Review: The Eminence in Shadow

The Eminence in Shadow is a 2022 Japanese anime television series based on the light novel series of the same name by Daisuke Aizawa. The anime is produced by Nexus and directed by Kazuya Nakanishi. It aired from October 5, 2022, to February 15, 2023, on AT-X and other networks.



The Eminence in Shadow follows the story of Cid Kagenou, a young man who dreams of becoming a shadowbroker, a puppet master who controls everything from behind the scenes. In order to achieve his goal, Cid trains in secret every single night. However, before he can realize his dream, Cid is hit by a truck and killed.

When Cid wakes up, he finds himself in another world, where he is reborn into a noble family. He also discovers that he has gained extraordinary powers. Cid decides to use his new powers to become the ultimate shadowbroker, and he establishes a secret organization called Shadow Garden to fight the evil forces that threaten the world.

The Eminence in Shadow is a unique and refreshing take on the isekai genre. It is full of humor, action, and adventure, and it features a likable and relatable protagonist. The anime has been praised for its animation, music, and characters, and it has quickly become a fan favorite.

Review: The Eminence in Shadow


What I Liked

  • The humor is spot-on. The anime is full of hilarious moments, both intentional and unintentional.
  • The action is well-choreographed and exciting.
  • The characters are well-developed and likable. Cid is a particularly interesting protagonist, as he is both over-the-top and surprisingly down-to-earth at the same time.
  • The anime does a good job of subverting expectations. It takes many of the tropes of the isekai genre and turns them on their heads.

What I Didn’t Like

  • The anime can be a bit slow at times, especially in the early episodes.
  • The villains are somewhat one-dimensional.


The Eminence in Shadow is a great anime for fans of the isekai genre, as well as anyone who enjoys a good laugh. It is full of humor, action, and adventure, and it features a likable and relatable protagonist. While it is not perfect, the anime is definitely worth watching.

Rating: 9/10

I highly recommend The Eminence in Shadow to anyone who is looking for a fun and entertaining anime to watch. It is one of the best isekai anime that I have seen in recent years.

This Review Write By: Prince Sanatan Kumar

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