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The Eminence in Shadow anime could have more episodes

This morning, the French streaming service Anime Digital Network shared an unexpected update, ensuring that the anime adaptation of the light novels written by daisuke aizawa and illustrated by Touzai, The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!), would have a total of “three parts“, and not two, as previously announced.

It should be noted that the series is announced with a total of two arcs (two quarters) of consecutive transmission, which will accumulate a total of twenty episodes. However, the streaming platform assured at that time that there would be three, something that would indirectly confirm that there are more episodes planned. ««The anime “The Eminence in Shadow” will be divided into three seasons. The sequel to the current series returns in January», wrote the medium.

However, the platform itself published a second update later, without removing the previous one: «Errata. We got a little carried away… Indeed, “The Eminence in Shadow” will only be divided into two parts, and not three, for twenty episodes. But the good news is that the first part will end with episode 13. Sorry for the inconvenience. We didn’t do it on purpose, seriously», wrote the medium.

Is it possible for a streaming platform to be wrong about a series it broadcasts? Seems pretty suspicious, especially since It would not be the first time that a platform has gone ahead to reveal exclusive information that the production has not announced.. In the end, all that remains is to wait for an official statement.

The series has been broadcast since October 20 and is confirmed with a total of twenty episodes, while the platform HIDIVE is in charge of its distribution in the West. Aizawa and Touzai began publishing the light novels through the publisher kadokawa in November 2018, with a manga adaptation by Anri Sakano getting published in the magazine Monthly Comp Ace since December 2018.

Production team

  • kazuya nakanishi (Darwin’s Game) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios nexus (Darwin’s Game, Grandbelm).
  • Makoto Iino (Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Demon Lord, Retry!) is in charge of character design.
  • Kanichi Katō (Black Clover, Those Snow White Notes) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Kenichiro Suehiro (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Enen no Shouboutai, Goblin Slayer) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.

Synopsis for The Eminence in Shadow

Great heroes and diabolical villains are the kind of characters people yearn to be, but this is not the case with Cid Kagenou. He aspires to become the mastermind behind it all, pulling the strings and making his machinations drive the whole story. In his previous life in Japan he couldn’t achieve his goals, but now, reborn in a world of magic, he will show the true eminence of shadow! While Cid pretends to be just another filler character, he recruits members of his (fake) Shadow Garden organization, with the goal of taking down a mysterious cult that he lurks in the shadows. His (fake) organization against the disgusting (but surprisingly real) Cult of Diabolos.

Font: @ADNanime on Twitter

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