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

by Vindstot
Feb 25, 8:36 AM | 46 Comments
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.

Synopsis
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.

Source: LN News

Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! on MAL

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it's just another isekai with another cardboard cutout basic isekai protagonist. 4/10

Mar 9, 8:06 PM by jconjello

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

Mar 4, 9:40 PM by JaracoMan

oh i have this novel and manga on my ptr list, curious how well the adaptation will go

Feb 28, 4:53 PM by SkyFullOfStars

Well im reading the manga and its 8/10,i expect a lot from this.

Feb 27, 10:37 AM by Hoyoru

I hope are faithful to the manga, a good and natural comedy.

Feb 26, 12:34 PM by Kinyoubi

One of the best isekai

Feb 26, 6:24 AM by SoukaTheReal

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.)

Feb 26, 4:49 AM by Ksumak

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.)

Feb 26, 4:49 AM by Ksumak

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.

Feb 26, 4:22 AM by MisterIncognito

I really hope anime staff make our Mc like this vol 1 novel cover. He looks like your usual shounen MC in manga.

Feb 26, 12:33 AM by Prog_upworks13

@Fabris
i see... Thx for the informations

Feb 26, 12:01 AM by tragedydesu

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 🥰😍😍

Feb 25, 10:46 PM by Marcus5768

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.

Feb 25, 9:48 PM by _Ako_

AnimeFA78N said:
stupid question but is mc op in this one?
very op, but it's mainly used for comedy

Feb 25, 8:49 PM by ExcaliburAO

stupid question but is mc op in this one?

Feb 25, 8:45 PM by AnimeFA78N

Letss goo, just read the manga recently, super hyped for this

Feb 25, 7:31 PM by PraizOP

Such a great comedy. Probably going to be the next kono suba.

Feb 25, 6:46 PM by Petricho

Looks like more isekai, but this time the synopsis catches my attention. Huh. Maybe I'll give the manga a read sometime or something.

Feb 25, 6:19 PM by Fario-P

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.

Feb 25, 5:10 PM by AdrianRubinsky

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.


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 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.

Feb 25, 5:08 PM by Fabris