On the official Twitter account of the upcoming anime adaptation of “The Eminence in Shadow” (jap.: “Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!”), a first teaser was released, which you can watch below in this article.
The Eminence in Shadow Anime Release Date
The anime series, which is set to launch over the course of next year, is being directed by Kazuya Nakanishi (Chief Animation Director on “Darwin’s Game”) at Studio Nexus. Kato Kanichi (“Takagi-san“) is handling series composition, while Makoto Iino (Chief Animation Director at “HANEBADO!”) is responsible for character design.
The original light novel by writer Daisuke Aizawa and cartoonist Touzai, which has four volumes so far, has been published in Japan since November 2018. A manga adaptation by Anri Sakano has been published in “Comp Ace” magazine since December 2018, bringing the total to six volumes so far.
An English-language release of the original work, which so far has four volumes, launched in July 2020 from Yen Press. The manga adaptation by Anri Sakano has been published in English since July 2021.
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The Eminence in Shadow Plot
Shadowbrokers are those who go unnoticed and pretend to be inconspicuous people, while in reality they control everything behind the scenes. Sid wants to be one of those, more than anything, and something as insignificant as boring reality won’t stand in his way!
He trains in secret every night, preparing for his eventual rise to power – only to escape his fate in a trivial but fatal traffic accident.
But when he wakes up in another world and suddenly finds himself at the head of a real secret organization fighting evil in the shadows, he finally gets the chance to live out all his delusional fantasies!