A stage presentation on the AnimeJapan 2022 occasion on Saturday revealed a brand new promotional video and visible for the tv anime of Daisuke Aizawa‘s The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) mild novel sequence. The occasion additionally revealed that the anime will premiere in October.

The anime stars:

  • Seiichirō Yamashita as Cid Kagenou / Shadow
  • Kana Hanazawa as Alexia Midgar
  • Yōko Hikasa as Iris Midgar
  • Asami Seto as Alpha
  • Inori Minase as Beta
  • Suzuko Mimori as Gamma
  • Ai Fairouz as Delta
  • Hisako Kanemoto as Epsilon
  • Ayaka Asai as Zeta
  • Reina Kondo as Eta

Kazuya Nakanishi (chief animation director for Darwin’s Game) is directing the anime at Nexus (Darwin’s Game, Granbelm). Makoto Iino (Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Demon Lord, Retry!) is adapting Tōzai‘s authentic character designs for animation. Kanichi Katou (Black Clover, Those Snow White Notes) is overseeing the sequence scripts.

Yen Press licensed each the sunshine novels and the manga adaptation, and it describes the primary quantity:

Even in his previous life, Cid’s dream wasn’t to turn out to be a protagonist or a ultimate boss. He’d relatively lie low as a minor character till it is prime time to disclose he is a mastermind…or a minimum of, do the following greatest thing-pretend to be one! And now that he is been reborn into one other world, he is able to set the right situations to reside out his goals to the fullest. Armed along with his overactive creativeness, Cid jokingly recruits members to his group and makes up a complete backstory about an evil cult that they should take down. Well, as luck would have it, these imaginary adversaries grow to be the true deal-and everybody is aware of the reality however him!

Aizawa started serializing the story on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become Novelists) web site in May 2018, and Kadokawa started publishing the story in bodily volumes with artwork by Tōzai, starting with the primary quantity in November 2018. Anri Sakano launched the manga adaptation in Kadokawa‘s Comp Ace journal in December 2018. Seta U launched a derivative manga titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Shadow Gaiden (The Eminence in Shadow – Shadow Side Story) in Comp Ace in July 2019.

Sources: AnimeJapan 2022 stage presentation, The Eminence in Shadow anime’s website