The Eminence in Shadow

The Eminence in Shadow

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Great heroes and diabolical villains are the types of characters that people long to be—but not Cid Kagenou. He longs to become the true mastermind behind it all, pulling the strings, and having his machinations drive the entire story. In his previous life in modern-day Japan, he was not able to achieve his goals. But now, reborn into a world of magic, he will show the true eminence of shadow! As Cid pretends to be just another average mob character, he recruits members to his (fake) organization Shadow Garden, aiming to take down the mysterious cult who lurks in the shadows. With plenty of ad-libs, Cid leads his (fake) organization against the foul (yet surprisingly real) Diabolos Cult.

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English: The Eminence in Shadow
Japanese: 陰の実力者になりたくて!
Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2022
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: AT-X, BS NTV, Kadokawa, NewGin, Aiming
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nexus
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub

Encoder's Notes

“Literally me” anime


SubsPlease, Shadow Garden

Characters & Voice Actors


Kazuya Nakanishi – Director
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Ayaka Asai – Theme Song Performance
Ai Fairouz – Theme Song Performance
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Theme Songs

ED1: “Darling in the Night” by Seven Shadows (七陰) (CV: Asami Seto, Inori Minase, Suzuko Mimori, Ai Fairouz, Hisako Kanemoto, Ayaka Asai, Reina Kondou)

Just Sanne

I wear a mask with a smile for hours at a time


Let’s goooooo!


A kuu-dere psychopath? dont mind if i do


He’s here! Our braindead boy! Our sweet swole boy! LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Impossibly cringe and edgy power trip


MC is completely oblivious to what is actually going on


    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece