Skeleton Knight in Another World

Alt title: Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekake-chuu

TV (12 eps)
3.865 out of 5 from 5,313 votes
Rank #1,531

When Arc wakes up, he discovers that he has been transported to another world in the body of the character he was playing in an MMO. Looking like a suit of armor on the outside and a skeleton on the inside, he is the Skeleton Knight. If his identity is discovered, he could be mistaken for a monster and become a target! Arc decides to spend his time as a mercenary so as not to attract attention to himself. However, he's not the kind of man who can stand idly by when he witnesses evil acts take place right before his eyes! This isekai fantasy series about the Skeleton Knight's unintentional quest to make the world a better place has arrived!!

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StevenSAKUJO
4

Story [2/10] An elite gamer wakes up to find himself in the world of his favourite MMORPG as his character, the skeleton knight, Arc. He accepts his predicament with a hearty attitude and decides to live as a mercenary, to eat well and experience the thrill of adventure. Until he is hired for a big job by elven warrior Ariane - to save some elves.  Skeleton Knight in Another World is a typical self-insert isekai, Arc humiliates his male rivals and saves the day, protecting cute things, waifus and adorable children. Every antagonist is comically evil with no redeeming qualities, he defeats them with ease everytime. Every waifu and adorable child is super impressed with Arc as his abilities are far superior to any of the NPC fodder he interacts with. The main plot is about saving adorable elf children and assisting his exhibitionist elven waifu partner.  The show also has some pretty out-of-place rapey scenes, there's never any doubt that Arc is going to save the day and thus the stakes are low as can be and so it's quite light-hearted generally. It just feels weird that the stakes are so high for the NPC characters Arc is saving but for Arc he's just saving them because he has nothing better to do. So much of the plot just seems like an excuse to have some hentai-like scenes.  I suppose it is maybe a male fantasy to save beautiful women from rape but half the entire anime is based on that idea.  Animation [4/10] Even as someone who rarely complains about CG, it looks pretty bad in this show. The backgrounds are basic and mediocre. Females are waifus or adorable children, men are blockhead thugs and bad guys are fat bourgeoisie types.  Sound [4/10] There's nothing wrong with music or voice acting but it is all very generic and nothing stands out, it is just mediocre.  Characters [2/10] There are not many characters, each episode follows Arc as he eats, sleeps and then at some point saves a waifu or child. Ariane is really hard for me to look at, her clothes don't fit her chest at all and it looks absurd. She doesn't have much of a personality, she wants to help elves and be like her sister, she doesn't trust humans, she likes cute things, that's about it. Arc has no real motivations or goals, he is stuck in this fictional world and figures he may as well enjoy it. He eats, sleeps and kills things, a damsel or cute animal is in distress and he saves them, that's about it.  Overall [4/10] It's a self-insert isekai, you're supposed to turn your brain off and watch, maybe snigger as Arc triumphs and vicariously experience pride in his accomplishments or whatever people do in these anime. Smile when Arc saves the day, get mad at the people he's supposed to beat up and feel satisfied after he does. Usual self-insert isekai things, what even is a good self-insert isekai? They're all just as bad as this one pretty much, if you liked the others you'll like this but otherwise steer clear.

ReviewBonfire
3.5

Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu Overlord, only nicer and without quality. This is your typical Isekai anime with no real approach, a weak entry, weak execution, and no strengths to speak of. Whatever was done here has already been done in other isekai and at least twice as well. The only positive points about the anime were the protagonist and the fact that the anime is not a harem (so far) and had almost no fan service. Other than that, the whole series was a wandering cliché with no forks in the road. While the series possessed possibly 2-3 decent jokes and didn't seem off-putting, it couldn't convince in any way, aside from the terrific intro opening. [Story 3] The protagonist was born into a new world with an awful introduction. His encounters with characters were immensely forced, as was the plot. This consisted only of the main character freeing some enslaved people somewhere and defeating monsters, that was it. This dragged on until the end when you had to fight a very very evil cliché villain who almost had the word "evil" tattooed on his forehead. [Characters 3] Stereo Types with no notable additions. According to the character catalog, Ninja Girl, Elf Girl has been more or less sympathetic, except for the Protagonist. However, he constantly chewed on his unfunny Isekai sayings and how great he thinks this setting is, so his character got lost more under his urge to appear funny. [Animations 4 / Music 5] The animations are mostly average and didn't produce any scenes or moments worth mentioning. Likewise, the environments were mediocre in design and lacked detail. The intro was great in my opinion, both from the visually absurd and amusing presentation, as well as the perfectly fitting song. The outro was average as were the Osts. Due to the poor use of music, many scenes were emphasized even less than possible. [Conclusion 3] I tried my best to like this anime, but this was hardly possible for me. It's not that it was catastrophically bad, it's that it didn't have a single strength and seemed like they were panicking trying to make this series somehow convincing. Unfortunately, it failed in almost every regard. Worse than wasting your potential is not having any potential. [Enjoyment 4]

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