The anime adaptation of Daisuke Aizawa and Tozai’s The Eminence In Shadow will be getting an English dub, which will be exclusively streamed on HIDIVE streaming platform on Dec 26, 2022.
The voice cast and staff have also been revealed for the English dub.
- Adam Gibbs as Cid Kageno/Shadow
- Natalie Rial as Akane
- Olivia Swasey as Alexia
- Christina Kelly as Alpha
- Annie Wild as Beta
- Elissa Cuellar as Gamma
- Raven Troup as Delta
- Ellen Evans as Epsilon
- Dominique Meyer as Zeta
- Luci Christian as Claire
- Patricia Duran as Iris
- Greg Ayres as Po
- Nathan Wilson as Skel
- Scott Gibbs as Zenon
- Andrew Love as Kidnapper 1
- Michael Wronski as Kidnapper 2
- Cyrus Rodas as Monster
John Swasey will be directing The Eminence In Shadow English dub, with Kalin Black writing the script. Brent Marshall and Patrick Marrero will be in charge of the English mix and audio engineering respectively.
HIDIVE describes the plot of the anime as:
Some people just aren’t suited to playing the part of the flashy, in-your-face hero or the dastardly, mustache-twirling villain with larger-than-life panache. Instead, they operate in the shadows and pull the strings of society through wit and cleverness. That’s the role Cid wants to play when he’s transported to another world. Cid spins a yarn or three and becomes the unlikely leader of the underground Shadow Garden organization that fights against a menacing cult (which he totally made up). However, there’s a catch even his wild imagination didn’t see coming: the cult he concocted actually exists, and they’re beyond displeased that his power fantasy just got in the way of their evil plans!
The Eminence In Shadow started airing in Japan on Oct 5, 2022. The series was produced by Nexus and directed by Kazuya Nakanishi, with scripts written by Kanichi Katou, character designs by Makoto Iino, and music composed by Kenichiro Suehiro.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for a North American release.
The Eminence in Shadow is a Japanese light novel series written by Daisuke Aizawa and illustrated by Tozai. It began serialization online in May 2018 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was later acquired by Enterbrain, who have published the series since November 2018.
A manga adaptation with art by Anri Sakano has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s seinen manga magazine Comp Ace since December 2018. A spin-off manga by Seta U titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Shadow Gaiden has also been serialized via Comp Ace since July 2019. Both the light novel and main manga have been licensed in North America by Yen Press.