Anime 54595 Kage No Jitsuryokusha Ni Naritakute 2nd Season

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Shadow Garden 2nd Season
Japanese: 陰の実力者になりたくて! 2nd Season
English: The Eminence in Shadow Season 2


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2023 to Dec 20, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2023
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nexus
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.381 (scored by 179186179,186 users)
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Ranked: #1932
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Popularity: #679
Members: 346,214
Favorites: 4,315

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Enticed by its rumored wealth, Cid Kagenou happily tags along with his sister, Claire, on a trip to the infamous Lawless City. The region is ruled by three monarchs: Yukime, the Spirit Fox; Juggernaut, the Tyrant; and Elisabeth, a dormant progenitor vampire known as the Blood Queen. Hunting Elisabeth down serves as the perfect opportunity for Claire to prove her true mettle. On the other hand, Cid has different objectives—sneaking away from Claire's sight, collecting as much loot as possible, and making Shadow's glorious entrance at the perfect moment.

As Elisabeth's awakening draws near, her subordinate Crimson enacts a treacherous plot, sending the town into a frenzy. Searching for her now-missing brother, Claire finds an unexpected ally in Mary, a vampire hunter, and the pair hurry to the Crimson Tower—the home of the Blood Queen. Meanwhile, Beta and a small team of Shadow Garden recruits also arrive at the Lawless City. As the key players converge on the Crimson Tower, the stage is set for a grand confrontation under the crimson moon.

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Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 2nd Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD in three volumes by Kadokawa from January 24, 2024, to March 27, 2024. It adapts content from volumes 3 and 4 of the light novel.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kagenou, Cid

Yamashita, Seiichirou


Fairouz Ai


Seto, Asami


Minase, Inori

Kagenou, Claire

Hidaka, Rina

Midgar, Alexia

Hanazawa, Kana


Kanemoto, Hisako


Mimori, Suzuko


Asai, Ayaka


Kondou, Reina


Opening Theme

"grayscale dominator" by OxT (eps 2-7,9-11)

Ending Theme

1: "grayscale dominator" by OxT (eps 1)
2: "Polaris in the Night" by Lambda (CV: Ikumi Hasegawa) (eps 2,10)
3: "Polaris in the Night" by Nu (CV: Maaya Uchida) (eps 3,6)
4: "Polaris in the Night" by Chi (CV: Mayu Minami) (eps 4,9)
5: "Polaris in the Night" by Omega (CV: Ryouko Maekawa) (eps 5,11)
6: "Everything is Changing" by Mayu Maeshima (前島麻由) (eps 7)
7: "Darling in the Night" by Shichikage (CV: Asami Seto, Inori Minase, Suzuko Mimori, Fairouz Ai, Hisako Kanemoto, Ayaka Asai, Reina Kondou) (eps 8)
8: "HIGHEST" by OxT (eps 12)


Mar 20, 2024
Apparently based on my review history, I was not really a fan of this anime, and it is also unfortunate that i dont recall as to why i rated it as low as 5. I can kinda see why, and to pay for that disrespect, I tried to pick up this second season.

While i love its very theme, Isekai, Reincarnation, Magic, Fantasy, This anime has it all. Not to mention the so called cliche harem element (EDIT: not your typical harem, a cult type harem which the main character as its leader and has alot of worshipper)(also which, i think, is overrated) is also ...
Feb 7, 2024
Mixed Feelings
2nd season is alright. It's not as good as the first, but it's not terrible. It's mediocre. It's whelming. It's okay.

The goods? They pack a lot of story lines into the season. I'm honestly impressed by how much material was used. Was it rush? Oh yeah, definitely. But still enjoyable. You have to understand that in a 12 episode season, there isn't really time to develop plots so prepare for a lot of convenients and expositions. Still, the storyline is very interesting, especially towards the finale. Another positive is of course, the main reason most of us watch the show- the women. No shortage of ...
Apr 13, 2024
I watched this series on a light recommendation from a brother. The series is a mix of" One Punch Man" meets Sword Art Online only without any likeable characters, reasonable character progression or a story worth watching. It baffles me that it has a mal score above 4.

The story is terrible. I was bored throughout, not caring about any of the characters' stories, and wondering when the series would get good.
The art is adequate. It is the only slightly redeeming part of this anime.
Watching this series is like listening to someone tell you about the dream they had last night.

Skip this series.

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