The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 revealed a new trailer, along with an October 12 premiere date. HIDIVE previously listed the anime for a 2023 release on its platform. The second season of the anime will have 12 episodes. Studio Nexus is returning to animate.
The information was revealed during a joint stream for the anime and the Master of Garden game, which is celebrating its six-month anniversary. Cast information for the second season was also updated:
- Tomokazu Sugita as Crimson
- Takeshi Koyama as Juggernaut
- Shizuka Ito as Yukime
- Ai Kakuma as Mary
The first season of The Eminence in Shadow premiered on October 5, 2022, and it had a total of 20 episodes which aired over 2 cours. Kazuya Nakanishi directed it at studio Nexus. HIDIVE is streaming it.
The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) is a Japanese light novel series by Daisuke Aizawa. Enterbrain has been serializing it with Tozai’s illustrations since 2018. There is also a manga adaptation by Anri Skano, which is serialized in Kadokawa Shoten. Yen Press is publishing both light novels and manga in English. The second season of the anime will adapt volume 3 of the light novel, and you can read the synopsis below:
Deep within the Lawless City lies the Blood Queen, a Progenitor Vampire, slumbering in her coffin for many moons. An expert at landing himself in trouble, Cid should know better than to go after her…but he’s dying to get a piece of the action. It’s time he shed his daytime persona to take on the role of Shadow! It seems, however, that he’s not the only one with this idea. Soon enough, he finds the three rulers of the Lawless City—Juggernaut the Tyrant, Yukime the Spirit Fox, and Crimson the vampire—are all on his tail. To complicate things even further, the Shadow Garden descends on the scene as the hour of the Blood Queen’s awakening looms closer and closer…
Source: Special stream
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