Lead staff also revealed for the light novel adaptation
Sometimes dreams come true, especially when you get isekai'd into another world as a chuunibyou... and that's what Cid gets to do in The Eminence in Shadow, a light novel series that is being adapted into a TV anime from director Kazuya Nakanishi (chief animation director on Darwin's Game) at anime studio Nexus. The news of The Eminence in Shadow's release year and the main staff was revealed in the first trailer and first main visual today.
As previously mentioned Kazuya Nakanishi (chief animation director on Darwin's Game) will be directing The Eminence in Shadow at anime studio Nexus, with Kanichi Kato (Black Clover series composer from episode 153 to170) providing the scripts, and Makoto Iino (Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies moved to a starter town?) adapting the light novel character designs for animation.
The original The Eminence in Shadow light novel is written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Tozai, with four volumes currently released in Japanese. Yen Press releases the series in English, with three volumes currently available. Yen Press describes the first volume as such:
Even in his past life, Cid's dream wasn't to become a protagonist or a final boss. He'd rather lie low as a minor character until it's prime time to reveal he's a mastermind...or at least, do the next best thing-pretend to be one! And now that he's been reborn into another world, he's ready to set the perfect conditions to live out his dreams to the fullest. Armed with his overactive imagination, Cid jokingly recruits members to his organization and makes up a whole backstory about an evil cult that they need to take down. Well, as luck would have it, these imaginary adversaries turn out to be the real deal-and everyone knows the truth but him!
The Eminence in Shadow TV anime is scheduled to start sometime in 2022.
Source: Comic Natalie
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