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The Eminence in Shadow which is also known as ‘Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute‘ in Japanese is a popular comedy-action series. It follows Cid Kagenou who is Chuuni, which is a character trait just like tsundere used in Japanese media used to describe early teens who have delusions of grandeur and have convinced themselves they have hidden knowledge or secret powers.

The term was popularized by the Chunibyo & Other Delusions anime series and one of its recent popular examples is the character Fischl from the Genshin Impact Gacha game.

However, in this story’s case, it is the exact opposite. The main character thinks he’s just playing at being chuunibyou, but actually, it’s all real, and everyone else around knows it’s real, but only he doesn’t know that it’s real. And because he’s pretending like it’s real, nobody knows that he doesn’t know that it’s real so nobody tells him that it’s real.

Studio Nexus is animating the anime adaptation with Kazuya Nakanishi leading the production as a series director with Kanichi Katou handling the series composition. Makoto Iino is designing the characters and Kenichiro Suehiro is responsible for the music composition.

Eminence in Shadow Anime Release Date

The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute) Episode 1 titled “The Hated Classmate”, is set to release on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 10:30 PM JST. Based on this information, the release schedule for various international regions will be as follows:

  • Pacific Daylight Time: 4:30 am PDT
  • Central Daylight Time: 8:30 am CDT
  • Eastern Daylight Time: 9:30 am EDT
  • British Standard Time: 2:30 pm BST
  • Indian Standard Time: 7 pm IST
  • Central European Summer Time: 5:30 pm CEST
  • Australian Central Daylight Time: 9 pm ACDT
  • Philippines Time: 9:30 pm PHT

Now with highly awaited anime like Spy × Family, Uzaki-Chan Season 2 and My Hero Academia Season 6 set to air at the same time, it is easy to lose track of each of them and their episode release dates and times. So that’s why we have prepared this The Eminence in Shadow Release Schedule which will help you know the next episode will come out.

Eminence in Shadow Episode Release Schedule

Eminence in Shadow will have 20 episodes, where a new episode will release every Wednesday. Here’s the episode list and the expected air dates of each episode:

List of Episodes Release Date
Episode 1 October 5, 2022
Episode 2 October 12, 2022
Episode 3 October 19, 2022
Episode 4 October 26, 2022
Episode 5 November 2, 2022
Episode 6 November 9, 2022
Episode 7 November 16, 2022
Episode 8 November 23, 2022
Episode 9 November 30, 2022
Episode 10 December 7, 2022
Episode 11 December 14, 2022
Episode 12 December 21, 2022
Episode 13 December 28, 2022
Episode 14 January 4, 2023
Episode 15 January 11, 2023
Episode 16 January 18, 2023
Episode 17 January 25, 2023
Episode 18 February 1, 2022
Episode 19 February 8, 2022
Episode 20 February 15, 2022

Where To Watch Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute) online? Is it available on Crunchyroll, Netflix or Amazon Prime?

Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute) release schedule

Fans in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil can enjoy the latest episodes of officially on HIDIVE in both English dub and sub. And fans in southeast Asia can watch it on Aniplus Asia Network and Bilibili.

The series is also currently available on Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney+ exclusively in Japan and might be added to worldwide streaming very soon.

The episodes will first air on local network channels on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS NTV and then will arrive on the online streaming platforms within the next 1-2 hours.

Is the available on Crunchyroll?

Eminence in Shadow is the most promising isekai title of 2022 but unfortunately it seems like Crunchyroll failed in to acquire the hit anime series and HIDIVE won the bidding war.

Eminence in Shadow English Dub Release Date

As for the English dub, HIDIVE who has licensed the show in North America has confirmed that the show will be receiving an English dub very soon.

However, as of November 2022, the exact release date for the Eminence in Shadow English Dub remains Dub. Nowadays most anime gets simuldub with the English version airing alongside the original Japanese version but it seems like HIDIVE would start the Dub production once the show has all its episodes out. Nonetheless, we will update this section once we get an update from the producers.

Is the eminence in the shadow light novel finished?

No, the Eminence in Shadow light novel by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Tozai is still ongoing and has published 4 volumes so far with the latest one released on February 21, 2022. The fifth volume is set to hit markets on December 28, 2022. The series also has an ongoing manga adaptation by Anri Sakano with 10 volumes published so far.

How Many Episodes Eminence in Shadow Will Have?

The Eminence in Shadow Season 1 is confirmed to run for 20 Episodes as per the official site. The anime series will air from October 5, 2022, to February 15, 2023, and a new episode will be released every Wednesday at 10:30 PM JST.

Staff Details Of The Anime

Directed by Kazuya Nakanishi
Written by Kanichi Katou
Music by Kenichiro Suehiro
Studio Nexus
Licensed by Sentai Filmworks
Original network AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, SUN, BS NTV, TVA
Original run October 5, 2022 – present
Episodes 20

More About The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute)

The Eminence in Shadow is a Japanese light novel series written by Daisuke Aizawa. It started as a web novel which later was picked by Kadokawa to publish as a light novel with illustrations drawn by Touzai. The series so far has inspired a manga adaptation and a chibi side-story manga.

The Eminence of Shadow Vol. 1 Cover Art
The Eminence of Shadow Vol. 1 Cover Art

Yen Press describes the story as such:

“Just like how everyone adored heroes in their childhood, a certain young man adored those powers hidden in shadows. Ninjas, rogues, shadowy mentor types, that sort of deal.

After hiding his strength and living the mediocre life of a NPC by day while undergoing frenzied training by night, he finally reincarnates into a different world and gains ultimate power.
The young man who is only pretending to be a power in the shadows his subordinates who took him more seriously than he expected and a giant organization in the shadows that gets accidentally trampled.

This is the story of a young boy who had adored powers in shadows possibly eventually reigning over the world of shadows in another world.”

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