Shadow Skill: Eigi

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Synonyms: Shadow Skill (1998), Shadow Skill TV
Japanese: 影技 SHADOW SKILL
German: Shadow Skill
French: Shadow Skill
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 1998 to Dec 25, 1998
Premiered: Summer 1998
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 48124,812 users)
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Ranked: #38412
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Popularity: #5395
Members: 14,731
Favorites: 66


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In the land of Kuruda, warriors with magical powers and incredible fighting skills battle for the ultimate prize: the title of Sevaar, the strongest warrior in the land. Elle Ragu, nicknamed Shadow Skill, is the newest Sevaar to emerge, but that doesn't make her life any easier. Teaching her "little brother," Gau, how to be a warrior, fending off assassins from other kingdoms and thwarting enemy invasions is hard enough, but her biggest challenge will be paying off her drinking debts.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsukasa, Sunaga
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Satou, Teruo
Episode Director
Shimizu, Akira
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Born Legend" by Kasumi

Ending Theme

1: "Last Quarter" by Princess Purin
2: "For My Pride" by Spirit Level


Aug 21, 2010
I am invincible. My shadow skills are unmatched. The power of my blow has no equal. With these words Shadow Skill – Eigi enters the arena to determine whether it really is what it claims to be... An anime worth your time.

Story: 8

The story of Shadow Skill – Eigi takes place in the land of Kuruda, which is one of four lands that protect the Holy City of Julianess. (Each land has its own unique fighting style but only Kurudan is actually looked at beyond just name and one move.) Among the four, Kuruda is known for its long history of invincibility due to ...
May 11, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Essentially, Shadow Skill is initially a unique anime which can make you laugh, feel inspired, and get connected with the characters all at the same time. But, it fails to carry through, as the ending is terrible. The well planned story from the beginning crumbles into a series of disconnected and haphazard series of screens (which are often overused). I don't want to shoot the series down completely, because honestly most of it was very enjoyable. Just be forewarned that you'll probably being tearing the hair out of your skull following the fight with Darkness.
Sep 3, 2023
Rewatching this in 2023 is nothing but a nostalgia trip for me for the most part. I wanted to know why it was never heralded as one of the best anime series to have come out of the 90's. I had to find out the hard way.

This was so tough to sit through. From the slow start with so many unnecesarry comedic moments up to the underwhelming and dissatisfying second half. Not to mention how majority of the fight scenes and climaxes felt more of a slide show rather than dynamic and fluid as anyone would expect given the title of the show and ...

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