The official website for the television anime of author Okina Baba and illustrator Tsukasa Kiryu‘s So I’m a Spider, So What? (Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?) novels began streaming a promotional video and two commercials on Wednesday. The videos highlight the anime project in the works and feature Aoi Yūki as the voice of the main character spider (also known simply as “I”):
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 one-meter-long 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.
Baba launched the novel series on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” website in May 2015. Kadokawa published 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.
Asahiro Kakashi‘s manga adaptation runs on Kadokawa‘s free manga website Young Ace Up, and Kadokawa published the fifth compiled book volume on July 10. The manga and novels have a combined 1.2 million copies in print.
Yen Press is releasing the novels and the manga in English.
Sources: So I’m a Spider, So What? anime’s website, MoCa News