A leak from Weibo reported that the anime adaptation of the light novels written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Touzai, The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!), will have a second season that will last twelve episodes. The information is not confirmed yet, but Confirmation could emerge after the final episode scheduled for February 15 in Japan.
The series has been broadcast since October 20 and is 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) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios nexus (Darwin’s Game, Grandbelm).
- Makoto Iino(Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Demon Lord, Retry!) is in charge of character design.
- Kanichi Katō(Black Clover, Those Snow White Notes) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Kenichiro Suehiro(Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Enen no Shouboutai, Goblin Slayer) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.
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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