20 Manga Like The Eminence In Shadow

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If you have always liked watching anime or reading manga of categories like fantasy, you must have atleast heard about The Eminence In Shadow. This manga is about a high school student living in Japan who wants to exert power from the shadows, but unfortunately, before he can fulfill his desires, he gets hit by a truck and dies. He is then reincarnated into a fantasy world where magic also exists.

He is born into a noble family and uses the powers he obtained after reincarnating to become the leader of a secret organization called the ‘Shadow Garden,’ They fight only in the shadows against the evil organization called the ‘Cult of Diablos.’

If you are interested in reading more manga like this one, then here is a list of 20 manga like the eminence in shadow:

1. World Teacher: Special Agent in Another World

This story is about a man once known as the World’s strongest agent, who becomes a teacher after he retires to the new generation of agents. Many years have passed since he first started giving training to his disciples, and one day he is killed at the age of 60, and it was all a fully planned murder by a secret organization.

World Teacher: Special Agent in Another World
World Teacher: Special Agent in Another World (Credits: Kouichi Neko)

He then gets reborn into another world with all his memories intact. As a newborn, he quickly adapted to his condition, acquired some powerful magic skills, and gained a lot of strength.

He accomplished many things thanks to his hardcore and strict discipline, and he only had one goal: to start his career again as a teacher, which he couldn’t complete in his previous life.

  • Writer: Kouichi Neko
  • Publisher: Tentai Books
  • Date of Release: September 25, 2015
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Isekai
  • Chapters: 136
  • Status: Finished
  • Where to Read: No official site available to read

2. Overlord

The story is set in a future world around 2126, where a Full-Dive MMORPG named ‘Yggradrasil’ was released and stood out from other games as players can interact with the game more realistically. After running for a while, they shut down the game’s servers.

Overlord (Credits: Satoshi Oshio)

A guild called Ainz Ooal Gown consisted of 41 members, now only four members left, and they also left minutes before the server shutdown. The only one remaining is the skeletal Overlord character named Momonga.

After the game servers shut down, he noticed he was still in the game, and all the NPCs were alive. He is trapped inside the game alone and then starts looking for another player trapped like him.

  • Writer: Satoshi Oshio
  • Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
  • Date of Release: November 26, 2014
  • Genre: Dark Fantasy, Isekai
  • Chapters: 72
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Comp Ace

3. Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

One day, a Japanese worker named Leon dies and reincarnates in the otome game his sister forced him to complete. He was utterly despaired after knowing that females mostly dominate this World. They have the highest authority, and the background characters like him are called ‘mobs,’’ and their survival has become challenging.

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Credits: Yomu Mishima)

There was only one exception: the romantic targets of the game, who are a group of handsome men, and they all have been given some privileges over other men.

As now Leon possesses a lot of information and knowledge about the game; thanks to his sister, who forced him to play and complete it, he was able to find the secret cheat item called Luxion, and now, with all the resources that he has with him, he is all set to disrupt this World’s absurd social hierarchy system.

  • Writer: Yomu Mishima
  • Publisher: Fujimi Shobo
  • Date of Release: November 26, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Isekai, Fantasy
  • Chapters: 52
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Niconico Seiga, Monthly Dragon Age

4. Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

The protagonist, Kazuma Satou, is a teenage boy living a bad and pathetic life. He doesn’t talk with anyone and keeps himself busy playing video games all day. One day on his way home, he gets involved in an accident while trying to save a girl and dies.

Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (Credits: Natsume Akatsuki)

He then wakes up and sees a beautiful goddess, Aqua, before him. She gave him two choices: either go to heaven or be reborn in a fantasy world where he needed to defeat the Demon King. At first, he declined to do any fighting, but then she offered to take any one thing with him, and he chose her to go with him.

After arriving, they soon realize that Aqua is useless in this World, and they somehow have to manage their food and accommodations before they can even think about fighting the Demon king.

  • Writer: Natsume Akatsuki
  • Publisher: Fujimi Shobo
  • Date of Release: September 9, 2014
  • Genre: Fantasy comedy, Isekai
  • Chapters: 79
  • Status: Ongoing

5. Berserk of Gluttony

Fate Graphite, the manga’s main character, is a gatekeeper working for the castle and gets humiliated by other people for having a useless skill. His skill is that he gets constant hunger attacks, affecting his overall capacity to fight in a battle.

Berserk of Gluttony
Berserk of Gluttony (Credits: Ichika Isshiki)

But one day, after killing a thief trying to sneak into the palace, he discovered the true nature of his powers. His skill allows him to feed upon the soul of the person he kills, absorbing all their powers. Finally, his hunger has been satisfied for the very first time.

