The Eminence in Shadow Episode 15 – Quick Summary
In The Eminence in Shadow Episode 15, “The Strongest Weakest Man,” Cid had a new goal: enter the Bushin Festival as a laughable underdog. Then, amaze the crowd bit by bit until he wins it all! Wearing a disguise, of course, because of the “in Shadow” clause of his personality. What’s Cid’s plan? How will Gamma help him? And what did Rose say was the name of her fiancé?
Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.
Favorite Quote from The Eminence in Shadow Episode 15
For the briefest of instants, I thought the guy might be a little humble. That’s on me. Capture from the HIDIVE stream.
I wondered what happened to Gilderoy Lockhart after he finished his gig at Hogwarts. Not within the Harry Potter story, of course; I know what happened there. But in this show, it looks like he got cast as Goldy Gilded. Good for him. A guy’s got to work, right?
And yes, I still read those books, though it’s getting harder because their author has obviously gone insane. I blame the buckets of cash her books earned. It makes me happy – happy, I say! – that my books don’t sell anywhere near the Harry Potter series. Yes. Happy. Insanely so.
You’re here for the favorite quote, aren’t you? Well, here it is. Goldy Gilded introduced himself, and Cid’s friend Hyoro Gali immediately switched to fan-boy mode. Cid didn’t know who the guy was, so Hyoro told him (17:45): “He’s Goldy Gilded the Unbeaten Legend!”
With a dismissive gesture, Goldy Gilded said, “Please, that nickname embarrasses me. Call me Goldy Gilded, the Ever-Victorious Golden Dragon.”
Somehow, that doesn’t seem less embarrassing!
Favorite Moment from The Eminence in Shadow Episode 15
Rose almost seemed surprised Cid expressed faith in her. Capture from the HIDIVE stream.
Setup: Rose is a Good Person
I like Rose. She’s an accomplished warrior, and she’s the class president. That alone should tell you something – this is anime, and in terms of power, class presidents are right up there with minor deities. If this weren’t Cid’s story, and Alpha didn’t surround him with the human equivalent of carrier battle group, Rose might be among the most powerful characters in the show.
If this show weren’t packaged with the ridiculously powerful members of Shadow Garden, Rose would be considered an upper echelon fighter. Capture from the HIDIVE stream.
She’s also an idealistic, kind human being. She doesn’t have Alexia’s guile or (remembering how she reacted to Cid turning her down) propensity to violence. She’s trying to make her way in a world that would rather she shut up, look pretty, and marry Perv Asshat.
I’m still laughing at that name.
She’s naive, but she knows the value of appearance. So, she projects strength and calm. But in my favorite moment, she let the facade slip, just a little.
Delivery: A Warrior Before Battle
As Cid munched on a sandwich, she talked about her predicament. She said she was about to go meet her fiancé, Mr. Asshat. She asserted that she believed in her ideals and would never betray them. That wasn’t all; she confided that she might have to make decisions that would outwardly constitute betrayal; but her resolve remained adamant.
“Cid,” she said, looking at him (16:08), “Would you keep believing in me, come what may?”
It wasn’t a moment of weakness. She seemed like a warrior, about to go into battle, who knew that her decision had a price. At that moment, she wanted to hear someone she respected, namely Cid, say he would back her.
And what did Cid do?
He said, “Okay. I will.”
She didn’t make a huge fuss about it, but Cid’s support meant a lot to her. Capture from the HIDIVE stream.
And you know what? I believe him. I think he’s going to believe in her. It might be in his own special way, but, but I think he’s on her side. And I have a feeling it’s going to have a major impact on what’s coming. As if I couldn’t get more excited to see the next episode…
What did you think of Mundane Mann’s encounters with Annerose? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
The Eminence in Shadow Episode 15: Other Posts
Other Anime Sites
- Reddit: Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! | The Eminence in Shadow – Episode 15 discussion
- RABUJOI: The Eminence in Shadow – 15 – Riding the Wave
- OTAKU SINH: Appearance Means Everything! The Eminence in Shadow Episode 15 [Review]
This Site (Crow’s World of Anime!)
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 1: The Hated Classmate
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 2: Shadow Garden is Born
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 3: Fencer Ordinaire
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 4: Sadism’s Rewards
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 5: I Am
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 6: Pretenders
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 7: A Fencing Tournament of Intrigue & Bloodshed
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 8: Dark Knight Academy Under Attack
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 9: The End of a Lie
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 10: The Sacred Land, City of Deception
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 11: The Goddess’ Trial
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 12: The Truth Within the Memories
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 13: A Bloody Showdown as an Offering to Annihilation
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 14: Your Life, Your Wish
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 15: The Strongest Weakest Man
- The Eminence in Shadow Episode 16: Unseen Intentions