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10 Anime like Eminence in Shadow

The Eminence In Shadow is an upcoming anime series by Akasatana. The series features a young man named Cid. While people long for Great heroes and diabolic villains Cid wants to become the mastermind behind all. Much to his fortune, Cid ends up in his preferred fictional world after a traffic accident and sets out to make his dreams come true.

While this anime is airing there are other similar animes out there. Here are 10 other anime shows like The Eminence In Shadow. All the anime below fit the same criteria. As you go down from #10 to #1 you will find very similar anime.

Wise Man’s Grandchild

Wiseman Grandchild
  • Rating: 6.61/10
  • Author: Tsuyoshi Yoshioka
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Comedy
  • Number of episodes: 12

A salaryman in Japan dies in a car accident. After the accident, he was transported into another world. The greatest magician named Merlin adopts him and teaches him everything. But as he was about to join high school she remembered to teach him common sense

No Game No Life

No Game No Life
  • Rating: 8.10/10
  • Author: Yuu Kamiya
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Echii
  • Number of episodes: 12

On Earth, stepsiblings Sora and Shiro are two inseparable shut-ins who dominate various online games under the username “Blank”. While notorious on the internet, the pair believe that life is merely another dull game. One day some random user sends them a challenge in a game. A simple game of chess. The duo accepted the challenge and after defeating the user it turns out that the challenger was named Tet. Tet was a God. After winning the game they were teleported into another world called Disboard. In this world, all matters are solved through playing games. 

Tet told Sora and Shiro the absolute rules of this world. After Tet leaves, Sora and Shiro began their search for information and a place to live.

Youjo Senki

Youjo Senki Wallpaper
  • Rating: 7.97/10
  • Author: Carlo Zen, Chika Tojo
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • Number of episodes: 12
  • Sequels: Yes

Tanya Degurechaff is a young girl. She is a soldier infamous for ruthlessness. She is a devil on the battlefield. Due to this, she earned herself the nickname “Devil of the Rhine”. But underneath her innocent appearance is a Japanese salaryman. A soul that challenged “Being X” because of that he was transported into another world as a small girl where he lived in an orphanage only to grow become a soldier to fight for his country unwillingly without any rest.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass
  • Rating: 8.70/10
  • Author: Gorō Taniguchi Ichirō Ōkouchi
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Number of episodes: 25
  • Sequels: Yes

In the year 2010, Britannia Empire is establishing itself as a dominant military nation. The Britannia Empire started a conquest of Japan. Lelouch Lamperouge, a Britannian student, unfortunately, finds himself caught in the crossfire between the Britannian and the Area 11 rebel armed forces. He is able to escape, however, thanks to the timely appearance of a mysterious girl named C.C., who bestows upon him Geass, the “Power of Kings.” Realizing the vast potential of his newfound “power of absolute obedience,” Lelouch embarks upon a perilous journey as the masked vigilante known as Zero, leading a merciless onslaught against Britannia in order to get revenge once and for all.

Source: My Anime List

Death Note

Death Note
  • Rating: 8.62/10
  • Author: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Psychological Thriller
  • Number of episodes: 25
  • Sequels: No

A 17-years old high school student named Light Yagami one day finds a book dropped by Ryuk on the human world named Death Note. Anyone whose name is written in the book will die. Light Yagami and Ryuk both share one belief that their world is rotten. So, to get rid of Murderers. Petty thefts and other criminals Light Yagami uses the book to kill all of them to clean this world.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Legend of the Galactic Heros
  • Rating:9.03/10
  • Author: Yoshiki Tanaka
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Number of episodes: 110
  • Sequels: Yes

The 150-year-long stalemate between the two interstellar superpowers, the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance, comes to an end when a new generation of leaders arises: the idealistic military genius Reinhard von Lohengramm, and the FPA’s reserved historian, Yang Wenli.

While Reinhard climbs the ranks of the Empire with the aid of his childhood friend, Siegfried Kircheis, he must fight not only the war but also the remnants of the crumbling Goldenbaum Dynasty in order to free his sister from the Kaiser and unify humanity under one genuine ruler. Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, Yang—a strong supporter of democratic ideals—has to stand firm in his beliefs, despite the struggles of the FPA, and show his pupil, Julian Mintz, that autocracy is not the solution.

As ideologies clash amidst the war’s many casualties, the two strategic masterminds must ask themselves what the real reason behind their battle is.

Source: My Anime List

Alderamin on the Sky

Aldramrin on the sky
  • Rating: 7.66/10
  • Author: Bokuto Uno
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Number of episodes:13
  • Sequels: No

Just like in Eminence in Shadow the MC is very intelligent and genius.


  • Rating: 8.09/10
  • Author: Honobu Yonezawa
  • Genre: Mystery, Slice of Life
  • Number of episodes: 22
  • Sequels: No

Houtarou Oreki joins the Class literacy club at her sister’s demand. He is a very intelligent person but he prefers not to do work and preserves energy.


  • Rating: 8.12/10
  • Author: Natsumi Akatsuki, Jurone Mishima
  • Genre: Comedy, Adventure
  • Number of episodes: 10
  • Sequels: Yes

Konosuba is an isekai about a shut-in neet who died in an accident. Not because he crashed but because he was so scared during that moment. He got transported into another world where she forcefully brings a Goddess with her without her will.


  • Rating: 7.92/10
  • Author: Kugane Maruyama
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural
  • Number of episodes: 13
  • Sequels: Yes

Overlord is an anime that resembles Eminence in Shadows the most. The Main Character in Eminence in Shadows wants to be a mastermind behind all and to rule over the world while in Overlord MC had no choice but to pretend like he is the mastermind behind all while he does not know wtf is happening.

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