The Eminence in Shadow

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  • TV-14
  • 2022
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.9  (5,647)

The Eminence in Shadow is a Japanese light novel series that was adapted into an anime in 2022. It follows a high school boy named Cid Kagenou who is obsessed with shadows and secret organizations. Unbeknownst to everyone around him, Cid leads a double life as Shadow, the leader of a fictional secret organization called Shadow Garden that he created.

After training himself physically and mentally, Cid enters high school and decides to enact the next phase of his plan. He publicly announces the existence of Shadow Garden to the entire school, claiming that they will soon make their presence known to the world. This attracts the attention of the Underground Student Council, who try to uncover Cid's true identity.

Cid assembles a team of female warriors known as the Rose Order to carry out Shadow Garden's will. The group includes Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon. He portrays himself as Shadow Garden's mysterious leader while having the Rose Order members interact with others.

His plans start to go awry when the defective artificial human Iris begins attending his school. She was created by the organization Diablos to gather information but developed emotions and betrayed them. Iris reveals she knows about Shadow Garden and desires to join them. Cid allows her into his inner circle, not realizing she plans to sabotage his plans for her own amusement.

The student council members continue trying to uncover information about the elusive Shadow. Cid enjoys toying with them by providing vague answers regarding Shadow Garden's goals and activities. He carries out various over-the-top plots, like "stealing" the answers to an upcoming exam, to cement Shadow Garden's reputation.

However, the Rose Order members, especially Alpha, grow suspicious about Cid's true motivations and identity. Cid goes to great lengths to protect his secret double life, even as various organizations and enemies start to emerge to threaten Shadow Garden. He leverages his training and quick thinking to outmaneuver opponents and evade capture.

The Eminence in Shadow provides an entertaining look at chuunibyou, a Japanese slang term for middle/high schoolers who indulge in delusional fantasies. Through Cid, the show satirizes this behavior while also delivering slick action sequences. Viewers follow along as Cid tries to maintain his elaborate false persona as Shadow in order to live out his dreams of being a cool secret agent.

The Eminence in Shadow is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (42 episodes). The series first aired on October 5, 2022.

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December 20, 2023
Let the banquet of slaughter begin in the season finale.
31. Determination
December 13, 2023
With Prncess Rose
Caged Bird
30. Caged Bird
December 6, 2023
Did Princess Rose Oriana take it upon herself to join up with the enemy? Not even the Seven Shadows have authority over this matter anymore.
The Key
29. The Key
November 29, 2023
On the way to the Kingdom of Oriana, Cid is also on a journey of self-discovery and reflection. He feels like something's missing. Is he imagining it?
The Dragon's Tears
28. The Dragon's Tears
November 22, 2023
With Cid missing and things getting hot, the Shadow Garden springs into action. At the Mitsugoshi Hot Springs Land that is!
Something Precious
27. Something Precious
November 15, 2023
The Major Corporate Alliance has forced closure of all their storefronts, bringing the citizens' unrest to its peak. But can Shadow Garden weather the storm?
John Smith
26. John Smith
November 8, 2023
John Smith's skill is leagues above even the most skilled fighters! Who is this mysterious person?
He Who Pulls the Strings
25. He Who Pulls the Strings
November 1, 2023
Alpha and Gamma carefully plot not take any actions that would implicate Mitsugoshi's connection to Shadow Garden. Meanwhile, John Smith has a plot of his own.
Mask of Falsehood
24. Mask of Falsehood
October 25, 2023
The Mitsugoshi Company is doing great, all thanks to Gamma! However, the biggest crisis imaginable rears its ugly head.
The Hour of Awakening
23. The Hour of Awakening
October 18, 2023
The night the red moon rises, the Blood Queen Elisabeth makes her return.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
December 20, 2023
Let the banquet of slaughter begin in the season finale.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
December 13, 2023
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
December 6, 2023
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
November 29, 2023
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
November 22, 2023
With Cid missing and things getting hot, the Shadow Garden springs into action. At the Mitsugoshi Hot Springs Land that is!
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
November 15, 2023
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 8, 2023
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 1, 2023
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 25, 2023
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
October 18, 2023
The Haven
2. The Haven
October 11, 2023
The moon is red. The frenzy has begun. Shadow is introduced to power players in Lawless City. Meanwhile, Mary and Claire run into Juggernaut.
The Lawless City
1. The Lawless City
October 4, 2023
Cid and his sister Claire venture to the huge slum known as the "Lawless City." There, Cid gets caught up in the commotion caused by the Red Moon.
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  • Premiere Date
    October 5, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (5,647)