The Eminence in Shadow has received a third trailer, providing viewers with a closer look at the show’s characters and premise ahead of its October 5 premiere date.
The trailer also features the newly revealed characters Hyoro Gari (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) and Jaga Imo, as well as the opening song “HIGHEST” by OxT. (Shin Matsushige).
The Eminence in Shadow is based on Kadokawa’s isekai light novel series, which began in 2018 and has four volumes as of February 2021. It is illustrated by Daisuke Aizawa. The books are published by the Enterbrain imprint.
Director Kazuya Nakanishi (Comic Girls assistant director, Vivid Strike! main animator), series composer Kanichi Katou (Those Snow White Notes), and character designer Makoto Iino are among the anime’s main creators (Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town). Nexus is the name of the animation production company.
Art director Beom-Seon Lee (Lupin the Third Part 6), colour designers Naoto Tanaka (Darwin’s Game) and Junko Okazaki (Darwin’s Game), photography director Takeshi Hirooka (The Honor Student at Magic High School), and music composer Kenichirou Suehiro are also on the team (Shadows House).
Meanwhile, the cast includes:
- Seiichirou Yamashita as Cid Kagenou
- Kana Hanazawa as Alexia Midgar
- Youko Hikasa as Iris Midgar
- Asami Seto as Alpha
- Inori Minase as Beta
- Suzuko Mimori as Gamma
- Fairouz Ai as Delta
- Hisako Kanemoto as Episolon
- Ayaka Asai as Zeta
- Reina Kondo as Eta
- Rina Hidaka as Claire Kagenou
- Haruka Shiraishi as Rose Oriana
- Saya Aizawa as Sherry Barnett
Eminence in Shadow inspired a manga adaptation by Sakano Anri, as well as a comedic manga spin-off by Seta U. The story began in 2018 as a web novel on Shouetsuka ni Narou.
Yen Press describes the light novel’s first volume as:
Cid’s dream, even in his previous life, was not to be a protagonist or a final boss. He’d rather remain a minor character until the right time comes to reveal himself as a mastermind…or, at the very least, pretend to be one! And now that he’s been reborn into another world, he’s ready to create the ideal conditions for him to fully realise his dreams. Cid, armed with his overactive imagination, jokingly recruits members to his organisation and fabricates an entire backstory about an evil cult that they must destroy. As luck would have it, these fictitious adversaries turn out to be real—and no one knows the truth but him!
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