The Eminence in Shadow is getting the anime treatment and the release date is confirmed for October 2022.
At first glance, this series appears identical to many isekai that came before it. But the plot gives me hope, and any anime coming in the spooky month has my interest.
Cid didn’t want to be the protagonist or the final boss. He wants to be a minor character that bides his time to reveal he’s a mastermind! Or pretend to be one while training on a mountain and hoping to gain magic.
Cid meets Truck-Kun and wakes up reincarnated as the son of a noble family. The good news is that Cid now has magic on top of his noble status. The bad news is that Cid is the main protagonist, and his power will change the world.
What do we know about The Eminence in Shadow?
Daisuke Aizawa is writing the novels, light novels, and manga. Tozai illustrates the light novels, and Anri Sakano illustrates the manga.
A spin-off manga, The Eminence in Shadow! Shadow side story is being created by Seta U. Both the novels and light novels started in 2018 and are continuing with the light novels, with three available in English, and the fourth is coming on June 7, 2022.
The main manga is at seven volumes in Japan, and the fifth one will be available in English on September 20, 2022. On the other hand, the spin-off manga is only available in Japan in two volumes.
The anime was initially announced by the fourth light novel on February 26, 2021. Kazuya Nakanishi is the director, Kanichi Katou is in charge of the scripts, and Makoto Iino does the character designs.
Who is The Eminence in Shadow cast?
Seiichiro Yamashita voices Cid Kageno, Kana Hanazawa voices Alixa Midgar, Asami Seto voices Alpha, and Inori Minase voices Beta. Suzuko Mimori voices Gamma, Fairouz Ai voices Delta, Hisako Kanemoto voices Epsilon, Ayaka Asai is Zeta, and Reina Kondo is Eta.
Cid may not want to be the main character, but he shows promise in handling the future. He gained the life he wanted, but will he be able to avoid having his series turn into just another isekai?
What happens when someone with eighth-grader syndrome gains the most powerful magic? Can Cid save his new world, or will he become the biggest threat to those he loves?