Skeleton Knight, in Another World


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The protagonist fell asleep while playing an online game. However, he awoke in a strange world with his game character’s appearance. In a state of shock, he noticed that he was equipped with nothing but his strongest weapon and armor. To make matters worse, our hero’s appearance was changed by the special avatar skin『Skeleton』when he entered this new world. The protagonist wanted to live without drawing attention, but he got acquainted with the dark elf Ariana and received her request.

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Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekake-chuu
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Overlord (LN) (4)
The New Gate (4)
Overlord (WN) (3)
I’m a Dullahan, Looking for My Head (3)
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo Dorei Majutsu (2)
The Devil’s Evolution Catalog (2)
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05/12/18 Silver Lining... v8 afterwords
01/23/19 Silver Lining... v8 extra
01/23/19 Silver Lining... v8 epilogue
01/18/19 Silver Lining... v8c24
01/18/19 Silver Lining... v8c23
01/18/19 Silver Lining... v8c22
12/07/18 Silver Lining... v8c21
11/23/18 Silver Lining... v8c20
11/05/18 Silver Lining... v8c19
11/05/18 Silver Lining... v8c18
10/15/18 Silver Lining... v8c17
10/12/18 Silver Lining... v8c16
09/08/18 Silver Lining... v8c15
08/24/18 Silver Lining... v8c14
08/18/18 Silver Lining... v8c13
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ralp.02 rated it
February 10, 2019
Status: --
If I can give a negative rating for this I would rate it -100, it's that bad.

The MC lacks character and brains, even common sense is sorely lacking.

He also seems to be a noob at gaming. He's just one of those who played a game for the sake of it but never understood the gameplay.

... more>> Romance is forced and subpar.

The MC wanted to stay lowkey but gets himself dragged in high profile situations. He may just as well unleash all his skills and spells in the first place.

The MC is boring and the story is a knock-off version of Overlord.

Ainz-sama is infinitely better than the brainless Arc.

The author and translator sucks as well. This novel is sooo bad. <<less
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SisConEcho rated it
February 9, 2019
Status: v3c5
It might have been a decent LN for kids in the 2000s, but being pampered with the selection of novels we have now, I can not give this a higher grade. The only merit is that this series is completed and completely translated. Kudos to TL.

... more>>

Imagine yourself, saving 10 hostages worth 10, 000 gold each, for a payment of 10 gold from elf girl. Then you gift the elf girl a top tier sword, a powerful magic stone and 3 giant bags of gold, some rare wolf tails. What does MC get for all that? He got the right to act like a beta manservent for doing more tasks for the elf, and elf still ain't giving MC any love.
Also, if you save a princess, at least great her so you can obtain benefits later, for example, information or a house which both the MC knew he needed


Basically boring and simple story telling, with a MC that thinks small, have no charisma, and worse of all lacks motivation. <<less
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Daore rated it
January 28, 2019
Status: --
im still trying to understand what the autor wanted to do with this novel, it seemed to me like he was just writing at random, but since it was somewhat ok the whole novel I guess thats also fine.

btw I got pissed because it had the romance tag, and at most its only worth a romantic subplot tag, I changed the tags so it should be fine, but if someone change it back ill leave my warning here.
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turk128 rated it
June 20, 2018
Status: v7
At first glance, this seems derivative (Overlord being the obvious culprit) but it's basically an isekai setting. What sets it apart is how well executed the plot is.

It has an excellent way to deal with an obviously OP MC; with great power comes a hell lot of responsibility and even if you ignore the responsibilities, the side effects can be crippling. Not to mention, the political ramifications, cultural impact of something beyond comprehension can have on the locals, etc.

And his companions are not the MC cheerleaders, if anything, they act... more>> very similar to Doctor Who's companions; they are not his yes men, they are his advisers/supervisors, his cultural liaisons, his occasional reality checks, and most importantly his moral compass.

The story even gives a very plausible/believable reason on why the MC doesn't react to things similar to how a regular person would (again I point to Doctor Who). Even given that, the MC isn't an arrogant disrespecting edgelord playing out his revenge fantasy and lording over others with unearned cheat skills.

That's not to say he doesn't use his cheat skills. Boy does he! When he does it counts, its not to show off, it makes a difference.

Well worth reading, a great pulpy adventure romp with consequences and fantastic world building. <<less
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Nvelist rated it
November 26, 2017
Status: v7c12
This is where Ainz have taken the route as an Adventurer Knight instead of being a Guildmaster 😆

Well not exactly as says in the summary but who knew just dozing off Truck-kun 🚛 in his spectral form would take your soul and carried it to another world with a new body that is taken from the game the main character played.

In the world he transmigrated he gonna learn the consequences of choosing the wrong skin avatar he has chosen. If seen public no more easy life for him so thats... more>> why even in sleeping in Inns and outside, wearing the armor is the only thing covering up his bony body. For some weird circumstance he can eat and sleep in his skeletal form and he always wonder where the food goes as he think it end up in a strange pocket dimension in his nonexistent stomach.

