Skeleton Knight in Another World Anime Slated for April 7
The official website for the television anime of Ennki Hakari's Skeleton Knight in Another World (Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechū or Skeleton Knight, going out to the parallel universe) light novel series announced on Thursday that the anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on April 7 at 11:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT). It will also run on the Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11 channels. A commercial announces the premiere date:
Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the light novel series and its manga adaptation in English, and it describes the story:
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.
The cast members include:
- Tomoaki Maeno as Arc
- Ai Fairouz as Arianne
- Nene Hieda as Ponta
- Miyu Tomita as Chiyome
- Takuya Eguchi as Danka
- Kousuke Toriumi as Dillan
- Yuko Minaguchi as Glenys
- Rumi Okubo as Eevin
- Ryota Takeuchi as Goemon
Katsumi Ono (Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima, Hataraki Man, Girly Air Force, Senki Zesshō Symphogear sequels) is directing the anime at Studio KAI and HORNETS, and Takeshi Kikuchi (Night Wizard The Animation, Ragnastrike Angels) is supervising the series scripts. Tōru Imanishi (Girly Air Force, Super Cub, WorldEnd) is designing the characters based on the original novel illustrations by KeG. The artists eba and Tsubasa Ito (Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls-, The Price of Smiles) are composing the music.
The additional staff members include:
- Assistant Director: Shigatsu Yoshikawa
- Sub-Character Designer: Hideki Inoue
- Monster Design: Yoshihiro Nagamori
- Prop Design: Tomokazu Sugimura
- Color Design: Chiho Nakamura
- Art Director: Kenta Tsuboi (Kusanagi)
- Art Setting: Akihiro Hirasawa
- 3D CG Director: Norimitsu Hirosawa
- Compositing Director of Photography: Satoshi Yamamoto
- Editor: Yūji Kondō
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
- Sound Production: Dax Production
Crunchyroll will stream the anime outside Japan.
Ennki Hakari launched the novels on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's be Novelists) website in October 2014, and Overlap published the first volume with illustrations by KeG in June 2015. The series now has 1.5 million copies (in print and digital) in circulation.
Akira Sawano (A Bridge to the Starry Skies character design) launched the manga adaptation on Overlap's Comic Gardo website in February 2017.
Sources: Skeleton Knight in Another World anime's website, Comic Natalie