HIDIVE announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the second television anime season of Daisuke Aizawa‘s The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series at 10:30 a.m. EDT on October 4, the same day as the season’s premiere.
The English cast, which features returning members, includes:
Additional voices include Andrew Love, Blake Shepard, Blake Weir, Brianna Roberts, Cameron Bautsch, Cat Thomas, Chris Hutchison, Courtland Johnson, Cyrus Rodas, Elissa Cuellar, Emi Lo, Genevieve Simmons, Heath Morrow, Jack Stansbury, Jay Hickman, Joe Daniels, John Swasey, Joshua Swasey, Jovan Jackson, Kalin Coates, Kyle Colby Jones, Liz Arends, Louis Gallindo, Mark X Laskowski, Patrick Marrero, Scott Gibbs, Shane Fenimore, and Shannon Emerick.
The first season of the anime premiered in October 2022, and it ended last February.
HIDIVE describes the story:
Some people just aren’t suited to playing the part of the flashy, in-your-face hero or the dastardly, mustache-twirling villain with larger-than-life panache. Instead, they operate in the shadows and pull the strings of society through wit and cleverness. That’s the role Cid wants to play when he’s transported to another world. Cid spins a yarn or three and becomes the unlikely leader of the underground Shadow Garden organization that fights against a menacing cult (which he totally made up). However, there’s a catch even his wild imagination didn’t see coming: the cult he concocted actually exists, and they’re beyond displeased that his power fantasy just got in the way of their evil plans!
Kazuya Nakanishi (chief animation director for Darwin’s Game) is directing the anime at Nexus (Darwin’s Game, Granbelm). Makoto Iino (Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Demon Lord, Retry!) is adapting Tōzai‘s original character designs for animation. Kanichi Katou (Black Clover, Those Snow White Notes) is overseeing the series scripts. Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the music.
Aizawa began serializing the story on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become Novelists) website in May 2018, and Kadokawa began publishing the story in physical volumes with art by Tōzai, beginning with the first volume in November 2018. Anri Sakano launched the manga adaptation in Kadokawa‘s Comp Ace magazine in December 2018. Seta U launched a spinoff manga titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Shadow Gaiden (The Eminence in Shadow – Shadow Side Story) in Comp Ace in July 2019.
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