Director: Kazuya Nakanishi (Comic Girls assistant director)
Series Composition: Kanichi Katou (Mashiro no Oto, Mairimashita! Iruma-kun script)
Character Design: Makoto Iino (Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari, Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage)
Studio: Nexus (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, Darwin's Game)
Aizawa began penning 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 February 26. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! has a cumulative 1 million copies of its volume in print.
Anri Sakano (Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo? Z) began drawing 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 released the sixth and second volume of each manga on June 25 and February 26, respectively.
Yen Press licensed the light novel and manga adaptation in English in May 2019 and this January and published the second novel volume on November 10 last year. The first manga volume is scheduled for a November 23 release.