As one of the headliners of the 2022 anime, it was only a matter of time before the new season of Eminence in Shadows got a release date announcement.
After a successful 20-episode run, Eminence in Shadow was renewed for a new season on February 2023. Kodakawa recently released a promotional video for the upcoming season alongside a release date window.
The Eminence in Shadows season 2 is set to release in October 2023. Apart from the release date window, the exact release date is yet to be revealed.
You can watch the promotional video below:
The series follows Minoru Kagenou who is obsessed with becoming strong, undergoing strenuous training. From the outside, he seems like an average student, but at night he is a crowbar-wielding vigilante, fighting local biker gangs and criminals.
In classic Issekai fashion, he dies in a truck accident during one of his nightly patrols and is transported to another world, where magic is the norm.
He is reborn as Cid, a son of a noble family. He can finally achieve his dream of great strength in this world, and he forms a group called Shadow Of Gardens, whose main goal is to eradicate the Cult of Diablo.
Season 2 Plot
Season 2 will be about Kagenou and the Shadow of Gardens venturing into the Lawless City,
where the Blood Queen, a vampire, is about to wake from slumber.
The official synopsis for season 2 is as follows:
Deep within the Lawless City lies the Blood Queen, a Progenitor Vampire, slumbering in her coffin for many moons. An expert at landing himself in trouble, Cid should know better than to go after her…but he’s dying to get a piece of the action.
It’s time he shed his daytime persona to take on the role of Shadow! It seems, however, that he’s not the only one with this idea. Soon enough, he finds the three rulers of the Lawless City—Juggernaut the Tyrant, Yukime the Spirit Fox, and Crimson the vampire—are all on his tail.
To complicate things even further, the Shadow Garden descends on the scene as the hour of the Blood Queen’s awakening looms closer and closer…
Season 2 Release Date & Episode Count
The new season will air in October 2023. Unlike the first season, which had 20 episodes,
Season 2 will be much shorter, with only 12 episodes.
The anime will stream exclusively on HIDIVE, which owns streaming rights to the anime.