Have you ever envisioned yourself living in another world? A world that is a lot different than ours, maybe in a book or a game or just a world entirely based on our imagination. What if it came true? What if you somehow transmigrated to another world, completely different from ours? It might be easy to imagine but hard to adapt to a new environment. This is what happens with Arc, a gamer who transmigrates into another world with the body of a skeleton avatar he was using in a game before falling asleep.
After waking up as a skeleton with nothing else but powerful weapons and protective armor, Arc now has to find a way to survive in this new fantasy world while hiding his skeleton form. He decides to live a simple life without drawing attention but it proves to be hard when he receives a request from a dark elf Ariana and starts his journey as a Skeleton knight in shining armor.
Skeleton Knight in Another World, also known as Gaikotsu Kishi-Sama Tadaima Isikai e Odekake-chu, was originally a Japanese light novel written by Ennki Hakari and illustrated by KeG; which is now being adopted by Studio Kai and Hornets to be premiered as an anime in April 2022. There is still a bit of time until the series is premiered, that’s why here is a list of anime series similar to Skeleton Knight in Another World to keep you going while you wait.
Here are 10 anime like Skeleton Knight in Another World
1. Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyou
Similar to Skeleton Knight in Another World, the plot of Death March also revolves around the protagonist who transmigrated to a fantasy world while sleeping. Ichirou Suzuki, an almost thirty-year-old programmer who is worked out of his mind, gets a well-needed chance to catch up on his sleep. Only to wake up and discover that he has transmigrated to a world that is a mash-up of all the games he has debugged.
He soon notices that he has not only acquired the appearance of his younger self but also goes by the name Satou, which he used in the real world while running beta tests for games. Soon after arriving Satou acquires high-level skills, becoming a top-grade adventurer with several skills to boast. He soon forms an adventure group and with no way to return home decides to explore the new world he has landed in.
If you like the isekai adventure-themed plot of Skeleton Knight in Another World then Death March is just for you. With its fabulous world-building and refreshing transmigration story plot, the anime will make you be in love with the series.
2. That time I got reincarnated as a slime
How would you feel if you died and got reincarnated as a slime in another world? This is what happens to Satoru. Similar to Skeleton Knight in Another World, That time I got reincarnated as a slime also orbits around the protagonist who transmigrated to a fantasy realm with an unconventional body.
Satoru Mikami a 37-year-old corporate worker living a monotonous life dies after being stabbed by a random assailant while meeting a colleague. When he wakes up he finds himself reincarnated as a slime with the power to devour anything and acquire its appearance. He meets a sealed storm dragon Veldora Who comes to like Satoru and names him Rimuru. Rimuru decides to find a way to free Veldore from his predicament, and in the process of doing so ends up becoming the leader of the Great Forest of Jura.
The amazing mix of adventure, comedy, fantasy, and slice-of-life with an entertaining and fabulous plot of That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime is a sure fix for you while you wait for The Skeleton Knight in Another World to be premiered in April.
Overlord is another series with a protagonist trapped in a virtual game with top-notch skills, similar to the Skeleton Knight in Another World. Yggdrasil, a well-loved virtual reality role-playing game, is decided to be permanently shut down by its creator. Momonga, one of the 41 members of the strongest guild Ainz Ooal Gown in Yggdrasil decides to stay logged in till the last moment until the game is permanently shut down.
But when the shutdown time arrives, Momonga sees that not only the game is still running but the NPCs have also gained consciousness. When he finally tries to log out, he finds that his connection with the outer world has been completely severed, leaving him trapped in the game. Having no other way Momonga decides to find the reason behind this strange happening and if there are any other players like him trapped in the game. If you liked the plot of Skeleton Knight in Another World, you might come to enjoy Overload too.
4. The Rising of the Shield Hero
The rising of a shield hero is another Isekai anime series like Skeleton Knight in Another World, but with a bit darker story plot. Naofumi Iwatani is one among four other young men summoned in a parallel world to become a hero and defeat inter dimension monsters called waves. He receives a legendary shield as an assigned weapon that deals with defensive rather than offensive.
But soon after arriving into the world, his reputation is shattered by his partner, and now he has to learn to be strong on his own and make ends meet while trying to regain public trust and defeat the evil monsters at the same time. His life gets a bit better when he meets Raphtalia, a demi-human girl and a bird-like monster born from an egg which he finds who he names Filo. An entertaining anime series with an enticing story plot and fascinating characters to keep you going until you get to see Arc and his heroic antics in Skeleton Knight in Another World.
5. Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is one of the classics and a must-watch in world transmission, virtual reality gaming, and action genre. Although it has a deeper and darker theme than the Skeleton Knight in Another World, it is still quite similar to it. Sword Art Online (SAO) is a role-playing game accompanied by ‘Nervegear’ technology the players use to control their avatar in the game with mere thoughts.
Kazuto Kirigaya known as Kirito in the gaming world is one of the few gaming enthusiasts who are lucky to get hold of the first shipment. But the candidate’s luck proves to be just the opposite when the game creator traps them inside the world of Aincrad in the game until they can clear all the hundred levels of the game. It becomes crueler as they are told that if they were to die in the game they would die in the real world as well.
