The teaser trailers and preview images for episode 3 of The Eminence in Shadow have been released. Episode 3 will air on October 19, 2022, and one of the main characters, Alexia Midgar, who Kana Hanazawa voices, will finally make an appearance. The protagonist, Cid will also start attending classes at the Midgar Royal Spellsword Academy like his sister.
A video featuring princess Alexia Midgar, the new character who will appear in the next episode has also been released:
You can also check out the 6 preview images that were uploaded on the anime’s official website. HIDIVE has been streaming The Eminence in Shadow anime since October 5, 2022, and it currently has 2 episodes available. Kazuya Nakanishi is directing the show at studio Nexus.
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The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) is a Japanese light novel series by Daisuke Aizawa. Enterbrain has been publishing it with Tōzai’s illustrations since November 2018, and it currently has 4 volumes in circulation. Anri Sakano is working on a manga adaptation that is currently being serialized by Kadokawa Shoten. The manga currently has 7 volumes available as we speak. The same publisher is publishing a spin-off manga titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Shadow Gaiden, and as of now, it has 2 volumes in circulation. Yen Press is publishing the original The Eminence in Shadow light novel series in English:
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!
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