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Light Novel 'Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!' Gets TV Anime

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Publishing company Kadokawa announced on Friday that Daisuke Aizawa's Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! (The Eminence in Shadow) light novel is being adapted into a television anime.

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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. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Aizawa launched the comedy fantasy novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in May 2018. Kadokawa began publishing the series through its Enterbrain label with illustrations by Touzai in November that year and released the fourth volume on Friday. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! has a cumulative 1 million copies of its volume in circulation.

Anri Sakano (Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo? Z) launched a manga adaptation in Monthly Comp Ace in December 2018. The magazine also began serializing a spin-off by Seta U in July 2019. Kadokawa shipped the fifth and second volume of each manga on Friday, respectively.

Yen Press licensed the light novel and manga adaptation in English in May 2019 and January 20 and published the second novel volume on November 10 last year. The first manga volume is planned for a July 20 release.

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Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! on MAL
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Another isekai... not that I mind. I want my isekais.

However, the plot seems little weird compared to your normal isekai series. Might this be a more serious one? But the comedy genre is there so.... What's your take?
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I was hoping for this to get anime for a while now, good to see it's finally here.
 
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Finally you posted this news mal.. And about this wn and manga it's one of the best isekai can offer... Gold comedy and Chuunibyou mc... Not overpowered out of nowhere he trained(for legit)
 
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Hell yeah. One of the funniest light novel/manga I've read in recent times. They better do it justice.
 
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Oh hell yea baby, i hope it gets a good adaptation.
 
 
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This announcement came alongside volume 4 of the LN which the author released after a long break
Hoping for a nice adaptation
 
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LETS FUKIN GO I BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SHIT READ THIS 3 FUKIN TIMES BEST MC EVER.
 
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Key visual looks amazing. Someone sent me a part of this and it was hilarious. I'm looking forward to it.
 
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Holy!! SH**! It's finally happening and hoping for a good adaption.

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Honestly surprised that it took this long
 
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Azuchi said:
Another isekai... not that I mind. I want my isekais.

However, the plot seems little weird compared to your normal isekai series. Might this be a more serious one? But the comedy genre is there so.... What's your take?
the plot is serious but the Main character is kinda clueless to what is actually going on most of the time
 
 
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YAAAASS! Finally! Really hope they don't butcher it like arifureta!
 
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I had a premonition that this would get a anime considering how popular it is. Read the manga, it's alright. I was planning to read the LN though
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Finally an isekai I'm actually looking forward to. This is absolute comedy gold.
 
 
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Ok, three questions:

1. Is this a harem?

2. Does this have ecchi?

3. Does this have gore?


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Is there any chance for Hakomari to get an anime as well? Seeing this novel alongside 86 getting their anime adaptations give me some hope


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I had a premonition that this would get a anime considering how popular it is. Read the manga, it's alright. I was planning to read the LN though

Dunno about the ln but I really recommend reading the wn, the manga didn't cover the whole thing in the last 10 chapters
 
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Ok, three questions:

1. Is this a harem?

2. Does this have ecchi?

3. Does this have gore?



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Dauphine said:
Ok, three questions:

1. Is this a harem?

2. Does this have ecchi?

3. Does this have gore?



https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=152254


I saw this already but on other sites like MAL and anime-planet it wasn't listed as ecchi nor harem so i just wanted to make sure.

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can anyone tell me which girl is the main love interest and describe her personality?
a harem where the best girl don't win is not worth watching
 
 
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Awesome so the MC is a villain 🔥🔥🔥
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For those who don't know what type of series this is based off of the synopsis, the whole premise is about a chunnibyou who gets isekai'd and is acting out his chunnibyou fantasies in the new world. The MC thinks he's simply playing out his chunnibyou fantasies of having a secret organization go against other evil organizations, thinking that everything is fake and everyone's just playing along with him. In reality, his fantasies are completely real, and it's only the MC who's oblivious to everything going around him.

The first volume of the LN was quite funny. I haven't read anything past that, but I'm not sure how long the series can keep up with its premise without getting old quickly. Regardless, I'm excited for the anime. Hopefully the MC gets a seiyuu that really brings the most out of the character.
 
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I’d like to see this anime. But hopefully it’s not harem or ecchi or anything like that. If it is, idk if I’ll be able to watch it.
 
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hell yheaaaa want to see my atomic boy!! one of the best isekais out there and every chapter makes me laugh.
 
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I've been waiting for this to get an anime announcement for so long! I knew it was pretty popular so I figured it was a matter of time, but FUCK am I stoked to see it. Absolutely one of the funniest manga I've read.

