10 Anime Like The Eminence in Shadow

If you enjoy watching isekai, you must also have started watching the 2022 fall series The Eminence in Shadow. And if you’re anything like me, you probably wanted to find more anime like The Eminence in Shadow after watching it.

People aspire to be great heroes and evil villains, but Cid Kagenou is not one of those characters. He longs to assume the role of the actual genius, pulling the strings and letting his schemes determine the course of the narrative. He had a previous existence in contemporary Japan, but he had failed to realize his ambitions. But now that he has been reincarnated in a magical world, he will demonstrate the shadow’s true power!

In this article, we’ll together discover 10 fantastic Anime Like The Eminence in Shadow.

10. One Punch Man

Saitama is a very powerful hero who can easily destroy monsters or other bad guys with a single punch. But because of his enormous strength, Saitama has grown bored of using his abilities and is continually looking for greater foes to challenge him.

One Punch Man and The Eminence in Shadow are both worth a try if you enjoyed either one because they parody two different widely used “hero” tropes.

9. Arifureta

Another isekai anime with ladies who fawn over the MC like The Eminence in Shadow is Arifureta.

Hajime Nagumo, who is seventeen, is your typical otaku. But when he and the rest of his class are pulled into a fantasy world, his routine of staying up late and sleeping in class is unexpectedly disrupted!

8. How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Sakamoto Takuma was so powerful that his other players began to refer to him as the “devil lord.”

One day, he is called to another realm in his avatar form where he encounters two girls who each claim to have called him. They unleash a summoned monster’s enslavement spell on him, but it activates his special power, Magic Reflect, and the females are the ones who fall under the spell instead!

And so begins the fantastical journey of a (fake) demon lord who forges his own path using unstoppable power.

7. Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

Konosuba is an over-the-top isekai comedy like The Eminence in Shadow that will make you laugh.

Kazuma Satou, who carelessly passes away on the most ordinary day of his life and in the least heroic manner possible, is the protagonist of Konosuba. When he reawakens in the afterlife, he is presented with the choice to either vanquish the Demon King or go to heaven. He chooses the former, but only after choosing the haughty Goddess Aqua to accompany him on his quest.

6. Spy x Family

As part of his cover, a spy on an undercover assignment marries and adopts a child. His daughter and wife both have secrets of their own, which requires the three of them to function as a proper family unit if they want to maintain a low profile.

The Eminence in Shadow and Spy x Family both share a similar concept. Both main characters keep their true identities hidden from the outside world. Additionally, there is a hint of romance throughout the story.

5. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

Fans of isekai harem anime shows with an OP MC like The Eminence in Shadow will surely love The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat. After being reborn in a world of magic and swords, the MC’s time to shine as a genius noble assassin ensues. On top of that, he builds a harem of assassin waifus to assist him on his journey!

4. Classroom of the Elite

Imagine being a genius but living low-key. Yep, that’s basically true for both Classroom of the Elite and The Eminence in Shadow.

Nearly all of the students at Koudo Ikusei Senior High School continue their education at a university or find a job, making it a highly respected university with cutting-edge facilities. There, kids are able to wear whichever haircut they choose and bring whatever personal items they like. Despite the fact that Koudo Ikusei looks like a paradise, only the brightest kids are treated well there.

D-class is where the school throws its “inferior” students in order to make fun of them, and Ayanokouji Kiyotaka is a student there. He was placed in the D-class because of his carelessness on his admission exam. Kiyotaka’s circumstances start to change when he meets Horikita Suzune and Kushida Kikyou, two other students from his class.

3. Code Geass

A banished prince takes on the role of the masked leader of the rebellion against an all-powerful empire after receiving a mysterious ability to control others.

Pulling the strings from the background and concealing their true identity are the main similarities between the protagonists of The Eminence in Shadow and Code Geass. While Code Geass isn’t isekai, fans of well-written anti-hero characters will surely appreciate the series.

2. Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

One would probably want to reincarnate as an OP hero in some fancy fantasy world if they were about to get iskeied, right? Didn’t happen to this MC as he, unfortunately, gets reincarnated as a mob character in a dating sim game!

Like The Eminence in Shadow, Trapped in a Datin Sim is an isekai with an overpowered protagonist who tries to stay in the background as a mob character but is insanely OP and builds a harem.

1. Overlord

Overlord is as close as you can get to The Eminence in Shadow: an isekai with an ambitious OP MC who has powerful and loyal subordinates.

Virtual reality gaming is huge in the year 2138. One day, the well-known online game Yggdrasil is quietly canceled. Momonga, a player, opts not to log out, though. Then he is changed into “the most powerful sorcerer,” appearing as a skeleton. NPCs start exhibiting emotional depth as the world around them keeps evolving.

Momonga, a common young guy without parents, friends, or a position in society, then tries to rule the new world the game has transformed into.

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Hey, I'm Mia, the creator of 9 Tailed Kitsune. 🦊 Big fan of anime, games, and esports – it all started with Phantom Thief Jeanne when I was just 7. Fast forward, I've binged over 200 anime! At 9 Tailed Kitsune, I'm turning my love for this world into an awesome journey. ✨

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