The anime adaptation of Eminence in Shadow is getting a second season. The new season was announced during a live stream event commemorating the broadcast of the first season’s final episode.
There was also a brief trailer teasing the Lawless City and its three monarchs, as well as an atmospheric teaser visual for The Eminence in Shadow Season 2.
It was also revealed that the Rose of Garden event in The Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden mobile game will tie in with the light novels. The event will begin on February 23 and will include a limited-time story as well as rewards. A Rose of Garden trailer featuring Lambda and Rose Oriana was released (in her Shadow Garden costume).
The Eminence in Shadow’s first season premiered on October 5, 2022, and lasted 20 episodes. The anime is based on Daisuke Aizawa’s isekai light novel series, which began in 2018 and will end in December 2022 with five volumes published by Kadokawa.
The Enterbrain-published light novels sparked a manga series by Anri Sakano and a manga spin-off by Seta U.
The Eminence in Shadow Synopsis:
For as long as he can remember, Minoru Kagenou has been obsessed with becoming as strong as possible, which has led him to engage in all manner of rigorous training. This wish, however, is not motivated by a desire to be noticed by others; rather, Minoru strives to blend in with the crowd. So, during the day, he acts like any other student, but at night, he arm himself with a crowbar and ruthlessly thrashes local biker gangs. Minoru’s dreams appear to be dashed after being involved in a truck accident. In his final moments, he laments his powerlessness—he couldn’t overcome his human limitations no matter how hard he trained.
Instead of dying, Minoru reawakens as Cid, the second child of the noble Kagenou family, in another world where magic is commonplace. With the power he craved finally at his disposal, he takes the moniker “Shadow” and forms Shadow Garden: a group whose sole purpose is to combat the enigmatic Cult of Diablos, an organisation entirely created in Cid’s imagination. However, as Shadow Garden expands in size and power, it becomes clear that the Cult of Diablos is not as fictitious as Cid had intended.