Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute
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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
  • 8.96
  • 8.97
  • 6,012
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  • 2,514,361
  • 74,314
  • 96
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:
    • Volume 0/?
    • Chapter 0/?

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    The problem i had with this manga before i dropped it was the mc... i mean he has no character arc he doesn't go through ups and downs he feels stagnant and underdeveloped. i came here because i liked rouge like main characters but honestly, this one disappointed. i would say the art isn't bad and a lot of the side characters are actually pretty good and all of the story outside of the main character would actually be very interesting if the main character actually had a personality and wasn't so. fucking. dense. i mean a lot of main characters are dense in other isekais but not as mush as this black hole of a character ( yeah i know that was lame.) honestly this type of character is something that i really like and something other manga like "World Teacher" and "My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero's" execute better. in the case of "My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero's" the protagonist is someone who blended into the background like this one however he holds more of a personality and i wouldn't feel like i was talking to a brick wall if i really talked to him. of course this is all my own opinion and if you like his kind of character be my guest, but honestly i really only read this for the side characters and the world not the mc.

    edit: by the way i do realize that the story is supposed to be a big joke but i mean, the mc could still use a personality
    Last edited 9 hrs ago by Ace435.
    That is all.
    He’s dense to reply to the comment down
    One of his subordinates leads the biggest and richest company but he doesn’t understand that it’s for him
    All of the things done by his subordinates are for him
    This obsession with money shows that he is simpleminded dense and greedy
    He is DENSE
    The manga is special like its not a typical story it’s an ISEKAI again but the characters are special not the protagonist like he is just a muscle brain everything is done by someone else but he’s the leader so every merits goes to him right ?
    I wouldn't necessarily say this manga is Bad (especially compared to a lot of other Isekai out there) but the protagonist is sort of annoying the hell out of me since what he was played up as on thing but is actually another (an isekai-ed otaku noble boy who thinks his forces are all a game when it actually isnt. Also he has an obsession with money that feels really out of place for a noble's son)

    I hope this gets better, especially since it seems well liked and in general the premise is pretty funny and unique.

    But right now it seems kinda cliche and dull to me.
    Out of chapters already?
    So many isekai series release so slowly. What a nuisance. This one was actually funny.
    Love that the web novel hasn’t been updated its gonna be a year soon tho still waiting of it
    Can I just say... I really hope they keep with the misunderstanding between MC and his followers? Like all the way to the end. He beats the 'final boss' and doesn't realize that he did, and everyone else doesn't realize he didn't realize.

    This manga, it's so hilarious... I made the mistake of reading it at work and to often I've had to do those snort-cover up with clearing my throat-laughs. 🤣
    If your scrolling through the comments know that the people saying this is overrated have a void in their cranial cavity and only read yaoi hentai/trashy self insert isekai. Although that is pretty much the people on this website summarized
    Why did Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha get an anime and not this?
    There needs to be more isekai manga like this where mc is edgy or at least not a wimp who can't have a proper conversation with someone without constantly apologizing and letting people walk all over him even tho hes op asf
    The world needs a good anime of this story.
    a chuuni done right XD
    I think the novel is better
    I think he's deliberately trolling, giving that he calls himself a "posh maga reader", which calls to mind MAGAdemia.

    With a rabid attitude like that you should not be typing on that keyboard untill you learn some manners first.
    12 days ago This post by Jboiii has been marked as moderated.
    hmmm I'd like to know where the mass voters originate from. cause we all know this manga is avarage at best around 7/10 if not less.
    I'm guessing it's LN/WN got some exposure on another website and those fans flocked here on MD. idk... what I do know is the rating should be just removed.
    My mans dropped the fat man
    the one who fit cid's vc is the mc from p5.. his voice should be really good on him
    @dim1 don't trigger the flag. maou retry is like different show compared to manga. manga is lot better while anime is too garbage to even mention. poor author seeing their beloved chara become 3rd rate chara