'The Eminence in Shadow' isekai light novel series gets anime adaptation

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: February 24, 2021 at 6:33 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter account for anime merchandise chain Animate's Kofu branch has posted a promotional photo on Monday for the new releases of Daisuke Aizawa's "The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!)" franchise. The photo reveals that the light novel series is receiving an anime adaptation which currently in production. The format of the anime is still unspecified.

Aside from the anime, the photo also revealed that the franchise will have a new novel volume, a manga volume, and side story manga volume to start shipping on February 28, 2021.

The Eminence in Shadow light novel Vol. 3

The series will be based on original light novel series by Daisuke Aizawa which was serialized as a web novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in May 2018. It is being published by KADOKAWA in physical copies with illustrations by Tōzai which started in November 2018 and its fifth volume to start shipping on Friday.


The novel inspired a manga adaptation by Anri Sakano in Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine in December 2018. Also, the manga's fifth volume will ship on Friday.


English publisher Yen Press describes the series as:

Shadowbrokers are those who go unnoticed, posing as unremarkable people, when in truth, they control everything from behind the scenes. Sid wants to be someone just like that more than anything, and something as insignificant as boring reality isn't going to get in his way! He trains in secret every single night, preparing for his eventual rise to power—only to denied his destiny by a run-of-the-mill (yet deadly) traffic accident. But when he wakes up in a another world and suddenly finds himself at the head of an actual secret organization doing battle with evil in the shadows, he'll finally get a chance to act out all of his delusional fantasies!

Source: Animate Kōfu branch Official Twitter via Anime News Network