Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? — First Impressions

A girl is reincarnated as a spider.

I love this manga— it’s a lot of fun with the main character talking to herself all the time, and the first episode here did great at capturing her energy. That said, I was a bit concerned about how this would translate to an anime, since so far I am caught up with the manga and there are like… maybe two characters that the spider has actually communicated with? It’s fun to read but I feel like that could get old fast in animated form.

Anyway, it seems like they are solving this by including human characters (which I assume show up later in the novel?). The school segments were kind of dull this episode, but I guess we’ll see how it turns out! Looking forward to the rest.

2 thoughts on “Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? — First Impressions

  1. If you are up to date with the manga you have missed about 40% of the story and about 60% of the world building. The manga has pretty much cut out all of the human side stories and that is something that will hurt the manga in the long run. The human side stories start of slow and that is probably why the manga skipped them, but they pick up pace in LN3 and are quite enjoyable. It does not take much imagination to realize that sooner or later Kumoko will run across her classmates, but if you have not seen the world through their eyes and gotten to know them there will be little payoff in the meeting. Hopefully the anime will do both the spider and human stories justice.

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