With the introduction of Rose Oriana, Episode 7 of The Eminence in the Shadows took the internet by storm. Fans were excited as Cid took on Rose in the Bushin Festival Tournament, which ended hilariously.
The previous episode also revealed that the fake Shadow Garden was none other than the Cult of Diablos trying to lure out the actual members alongside their leader.
In the final moments of the episode, the fake Shadow Garden took over Midgar Academy. Cid was badly injured while protecting Rose from one of the fake Shadow Garden members’ attacks. As the most powerful entity in the kingdom of Midgar, it was quite surprising that Cid was so easily injured by a mere foot soldier.
Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for The Eminence in Shadow anime series.
Everything worth knowing The Eminence in the Shadows episode 8
Release date and streaming platform
Episode 8 of The Eminence in the Shadows will be released this Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. JST on A-TX, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV and other broadcast channels in Japan.
After licensing the series, HiDive is now the only OTT platform streaming the latest episodes of The Eminence in the Shadows. The platform offers a paid subscription ranging from $4.99 per month to $47.99 per year, including a two-week free trial.
Episode release date and time in each country may vary due to geographic location. Here are the global release times listed below.
- Pacific Standard Time: 5:30 a.m. (Wednesday, November 23)
- Central Standard Time: 7:30 a.m. (Wednesday, November 23)
- Eastern Standard Time: 8:30 a.m. (Wednesday, November 23)
- Greenwich Mean Time: 1:30 p.m. (Wednesday 23 November)
- Indian Standard Time: 7pm (Wednesday 23 November)
- Central European Time: 2:30 p.m. (Wednesday, November 23)
- Australian Central Daylight Time: 00:00 (Wednesday 24 November)
- Philippines time: 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday, November 23)
What to Expect from Episode 8 of The Eminence in the Shadows?
The eighth episode of The Eminence in the Shadows is titled “Nerawareta Makenshi Gakuen” (Japanese: 狙われた魔剣士学園), which translates to “Directed Academy of Dark Knights”. In the upcoming episode, some of the powerful Dark Knights, including Iris Midgar, will join forces to protect the students of Midgar Academy from the enemy.
Nu, Gamma, and other Shadow Garden members will also take a head-on approach against the scammers. The recently released Episode 8 preview teaser revealed that Cid faked his death in order to sneak past his enemies and defeat them in stealth. Cid will also get his hands on the Cult of Diablos artifact, the locket-like object that Gaunt Knight attacked the Academy with Rex for.
A short recap of episode 7 of The Eminence in the Shadows
After interrogating the captured fake Shadow Garden member, Nu relayed the information to Cid that the impostors were being brainwashed into becoming foot soldiers of the Diablos cult.
At the Bushin Festival Tournament, Cid was intentionally defeated by Rose Oriana multiple times at once to become the highlight of the background character.
Sherry met Cid outside the tournament arena and asked him to have coffee in the cafeteria. The latter gave the former a few cookies that she had baked herself. Sherry wanted to be friends with Cid, he agreed, but inwardly decided to avoid her using his injuries as an excuse. In his class, Cid sensed something was interfering with the magic around the academy.
A few fake Shadow Garden members stormed into the class and threatened the students to stay in their seats. Rose tried to draw her sword but couldn’t access her magic. Cid was injured while protecting Rose from the enemy.