The Eminence in Shadow Episode 4 release date is October 26, 2022.
On October 21, 2022, the official Twitter account and website for the anime adaptation of Daisuke Aizawa’s The Eminence in Shadow Dark Fantasy, Isekai Light Novel Series released two teaser trailers and screenshots for Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute Episode 4.
You can watch the first trailer on the Kadokawa Anime official YouTube channel here:
The trailer begins with Beta, one of the members of Shadow Garden, relaying the information she discovered to Shadow. The Diabolos cult is definitely behind the kidnapping of Princess Alexia and their goal is most likely to undermine the royals.
Alpha seems pleased that Shadow was able to figure things out so quickly. Next, Gamma informs Shadow that their “preparations” for their rescue mission are complete.
The next episode is ominously titled “Harassment Reward,” which doesn’t bode well for Alexia at all. Also, the trailer appears to have a strange man in a white lab coat holding Alexia hostage and taking a blood sample from Alexia.
You can watch the second special trailer on the Kadokawa Anime official YouTube channel here:
The second trailer is even more disturbing and begins with Cid (Shadow) being tortured by unknown assailants.
Next, Sherry Barnett is seen threatening to dislocate Claire Kagenou’s arm for some reason. (Perhaps due to the accusation that Cid was behind the princess kidnapping). Sherry and Claire are both students at Midgar Royal Spellsword Academy.
The villain says, “If I manage to find [Cid] then I can do fun things with the princess.” That doesn’t sound good at all!
At the very end, Alpha appears to be trying to steal a kiss from Cid. Cid is possibly unconscious due to the aftermath of the torture he endured.
What is the plot of Eminence in Shadow?
Great heroes and fiendish villains are the kinds of imaginary characters that people dream of, but not Cid Kagenou. He longs to become the true mastermind behind it all, to pull the strings and let his machinations drive the whole story forward. In his previous life in today’s Japan, he could not achieve his goals. But now he has been reborn into a world of magic and is determined to show the true meaning of the shadow!
Cid pretends to be an average mob character (supporting character) and creates a fake organization he calls the Shadow Garden. Armed with his overactive imagination, Cid invents an entire backstory about an evil cult lurking in the shadows that needs to be taken down, and begins recruiting members to the cause.
Interestingly, these imaginary adversaries turn out to be real and call themselves Diabolos Cult. Only Cid knows the truth – that it was all like that target be a joke and that their organization is fake. But when a fake organization manages to save the world from an evil cult, is it really that conceited?
Where can I read the light novel series or manga?
In May 2018, The Eminence in Shadow light novel series began online serialization on the user-generated novel publishing site Shosetsuka ni Naro (Let’s Become Novelists). As of November 2018, Enterbrain (a division of Kadokawa Future Publishing) has acquired the series for publication.
In December 2018, a manga adaptation with art by Anri Sakano began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s manga magazine Camp Ace. In July 2019, a Seta U spin-off manga titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Shadow Gaiden (The Eminence in Shadow – Shadow Side Story) was also serialized through Comp Ace.
Yen Press has licensed both the light novel series and the English version of the manga for publication in North America.
Do you like The Eminence in Shadow? Who do you think kidnapped Princess Alexia and what do you think he’s really up to? Let us know in the comment section below!