Skeleton Knight in Another World shares new key anime visual

A new key visual has been released for the Skeleton knight in another world animated series. It spotlights elf warrior Ariane Glenys Maple (voice of Fairouz Ai) walking with the protagonist Knight Arc (voiced by Tomoaki Maeno) and his familiar spirit 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 also inspired a manga adaptation in 2017.

©Ennki Hakari, OVERLAP/Skeleton Knight Project

Adaptation animates first created on April 7, 2022 with 12 episodes confirmed to air in its first season. A trailer teasing the end song came out last March. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

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

Other staff include Chiho Nakamura (Decadence) as color designer, Kusanagi’s Kenta Tsuboy (D4DJ: First Mix) as artistic director, Sei Yamamoto (Deep madness THE LOST CHILD) as director of photography, and eba (Puchimas! Little Idolmaster “makeshift zone” musical arrangements) and Tsubasa Itō (Iwakakeru -Sport Climbing Girls-) as music composers. Kai Studio and HORNETS take care of the production of the animation.

skeleton knight in another world anime first key visual
© Ennki Hakari, OVERLAP/Skeleton Knight project

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

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

Source: Skeleton Knight in Another World Official Japanese Twitter

Briana R. Cross