The Eminence in Shadow Prepares Its Return With A Trailer

2024-05-27
The Eminence in Shadow Prepares Its Return With A Trailer

During a special event for the anime adaptation of "The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!)," a new promotional video for the film "The Eminence in Shadow – Lost Echoes" was revealed, which is scheduled for release on October 4 in theaters in Japan.

This upcoming film will serve as a direct sequel to the events of the second season, so it will be canonical to the franchise and necessary to watch to understand an eventual third season.

For their part, Daisuke Aizawa and Touzai began publishing the light novels through Kadokawa in November 2018, with a manga adaptation by Anri Sakano being published in Monthly Comp Ace magazine since December 2018. The franchise has inspired two seasons of an anime adaptation, which to date total thirty-two episodes.

Production Equipment

  • Kazuya Nakanishi (Darwin's Game) directed the second season at Nexus Studios (Darwin's Game, Granbelm).
  • Makoto Iino (Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Demon Lord, Retry!) was in charge of character design in the second season.
  • Kanichi Katou (Black Clover, Those Snow White Notes) wrote and supervised the scripts for the second season.
  • Kenichiro Suehiro (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Enen no Shouboutai, Goblin Slayer) was in charge of composing the soundtrack in the second season.
The Eminence in Shadow Prepares Its Return With A Trailer

Synopsis of The Eminence in Shadow

For as long as he can remember, Minoru Kagenou has been obsessed with becoming as strong as possible, which has led him to perform all kinds of rigorous workouts. However, this desire is not born out of a desire to be recognized by others, but rather Minoru does his best to blend in with the crowd. So, while during the day he pretends to be an ordinary student, at night he arms himself with a crowbar and mercilessly beats the local biker gangs. However, when Minoru is involved in a truck accident, his ambitions seem to come to an abrupt end. In his final moments, he laments his helplessness: no matter how much he trained, there was nothing he could do to overcome his human limitations.

But instead of dying, Minoru wakes up as Cid, the second son of the noble Kagenou family, in another world where magic is commonplace. With the power he so desperately desired, he finally calls himself "Shadow" and founds Shadow Garden: a group whose sole purpose is to combat the enigmatic Cult of Devils, an organization born from Cid's imagination. However, as Shadow Garden grows in both membership and influence, it becomes increasingly apparent that the Cult of Devils is not as fictional as Cid intended.

Source: Comic Natalie

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