The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 was confirmed in the season 1 finale episode that premiered on 15 Feb 2023.
The episode ended on a sad note when Rose becomes ‘Soldier 666’ in Shadow Garden’s army after going through a merciless treatment that took away everything she had, including her name, clothes and the only memory of Cid.
Meanwhile, Shadow can be seen praising himself for his perfect role-playing with Iris and Beatrix while playing piano. The episode concludes with the falling of a black feather on piano.
The dark fantasy isekai anime series has been adapted from the light novel series of the same name written by Japanese author Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Tōzai. It began serialization online in May 2018 and is still ongoing.
A manga adaptation of this LN has also been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s seinen manga magazine Comp Ace and has been licensed by Yen Press in North American countries.
The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Release Date and Time
A second season for The Eminence in Shadow was confirmed during a special in Feb 2023 and it is set to premiere in October 2023, according to the recent announcement on the Shadow-garden JP.
It will have 12 episodes in total with an average runtime of 23 minutes. All the episodes will be available for streaming on HIDIVE inside the United States.
The first season was released in October 2022 inside Japan and was quickly licensed by HIDIVE for international audience. English dubbed episodes started airing from 26 Dec 2022.
Some insiders were already speculating that the Eminence in Shadow Season 2 will be shorter than the first season and have less number of episodes and it turns out to be true because it has 12 episodes.
It might be because the Light novel has 5 volumes in circulation. Out of which, the first season has covered first 2 volumes and the second season will open with the Vol 3 of LN, that sets in the Lawless City.
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An official trailer for for The Eminence in Shadow season 2 has been released on 28 May 2023 and a special was aired after the season 1 finale inside Japan. Both the promotional videos can be viewed on the Kadokawa Anime YT Channel.
The short clip of 26 seconds has revealed many important plot details like the legendary RED MOON, Living Corpses, The Lawless City, and villains like The Spirit Fox, Tyrant, Progenitor Vampire, that will play a significant role in the upcoming season.
Since we are entering into the lawless city, we can expect to see a den of criminals and dangerous vampires where the only Law is survival of the fittest.
Where to watch The Eminence in Shadow season 2?
The Eminence in Shadow season 2 will be released for HIDIVE subscribers inside the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Germany, and France.
What will happen in The Eminence in Shadow Season 2?
I have read all the five volumes of Daisuke’s LN Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! and they are addictive.
Here, I will try to give you some details without giving too much spoilers. Let’s begin with Iris.
Princess Iris is fuming with anger and frustration after facing a sour defeat on the hands of Shadow. She will make every possible attempt to hunt him down but it’s not going to be easy.
The transformation of Princess Rose to Soldier 666 in Shadow Garden’s Army will make a huge impact. She will undergo intense training and struggles to reconcile her traumatic past while finding her true identity and purpose in the Shadow Garden.
Beatrix is sad for not being able to find her missing niece till now but as she intensifies her search, she uncovers connections to Eminence’s past and realize that her niece might hold a key to stop him.
With the new secret base in the old Kingdom of Alexandria, we will be able to learn more about the origins of Shadow Garden and its hidden history.