The Eminence in Shadow will start premiering by October 5, 2022 on select Japanese TV channels. They also revealed their 3rd trailer for the show.
Check the broadcast schedule below, everyone follows the October 5 (Wednesday) premiere except for TV Aichi:
- AT-X – Every Wednesday (22:30 ~ 10:30 PM) (Will have rerun episodes every Friday 10:30 AM; and every Tuesday 4:30 PM)
- TOKYO MX – Every Wednesday (23:30 ~ 11:30 PM)
- KBS Kyoto – Every Wednesday (24:30 ~ 12:30 AM)
- sun tv – Every Wednesday (24:30 ~ 12:30 AM)
- BS NTV – Every Wednesday (24:30 ~ 12:30 AM)
- TV Aichi – October 6, every Thursday (26:35 ~ 2:35 AM)
Take note that the broadcast schedule may still be subject for change. The official Twitter account of the anime will be updating such changes.
The Eminence in Shadow is about a boy who was reincarnated to a magical world. Cid Kagenou is not concerned of playing as a hero or a villain in this world. He instead wants to be the mastermind of it all, using the strings to create the story. He wanted to feel the power of being the man behind the scenes. Pretending to be an average mob character, he created a fake organization, Shadow Garden. It is meant to go after a cult, which Cid thought of it as a joke. Until he discovered that a dark cult really exists, the Diabolos Cult.
See the official tweet with the trailer below:
Watch the latest trailer here:
The Eminence in Shadow was announced to have an anime adaptation last October 2021. It released its first trailer and teaser visual.
The first trailer can be watched here:
The second trailer was released last March 2022. Check it below:
The second teaser visual was also shared last March, revealing the characters. See to it below:
Daisuke Aizawa is the author of The Eminence in Shadow. He first published the work on an online novel website, Shousetsuka ni Narou! (Let’s Become Novelists!) in 2018. In that same year, it was acquired by Enterbrain from Kadokawa to be published in a physical light novel book. Currently, there are 4 volumes on sale. East and West is the illustrator of the novels.
Anri Sakano is credited for the manga adaptation of the work in 2019. The original character designs by Tozai were also featured. It is serialized in Kadokawa’s Comp Ace magazine. There are 7 volumes available, with the 8th volume coming soon this September 26, 2022.
The Eminence in Shadow‘s English publication is licensed by Yen Press. In 2020, the light novel started to get released. Currently, there are 4 volumes of the light novel. The manga, on the other hand, became available in 2021. It has published 5 volumes up to date.
There is a spin-off manga series of the work, Shadow Guard, and it currently has 3 volumes. It began serialization in Kadokawa’s Comp Ace magazine in 2020. Seta U is credited for the spin-off’s manga adaptation.