Some people just aren’t suited to playing the part of the flashy, in-your-face hero or the dastardly, mustache-twirling villain with larger-than-life panache. Instead, they operate in the shadows and pull the strings of society through wit and cleverness. That’s the role Cid wants to play when he’s transported to another world. Cid spins a yarn or three and becomes the unlikely leader of the underground Shadow Garden organization that fights against a menacing cult (which he totally made up). However, there’s a catch even his wild imagination didn’t see coming: the cult he concocted actually exists, and they’re beyond displeased that his power fantasy just got in the way of their evil plans!
The Eminence in Shadow has finished airing and it has 20 Episodes. It is also Known as: 陰の実力者になりたくて！, To Be a Power in the Shadows!
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Top 10 Anime Like The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) [2023 List]
- 10. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
- 9. Otomege Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu
- 8. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
- 7. Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e Kayou
- 6. Jitsu wa Ore, Saikyou Deshita?
- 5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
- 4. Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru
- 3. One Punch Man
- 2. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
- 1. Overlord
10. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
In the dawn of the 21st century, magic, long thought to be folklore and fairy tales, has become a systematized technology and is taught as a technical skill. In First High School, the institution for magicians, students are segregated into two groups based on their entrance exam scores: "Blooms," those who receive high scores, are assigned to the First Course, while "Weeds" are reserve students assigned to the Second Course.
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei follows the siblings, Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba, who are enrolled in First High School. Upon taking the exam, the prodigious Miyuki is placed in the First Course, while Tatsuya is relegated to the Second Course. Though his practical test scores and status as a "Weed" show him to be magically inept, he possesses extraordinary technical knowledge, physical combat capabilities, and unique magic techniques—making Tatsuya the irregular at a magical high school.
The Irregular at Magic High School has finished airing and it has 26 Episodes. It is also Known as: 魔法科高校の劣等生, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
9. Otomege Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu
Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a particularly punishing dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Watch Leon spark a revolution to change this new world in order to fulfill his ultimate desire…of living a quiet, easy life in the countryside!
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 乙女ゲー世界はモブに厳しい世界です, Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs, mobseka, Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu
8. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
Corporate worker Mikami Satoru is stabbed by a random killer, and is reborn to an alternate world. But he turns out to be reborn a slime! Thrown into this new world with the name Rimuru, he begins his quest to create a world that’s welcoming to all races.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime has finished airing and it has 24 Episodes. It is also Known as: 転生したらスライムだった件, Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
7. Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e Kayou
After 2000 years has passed, the ruthless demon lord has just been reincarnated! But his aptitude at an academy for nurturing candidates for demon lords is, “inept”!?Having the capability to destroy humans, elementals, and gods, after a long period of countless wars and strife, Arnos the demon lord became sick and tired of all that and longed for a peaceful world, so he decided to reincarnate to the future.However, what awaited him after his reincarnation is a world too used to peace that his descendants became too weak due to a huge weakening in magical powers.
Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e Kayou has finished airing and it has 13 Episodes. It is also Known as: 魔王学院の不適合者 ～史上最強の魔王の始祖、転生して子孫たちの学校へ通う～, The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants
6. Jitsu wa Ore, Saikyou Deshita?
To be reincarnated into another world with the promise of a "cheat" power is one thing... but to be reborn as a baby, and then left for dead after your royal parents think you're powerless?? That's another thing entirely! Now the newly-born Reinhart—or Hart to his new friends—must find his way through a dangerous world...but luckily he's got magic that's quite literally off the charts!
Am I Actually the Strongest? has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 実は俺、最強でした？, Jitsu wa Ore, Saikyou Deshita?
5. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
After dying a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, high school student and recluse Kazuma Satou finds himself sitting before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua. She provides the NEET with two options: continue on to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer's dream—a real fantasy world! Choosing to start a new life, Kazuma is quickly tasked with defeating a Demon King who is terrorizing villages. But before he goes, he can choose one item of any kind to aid him in his quest, and the future hero selects Aqua. But Kazuma has made a grave mistake—Aqua is completely useless!
Unfortunately, their troubles don't end here; it turns out that living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game. Instead of going on a thrilling adventure, the duo must first work to pay for their living expenses. Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun!
KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! has finished airing and it has 10 Episodes. It is also Known as: この素晴らしい世界に祝福を！, Give Blessings to This Wonderful World!
4. Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru
"I'm going to live for myself!"
The greatest assassin on Earth knew only how to live as a tool for his employers—until they stopped letting him live. Reborn by the grace of a goddess into a world of swords and sorcery, he's offered a chance to do things differently this time around, but there's a catch...He has to eliminate a super-powerful hero who will bring about the end of the world unless he is stopped.
Now known as Lugh Tuatha Dé, the master assassin certainly has his hands full, particularly because of all the beautiful girls who constantly surround him. Lugh may have been an incomparable killer, but how will he fare against foes with powerful magic?
The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 世界最高の暗殺者、異世界貴族に転生する, Ansatsu Kizoku, The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
3. One Punch Man
The seemingly ordinary and unimpressive Saitama has a rather unique hobby: being a hero. In order to pursue his childhood dream, he trained relentlessly for three years—and lost all of his hair in the process. Now, Saitama is incredibly powerful, so much so that no enemy is able to defeat him in battle. In fact, all it takes to defeat evildoers with just one punch has led to an unexpected problem—he is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battling and has become quite bored.
This all changes with the arrival of Genos, a 19-year-old cyborg, who wishes to be Saitama's disciple after seeing what he is capable of. Genos proposes that the two join the Hero Association in order to become certified heroes that will be recognized for their positive contributions to society, and Saitama, shocked that no one knows who he is, quickly agrees. And thus begins the story of One Punch Man, an action-comedy that follows an eccentric individual who longs to fight strong enemies that can hopefully give him the excitement he once felt and just maybe, he'll become popular in the process.
One Punch Man has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: ワンパンマン, One Punch-Man, OPM, One-Punch Man
2. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
On August 10th of the year 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia began a campaign of conquest, its sights set on Japan. Operations were completed in one month thanks to Britannia's deployment of new mobile humanoid armor vehicles dubbed Knightmare Frames. Japan's rights and identity were stripped away, the once proud nation is now referred to as Area 11. Its citizens, Elevens, are forced to scratch out a living while the Britannian aristocracy lives comfortably within their settlements. Pockets of resistance appear throughout Area 11, working towards independence for Japan.
Lelouch, an exiled Imperial Prince of Britannia posing as a student, finds himself in the heart of the ongoing conflict for the island nation. Through a chance meeting with a mysterious girl named C.C., Lelouch gains his Geass, the power of the king. Now endowed with absolute dominance over any person, Lelouch may finally realize his goal of bringing down Britannia from within!
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion has finished airing and it has 25 Episodes. It is also Known as: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch, コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!
Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.
Overlord has finished airing and it has 13 Episodes. It is also Known as: オーバーロード, Overlord