Eminence in the shadows has revealed a new key visual ahead of the October 5 premiere. Studio Nexus animated the series.
The anime is based on a light novel written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Touzai. Kazuya Nakanishi (character designer ofDarwin’s game) directed the anime. Makoto Iino (Demon Lord, try again) is doing character design, while Kanichi Kato is in charge of series composition.
OxT Sings the Opening Titles “Highest”, while the ending theme song is titled “Darling in the night” sung by Seven Shades, who are the original members of Shadow Garden. They are named after the Greek alphabet:
- Asami Seto as Alpha
- Inori Minaza as Beta
- Fairuz Ai as Delta
- Hisako Kanemoto as Epsilon
- Reina Kondo as Etta
- Suzuko Mimori as Gama
- Ayaka Asai as Zeta
Eminence the Shadow the main cast also includes Seiichiro Yamashita as Sid Kageno/Shadow, Kana Hanazawa as Alexia Midgar, and Yoko Hikasa as Iris Midgar.
The light novel began serialization in 2017 and also has manga and 4-koma adaptations.Yen Presslicenses the light novel and describes the plot as:
Even in his past life, Sid’s dream was not to become the main character or final boss. He prefers to hide as a minor character until the best time comes to reveal that he is a mastermind…or at least do the next best thing – pretend to be one! And now that he has been reborn in another world, he is ready to create the perfect conditions to live out his dreams to the fullest. Armed with his overactive imagination, Sid jokingly recruits members to his organization and invents an entire backstory for an evil cult they must 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／Shady Garden