The very moment you read the synopsis, you might only be thinking that yeah, this is another one of those generic isekai anime that we often get every season; that might be true but that doesn’t mean that it’ll be exactly the same, after all, no anime touches on the same wavelength with 100% accuracy, unless, it’s a parody in nature.
If you’re wondering which isekai anime from the Fall 2022 lineup I’m referring to, it is none other than The Eminence in Shadow, what a compelling title but it reeks of strong familiar vibes not alien to many of us. Yes, The Eminence in Shadow follows the story of a boy who simply wishes to be a power behind the curtain, and such is the case when he was transported to another world, he became the leader of an organization called Shadow Garden and he has to lead the group against an evil cult he unknowingly concocted.
Since the anime just starts airing last October 5, many fans had been searching around for series that share similar elements to it. Hence, we have prepared this list of the top 10 anime like The Eminence in Shadow that viewers might want to watch too.
Leading the list is no other than a familiar name and that is Lord Ainz Ooal Gown, yeah, the Overlord. This anime follows an MMORPG player who got transported to another fantasy world and here, he possessed his avatar, a powerful undead, and leader of the powerful fortress called the Tomb of Nazarick. Just like Cid who leads the Shadow Garden, his isekai journey is both hilarious, action-packed, and filled with bloodshed, and occasionally, attractive ladies.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Here is another popular isekai anime that many of you might’ve been familiar with. It is a story of a guy who got stabbed to death and finds himself reincarnated in a fantasy world NOT as a human but as a monster, yes, he was reincarnated as a slime, a monster that people often considered to be useless and powerless. But he crawled his way up through good fortune and chances may be, he ended up becoming a Demon Lord, and his entire journey is definitely worth watching from start until the end. The anime isn’t over yet though but it’s currently on hiatus after its 2nd season finale last year.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy
The almighty Demon King was reincarnated a thousand years after his death, with no one remembering his name or his glory which surprised him. Nonetheless, this paved the way for him to make history once again and he keeps on crushing well-established norms in this new era he awakened at.
Lance N’ Masques
A hero who hides his identity, Lance N’ Masques is an anime like The Eminence in Shadow fans who also prefer knightly adventure. If there’s anything that this anime excels at is the fact that it displays heroism from a common standpoint but with a twist of its own.
A game developer ended up being transported inside the program he developed and this leads to an exciting and hilarious adventure with him being tagged as the Demon Lord. Being the developer, this gives him an unfair advantage over his opponents who often disregard and underestimated him, which I think is quite justifiable since he’s far from looking like a grand Demon Lord in any sense.
One Punch Man
If we are simply talking about an anime character who stays away from the limelight and only wants to do things in the shadows, then Saitama might be the perfect example, someone that our chuunibyou MC Cid must’ve to look up to. Saitama is a superhero who finished his enemies with just one punch, but people often ignore him as he usually works behind the shadow and doesn’t give a f*ck about other people’s opinions of him.
The only donghua (Chinese animation) on this list and one that I am quite proud to share with everyone. It follows the story of Wang Ling, a young lad with special power, enough to make heaven bend the knee for him. However, what he truly wishes to do right now is to keep a simple and low-profile high school life. The donghua shows how he’ll hide his power while also keeping all the dangers at bay which usually leads to both action-packed and funny scenes at the end of the day.
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
Coming next on our list is the story of a top assassin who reached the end of his service to his boss and got disposed of. Fortunately, a goddess offered him a second chance in life, a free man as he was transported to another world and became an aristocrat, still an assassin, his new mission is to kill the hero’s promise to save the world but ended up being corrupted.
From being the unpopular guy in the group and betrayed by his allies, Hajime had risen up from certain death, survived, and struggle to get stronger, stronger than anyone else which makes his former allies fear and admire him. In the process, he was joined by gorgeous ladies who had been his pillar through all the hardships he went through afterward.
Last but certainly not least is Assassin’s Pride, a touching story of an assassin and a noble lady. We had an insanely cool assassin, not the creepy type or even hilarious, but a princely one, like a knight in shining armor with vampire blood making this anime even more attractive despite how average its story might be.