Generally, the skeleton characters represent horror and give Halloween vibes but they may protect you in some scenarios. Here is a list of some of the best anime skeleton characters to haunt or protect you:
Skull Knight is a character from the action/fantasy movie “Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III- The Advent”. The character is a mysterious figure who fights against the evil in the Berserk universe.
We see this character saving “Guts” who is a protagonist and we also see him manipulating Guts for the sake of his vengeance. The character seems heroic in his actions but “Flora”, a witch, is having a close relationship with him and thinks that his actions are just part of his targets.
Ainz Ooal Gown
Ainz Ooal Gown is a character from the science fiction and adventure anime series “Overlord”. He is a protagonist in the series who is the overlord of the Great Tomb of Nazarick which is the guild headquarters of Ainz Ooal Gown. He is a cautious character and always takes precautions and also has some spells up his sleeves. He tests his power by killing people but he is loyal to his friends.
Barragan Luisebarn, a skeleton anime character from “Bleach” is the former God-King of Hueco Mundo. He looks quite older but he is quite powerful as he challenges two other characters as soon as he overtakes the leadership from Sosuke Aizen. His actions are based on strategies and he is quite brutal toward his enemies. The character goes all out whenever he is involved in a battle.
Ivis Necron is one of the Seven Elder Demon Emporers in an anime series “The Misfit of Demon King Academy”. A robe is all over his body and a headpiece with side adornments. He has some magic powers and seems quite intelligent.
Anos Voldigod had created seven demons from his own blood. His campaigns prove to be fruitful as he is always well-prepared before the execution of strategies. The character does not trust anyone easily and wants to acquire overall control.
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Elias Ainsworth from “The Ancient Magus’ Bride” is a protagonist. This character has some human elements and a mysterious origin. He is a magic instructor and the husband of Chise Hatori. He has a wolf-like skull with horns and tends to understand emotions very well.
Adalman from “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” is a guardian of one of the floors of The Dungeons. He has the ability to create a body but chooses to remain as a skeleton. He has become one of the best practitioners of the Holy Magic.
Gook from “Death Note” has the appearance of a goat’s skull with a necklace of sea-green beads. The character mostly appears in the flashbacks at the start of the series. He gives a death note to Midora in return for some apples from the human world.
Brook from “One Piece” is an instrumentalist of Straw Hat Pirates. He is also present in the top senior officers of Straw hat Pirates. The character has returned from death after eating Yomi Yomi no Mi. The character has a magic that allows him to control his soul as well as the souls of others.
Arc from “Skeleton Knight in Another World” is a practical character and the main protagonist in the series. He is always covered with an armor suit. The character wants to acquire more money by any means and also stands for what is right.
Justin The Jeweled Skeleton
Justin the Jeweled Skeleton who is originally called Armonia Justin Beyondormason from “Death Note” is a Shinigami who knows everything about the Death Note. This character seems quite intelligent. In episode 4 of the series, the character makes its very first appearance.
These were some of the best anime skeleton characters with different backstories, powers, and different targets. You can also check out this list of the coolest pink-haired anime characters.