In the title of the fourth volume of the light novels by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Touzai, Kage neither Jitsuryokusha nor Naritakute! ((The Eminence in the Shadow) the production of an anime adaptation was announced. Further details will be announced shortly.

Aizawa and Touzai began to publish the light novels through the publisher Kadokawa in November 2018. The publisher released the third volume in July 2019 and will release the fourth on February 26th in Japan. A manga adaptation by Anri Sakano is published in the journal Monthly Comp Ace since December 2018, with four volumes to date and the fifth planned for February 26th.

Finally, a spin-off manga written and illustrated by Mushroom U.titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha nor Naritakute!: Shadow Gaiden ((The Eminence in the Shadow: Shadow Side Story) is published through the magazine Monthly Comp Ace since July 2019.

Synopsis of Kage no Jitsuryokusha noch Naritakute!

Great heroes and diabolical villains are the kind of characters people crave, but that's not the case with Cid Kagenou. He aspires to become the mastermind behind it all, to pull the strings and get his machinations to advance the whole story. In his previous life in Japan he could not achieve his goals, but now, reborn in a world of magic, he will show the true Eminence of the Shadow!

While Cid pretends to be just another filler character, he is recruiting members of his (fake) organization "Shadow Garden" with the aim of ending a mysterious cult that lurks in the shadows. His (wrong) organization against the disgusting (but surprisingly real) cult of Diabolos.

© 東西 (イ ラ ス ト), 逢 沢 大 著 (著) / KADOKAWA


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