Is Skeleton Knight in Another World Based on a Light Novel or Manga, and is it Finished?

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Skeleton Knight in Another World Based on a Light Novel or Manga: Arc blushes
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An isekai anime is once again topping the charts with Skeleton Knight in Another World appealing during the spring season. Many fans are curious as to whether Skeleton Knight in Another World is based on a light novel or manga, and if it is finished or ongoing.

Skeleton Knight in Another World Based on a Light Novel or Manga: Arc draws his sword and gets into action
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Skeleton Knight in Another World follows the story of a gamer who reincarnated as his avatar in an online game and he was shocked when he realized that his facial features became a skeleton because of a special avatar skin.

He decides to hide and look for the inhabitants of the game, however, upon seeing two women in danger, Lauren and Rita Farren, he saved them and introduced himself as Arc.

Arc would now discover more in the game as he tries to play it not as a gamer behind the screen but as a character in it.

Skeleton Knight in Another World releases weekly every Thursday on Crunchyroll which gives their premium subscribers exclusive access to the shows in their library.

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There is also an English dubbed version of the show which was made available starting April 28, 2022.

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Is Skeleton Knight in Another World Based on a Light Novel or Manga?

Skeleton Knight in Another World Based on a Light Novel or Manga: Arc overthinks his appearance
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Skeleton Knight in Another World is based on a light novel series of the same name written by Ennki Kahari and illustrated by KeG.

Skeleton Knight in Another World was first published in October 2014 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. The light novel has ten volumes to date.

There is also a manga adaptation of Skeleton Knight in Another World with the illustrations of Akira Sawano which was first published in 2017 in Overlap’s Comic Gardo. There are nine tankōbon volumes as of the time of writing.

The anime is an adaptation of the light novel and not the manga, which is also an adaptation of the original source material.

Is the Skeleton Knight in Another World Light Novel Finished?

Is the Skeleton Knight in Another World Light Novel Finished?
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The Skeleton Knight in Another World light novel has not finished yet. So far, ten volumes have been produced, and the latest is yet to be released in English.

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According to publisher Seven Seas Entertainment, volume 10 will be released for English readers in 2023. However, fans of the anime will be hoping that its popularity will see the volume released sooner.

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