Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 2nd Season

The Eminence in Shadow Season 2

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Synonyms: Shadow Garden 2nd Season
Japanese: 陰の実力者になりたくて! 2nd Season
English: The Eminence in Shadow Season 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2023 to Dec 20, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nexus
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.361 (scored by 188883188,883 users)
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Ranked: #2122
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Popularity: #657
Members: 358,309
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Enticed by its rumored wealth, Cid Kagenou happily tags along with his sister, Claire, on a trip to the infamous Lawless City. The region is ruled by three monarchs: Yukime, the Spirit Fox; Juggernaut, the Tyrant; and Elisabeth, a dormant progenitor vampire known as the Blood Queen. Hunting Elisabeth down serves as the perfect opportunity for Claire to prove her true mettle. On the other hand, Cid has different objectives—sneaking away from Claire's sight, collecting as much loot as possible, and making Shadow's glorious entrance at the perfect moment.

As Elisabeth's awakening draws near, her subordinate Crimson enacts a treacherous plot, sending the town into a frenzy. Searching for her now-missing brother, Claire finds an unexpected ally in Mary, a vampire hunter, and the pair hurry to the Crimson Tower—the home of the Blood Queen. Meanwhile, Beta and a small team of Shadow Garden recruits also arrive at the Lawless City. As the key players converge on the Crimson Tower, the stage is set for a grand confrontation under the crimson moon.

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Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 2nd Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD in three volumes by Kadokawa from January 24, 2024, to March 27, 2024. It adapts content from volumes 3 and 4 of the light novel.

Characters & Voice Actors

Kagenou, Cid

Yamashita, Seiichirou


Fairouz Ai


Seto, Asami


Minase, Inori

Kagenou, Claire

Hidaka, Rina

Midgar, Alexia

Hanazawa, Kana


Kanemoto, Hisako


Mimori, Suzuko


Kondou, Reina


Asai, Ayaka



Opening Theme

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"grayscale dominator" by OxT (eps 2-7,9-11)

Ending Theme

1: "grayscale dominator" by OxT (eps 1)
2: "Polaris in the Night" by Lambda (CV: Ikumi Hasegawa) (eps 2,10)
3: "Polaris in the Night" by Nu (CV: Maaya Uchida) (eps 3,6)
4: "Polaris in the Night" by Chi (CV: Mayu Minami) (eps 4,9)
5: "Polaris in the Night" by Omega (CV: Ryouko Maekawa) (eps 5,11)
6: "Everything is Changing" by Mayu Maeshima (前島麻由) (eps 7)
7: "Darling in the Night" by Shichikage (CV: Asami Seto, Inori Minase, Suzuko Mimori, Fairouz Ai, Hisako Kanemoto, Ayaka Asai, Reina Kondou) (eps 8)
8: "HIGHEST" by OxT (eps 12)


Dec 20, 2023
"We only have so much time, and so much effort. So I dedicated all of my time and effort to what mattered, and got rid of everything else."

These days for me, I tend to lose interest in a lot of shows after their first season (maybe because it was rushed or maybe it was simply that the concept was good but the progression got stale or boring). We all only have a limited amount of time, some people more than others, so should you spend your own precious time watching this? In short, yes, assuming you have watched season 1 this season builds upon the ...
Feb 28, 2024
Mixed Feelings
'The Eminence in Shadow' is a comedy subversion of a fantasy adventure, where the joke is that the hero of the story doesn't understand what's happening and doesn't take it seriously. It's complicated without being clever, and it proves that irony and self-awareness are not substitutes for meaningful conflicts, character growth, or properly timed punch lines. By season two, any given episode was barely holding my attention long enough to deliver its payload of mildly enjoyable action-comedy fan service.

I'm told you need a very high IQ to understand 'Rick and Morty'. Whether that's true or not, you do need a remarkably high degree of media ...
Dec 20, 2023
The last time I complained about this series I said that if this was a parody, it was a terrible one, but after analyzing it and talking to other people I have to come to a simple conclusion, Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! is not a parody, the novel is an actual work that uses isekai tropes in a completely unhinged way, the only reason why you hear the series is a parody is because people read the manga version, which is almost like a parody of the series and get to the conclusion that this series is a parody when it isn’t. Now, does ...

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