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Anime based on Daisuke Aizawa‘s light novels premieres in October
Kadokawa began streaming a character promotional video video from the television anime of Daisuke Aizawa‘s The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series on Wednesday. The video highlights Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, and Eta — four of the elite Seven Shades operatives in the secret Shadow Garden organization.
Even in his past life, Cid’s dream wasn’t to become a protagonist or a final boss. He’d rather lie low as a minor character until it’s prime time to reveal he’s a mastermind…or at least, do the next best thing-pretend to be one! And now that he’s been reborn into another world, he’s ready to set the perfect conditions to live out his dreams to the fullest. Armed with his overactive imagination, Cid jokingly recruits members to his organization and makes up a whole backstory about an evil cult that they need to take down. Well, as luck would have it, these imaginary adversaries turn out to be the real deal-and everyone knows the truth but him!
The anime is slated to premiere in October, and stars:
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Cid Kagenou / Shadow
- Kana Hanazawa as Alexia Midgar
- Yōko 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
Kazuya Nakanishi (chief animation director for Darwin’s Game) is directing the anime at Nexus (Darwin’s Game, Granbelm). Makoto Iino (Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Demon Lord, Retry!) is adapting Tōzai‘s original character designs for animation. Kanichi Katou (Black Clover, Those Snow White Notes) is overseeing the series scripts.
Aizawa began serializing the story on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become Novelists) website in May 2018, and Kadokawa began publishing the story in physical volumes with art by Tōzai, beginning with the first volume in November 2018. Anri Sakano launched the manga adaptation in Kadokawa‘s Comp Ace magazine in December 2018. Seta U launched a spinoff manga titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Shadow Gaiden (The Eminence in Shadow – Shadow Side Story) in Comp Ace in July 2019.
Source: Press release