At the end of the broadcast of the final chapter for the animated adaptation of the light novels “The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!)”, the production of a film for the franchise was confirmed; will be titled “The Eminence in Shadow: Lost Echoes” and it will be a canonical story, since the title coincides with that of the fifth volume of the light novels.
In addition to this, it was confirmed that on December 28 a special broadcast will take place through YouTube in which new details will be revealed to us.
The Eminence in Shadow is a work written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Touzai which was first published in November 2018 through the publisher Kodokawa.
The first season of the anime premiered in October 2022 and had a total of 20 chapters licensed by Sentai Filmworks.
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Synopsis of The Eminence in Shadow
For as long as he can remember, Minoru Kagenou has been obsessed with becoming as strong as possible, which has led him to undergo all kinds of rigorous training.
However, this desire is not born from the desire to be recognized by others, but rather Minoru does his best to blend in with the crowd.
Thus, while during the day he pretends to be an ordinary student, at night he arms himself with a crowbar and mercilessly beats up the local motorcycle gangs. However, when Minoru suffers a truck accident, his ambitions seem to suddenly end.
In his final moments, he laments his helplessness: no matter how hard he trained, there was nothing he could do to overcome his human limitations.
But instead of dying, Minoru awakens as Cid, the second son of the noble Kagenou family, in another world where magic is commonplace.
With the power he longed for finally within his reach, he calls himself “Shadow” and founds Shadow Garden: a group whose sole purpose is to combat the enigmatic Cult of Devils, an organization born from Cid’s imagination.
However, as Shadow Garden grows in both membership and influence, it becomes increasingly apparent that the Devil Cult is not as fictional as Cid intended.
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