The Eminence in Shadow

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The Eminence in Shadow

English Title: The Eminence in Shadow
Japanese Title: 陰の実力者になりたくて! — “Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!”
Author: Daisuke Aizawa – 逢沢大介
Illustrator: Touzai – 東西
Translator: Kristi Fernandez
Genre: Isekai, Comedy, Action
Original Run: November 2018 – ongoing
English Run: June 2020 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Enterbrain
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 3 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 1 (In Progress)


One big fat lie and a few twisted truths
Even in his past life, Cid’s dream wasn’t to become a protagonist or a fi nal 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!

Volume 1
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Releasing July 28, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1975359058

Upcoming Releases

Volume 2
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Releasing October 20, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1975386993

Volume 3
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Releasing TBA — ISBN-13: ###-##########

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MAL Entry — (Japan) Began publication December 2018 – ongoing (No English Publisher)

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