The Eminence in Shadow Premieres 2022, Trailer and Visual Released

The Eminence in Shadow anime adaptation will premiere in 2022. A trailer and teaser visual were released.

The staff includes Kazuya Nakanishi (Comic Girls assistant director, Vivid Strike! main animator) as director, Kanichi Katou (Those Snow White Notes) as series composer, and Makoto Iino (Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town) as character designer. Nexus is the animation production company.

The Eminence in Shadow is based on the light novels written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Touzai. The first volume was released in May 2018, while the fourth volume was released in February 2021. There is a manga adaptation with four volumes and a 4-koma spin-off as well. 

Yen Press describes the light novels’ first volume as:

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!

Source: KADOKAWAanime YouTube channel, The Eminence in Shadow Twitter

Melvyn has been with Anime Trending since early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, he spends his free time playing video games, collecting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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