Even before the simulcast of the anime adaptation of “So I’m a Spider, So What?” (jap.: “Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?”) starts next Friday at Crunchyroll, the VoD provider today released a ten-minute preview of the first episode, which you can find below.
So I’m a Spider, So What? Release Date
“So I’m a Spider, So What?” is directed by Shin Itagaki (“Devil May Cry”, “Berserk“) at Studio Millepensee (“Cop Craft”). Kii Tanaka contributes the character design, while Masahiko Suzuki, Ryo Hirata and Hiromi Kimura are responsible for the monster design.
The Studio exsa (ENGI) is responsible for the production of the CG scenes. Kazuo Yamaguchi is the CG director. Shuji Katayama (“Saga of Tanya the Evil”) composes the music. The series will start on 8 January 2021 and will be broadcast over two cour’s (a total of six months).
The Light Novel, which serves as a template for the anime, was written by Okina Baba, who has been publishing it since May 2015. A manga adaptation started in December 2015 and The report was confirmed at Kadokawa’s booth at Anime Expo later the same day, and it was announced that the adaptation would be a television series. Originally set to premiere in 2020, it has been rescheduled to premiere on January 8, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overview of Characters & Cast
Kumoko (voiced by Aoi Yuki)
Kumoko was a rather unpopular high school girl who was reborn as a spider. In her previous life she lived quite secluded and immersed herself in video games. Now, however, she uses her mental strength to fight for survival.
Schlain Zagan Analeit aka Shun (voiced by Shun Horie)
The fourth prince of the Kingdom of Analeit. In his previous life his name was Yamada Shunsuke. He was a textbook example for the average high school student and retains this trait even after his reincarnation. However, he has a deep admiration for his older brother Julius, the hero, and spends every day working hard to one day catch up with him.
Karnatia Seri Anabald aka Katia (voiced by Nao Toyama)
Katia is the daughter of Duke Anabald. In her previous life, she was a boy named Ooshima Kanata who was reborn as a beautiful girl. She is a child prodigy and is on par with Shun, with whom she has been friends since a previous life.
Feirune (voiced by Eri Kitamura)
Shun’s pet. In her previous life, she was a girl named Shinohara Mirei, but she was not reborn as a human but as a monster. As such, her values are rising very quickly and she has excellent situational awareness.
Filimøs Harrifenas (voiced by Kaya Okuno)
In her previous life, she was Okazaki Kanami, the house tutor for the born again children, and was affectionately called “Oka-chan” by them. After her reincarnation, she became a teacher at the school Shun and the others attend. As an eleven she looks younger than she actually is.
Suelecia (voiced by Yui Ogura)
Suelecia is the second princess of the Kingdom of Analeit. As Shun’s half-sister, born to another mother shortly after his birth, her talents are in no way inferior to his. She also has a brother complex.
Hugo Baint Renxandt (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa)
The Crown Prince of the Empire Renxandt. In his previous life he was Natsume Kengo and was considered the leader of the class. His abilities are truly unique, but his habit of overdoing his abilities diminishes the size of his power. He is very belligerent and regards Shun as his rival.
Yuri Ullen (voiced by Aimi Tanaka)
Yuri is a saint candidate from the Holy Realm of Alleius. In her previous life, her name was Hasebe Yuika. She is very serious and well behaved, but often loses track of what is happening around her. She inherited the life of a girl raised by the Church.
Julius Zagan Analeit (voiced by Junya Enoki)
The second prince of the Kingdom of Analeit. Julius is Shun’s older brother and the strongest hero in the world. Although he has mastered swordsmanship and magic perfectly, he remains virtuous and not boastful. He is a true hero who is dedicated to the fight for world peace.
So I’m a Spider, So What? Preview
So I’m a Spider, So What? Plot
When an explosion kills an entire school class, the students’ souls are reborn in a mysterious fantasy world! But while some of them are given a new life as princes or magicians … Not everyone is so lucky.