Daisuke Aizawa and illustrator Tozai’s The Eminence in Shadow light novel series is about to make its screen debut as a TV anime this October, but there’s more on the way beyond that. A mobile game has also been announced, with The Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden slated to make its way to iOS, Android and PC sometime in 2022.
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 and 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 anime debuts in Japan on October 5.
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