Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! release date revealed via trailer PV: The Eminence in Shadow to debut in October 2022

The Eminence in Shadow
Cid is ready to make his dreams come true, but can he handle the consequences? Pic credit: Nexus

The Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! anime has released its third trailer PV, revealing that The Eminence in Shadow premiere date is on October 5, 2022, the Fall anime season.

The show will air on AT-X, TOKYO MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, BS NTV on October 5, and TV Aichi on October 6, 2022. It will also stream on ABEMA and d Anime Store on October 5, 2022.

The trailer PV (immediately below) introduces various characters of the anime and gives us a glimpse into the premise of the show. The trailer also previews the OP theme song of The Eminence in Shadow — “HIGHEST” by OxT. The single will be out on October 26, 2022, for ¥ 1,320 (including tax).

On September 2, 2022, it was revealed that the ED theme song of The Eminence in Shadow, “Darling in the Night”, will be performed by the seven voice actresses who are playing the “Seven Shades” (Asami Seto, Inori Minase, Suzuko Mimori, Ai Fairouz, Hisako Kanemoto, Ayaka Asai, and Reina Kondou).

The two new members joining the cast are:

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Hyoro Gari
  • Shin Matsushige as Jaga Imo 

The Eminence in Shadow cast and staff

The previously announced cast members for The Eminence in Shadow anime include:

  • Seiichiro Yamashita as Cid Kagenou
  • Kana Hanazawa as Alexia Midgar
  • Youko Hikasa as Iris Midgar
  • Asami Seto as Alpha
  • Inori Minase as Beta
  • Suzuko Mimori as Gamma
  • Ai Fairouz as Delta
  • Hisako Kanemoto as Epsilon
  • Ayaka Asai as Zeta
  • Reina Kondo as Eta
  • Rina Hidaka as Claire Kagenou
  • Saya Aizawa as Sherry Barnett
  • Haruka Shiraishi as Rose Oriana

Kazuya Nakanishi is directing the anime at Nexus. Kanichi Katou is in charge of the series scripts, while Makoto Iino is designing the characters based on Tozai’s original designs. Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the music.

More about The Eminence in Shadow

The Eminence in Shadow, also known in Japan as Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!, is based on the light novel series of the same name written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Tōzai.

The novels were first serialized on the user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou, in May 2018. Subsequently, they were acquired by Enterbrain (November 2018). Four volumes of the novels have been published so far and the anime adaptation was was announced on the fourth volume (February 2021).

A manga adaptation featuring art by Anri Sakano has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace since December 2018. The individual chapters have been compiled into seven tankoubon volumes to date. The eighth volume will be out on September 26, 2022.

For more information on the series, check out the official The Eminence in Shadow anime website.

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