Hey, it’s been a while since I last posted on my personal blog/website.
I decided to take a new direction and express myself more about the things I like to listen, do, watch and possibly more.
So today I am here to share with you my opinion about The Eminence in Shadow.
Almost spoiler-free Summary
Our protoganist, Cid, an earthling like you and I thrust for power.
What type of power you may ask ? A power so immense that no human could equal. A power so great, that even the most powerful being could only dream of.
But as a simple mortal and despite his efforts, his dream is unreachable.
That is until he gets reincarnated in another world where we’ll follow his progress toward the completion of his goal, his rise and eventually his fall ?
Yet another isekai ?
weebs and otakus anime enjoyers would ask me and rightfully so, what does this serie, yet another isekai *cough* *cough* has to bring to the table ?
The Eminence in Shadow takes the code of the isekai genre while making great fun of them and it does it well.
The narration is unraveled like an old parchment, even though the reader/watcher may already know where the story wants to lead them, they will be surprised almost certainly by how the plot unfolds.
The narration is not the only strong point, the hero reflects very well what the anime is, a melange of comedy and action as such, the action scenes gets us hooked at the screen and the comedy phases makes us laugh or cheer.
Leaving a veil between what we know, what the anime wants us to know and the reality, if it even exists, is exactly the goal of the show.
While the animation is well made, it doesn’t outstand the other point neither brings something more to the intrigue in my opinon. I still highly recommend to watch it if you like action filled anime with a simple but well rounded plot.