HiDive Announces ‘The Eminence in Shadow’ Anime Will Get An English Dub

‘The Eminence in Shadow’ is a dark fantasy written by Daisuke Aizawa, illustrated by Tōzai, and published by the Tokyo-based publisher Enterbrain. It was picked up for an anime adaption in 2022 by the Japanese animation studio Nexus with Kazuya Nakanishi working on it as a director. Sentai Filmworks announced that they had acquired the rights to release the anime on their HiDive streaming service who will now release an English dub in December 2022.

They revealed the dub cast on their website:

  • Cid Kageno/Shadow – Adam Gibbs
  • Akane – Natalie Rial
  • Alexia – Olivia Swasey
  • Alpha – Christina Kelly
  • Beta – Annie Wild
  • Gamma – Elissa Cuellar
  • Delta – Raven Troup
  • Epsilon – Ellen Evans
  • Zeta – Dominique Meyer
  • Claire – Luci Christian
  • Iris – Patricia Duran
  • Po – Greg Ayres
  • Skel – Nathan Wilson
  • Zenon – Scott Gibbs

You can watch the trailer below:

Kadokawa Shoten also publishes a manga based on the series which is illustrated by Anri Sakano and is released in the United States in Yen Press. It was first released as a web novel on Shōsetsuka ni Narō.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,

“For as long as he can remember, Minoru Kagenou has been fixated on becoming as strong as possible, which has led him to undertake all kinds of rigorous training. This wish, however, does not stem from a desire to be recognized by others; rather, Minoru does everything he can to blend in with the crowd. So, while pretending to be a completely average student during the day, he arms himself with a crowbar and ruthlessly thrashes local biker gangs at night. Yet when Minoru finds himself in a truck accident, his ambitions seemingly come to a sudden end. In his final moments, he laments his powerlessness—no matter how much he trained, there was nothing he could do to overcome his human limitations.

But instead of dying, Minoru reawakens as Cid, the second child of the noble Kagenou family, in another world—one where magic is commonplace. With the power he so desired finally within his grasp, he dons the moniker “Shadow” and establishes Shadow Garden: a group whose sole purpose is to combat the enigmatic Cult of Diablos, an organization born from Cid’s imagination. However, as Shadow Garden grows in both membership and influence, it becomes increasingly apparent that the Cult of Diablos is not as fictional as Cid had intended.”

The Japanese magazine Comp Ace publishes a spin-off manga titled ‘The Eminence in Shadow! Shadow Side Story.’

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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