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The Eminence in Shadow Shares Trailer Ahead of Fall Debut

The second season of the anime series The Eminence in Shadow (a.k.a. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! in Japanese) will debut this October and consist of 12 episodes. Ahead of this a trailer has been released.

We also learned about these new cast members: Tsuyoshi Koyama will play Juggernaut, Shizuka Itou will play Yukime, Tomokazu Sugita will play Crimson, and Ai Kakuma will play Mary.

The anime is being made at Nexus with Kazuya Nakanishi helming the project as the director. The music is being composed by Kenichiro Suehiro, who has worked on a number of different anime, including Cells at Work! The person doing character designs for animation is Makoto Iino of Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town.

People can catch the first season on HIDIVE, which gave this description for the series:

“Some people just aren’t suited to playing the part of the flashy, in-your-face hero or the dastardly, mustache-twirling villain with larger-than-life panache. Instead, they operate in the shadows and pull the strings of society through wit and cleverness. That’s the role Cid wants to play when he’s transported to another world. Cid spins a yarn or three and becomes the unlikely leader of the underground Shadow Garden organization that fights against a menacing cult (which he totally made up). However, there’s a catch even his wild imagination didn’t see coming: the cult he concocted actually exists, and they’re beyond displeased that his power fantasy just got in the way of their evil plans!”

The franchise started out as a light novel series and has also gotten a manga adaptation. Both the novels and manga are being published in English through Yen Press.

Source: Anime News Network


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