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So I'm a Spider, So What? TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed at Anime Expo (Updated)

posted on by Karen Ressler
Kadokawa confirms adaptation

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2018 is sponsored by Yen Press.

Kadokawa's booth at Anime Expo is hosting an image confirming a television anime adaptation for author Okina Baba and illustrator Tsukasa Kiryu's So I'm a Spider, So What? (Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?) novels.

The wraparound jacket band for the fifth volume of Asahiro Kakashi's manga adaptation is also reportedly announcing the anime.

Baba launched the novel series on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" website in May 2015. Kadokawa will publish the novels' ninth volume in print on July 10. The novels ranked #2 on the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel Is Amazing!) guidebook, and ranked #3 on the 2017 list.

The novels take place in a world where the hero and the demon king are locked in a continuous dispute. Their grand magic crosses into another world, and ends up exploding in a classroom, killing the students inside. The students are then reincarnated into a fantasy world. The protagonist, who has the lowest position in the class, is reincarnated as a monster spider. But she accepts this fate and adapts to her new life and situation quickly. The story follows the protagonist as she survives in this new world.

Kakashi's manga adaptation runs on Kadokawa's Young Ace Up free manga website.

Yen Press is releasing the novels and the manga in English.

Source: Kadokawa's Anime Expo booth (Egan Loo)

Update: Jōtarō Ishigami is a producer on the anime. He will attend the Crunchyroll HQ off-site event on Friday afternoon for an interview on his production work on Angels of Death.

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