Now he decides to leave the kingdom and start his journey to become very powerful and take revenge on those who humiliated and insulted him, and some of his friends also join him.

  • Writer: Ichika Isshiki
  • Publisher: Micro Magazine
  • Date of Release: March 1, 2018
  • Genre: Dark Fantasy, Action
  • Chapters: 51
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Comic Ride

6. One Punch Man

The story of this manga takes place in a world where powerful monsters keep attacking the cities. An organization called the Hero Association has been established, which employs people with superpowers who fight and eliminate monsters or any other supernatural forces that threaten humanity.

One Punch Man
One Punch Man (Credits: Yusuke Murata)

Saitama is an unofficial hero who performs heroic deeds just for a hobby. After his first encounter with a monster, he started training to become strong, and after three years, he achieved a level of power where he could eliminate his enemies and end the fight with just a single punch.

A cyborg named Genos sees his power in a fight and requests to become his disciple. They join the Hero Association together, but Genos instantly gets an S-Class rank. In contrast, Saitama, due to his poor performance in the written exam despite having a perfect score in all physical exams, only gets a C-Class rank.

  • Writer: Yusuke Murata
  • Publisher: Shueisha
  • Date of Release: June 14, 2012
  • Genre: Superhero, Action, Comedy
  • Chapters: 178
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Viz

7. So I’m a Spider, So What?

The story is about a girl and her classmates, as one day, a various spell that traveled through space and time accidentally came into this World and hit a Chinese high school, resu classroomlting in an explosion that killed the entire class.

So I'm a Spider, So What?
So I’m a Spider, So What? (Credits: Asahiro Kakashi)

However, all their souls get transferred into that other World, and they all get reincarnated as royals, nobilities, or other influential people. Still, they were not lucky enough, as one girl was reborn as a spider in a dungeon.

Now she somehow has to survive in this labyrinth full of dangerous monsters and creatures and use her knowledge and positive attitude from her past life to press on and get out of that place to see the outside World.

  • Writer: Asahiro Kakashi
  • Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
  • Date of Release: December 22, 2015
  • Genre: Adventure, Isekai
  • Chapters: 63
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Young Ace Up

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8. Spy x Family

The story’s theme is set in the world of the early 2000s. Peace between the two rival nations of Westalis and Ostania lies on a very thin thread. To maintain that peace, a secret agent code-named “Twilight” has been tasked by Westalis to spy on Donovan Desmond, a renowned and respected person within Ostania.

Spy x Family
Spy x Family (Credits: Tatsuya Endo)

However, to get close to Desmond, he has to enroll a child in the same school where his son is currently studying. So to accomplish his mission, he creates a false identity of Loid Forger, adopts an orphan girl, and even finds a girl named Yor who agrees to marry her on his terms.

Unknown to them, the girl they adopted, Anya, is a telepath and can read minds. She knows about the real identity of Yor as she is an assassin, and Loid is a spy. Surprisingly, they both don’t know about Anya’s ability and each other real identities.

  • Writer: Tatsuya Endo
  • Publisher: Shueisha
  • Date of Release: March 25, 2019
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Spy
  • Chapters: 76
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Viz

9. Black Clover

The manga is set where magic, spells, dungeons, demons, etc., are common. The main character, Asta, is an orphan who, unlike other people who can use mana in the form of magic, cannot wield any magic, so he decides to work on his physical strength.

Black Clover
Black Clover (Credits: Yuki Tabata)

On the other side, his best friend and biggest rival, Yuno, was born with immense magical power and mastered his wind magic at a very early age.

They both have one goal: to become the next Wizard King, the strongest magician in a kingdom, and second to the king himself. Yuno receives a legendary four-leaf grimoire at a ceremony, a rare piece only a handful of magicians can obtain.

Asta receives a grimoire despite his lack of magic and it is a five-leaf grimoire, which no one has ever seen before, which has mysterious powers and helps him join a Magic Knight Squad.

  • Writer: Yuki Tabata
  • Publisher: Shueisha
  • Date of Release: February 16, 2015
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
  • Chapters: 353
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Viz

10. Classroom of the Elite

The Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School is a dedicated campus made only to nurture and train the next generation of people to rule and support the country. The school has been made so that the students have all the freedom they want, just like in real life.

Classroom of the Elite
Classroom of the Elite (Credits: Shōgo Kinugasa)

Kiyotaka Ayanokoji is a very introverted and boring boy who doesn’t like to make new friends, so he stays away from the crowd but is still a very intelligent and smart student. He is a student of Class D, the lowest class in the rankings where the worst students of the school study.

After meeting some students there, like Suzune Horikita and Kikyo Kushida, his situation slowly starts changing; the normal school life they expect wouldn’t be that much normal and simple.

