The Eminence in Shadow Airs For Two Consecutive Cours, 20 Episodes in Total

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©Daisuke Aizawa,KADOKAWA/Shadow Garden

The production team for The Eminence in Shadow has announced on their Twitter account that the series will air for two consecutive cours at around a total of 20 episodes. The anime is scheduled to premiere on October 5, 2022. 

The production staff of The Eminence in Shadow consists of Kazuya Nakanishi (Comic Girls assistant director, Vivid Strike! main animator) as director, Kanichi Katou (Those Snow White Notes) as series screenwriter, and Makoto Iino (Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town) as character designer. Nexus is the animation production company. 

The ensemble voice cast for the series includes Seiichirou Yamashita as Cid Kagenou, Kana Hanazawa as Alexia Midgar, Youko Hikasa as Iris Midgar, Asami Seto as Alpha, Inori Minase as Beta, Suzuko Mimori as Gamma, Fairouz Ai as Delta, Hisako Kanemoto as Epsilon, Ayaka Asai as Zeta, and Reina Kondou as Eta. Additional cast members include Rina Hidaka as Claire Kagenou, Haruka Shiraishi as Rose Oriana, and Saya Aizawa as Sherry Barnett.

The original light novels are written by Daisuke Aizawa with illustrations from Azunishi. It was first published by Kadokawa in November 2018 after starting out as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou. Four volumes have been released as of February 2021 under the Enterbrain label. A manga adaptation was also launched by Sakano Anri, as well as a comedic manga spin-off by Seta U. Yen Press releases both the light novels and manga series in English.  

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HIDIVE is streaming the anime series this coming Fall 2022. It describes the synopsis as: 

Some people just aren’t suited to playing the part of the flashy, in-your-face hero or the dastardly, mustache-twirling villain with larger-than-life panache. Instead, they operate in the shadows and pull the strings of society through wit and cleverness. That’s the role Cid wants to play when he’s transported to another world. Cid spins a yarn or three and becomes the unlikely leader of the underground Shadow Garden organization that fights against a menacing cult (which he totally made up). However, there’s a catch even his wild imagination didn’t see coming: the cult he concocted actually exists, and they’re beyond displeased that his power fantasy just got in the way of their evil plans!

Source: The Eminence in Shadow Official Twitter 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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