Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute
Alt name(s):
  • The Eminence in Shadow
  • To Be a Power in the Shadows!
  • Восхождение в тени
  • 陰の実力者になりたくて!
  • 숨은 실력자가 되고싶어서
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Just like how everyone adored heroes in their childhood, a certain young man adored those powers hidden in shadows. Ninjas, rogues, shadowy mentor types, that sort of deal.
After hiding his strength and living the mediocre life of a NPC by day while undergoing frenzied training by night, he finally reincarnates into a different world and gains ultimate power.
The young man who is only pretending to be a power in the shadows... his subordinates who took him more seriously than he expected... and a giant organization in the shadows that gets accidentally trampled...
This is the story of a young boy who had adored powers in shadows possibly eventually reigning over the world of shadows in another world.
Russian / Русский

  • Japanese Light Novel (Bookwalker)
  • Japanese Light Novel (Amazon.co.jp)
  • LN Vol. 1 Youtube Promo,with Kentarou Kumagai (熊谷健太郎) voicing the MC (Cid Kagenou)
  • Official:
    Reading progress:
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    isnt it kinda annoying that he still thinks this is all a game with the shadow group etc.? it was funny the first few chapters but are they going with that the entire manga?
    Ah yes of course, his excalibur is an eminence in the shadow as well.
    That's seriously the best isekai ever
    serious bulshittery 101
    lol that "just spouting random nonsense to fit the mood"
    why i dont get tired of what he do each time XD
    I don't know what to say. Damn this Isekai is one of the best out there. The story are so damn fun and interesting!
    An update before a month !!!! Cool
    As per mentioned. This entire series is basically meant to satire the whole trope of OP Chuuni Isekai's by making the main character literally say bullshit, and all of it being actually real. AND I LOVE IT FOR WHAT IT IS. Instead of trying to take a generic isekai seriously, it turns it up to 11 and rolls with the punches by making it the joke. It does have its serious bits, naturally. Generic Isekai still runs like Generic Isekai. What sets it apart is the fact that the Main Character is literally unaware of the whole fiasco and considers is it as part of his delusions. I'm pretty confident the end of the series is when the MC realizes just how much chaos he actually ensued from his fantasy "game."

    The joke could get old. Dense MC is a dense MC after all. I do recommend at least reading the first volume though.
    @mongol13 That's what the entire series is about. MC is more dense than a black hole and does everything just to satisfy his chuuni personality but SOMEHOW everything works out perfectly. It is a perfect parody of the 'OP edgy protag against evil organization' type of story while also having that very same type of story. It does all the things that other series do but escalates them into bigger proportions and then shows you how dumb the whole premise actually is when you look at it. While doing all that it just keeps throwing jokes at you. It is just great.
    What is this lol 🤣. This reminds me of Overlord but instead of bone daddy, we got a guy being all chunni with a 'harem' of servants. The best part is, his servants fall for his bullshit because the said bullshit is fucking real 🤣.

    Can't wait for the next one
    @Arijec123 @glasgow yea, the Diabolos cult, I nearly forgot about that :D The funny shit for me personally is that even if Cid is doing all that chuuni crap playing "mob" he STILL, somehow, miraclously even, does which he had previously intended to. I dunno how but he still does it 🤣 And what's even funnier- that all his shadow-girls are falling for it and developing all that plans convinced that HE IS DOING IT 🤣🤣 I'm dying, I;m really dying
    @glasgow Pretty sure that they are trying to stop the demon worshipper cult (Cult of Diabolos or whatever) form resurrecting the Demon lord while Cid is just going around doing chuuni shit and ruining their plans (somehow). We will learn a lot more in the next few chapters but I don't really remember much, been a while since I read the novel.
    I really like this one, but I don't really understand what do the girls are planning all along, someone care to explain? doesn't matter if they are spoilers.
    This manga just keeps getting better!!! We need more
    Oh God, I'm remembering my past wtf
    I'm fully on board, this is brilliant..