Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!


The Eminence in Shadow

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Synonyms: Shadow Garden
Japanese: 陰の実力者になりたくて!
English: The Eminence in Shadow
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Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2022 to Feb 15, 2023
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: AT-X, BS NTV, Kadokawa, NewGin, Aiming
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nexus
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.291 (scored by 348858348,858 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2712
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Popularity: #325
Members: 654,062
Favorites: 15,064

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Synopsis

For as long as he can remember, Minoru Kagenou has been fixated on becoming as strong as possible, which has led him to undertake all kinds of rigorous training. This wish, however, does not stem from a desire to be recognized by others; rather, Minoru does everything he can to blend in with the crowd. So, while pretending to be a completely average student during the day, he arms himself with a crowbar and ruthlessly thrashes local biker gangs at night. Yet when Minoru finds himself in a truck accident, his ambitions seemingly come to a sudden end. In his final moments, he laments his powerlessness—no matter how much he trained, there was nothing he could do to overcome his human limitations.

But instead of dying, Minoru reawakens as Cid, the second child of the noble Kagenou family, in another world—one where magic is commonplace. With the power he so desired finally within his grasp, he dons the moniker "Shadow" and establishes Shadow Garden: a group whose sole purpose is to combat the enigmatic Cult of Diablos, an organization born from Cid's imagination. However, as Shadow Garden grows in both membership and influence, it becomes increasingly apparent that the Cult of Diablos is not as fictional as Cid had intended.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! was released on Blu-ray and DVD in four volumes from January 25, 2023, to April 26, 2023.

The anime adapts volumes 1 and 2 of the light novel series.

Characters & Voice Actors

Kagenou, Cid

Main
Yamashita, Seiichirou
Japanese

Delta

Supporting
Fairouz Ai
Japanese

Alpha

Supporting
Seto, Asami
Japanese

Beta

Supporting
Minase, Inori
Japanese

Kagenou, Claire

Supporting
Hidaka, Rina
Japanese

Midgar, Alexia

Supporting
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese

Epsilon

Supporting
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese

Gamma

Supporting
Mimori, Suzuko
Japanese

Zeta

Supporting
Asai, Ayaka
Japanese

Eta

Supporting
Kondou, Reina
Japanese

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Reviews

Feb 16, 2023
I will admit I always wanted to be that one plain-looking guy who at crunch time managed to fight off bad guys bare-handed, steal their weapons pull off some sick reloads and headshots while my crush watched me save the day, and goes doki doki!!
There are two kinds of adults, the first are embarrassed by their childhood self and will surely cringe at the statement I made above If not report it xD and the other who still have a child hidden inside them, unable to let go of all the cool power moves and ninja signs the affinity one might have if they are ...
Feb 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Stop me if you’ve heard a line like this before – “It’s just like in a manga / anime!”

Being meta is more in vogue than ever. Ever since DreamWorks took it upon themselves to poke fun at the Disney company and the Disney brand with *Shrek* back in 2001 and became a monumentally-successful franchise financially, animated film had more or less entered the realm of metacommentary. It didn’t take long for Disney to follow suit; starting with *Enchanted* in 2007 and then expanding that into the soul-sucking exercise of their live-action remakes of the recent years (if not also including choice lines in others like ...
Oct 4, 2023
Have you ever heard of Poe’s Law? Here’s a little definition if you haven’t, Poe’s Law is that without a clear indication of the author’s intent the parody of something extreme can be mistaken for the real thing and if a real thing sounds extreme enough it can be mistaken for a parody. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute falls exactly into this, if I wasn’t told like a dozen times by multiple people in social media groups that talk only about Light Novels and other places then I would fail to know that this thing is supposed to be a parody, after all, it plays ...

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