the series debuted in October 2022. The series is produced by Nexus and licensed by Sentai Filmworks.
Season 1 of The Eminence in Shadow has 20 episodes. The story revolves around a young boy who can derive power from the shadows. He suddenly dies and finds himself in a fantasy world, as Cid Kagenou.
He continues to manipulate the shadows while trying to run from a secret organization run by Cult of Diablos, which he created from his imagination. However, he soon finds out that what he thought was a part of his imagination is very much real and he must fight with the Cult to save himself and his friends.
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Release Date
Update: The Eminence in Shadow season 2 gets a release date. The show is scheduled for October 2023.
Season 2 of The Eminence in Shadow was announced right after the final episode of Season 1. The first season of the show met with great praise, and it quickly got renewed for another season.
Even though the anime has already been renewed, there is no official release date for The Eminence in Shadow season 2. In February 2023, the official website of the anime announced that the production of the second season has begun.
In April 2023, HIDIVE confirmed that it has gained exclusive streaming rights to the upcoming season which will be released on the platform later in 2023.
As there has been no official news regarding the release date, we can expect the series to debut in Fall 2023. Apart from this, no further information is available at the moment.
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Trailer and Poster
The official website of the anime has released a short teaser and visuals accompanying the announcement of season 2. Here is the official trailer of The Eminence in Shadow:
The production team for season 2 has also been announced. Daisuke Aizawa is in charge of the original work, while character drafts are handled by Tozai. The animation production will be done by Nexus, just like in season 1. As for the production, Shadow Garden is responsible for the anime.
With a similar team as was seen in season 1, you can expect some engaging visuals, and anime themes for the second season as well.
The Eminence in Shadow Story and Plot Details for Season 2
Season 2 of The Eminence in Shadow will see Cid and the Shadow Garden as they visit the Lawless City. The first season adapted the first two volumes of the light novel series, so the second season will begin from the third volume.
Volume 3 is set in the Lawless City, which is a den of criminals where a mysterious Blood Queen resides. Blood Queen is a Progenitor Vampire who is in her coffin for many years now. However, upon entering the city he soon finds out that three rules of the city – Crimson the vampire, Yukime the Spirit Fox, and Juggernaut the Tyrant are all after him.
The Story of The Eminence in Shadow
In the first season of the series, Kageno Minoru, a Japanese high school student, is completely obsessed with becoming a superhero-like figure. Unfortunately, he dies in a road accident, only to be reborn in a magical world as Cid Kageno.
Utilizing the skills he acquired in his previous life, Cid grows up to become the most powerful person in the world, but he hides his true abilities behind an ordinary facade. Simultaneously, Cid rescues a group of Elf women from a curse that has disfigured them, and he trains them to become formidable warriors. To motivate them, he invents a fictional tale about the evil Cult of Diabolos.
Surprisingly, the Cult actually exists, and when the Elf women embark on a mission to destroy it, forming a group called the Shadow Garden, Cid mistakenly believes they have grown tired of his childish games. Throughout the rest of the series, Cid essentially plays a grand game, switching between acting as a common character and appearing as his alter ego, Shadow, the Eminence in Shadow.
Meanwhile, the Shadow Garden diligently works to eradicate the Cult of Diabolos, while Cid himself becomes entangled in their actions, mostly unaware of the true events unfolding around him.
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Characters and Cast
The second season is produced by Studio Nexus, who was also responsible for season 1 of the anime. Details of the anime are under wraps, but we do know that the voice cast from season 1 is returning for season 2.
The new ending theme song, “Darling in the Night” will be performed by the voice actresses of the Seven Shades. HIDIVE has not released any information on the voice cast for the English dub. However, it is likely that the cast of season 1 will return.
Where to Watch The Eminence in Shadow Season 2
HIDIVE has acquired the streaming rights for season 2 of The Eminence in Shadow. Just like season 1, the anime will later be available on Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video. The show is expected to release in Fall 2023, however, no official release date has been announced as of today.
Fans are excited with the news of The Eminence in Shadow season 2. The new season is under production and will debut later in 2023. HIDIVE has confirmed that the show will stream on its platform exclusively before making its way to other platforms.
Although there is no confirmed release date for season 2, HIDIVE announced that the show will be released in 2023. One thing is for sure the anime has remained faithful to its source material, so season 2 will be full of action and adventure.
If you cannot wait for the second season can continue the story by reading the manga or the light novel. We will keep you updated regarding any changes or announcements regarding the show.