The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! ), an anime based on a series of light novels by Daisuke Aizawa, will be streamed exclusively through HIDIVE this autumn. On October 5, the anime is scheduled to make its debut. The series will not be streamed on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix, or Hulu.
HIDIVE Describes the Story:
Some people just aren’t suited to playing the part of the flashy, in-your-face hero or the dastardly, mustache-twirling villain with larger-than-life panache. Instead, they operate in the shadows and pull the strings of society through wit and cleverness. That’s the role Cid wants to play when he’s transported to another world. Cid spins a yarn or three and becomes the unlikely leader of the underground Shadow Garden organization that fights against a menacing cult (which he totally made up). However, there’s a catch even his wild imagination didn’t see coming: the cult he concocted actually exists, and they’re beyond displeased that his power fantasy just got in the way of their evil plans!HIDIV
The anime will premiere on October 5 on the AT-X (at 10:30 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. EDT), Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS NTV channels, and on October 6 on TV Aichi. AbemaTV and d Anime Store will stream the anime in Japan from October 5.
The Eminence Anime will star:
- Asami Seto will play Alpha
- Inori Minase will play Beta
- Suzuko Mimori will play Gamma
- Ai Fairouz will play Delta
- Hisako Kanemoto will play Epsilon
- Ayaka Asai will play Zeta
- Reina Kondo will play Eta
- Rina Hidaka will play Claire Kagenou
- Saya Aizawa will play Sherry Barnett;
- and Haruka Shiraishi will play Rose Oriana.
Yen Press has licensed both the Anime and the Manga. Watch the trailer from Kadokawa below:
In May 2018, Aizawa started posting the narrative in serial form on the “Shsetsuka ni Nar” (Let’s Become Novelists) website. In November 2018, Kadokawa started publishing the novel in physical volumes with illustrations by Tzai. In December 2018, Anri Sakano released the manga adaption in Kadokawa’s Comp Ace magazine. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute, a spinoff manga by Seta U, has just been released! In July 2019, Comp Ace will release Shadow Gaiden (The Eminence in Shadow – Shadow Side Story).