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
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.381 (scored by 176905176,905 users)
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Ranked: #1942
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Popularity: #680
Members: 343,553
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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.

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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


Asai, Ayaka


Kondou, Reina



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 ...
Jan 11, 2024
Mixed Feelings
It was okay. It's not a masterpiece nor the best anime of the century, and it's not even trying to be. Even the anime isn't taking itself seriously and I liked this one about it. It's comedic, light, enjoyable but that's pretty much it. It's perfect for watching something mindless after work with my 2 braincells left. It's not for everyone tho. If you can't ignore the unneccessary harem scenes, the fact that some characters have the personality of a rock which they are trying to overcompensate with breast size, or overlook the obvious logical holes in the plot, then it's really not for ...
Feb 1, 2024
Considering the enjoyment the 1st season brought to many people, myself included, I was extremely exited about season 2.

- No development for characters. Everyone seems just unbelievably dumb
- Villians are just....bad, might as well not exist at all.
- The humor is bad. 12 episodes, not sure I even smiled once, let alone laugh. Maybe if I were 7yo would have been better
- You can see the entire seasson in about 30 minutes. You can litterely skip through pretty much everything and just watch 5-8 minutes here and there just so you know who that caracter is and you are not actually ...

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