Upcoming The Eminence in Shadow anime revealed a new teaser trailer and a visual. The anime is set to air in 2022.
The teaser trailer features an overview of action scenes:
Studio Nexus (Darwin’s Game) is animating the previously announced series. Kazuya Nakanishi (character designs for Darwin’s Game) is directing The Eminence in Shadow. Makoto Iino (Demon Lord, Retry) is doing character designs, while Kanichi Kato is in charge of series composition.
The story is based on a light novel by Daisuke Aizawa, with Touzai’s illustrations. The light novel started serialization in 2017 and also has manga and 4-koma adaptations going. YenPress licensed the light novel and describes the plot as:
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!-via Yen Press
Source: Official Website
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