During the broadcast scheduled for today, the production of a second season for the anime adaptation of the light novels written by daisuke aizawa and illustrated by Touzai, The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!), which will continue with the same production team at Nexus studios. The statement, however, did not reveal the scheduled release date, although a previous leak already assured that it will be in Fall-2023 (October-December) and that it will only last one arc (twelve or thirteen episodes).
The first season premiered during the season of Autumn-2022 (October-December) and was confirmed with a total of twenty episodes, while the platform HIDIVE is in charge of its distribution in the West. Aizawa and Touzai began publishing the light novels through the publisher kadokawa in November 2018, with a manga adaptation by Anri Sakano getting published in the magazine Monthly Comp Ace since December 2018.
- kazuya nakanishi(Darwin’s Game) was in charge of directing the first season at the studiosnexus(Darwin’s Game, Grandbelm).
- Makoto Iino(Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Demon Lord, Retry!) handled the character designs for the first season.
- Kanichi Katō(Black Clover, Those Snow White Notes) was in charge of writing and supervising the scripts in the first season.
- Kenichiro Suehiro(Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Enen no Shouboutai, Goblin Slayer) was in charge of the composition of the soundtrack in the first season.
Synopsis for The Eminence in Shadow
Great heroes and diabolical villains are the kind of characters people yearn to be, but this is not the case with Cid Kagenou. He aspires to become the mastermind behind it all, pulling the strings and making his machinations drive the whole story. In his previous life in Japan he couldn’t achieve his goals, but now, reborn in a world of magic, he will show the true eminence of shadow! While Cid pretends to be just another filler character, he recruits members of his (fake) Shadow Garden organization, with the goal of taking down a mysterious cult that he lurks in the shadows. His (fake) organization against the disgusting (but surprisingly real) Cult of Diabolos.
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The Eminence in Shadow entry confirms a second season was first published on Kudasai.