Find his adventure to his cruising between an easy or the odd thing to do. No, he's not alone. His journey with a Magical Beast Squirrel, a beautiful oppai Dark Elf and a Shinobi Ninja Nekomini-loli.

This is surely a ride for your imagination! <<less
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littleolmee rated it
October 31, 2017
Status: v7c9
Entertaining story, well translated, regular installments of new chapters, also manga has just came out.

Main premise is a regular Japanese man is sucked into another world seemingly based around the game he had been playing & when he awakes in that world he is in the 'form' of his game avatar which had a skeleton skin applied to it. This is hidden at first because he is wearing full coverage armor. He also comes with all his avatar's abilities so is over powered compared to others in that world. No... more>> other game players at this point seem to be in the world. In this world the Elves & Beast Men are seen as below humans; are treated as sub human & often kept as slaves, the MC ends up making friends with them & they work together for their mutual benefit.

First & foremost to those interested in reading this story, this isn't like the story Overlord. The only thing in common with Overlord is the MC is over powered & the skeleton appearance, it ends there. If you are looking for an Overlord like story this isn't it.

That said, it is a good story. This story is more light heartening. The MC comes across as kind of an air head at times, he's still trying to figure out his powers & wrap his mind around he is in another world with different common sense then he is use to. Sometimes especially at first he tries to apply 'game logic' to his situation. He often over does it with his powers because of getting in situations he figures let's try this skill & ends up getting scolded by his companions for crazy abilities that no one should have, the fight & action scenes are also decently done.

The MC is doing things to help those he comes across in trouble, trying to find a way to return home, remove his 'skeleton skin' so he can have a more normal life in that world, & finding his place in the world he has found himself in.

If you are looking for over the top drama, action packed, fast paced romance, mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat, an MC taking charge type of story then no, this isn't that type of story.

If you are looking for something funny, with a good story, friendship building with hints of possible romance to come, some action & decent fight scenes, a little bit of drama & mystery that is building throughout the story, then I don't think you'd be sorry to take the time to read this story. It really is a nice story to read. I've read to the current vol 7 ch 9 as of Oct 2017, & I can't wait until the next installment because it really is getting more involved in the mystery that was presented at the beginning of the story & has built up over all these volumes.


*spoiler* (Elves & Beast Men have the ability to tell that he isn't a true undead creature but, just has the appearance of a skeleton, hence why he is able to make friends with them without having to always hide his 'cursed' appearance & why it is decided by them he is cursed. The ability of these races to tell if someone is actually undead or not is revealed in the story & plays a part as the story goes on. Later in the story they find a temporary way (very short periods of time) to remove the 'curse' only for him to change into the appearance of his original avatar from the game he was playing that this world seems based on instead of his regular Japanese appearance). *End spoiler*

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Maaka rated it
October 7, 2017
Status: v7c2
I really like this novel. It does have a tendency to be a little slow from time to time, but that also allows for a deeper worldbuilding to take place and lets us get to know the characters more.

One thing worth mentioning; there is a manga coming out of this. It still is only a few chapters long, but we do get to see Chiome and (this is not really a spoiler since it has nothing to do with the story) that is where I got a bit of a... more>> shock. I thought Chiome had a cat-like, smooth, shorthaired tail. But in reality it's bushy and looks more like a wolf's tail. That shocked me. Nice angle when we got to see the tail though (I didn't think ninja clothing were so tight) <<less
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bushwhacker2k rated it
September 30, 2017
Status: v7c1
Fantastic! This is easily among my favorite web/lightnovels. Arc is a very likeable character and his companions are also fun.

My only minor gripes with the series have been mostly addressed at the point I'm currently at.

I greatly look forward to more. I want to see how things play out and what the different factions do as things continue.

... more>> Also, the translation has been among the better ones I've seen. It's not without errors here and there but I've actually been impressed by how thoughtful the translator has been at certain points.

I totally recommend this.

[Trying to avoid giving any spoilers, hopefully I wasn't too vague.] <<less
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cencourang rated it
August 10, 2017
Status: v6c5
Ok. Sorry for my broken english.

If you like isekai story with OP MC, maybe you will like this story. If not, dont try it.

TBH, I agree with some people here that said this story became "meh" and "boring", but I truly LoL'ed to people said about skleton thing.

... more>> AFAIK, dont compare this story to overlord.

MC Overlord race in the story is lich (or right now highest version of lich). So what trait lich have? You can read it in overlord, like not eat not sleep.

This story, the MC race is not a lich. His skleton form is only an avatar. You know, if you play MMO, you can buy avatar (skin) from item mall for your character.

So of course he needs to eat, he can feel horny, he needs to sleep, and etc. Because the skeleton thing only avatar or skin, not his race.

