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    HIDIVE Presents World Premiere of THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2nd Season at Anime Expo 2023

    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. © Daisuke Aizawa, KADOKAWA / Shadow Garden

    First-Ever Dual World Premiere Event of Episode 1 in Both Sub (July 1) and Dub (July 4)
    Source: HIDIVE press release
    Official Site: (Japan)
    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    HIDIVE, AMC Network’s fast-growing anime streaming service and home to some of Japan’s hottest new series, announced today that it will host the world premiere of THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2nd Season (陰の実力者になりたくて!, Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) in Los Angeles, Calif. at next month’s Anime Expo, the largest annual anime convention in North America. Presented in partnership with Kadokawa, this first-ever dual world  premiere event features separate English subtitled and dub premieres of THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2nd Season Episode 1 on July 1 and July 4, respectively. Each premiere will include a post screening Q&A session. The July 1 subtitled premiere will include Japanese cast member Seiichiro Yamashita (voice of Cid/Shadow), while the July 4 dubbed premiere will include English dub cast members Adam Gibbs (voice of Cid/Shadow) and Christina Kelly (voice of Alpha).  

    THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2nd Season World Premiere (Subtitled)
    Episode 1 Screening followed by Q&A with Seiichiro Yamashita
    Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 12:15 pm Pacific
    Main Events Hall – Los Angeles Convention Center

    THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2nd Season World Premiere (Dub)
    Episode 1 Screening followed by Q&A with Adam Gibbs and Christina Kelly
    Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 11:00 am Pacific
    Petree Hall – Los Angeles Convention Center

    “We are truly honored to partner with Kadokawa and co-present the world premiere of THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2nd Season together with them,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “Anime Expo provides the perfect stage to debut the highly anticipated second season of THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW for both sub and dub fans. This world premiere not only spotlights the series’ huge North American fanbase but also recognizes the global popularity of THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW.”

    Based on Daisuke Aizawa’s hilarious isekai light novel series of the same name, THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW first premiered last fall on HIDIVE. The fantasy-action series quickly gained popularity with fans as well as garnered media praise including “Next Isekai Hit” ( and “Anime Sleeper Hit” (Collider). The 2nd Season promises to deliver THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW’s unique isekai mix of fantasy, action and humor that fans have come to adore — transporting audiences seamlessly back into the world of the Shadow Garden as if they never left…

    Everything has been going according to plan, but the hour of awakening draws near. Cid Kageno and Shadow Garden investigate the Lawless City, a cesspool where the red moon hangs low in the sky and three powerful monarchs rule the streets. The true draw for Cid, however, is one who can draw blood–the Blood Queen, a vampire who has slumbered in her coffin for eons. Her awakening approaches, and Cid could finally face a day of reckoning. 

    THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW returns this October for its exciting second season.

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    About HIDIVE

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