Skeleton Knight in Another World Shares New Anime Key Visual

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©Ennki Hakari, OVERLAP/Skeleton Knight Project

A new key visual has been released for the Skeleton Knight in Another World anime series. It highlights the elf warrior Ariane Glenys Maple (voiced by Fairouz Ai) walking with the knight protagonist Arc (voiced by Tomoaki Maeno) and his spirit familiar Ponta (voiced by Nene Hieda). 

Skeleton Knight in Another World is based on the light novel series of the same name, written by Ennki Hakari and illustrated by Akira Sawano. It was first published on June 25, 2015 and has released ten volumes as of May 14, 2022. The series is published under the OVERLAP Novels imprint and has also inspired a manga adaptation in 2017.

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©Ennki Hakari, OVERLAP/Skeleton Knight Project

The anime adaptation first premiered on April 7, 2022 with 12 episodes confirmed to be broadcast in its first season. A trailer teasing the ending song was released this past March. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs in Japan. 

The production staff consists of Katsumi Ono (Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle, Symphogear XV) as director, Shigatsu Yoshikawa (Super Cub episode director) as assistant director, Takeshi Kikuchi (Ragnastrike Angels) as series composer, Tooru Imanishi (Super Cub) as character designer, Hideki Inoue (Super Cub chief animation director) as sub-character designer, and Yoshihiro Nagamori (Beyblade Burst QuadDrive avatar designer) as monster designer.

Other staff include Chiho Nakamura (Deca-Dence) as color designer, Kusanagi’s Kenta Tsuboi (D4DJ: First Mix) as art director, Sei Yamamoto (Deep Insanity THE LOST CHILD) as photography director, and eba (Puchimas! Petit Idolmaster “zone of fortune” music arrangement) and Tsubasa Itou (Iwakakeru -Sport Climbing Girls-) as music composers. Studio KAI and HORNETS are handling the animation production.

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© Ennki Hakari, OVERLAP/Skeleton Knight Project

Seven Seas Entertainment licenses the light novels in North America. They describes first volume as:

One day, a gamer played video games until he fell asleep…and when he woke up, he found himself in the game world–as a skeleton! Equipped with the powerful weapons and armor of his avatar but stuck with its frightening skeletal appearance, Arc has to find a place for himself in this new, fantastical land. All his hopes for a quiet life are dashed when he crosses paths with a beautiful elven warrior, setting him on a journey full of conflict and adventure.

Source: Skeleton Knight in Another World Official Japanese Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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