The Eminence in Shadow is a Japanese fantasy and comedy light novel series written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by TōzaI. The hit series is receiving a TV animation adaption and launching in October of the Fall 2022 season.
The official announcement trailer showcases the main characters, their voice actors, and a general storyline overview.
The Eminence in Shadow revolves around Cid Kagenou. He longs to be the mastermind behind incredible heroes and sinister villains. He loves the idea of being a puppeteer and watching his puppets drive the entire storyline.
What’s interesting about Cid is that he was reincarnated into this fantasy world. Previously, he lived in modern-day Japan, where he could not achieve his true dreams. But now that he’s in this fantasy world where anything is possible, he decides to make his dreams come true.
While pretending to be a mob character, he slowly begins to recruit people to his fake organization, Shadow Garden. The purpose of this organization is to take down a mysterious, foul, and all-too-real cult, the Diabolos Cult.
The TV animation of The Eminence in Shadow is being published by KADOKAWA, known for Made in Abyss, Overlord, and 86, and Nexus, the animation studio known for Comic Girls, Darwin’s Game, and Chivalry of a Failed Knight.
In addition, the incredibly talented cast voicing the main characters include:
- Cid Kagenou, who is voiced by Seiichirou Yamashita. Seiichirou is known for his roles as Kakeru Naruse in Orange and Tooru Ishikawa in Horimiya.
- Delta, who is voiced by Ai Fairouz. Ai is known for her roles as Manjirou Sano in Tokyo Revengers and Angelica Rapha Redgrave in Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs.
- Claire Kagenou, who is voiced by Rina Hidaka. Rina is known for her roles as Milim Nava in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and Filo in The Rising of the Shield Hero.
- Beta, who is voiced by Inori Minase. Inori is known for her roles as Rem in Re: Zero and Itsuki Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets.
- Alpha, who is voiced by Asami Seto. Asami is known for her roles as Mai Sakurajima in Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai and Raphtalia in The Rising of the Shield Hero.
- Epsilon, who is voiced by Hisako Kanemoto. Hisako is known for her roles as Erina Nakiri in Food Wars! and Nayuta Kani in A Sister’s All You Need.
- Gamma, who is voiced by Suzuko Mimori. Suzuko is known for her roles as Umi Sonoda in Bokura no Live Kimi to no Life and Nanami Momozono in Kamisama Kiss.
- Zeta, who is voiced by Ayaka Asai. Ayaka is known for her roles as Angelo Lagusa in 91 Days and Clara Valac in Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun.
- Eta, who is voiced by Reina Kondou. Reina is known for her roles as Nikaidou in Dorohedoro and Sakura Kouno in Horimiya.
Follow Cid as he attempts to fulfil his dark dreams in The Eminence in Shadow, airing in October 2022. Be sure to check out our Anime section for more great content!