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can anyone tell me which girl is the main love interest and describe her personality?
a harem where the best girl don't win is not worth watching

Honestly the whole harem thing takes a huge backseat to the comedy. It's satire first and foremost.
Still waiting on a romance involving a tomboy yandere. Or really any romance where the yandere wins and starts to de-yandere as her love is reciprocated.

Also, I despise runny eggs and anime chins that are sharp enough to alert the TSA.
 
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Dauphine said:
Ok, three questions:

1. Is this a harem?

2. Does this have ecchi?

3. Does this have gore?



1. Technically but it's very much not the focus.

2. I... don't remember? If so also very much not the focus. I think it had one hot spring scene in the manga so far and other than that nothing that comes to mind.

3. Not that I can remember. I usually hate over the top gore so I feel like I would remember if it did.

It's primarily a satirical comedy, imo. It has a decent overarching story and character story arches that are honestly usually pretty well written. It's just that interspersed in all of that is a heavy dose of humor.
Still waiting on a romance involving a tomboy yandere. Or really any romance where the yandere wins and starts to de-yandere as her love is reciprocated.

Also, I despise runny eggs and anime chins that are sharp enough to alert the TSA.
 
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Dis gonna be good.

Also moar isekai. Keep going. Adapt all the series I'm following, japan! Muahaha.
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Finally a isekai I actually wish to see on the screen.

It's VERY ridiculous, but the right way of ridiculous. And nice pastiche chuuni humor aside, the fights are legit decent.

Still wish for Eris no Seihai adaptation one day. Best villainess manga, and not even a isekai.


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can anyone tell me which girl is the main love interest and describe her personality?
a harem where the best girl don't win is not worth watching



There is no main chick, from what I saw...most of the girls have a equilibrated role in the narrative, more like a Balanced Harem. Some of them get arcs more focused on them, ofc.

First girl to join the harem (brocon sister aside...) would be the devoted swordswoman Alpha, but that blonde elf does not feel that MUCH more relevant in the plot than Princess Alexia or Beta, for example.
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I found this way more funnier than Konosuba. The MC is complete delusional and supporting characters ranging from clueless idiots to complete trash, and somehow everything just works. One of the best Isekai around.

 
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Looks like more isekai, but this time the synopsis catches my attention. Huh. Maybe I'll give the manga a read sometime or something.
 
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Such a great comedy. Probably going to be the next kono suba.
 
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Letss goo, just read the manga recently, super hyped for this
 
 
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stupid question but is mc op in this one?
 
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stupid question but is mc op in this one?
very op, but it's mainly used for comedy
 
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I've read the WN and I enjoyed it. I saw it had LN and on its vol.02 but damn this is pretty interesting... I guess it's booming and that's good.
 
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HELLL YEAHHH LETSSSSSS GOOOOOO
I am so glad this is getting an Anime I so love the LN & Manga
Can't wait for my Cid or should I say Shadow Lord to be animated 🥰😍😍
 
 
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i see... Thx for the informations
 
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I really hope anime staff make our Mc like this vol 1 novel cover. He looks like your usual shounen MC in manga.
 
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tragedydesu said:
can anyone tell me which girl is the main love interest and describe her personality?
a harem where the best girl don't win is not worth watching

There's no love interest here. The relationship he has with these girls are more like the relationship Ainz have with his Nazarick NPCs. The girls look up to him too much and think everything he says is true. On the other hand, he's the only one who doesn't believe in anything he says. And that's where the comedy comes from.
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Never got around to reading the LN but I'm up to date with the manga (translated version at least). I don't usually watch/read comedy-focused stuff so I don't want to make a too-bold statement but from what I've seen, it's second only to Gintama and Prison School (though there has only been 25 ch. released, might be too early to tell.)
 
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Never got around to reading the LN but I'm up to date with the manga (translated version at least). I don't usually watch/read comedy-focused stuff so I don't want to make a too-bold statement but from what I've seen, it's second only to Gintama and Prison School (though there has only been 25 ch. released, might be too early to tell.)
 
 
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One of the best isekai
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I hope are faithful to the manga, a good and natural comedy.
 
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Well im reading the manga and its 8/10,i expect a lot from this.
 
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oh i have this novel and manga on my ptr list, curious how well the adaptation will go
 
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LET'S GO!!

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT STUDIO IS ADAPTATNG THIS NOW.

I couldn't recommend this series enough. Check out the manga/light novel
 
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it's just another isekai with another cardboard cutout basic isekai protagonist. 4/10