The Second Season of The Eminence in Shadow Anime: Trailer and Theme Song Preview

Daisuke Aizawa first introduced "The Eminence in Shadow" on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) website in May 2018.

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By Sonu | Oct 6, 2023 | 4 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

In the world of anime fans, excitement is building as Kadokawa releases the teaser for the second season of Daisuke Aizawa’s light novel series “The Eminence in Shadow” (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!). This tantalising preview of the upcoming season is sure to have fans on the edge of their seats, but it also includes a sneak peek of the mesmerising ending theme song, “Polaris in the Night,” performed by Shadow Garden Numbers, a talented group comprised of Ikumi Hasegawa, Maaya Uchida, Mayu Minami, and Ryko Maekawa.

A Recap of Season One

For those who need a refresher on “The Eminence in Shadow,” the anime’s creative team has meticulously created a digest video that summarises the first season. This is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the complexities of the plot before jumping into the new season.

Season Two Premiere Details

The highly anticipated second season is set to premiere on Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. JST on AT-X, followed by broadcasts on other networks. With a total of 12 episodes, this season promises to deliver even more of the captivating storytelling fans have come to love. HIDIVE will be streaming the anime, and for English-speaking viewers, a treat awaits – an English dub will be available on the same day as the Japanese premiere.

HIDIVE and Kadokawa thrilled fans worldwide with a special world premiere screening of the anime at Anime Expo on July 1 earlier this year. This gesture underscores the international appeal of “The Eminence in Shadow.”

A Familiar Team Returns

Fans can rest assured that the core creative team is returning for the second season at the esteemed studio Nexus. This continuity ensures that the series will maintain the same high-quality production values that have become its hallmark.

Music enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the dynamic music duo OxT is making a triumphant return to perform the opening theme song, “grayscale dominator.” Their contribution adds another layer of excitement to the series.

Reflecting on Season One

For those who may have missed the first season or are new to the series, “The Eminence in Shadow” made its debut in October 2022 and concluded in February. Its unique storyline and charismatic characters quickly garnered a dedicated fanbase.


HIDIVE provides a tantalizing glimpse into the world of “The Eminence in Shadow.” The story revolves around individuals who thrive in the shadows, orchestrating the intricate workings of society with their intelligence and cunning. Our protagonist, Cid, finds himself transported to another world, where he aspires to become the mastermind behind the secretive Shadow Garden organization. However, Cid’s vivid imagination takes an unexpected twist when the menacing cult he invented for his power fantasy turns out to be a real threat.

Behind the Scenes

Kazuya Nakanishi, known for his role as the chief animation director for “Darwin’s Game,” takes the helm as the director of the anime at Nexus. Makoto Iino adapts Tōzai’s original character designs for animation, ensuring the characters’ faithful representation. Kanichi Katou oversees the series scripts, while Kenichiro Suehiro lends his musical talents to compose the score.

In addition to the anime adaptations, Yen Press has licensed both the light novels and the manga adaptation, allowing fans to explore the story in different formats.

The Journey Thus Far

Daisuke Aizawa first introduced “The Eminence in Shadow” on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become Novelists) website in May 2018. Kadokawa later began publishing the story in physical volumes, accompanied by art from the talented Tōzai, starting in November 2018. Anri Sakano brought the story to life in manga form, debuting in Kadokawa’s Comp Ace magazine in December 2018. Additionally, Seta U launched a spinoff manga titled “Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Shadow Gaiden” (The Eminence in Shadow – Shadow Side Story) in Comp Ace in July 2019.

Beyond the Screens

For fans who crave more interaction with the world of “The Eminence in Shadow,” the “Master of Garden” game was launched for iOS, Android, and PC in November 2022. Crunchyroll Games has ensured that English-speaking audiences can also partake in this gaming experience.

As the second season of “The Eminence in Shadow” beckons, fans old and new have much to look forward to. With its intriguing storyline, memorable characters, and talented creative team, this anime promises to be a highlight of the season for anime enthusiasts around the globe. Get ready to be enthralled by the shadows once more!

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