HIDIVE shared some exciting news on Friday, revealing their plans to kick off the English dub streaming of the second season of Daisuke Aizawa’s The Eminence in Shadow on October 4 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, on the same day as the season’s debut. This season promises a total of 12 action-packed episodes.
HIDIVE, in collaboration with Kadokawa, already treated fans to a global premiere screening at this year’s Anime Expo on July 1.
Kadokawa also recently unveiled a promotional video for the upcoming second season, giving fans a sneak peek. The video introduced the opening theme song, “Grayscale Dominator,” performed by the music duo OxT, who fans might remember from the anime’s first season.
In this series, we follow the adventures of Cid Kagenou, a guy who’s convinced that he’s the mastermind behind the scenes, the puppeteer pulling all the strings. The catch? He’s not a hero or a villain or anything; he’s just an ordinary guy with a wild imagination.
But that doesn’t stop him from pretending to be a shadowy figure, controlling everything behind the curtains.
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The Eminence in Shadow S2 Releases in October
The anime is directed by Kazuya Nakanishi and produced by studio Nexus. Makoto Iino is adapting Tōzai’s original character designs, Kanichi Katou writes the scripts and Kenichiro Suehiro composes the music.
The English dub of The Eminence in Shadow is directed by John Swasey with Kalin Black writing the script and Brent Marshall handling the mix. Patrick Marrero is the audio engineer.
The English dub cast includes Adam Gibbs as Cid Kageno/Shadow, Christina Kelly as Alpha, Annie Wild as Beta, Elissa Cuellar as Gamma, Raven Troup as Delta, Ellen Evans as Epsilon, Dominique Meyer as Zeta, Patricia Duran as Iris and Genevieve Simmons as Eta.
Additionally, Liz Arends voices Lambda, Cat Thomas voices Nu, Kalin Coates voices Chi, Skyler Sinclair voices Omega, Christie Guidry voices 665, Dominique Meyer voices 664, Luci Christian voices Claire, Olivia Swasey voices Alexia, and Donna Bella Litton voices Rose/666.
Shelley Calene-Black voices Aurora, Brianna Roberts voices Elisabeth, Katelyn Barr voices Mary, Dickie Sanders voices Crimson, Courtney, Lomelo voices Yukime, Luis Galindo voices Juggernaut, Chris Hutchison voices Watchdog, Emi Lo voices Marie and Greg Ayres voices Po.
Lastly, Nathan Wilson voices Skel, Justin Doran voices Goldy, Andrew Love voices Quinton, Shannon Emerick voices Claudia, Kara Greenberg voicesKana, Mark X Laskowski voices Garter, Ian Sinclair voices Gettan, Allison Sumrall voices Natsu, Kira Vincent Davis voices Kana, Blake Weir voices Marco, and Adam Gibbs voices John Smith.
Some people just aren’t cut out for the flashy hero or villain gig with all the dramatic flair. Cid, on the other hand, prefers the shadows, where wit and cleverness dominate. When he’s unexpectedly transported to another world (isekai’d), he seizes the chance to become the mastermind he’s always imagined.
Cid creates a web of deception and finds himself at the top of the Shadow Garden organization, battling a cult (that he completely made up). Little did he know, his wild fantasies collided with reality as the very cult he fabricated turned out to be all too real, and they were none too pleased with his meddling in their sinister affairs.
As Cid makes everything up just to seem cool and edgy, readers and viewers are treated to a rollercoaster of witty banter, hilarious mishaps, and epic situations. The story’s casual tone allows us to connect with Cid and his eclectic group of women, making us feel like we’re part of their world.
From the very first episode, you’re hooked. You’ll find yourself laughing at the absurdity but you’ll be unable to stop watching The Eminence in Shadow. A part of “trashy isekai,” you’ll definitely enjoy this series if you’re an isekai fan.
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