Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!
The Eminence in Shadow
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Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 陰の実力者になりたくて!
English: The Eminence in Shadow
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 5, 2018 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy
Themes: Isekai Isekai, Reincarnation Reincarnation
Serialization: None
Authors: Touzai (Art), Aizawa, Daisuke (Story)


Score: 8.471 (scored by 66586,658 users)
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Ranked: #1922
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Popularity: #785
Members: 23,189
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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: Yen Press)


Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! has been published in English as The Eminence in Shadow by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since August 11, 2020.

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Nov 18, 2022
Preliminary (1/? eps)
tl;dr Eminence in Shadow is chaotic and illogical but comedic entertainment

This is a review written based on the first 4 volumes.

The story is about a 18-year old that never grew out of middle school and is so obsessed with wanting total invulnerability (even to nuclear bombs) that he gives himself a concussion and one day sees what he thinks is threads of mana (truck lights in the darkness), and gets reincarnated in another world. This other world validates his chuunibyou desires and he attains absolute power.

Of course, what probably actually happened is that he got taken to the hospital, and the story is actually his ...
Jan 17, 2024
Preliminary (6/? eps)

This story at first glance seems to be your typical fantasy read. However, there is much more to it that meets the eye. The story is intriguing, with the general "MC Wants To Hide Their Power" being remade to a new tier/level of storytelling. It exhibits its indivisuality and uniqueness through its art and characters.

The story is based around the MC's group, "Shadow Garden", which is sort of a vigilante group seeking to protect peace. The series has a fair share of action and comedy-the comedy part is that people think the MC is a mastermind genius;while in fact he does things randomly at times ...
Aug 16, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (7/? eps)
(After vol1 of the LN) It's not so bad but disappointingly cliché.

The first thing to speak of about this series is that the title and blurb are misleading, it's a really generic power fantasy harem isekai with some comedy, the mastermind and organization stuff are ultimately just a gimmick and mostly irrelevant.

First the story:
A guy wants to be a mastermind in the shadow -> trains a lot -> realized it's not possible on earth -> is reborn in another world with magic -> create an organization to fight off the cult of Diablo (a completely made up enemy).

The start is actually quite good, the MC ...

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