While you are waiting for the Skeleton Knight in Another world to be premiered try giving it a go, it might be just what you needed for your evening to be more entertaining.
6. Kyou Kara Maou
If you like isekai anime with an action-adventure genre like Skeleton Knight in Another World, then Kyou kara Maou is just for you. Shibuya Yuri, a high school student gets transported to another world while trying to save a classmate from bullies; a world where demons are a species existing along with humans. They live in a separate kingdom, which is always in tension with the human kingdom.
Due to his black hair and eyes, he is mistaken for the heir of the demon king. And from here on his journey as the new demon king starts. Now Yuri not only has to get accustomed to the weird cultures and traditions of this world but also find a way to get back to his world while trying to maintain the tension between the two kingdoms at bay.
Kyou Kara Maou is a hilarious, fantastical, and adventurous tale of loyalty, friendship, and heroism, all tied together with fabulous world-building. If you are interested in watching Skeleton Knight in Another World, then you are sure to enjoy Yuri’s struggles in this new world as a heroic figure.
7. Knight’s and Magic
Knight’s and magic is another anime dealing with the genre of world transmigration, action, adventure, and comedy, similar to the Skeleton Knight in Another World. The story starts with the death of Tsubasa Kurata, a software engineer, and a hardcore mecha otaku. He is reborn in a medieval world as “ Eru” the prodigy son with exceptional magic abilities of a noble family. It’s a world where powerful mechs called Silhouette Knights piloted why mages to defeat creatures of the dark called demon beasts.
With his exceptional magic abilities and memories of past life, Kurata gets enrolled in the Royal Laihiala Academy to train as a pilot and decides to make a Silhouette knight pilot on his own, a feat previously unheard of. Knight’s and Magic is the story of Kurata’s adventures while fulfilling his self-appointed mission of making a Silhouette Knight. If you like Skeleton Knight in Another World, you might give it a try too, who knows you might just come to like this series as well
8. The Eight Son: Are You Kidding me?
Similar to Skeleton Knight in Another World, The Eight Son: Are You Kidding Me? is also an Isekai fantasy anime series based on a light novel written by Y.A. with illustrations by Fuzichoco. The Story revolves around Shingo Ichinomiya, a 25-year-old single office worker who suddenly wakes up in another world after falling asleep one day.
When Shingo wakes up he realizes he is reborn in the body of a 6-year-old child named Wendelin, the eighth son of a poor countryside noble family. Retaining the memories of his past life as a corporate slave Wendelin endeavors to change his situation for the better. As the eighth son of the family, he has no hope of inheriting anything from his father as everything will go to the eldest son Kurt, he decides to earn his income like his elder brothers. When he is discovered to hold great magic aptitude, Alfred, a former court mage decides to teach him magic in secret.
So this is how Windelin’s life starts to change. It’s an interesting anime series with a humorous baseline, which you are sure to enjoy if you wanna watch an anime series similar to Skeleton Knight in Another World
9. Isekai wa Smartphone to mo ni
Isekai wa smartphone to mo ni also known as In another world with my smartphone is another anime in the world transmigration genre like Skeleton Knight in Another World. The series is also an anime adaptation of a light novel, it is written by Patera Fuyuhara and illustrated by Eiji Usatsuka.
The anime is about a boy named Touya Mochizuki who is accidentally killed by a stray bolt of lightning. To apologize and compensate Touya, God promises to grant him a wish and also offers him a second chance at life in a fantasy world filled with magic. Touya accepts the offer and asks to take his smartphone along with him into the new world. As Touya starts his journey of discovering the magic and meeting new people, he inherits the legacy of an ancient civilization and starts his adventure in this fantasy world.
The story is light-hearted with many adorable magic animals to give you heart eyes. While waiting for the Skeleton Knight in Another World, why don’t you try and give this refreshing series a chance?
10. Re: Zero Starting Life in another world
Re: Zero is a well-loved anime series in the Isekai adventure genre. The story orbits around Subaru Natsumi who acquires a very strange power after being summoned to a new world. Subaru Natsumi is suddenly transported to another world while returning home from the convenience store when an entity summons him there. But when he reaches there, he can’t find any sign of the one who summoned him. Not only that soon as he arrives he is attacked by assailants, without any power to save himself he has to depend on a mysterious girl Emilia who comes to his rescue.
To return her favor Subaru decides to help Emilia in her quest for something that was stolen from her. In their journey in the search for the stolen item, they are attacked and killed. But to his surprise, Subaru wakes up hours before their death. After some time he realizes that he has the power to come back from the dead a few hours ago and change the scenario resulting in it. From here on Subaru’s journey in the magical realm with the power to rewind time by death starts. If you like Skeleton Knight in Another World, then you will probably enjoy watching RE: Zero too.
So, here is a list of a few anime series similar to Skeleton Knight in Another World, based on sharing similar genres like Isekai, action, adventure, and comedy. Have you watched any of the anime listed above before? If yes, then comment below and share which one was it and how did you like it?