The Eminence in Shadow anime ending in 2023 with 2 cours, 20 episodes

The Eminence in Shadow screenshot
Screenshot from the trailer for the upcoming anime Eminence in Shadow. Pic credit: Nexus Studio

The Eminence in Shadow release date is on October 5, 2022, the Fall 2022 anime season.

On September 27, 2022, it was revealed via the anime’s official Twitter that 20 episodes will air as two consecutive cours starting October 5, 2020. Assuming that there are no major breaks in broadcasting that means The Eminence in Shadows Episode 20 release date will be in March 2023.

The Eminence in Shadow (陰の実力者になりたくて!, Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) premiere date was confirmed by its third trailer PV revealed on September 7.

The Kage no Jitsuryokusha will debut on AT-X, TOKYO MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, BS NTV (October 5) and TV Aichi (October 6, 2022). The anime will also stream via ABEMA and d Anime Store on October 5, 2022.

The Eminence in Shadow cast and staff

Kazuya Nakanishi is directing The Eminence in Shadow dark fantasy isekai  TV anime at Nexus. Kanichi Katou is in charge of the series scripts, while Makoto Iino is handling character design. Tozai’s is credited with original designs, while Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the music.

The previously announced cast members for The Eminence in Shadow anime include:

  • Seiichiro Yamashita — Cid Kagenou
  • Kana Hanazawa — Alexia Midgar
  • Youko Hikasa — Iris Midgar
  • Asami Seto — Alpha
  • Inori Minase — Beta
  • Suzuko Mimori — Gamma
  • Ai Fairouz — Delta
  • Hisako Kanemoto — Epsilon
  • Ayaka Asai — Zeta
  • Reina Kondo — Eta
  • Rina Hidaka — Claire Kagenou
  • Saya Aizawa — Sherry Barnett
  • Haruka Shiraishi — Rose Oriana

The OP theme song is “HIGHEST” by OxT.

The ED theme song is “Darling in the Night” and is performed by the seven seiyuu voicing the Seven Shades (Asami Seto, Inori Minase, Suzuko Mimori, Hisako Kanemoto, Ayaka Asai, Ai Fairouz, and Reina Kondou).

About The Eminence in Shadow light novel and manga series

The Eminence in Shadow anime series is based on the eponymous light novels written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Tōzai.

The novels were initially (May 2018) serialized on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. In November 2018, Enterbrain acquired publishing rights for the series and has since published 4 volumes.

The Kage no Jitsuryokusha light novels also inspired a manga adaptation in 2018. The mangaka is Anri Sakano and the series is still ongoing. The Eminence in Shadow manga has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace magazine. The individual chapters have been collected into eight tankōbon volumes as of September 26, 2022. Volume 9 is scheduled to be released on October 25, 2022.

A spin-off manga series titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Shadow Gaiden by Seta U, also serialized in Comp Ace, has been ongoing since 2019. So far, there are only two tankōbon volumes.

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