All in all, if you hardcore OP isekai story fana, you will like this story. <<less
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Chourou rated it
March 20, 2017
Status: v5
I was thinking, oh is it another Overlord again? But it is not. It is more like The New Gate. And he is also overpowered, simply overpowered. But there are lots of contents in this novel. There is adventure and he is using his abilities and skills and not just sit around building hot springs and slice of life. Things are happening, there is a story. I enjoy reading this novel. Edit: Lots of entertainment. There is a good flow. I changed to 4 star. There is 2 plots in... more>> the story. From what I can understand. He is actually using spells and skills and not simply just overpower their enemies with dull and simple dumb skills. Though the teleportation and warping is getting a bit ridiculous.

Edit: It is kind of sad reading the newer reviewers saying this a harem when it is not a harem novel so far and he is not a lich either. It just sad when people review and write bullsh*t when they obviously not read this novel at all and just want to trash talk. Just scroll up and read august reviews if you know what I mean. People should read the novel first before writing. He is not a lich. He is cursed or system malfunctioning because the skeleton skin is a cosmetic skin he bought before he was transfered inside the game, his original starting character were dark elf. And there only been 1 heroine while chiome is more of a side character, there is no harem! (Yet, since this novel is far from over and we dont know chiome route yet). But no harem tag yet! <<less
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February 1, 2020
Status: v5c1
It's easy to understand that this is written by an amateur novelist but that help put some of the pros and cons into perspective. It's a fun read but you can see where the writer lost his way here and there. Like most novels on here that have a lot of chapters you can tell when an author starts their writing without knowing how it's going to end. The story will just meander around. This story really feels like I am not getting close to any real goal.

It is an... more>> ok way to pastime but I would not actively promote this to my friends. To anybody looking here to see if it's worth reading I would say sure but only if you don't mind a average story that progresses a little on the slow side. Read the first 2 ~ 4 chapters, if that hasn't hooked you move on. <<less
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Novice Warrior
Novice Warrior
July 19, 2019
Status: v5c7
Very slow pacing and no excitement felt when reading

The novel is about how OP he is but you can't feel he is OP he is always stronger than his opponent but you can't see any fighting sense its just spamming the same 3-4 skills over and over
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slimeholder rated it
May 4, 2019
Status: v1 illustrations
This is something different. Instead of your shy, average protagonist, you get a tall knight in super flashy gear.

The novel is about a guy who becomes his in-game avatar and starts to explore a brand new world in his new OP body.

This is a very interesting and fun to read novel, but it lacks a bit in the "OP fanservice". What I mean by that is that when we get an OP protagonist, we want him to actually show that he is OP, otherwise what's the point? And although we... more>> get plenty of that in this novel, the amount is not equivalent to the amount of prior setup.

To sum up, read the novel, it's really worth it if you like traditional isekais! <<less
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aratacchi rated it
March 20, 2019
Status: v8 afterwords
I had a high expectation on this LN, but became a bit disappointed afterwards.
While the story is a bit interesting indeed, the plot is too shallow.

There's also so many cliff hanger at the end of each volume, moreover the ending was not that great. Maybe this is the reason why there's more volume on LN series than WN series.

Anyway, if you ever read Overlord, let's assume Overlord's score is 8, this LN score is only 3 or maybe 4 at most compared to that Overlord LN.
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Aho555 rated it
February 4, 2018
Status: v7 epilogue
Quite a good novel. Plenty of world building and details for every place the MC travels to, background characters are well fleshed out so it really feels like an adventure. Fights and action scenes are interesting and easy to visualize. The translation is ace too, so it's a joy to read.

However my problem with it is the MC is mostly dull ... more>>

(This actually gets addressed later in the novel, there is a plot reason for it, and the MC gets sliiiightly more interesting after that, but I feel it's not enough


I also wanted more casual interaction and development between MC and his party, something that the author doesn't seem to have much interest in. What interaction is there is largely related to the mission at hand. (Therefore, please remove the 'romance' tag from this novel).

I read everything available, but feel like because of those two points above, I wasn't strongly compelled to read on/really engrossed with the story.

Your mileage may vary, so try reading at least one volume to see if you like it. It will basically be the same style and tone for the rest of the volumes. <<less
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MegaAtomic rated it
March 22, 2017
Status: v4c1
TL:DR: It's just OK. Characters are boring. MC is more of a side character. World-Building is slow but nice. There's lots of overarching plots that you get a glimpse of in each volume.

It's pretty slow, honestly. There's a lot of exposition about things from scenery to culture to the world's history. It's also standard fare of MC being OP enough to solve any problem instantly.

The actual story is fairly uninteresting because the MC is pretty much just being dragged along by the other characters. In a way, you could say... more>> he's not the main character but more of a side character that appears in everyone else's stories. However, the side character's stories (which MC happens to be apart of) are a little more interesting because you see how MC inadvertently affects the world through his cheat skills. However, the characters themselves are pretty flat so far. Personally, I think the best parts are when the MC is morally questionable but in a comedic way. <<less
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