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.
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.
There's nothing wrong with music or voice acting but it is all very generic and nothing stands out, it is just mediocre.
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.
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.