  • Writer: Shōgo Kinugasa
  • Publisher: Media Factory
  • Date of Release: January 27, 2016
  • Genre: Action, Psychological Thriller, Drama
  • Chapters: 73
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Monthly Comic Alive

11. Shadow Hero’s Daily Life

When the hero and the demon king fight in each incarnation to see who is more powerful than the other and for the survival of their race, of course, it is known as the “Great War of Heroes.” The fourth great war was the last because they defeated the demon king in that war.

Shadow Hero's Daily Life
Shadow Hero’s Daily Life (Credits: Yuusaku Sakaishi)

But what most people don’t know is that the one who defeated the demon king was not the hero; it was Twoeight, the ace of the “Agency” in the kingdom, whose only job is to take up all the dirty and unethical work for the country and help the hero to defeat the Demon Lord, all from the shadows.

Now that the war is over, he wants to live a normal and peaceful life in the kingdom, but even if there is no war, it doesn’t mean that there wouldn’t be any other social or political matters to deal with itself.

  • Writer: Yuusaku Sakaishi
  • Publisher: Kadokawa
  • Date of Release: July 27, 2020
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • Chapters: 27
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Comp Ace

12. Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World

The story’s protagonist, Shiina Kazuya, is a teenage boy killed by a thug while trying to save his childhood friend’s sister. He is then reincarnated into a fantasy world where he is the third son of Von Silford’s family, Cain Von Silford.

Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World
Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World (Credits: Yashu)

All seven gods residing in this World gave him many blessings, making him stronger and more powerful than any other human. The gods themselves were very lazy and irresponsible and just used to use their powers for fun and amusement.

Cain’s task was to improve this World by using his current powers and knowledge from his past life, as he can overcome almost any obstacle.

  • Writer: Yashu
  • Publisher: Mag Garden
  • Date of Release: March 25, 2018
  • Genre: Romance, Fantasy
  • Chapters: 50
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Mag Comi

13. Her Summon

The story of this manga is about a boy named Jin-Kyung, who ended up suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder and being labeled as a “child predator,” all because of a misuse of a word joke during a live TV broadcast, girl group otaku. After almost three years after this incident, he had now nearest in 3D, and instead, his love for the 2D World manifested greatly, which made “Shut-In Otaku”!

Her Summon
Her Summon (Credits: Jin- Joon Park)

One day, when he is chilling at her home, she gets transported to ‘Another World,’ where he sees a Summoner desperately needing help. He then noticed that after getting summoned into this World, surprisingly, his Social Anxiety Disorder was completely gone, and he even was able to possess amazing powers, which made him the strongest summoned there ever was.

  • Writer: Jin- Joon Park
  • Publisher: Unknown
  • Date of Release: March 5, 2018
  • Genre: Mystery, Adventure, Action
  • Chapters: 117
  • Status: Finished
  • Where to Read: Toomics

14. Mashle: Magic and Muscles

The story’s theme is set in a magical world, where magic is considered to be ac to know about an individual’s position within society, which their magic skills will determine. Mash Burnedead is a young man who can’t use magic at all. He secretly lives in the forest, training his body to its limit and building muscles that would be able to stand against magic.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Mashle: Magic and Muscles (Credits: Hajime Kōmoto)

To main his peaceful life with his father, Mash enrolls in the prestigious Easton Magic Academy, where he will compete against some of the most powerful magicians in the kingdom.

He can’t use a magic spell or skill, so he is already at a disadvantage with his classmates. However, he still needs to go against all odds and fight through all obstacles with just his fists to achieve the title of ‘Divine Visionary.’

  • Writer: Hajime Kōmoto
  • Publisher: Shueisha
  • Date of Release: January 27, 2020
  • Genre: Adventure, Comic Fantasy
  • Chapters: 148
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Viz

15. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Hajime Nagumo is a high school student bullied by his classmates for having a relationship with the class idol, Kaori. One day, a giant magic circle appeared above their class, and all of them were transported to a different world where they could all wield powerful magic and spells.

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Credits: Ryo Shirakome)

Hajime was the only one who got elemental alchemy magic to make soft materials strong, which was a very common ability, and on top of that, he was not good at fighting also. So, all his classmates start treating him like a burden and useless.

To make themselves stronger, they all decide to visit a dungeon, but to their surprise, they activate a trap, releasing a large dragon and countless small skeletons. Hajime decides to act as bait and help others escape, and after they all are safe, he comes back towards them, but then, he is betrayed, and one of his classmates shoots a fireball against him and falls into the depths of the dungeon.

