The Eminence in Shadow TV anime revealed a character trailer for Alpha. The adaptation by studio Nexus is set to begin broadcasting this October. The trailer for Alpha also features Asami Seto’s narration and has English subtitles:
Alpha is one of the members of the Shadow Garden. She was the first to be recruited by Cid and is now second-in-command.
The Eminence in the Shadow revealed the main trailer and a key visual during the AnimeJapan 2022 event. The cast of the anime includes:
- Seichiro Yamashita as Cid Kageno/Shadow
- Kana Hanazawa as Alexia Midgar
- Yoko Hikasa as Iris Midgar
- Inori Minase as Beta
- Fairouz Ai as Delta
- Hisako Kanemoto as Epsilon
- Reina Kondo as Eta
- Suzuko Mimori as Gamma
- Ayaka Asai as Zeta
Studio Nexus (known for Darwin’s Game) is animating the anime adaptation of the light novel written by Daisuke Aizawa, with Touzai’s illustrations. Kazuya Nakanishi (character designer on Darwin’s Game) is directing the anime. 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 of the same name. It started serialization in 2017 and also has manga and 4-koma adaptations going. Yen Press 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!
Source: Official Website
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