The Eminence in Shadow Anime Getting 2nd Season

©Daisuke Aizawa,KADOKAWA/Shadow Garden

The Eminence in Shadow anime adaptation is set to continue with a second season. The new season was announced during a live stream event commemorating the broadcast of the first season’s final episode.

A brief trailer, which teases the Lawless City and its three monarchs, and an atmospheric teaser visual for The Eminence in Shadow 2nd Season were revealed as well.

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

Additionally, it was announced that The Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden mobile game will have an event called Rose of Garden that will connect to the light novels. The event, which will offer a story limited to the event as well as rewards, will kick off on February 23. A Rose of Garden trailer previewing Lambda and Rose Oriana (in her Shadow Garden costume) was released.

©Daisuke Aizawa,KADOKAWA/Shadow Garden

The Eminence in Shadow‘s first season premiered on October 5, 2022 and ran for 20 episodes. The anime is based on the Kadokawa-published isekai light novel series by Daisuke Aizawa with illustrations from Azunishi, which began in 2018 and has five volumes as of December 2022. 

Yen Press describes the light novels’ first volume as:

Even in his past life, Cid’s dream wasn’t to become a protagonist or a final boss. He’d rather lie low as a minor character until it’s prime time to reveal he’s a mastermind…or at least, do the next best thing-pretend to be one! And now that he’s been reborn into another world, he’s ready to set the perfect conditions to live out his dreams to the fullest. Armed with his overactive imagination, Cid jokingly recruits members to his organization and makes up a whole backstory about an evil cult that they need to take down. Well, as luck would have it, these imaginary adversaries turn out to be the real deal-and everyone knows the truth but him!

The cast of the show 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 Episolon

•Ayaka Asai as Zeta

•Reina Kondou as Eta

•Rina Hidaka as Claire Kagenou

•Haruka Shiraishi as Rose Oriana

•Saya Aizawa as Sherry Barnett

The light novels are published under the Enterbrain label and have inspired a manga series by Anri Sakano and a manga spin-off by Seta U

Source: KADOKAWAanime YouTube channel

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