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The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Confirms Episode Count

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It has become a successful anime since its debut in 2022, but what is The Eminence in Shadow Season 2's episode count?

The isekai anime became a surprise hit among anime fans when it aired its first season.

It has proven successful enough that a second season started airing as soon as Fall 2023! So, naturally, fans want it to stay as long as possible.

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What Is The Eminence in Shadow About?

Based on a light novel series written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Tōzai, The Eminence in Shadow tells the story of aspiring mastermind Cid Kagenou.

We've seen plenty of isekai anime with an OP main character, but what if a character had no interest in becoming an overpowered hero?

Cid Kagenou's dream is to be a puppetmaster in the shadows; the mastermind behind every major event that happens.

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In the upcoming second season, we can expect to see vampires, which is uncommon in an anime series that predominantly draws inspiration from medieval fantasy settings.

The teaser trailer confirms that Season 2 will follow Cid and his Shadow Garden as they uncover conspiracies involving ancient vampires.

The Blood Queen, a vampire who's been dormant for centuries, is about to wake, and Mary, an ancient vampire hunter, is on a quest to undo past wrongs.

How Many Episodes Will The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Have?

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The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 is scheduled to run for 12 episodes in the Fall 2023 season.

This is a shorter run compared to the anime's first season, which aired for 20 episodes from Fall 2022 to Winter 2023.

A possible reason for the second season's smaller episode count is that production was relatively quick between the first and second installments.

The gap between the two seasons is only around eight months, which is a very short turnaround time, especially compared to other huge anime like Chainsaw Man and Bocchi the Rock! that have yet to announce second seasons.

If anything, this proves how successful The Eminence in Shadow is despite being a sleeper hit.

Of course, the most important thing for any work is to take the space it needs to tell the best story possible, without concluding prematurely or dragging for no reason.

When Are New Episodes of The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 Released?

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New episodes of The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 are released every Wednesday in regions such as the US, the UK, and Europe.

The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 is available to watch exclusively on HIDIVE.

Moreover, HIDIVE streams the English dub of The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 at 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT every Wednesday, the same day a new episode is released.

Will The Eminence in Shadow Release More Episodes Later?

So far, news about The Eminence in Shadow hasn't gone past Season 2. But even the show's second season was a surprise, given how fast it started airing.

This leads us to believe that more content is possible in the not-so-far future, but a breather is probably needed for the source material to add more content.

Remember that The Eminence in Shadow is based on a light novel and manga that are both ongoing.

Until the story is concluded, there's always room for more content, especially given the isekai anime's stellar performance so far.

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