  • Writer: Ryo Shirakome
  • Publisher: Overlap
  • Date of Release: February 6, 2016
  • Genre: Fantasy, Harem, Isekai
  • Chapters: 64
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Comic Gardo

16. MAR

Ginta Toramizu is a junior high school student who is from Tokyo. His life is not what most people would want to live with: he’s near-sighted, can’t play any sports well, doesn’t get good grades in school, and is short too.

MAR (Credits: Nobuyuki Anzai)

But he is a big-time dreamer and has always had the same dream, where he is in a fantasy world, equipped with many abilities and skills that make him very powerful.

A strange figure appears before him one day, taking him to a mysterious and exciting universe. Here in this World, Ginta fulfilled all his wishes: he comes strong, tall, and agile—and h can also do things without putting on his glasses.

He now sets on an adventure to find a way to get back home, along with some of the friends he made on his journey.

  • Writer: Nobuyuki Anzai
  • Publisher: Shogakukan
  • Date of Release: January 7, 2003
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural
  • Chapters: 160
  • Status: Finished
  • Where to Read: Viz

17. Now I’m a Demon Lord! Happily Ever After with Monster Girls in My Dungeon

Yuki finds that he has been reborn in another world as a demon lord, and on top of that, he has also been given the responsibility of a dungeon to boot. Once he learns that his fate depends on the dungeon’s survival in this unknown World where powerful and mysterious animals are roaming around every corner, he starts taking things seriously.

Now I'm a Demon Lord! Happily Ever After with Monster Girls in My Dungeon
Now I’m a Demon Lord! Happily Ever After with Monster Girls in My Dungeon (Credits: Ryuyu)

He first starts by making more allies by forming alliances with other nations and making his defenses stronger and more accurate. In his quest, he encounters many strange people, like a pet slime, a legendary dragon, and a vampire.

The life of a demon lord in a dungeon will not be as easy as he might think it would be, and he will need the help of his subordinates and friends to fulfill his mission.

  • Writer: Ryuyu
  • Publisher: J-Novel Club
  • Date of Release: May 4, 2018
  • Genre: Isekai, Fantasy
  • Chapters: 15
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: J-Novel Club

18. That Time, I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Satoru Mikami is a normal Japanese working person living in Tokyo. He is somewhat happy with his life, even though he isn’t in any relationship. One day, while he was returning from work, he encountered his colleague, and then a robber ran towards him with a knife to save him; Satoru pushed and got stabbed instead.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Credits: Fuse)

While he was about to die, he heard strange voices in his head mumbling some commands. After he wakes up, he finds himself in a strange world where he has been reincarnated as a slime. So, to understand this World, he started roaming around the forest, eating random things, and acquiring new skills and abilities.

He then meets a dragon named Veldora, whom he helped escape from an imprisonment spell, and Veldora then gives him the name Rimuru. From there, they both leave the place and start their adventures.

  • Writer: Fuse
  • Publisher: Kodansha
  • Date of Release: March 26, 2015
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Isekai
  • Chapters: 104
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Monthly Shōnen Sirius

19. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

The story’s main protagonist is a 34-year-old man who lives away from his parent’s home after being evicted for not attending his parents’ funeral. He has concluded that his life has no meaning and is useless.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Credits: Rifujin na Magonote)

But he still runs towards a truck coming near a group of teenagers and manages to pull one of them away from the danger, in an attempt to do something fruitful life for atleast once in his life, and manages to save his life and instead dies himself.

He then awakens as a baby and realizes he has been reborn into another world of magic and sorcery. He decides to forget his past identity and instead go by Rudeus Greyrat and enjoy his new life in this new and amazing World.

  • Writer: Rifujin na Magonote
  • Publisher: Media Factory
  • Date of Release: May 2, 2014
  • Genre: Fantasy, Isekai, Harem
  • Chapters: 88
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Monthly Comic Flapper

20. As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World

An ordinary living salaryman of Japan dies and reincarnates into another universe as the son of a noble, Ars Louvent. Even though he doesn’t possess any talent for magic or swordplay, he still has one skill up his sleeve that is pretty damn powerful if used correctly, i.e., “Appraisal.”

As a Reincarnated Aristocrat
As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World (Credits: Miraijin A)

This skill allows him to measure a person’s current power level, strength, potential, and other talents they sometimes don’t know about. He even got the perfect opportunity to use his power to help people.

In the kingdom, the government was corrupt, multiple revolts were happening, and the nobles were only protecting themselves and preparing for an all-out war. He decides to use his powers and gather a team of talented people that will help him make a powerful nation by taking the throne.

  • Writer: Miraijin A
  • Publisher: Kodansha
  • Date of Release: June 26, 2020
  • Genre: Isekai, Fantasy
  • Chapters: 84
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Magazine Pocket

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