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Prime Video Adds ‘The Eminence in Shadow’ Anime 1st Season Streaming

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© Daisuke Aizawa / KADOKAWA / Shadow Garden

It looks like Yen Press chose well with their pickup previously of The Eminence in Shadow in both its light novel and manga adaptation form as an anime adaptation is in the works. We learned back in February 2021 that an anime adaptation is in the works and it was set with an October 5th, 2022 premiere date.

With HIDIVE having set it as an exclusive for streaming previously, the show was set for a two-cour run that ran consecutively with twenty episodes total as well. Now, the exclusivity window has seemingly ended as it’s available to Prime Members in its original Japanese language with English subtitles here for its full first season run. You can also buy episodes for $2.99 each or the full season for $39.99.

Kazuya Nakanishi is directing it based on the scripts overseen by Kanichi Katou. Makoto Iino is handling the character designs with Nexus handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes 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 Ganma, Ai Fairouz as Delta, Hisako Kanemoto as Epsilon, Ayaka Asai as Zeta, Reina Kondo as Eta, Rina Hidaka as Claire Kagenou, Saya Aizawa as Sherry Barnett, Haruka Shiraishi as Rose Oriana, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Hyoro Gari, and Shin Matsushige as Jaga Imo.

The light novel series from Daisuke Aizawa began in 2018. The manga has five volumes out as well while the side-story series will be releasing its second volume. Yen Press has the rights to all three.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: 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!

© Daisuke Aizawa / KADOKAWA / Shadow Garden
© Daisuke Aizawa / KADOKAWA / Shadow Garden

© Daisuke Aizawa / KADOKAWA / Shadow Garden