So I’m a Spider, So What? Review - Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Isekai Action Comedy

Kumoko, the spider girl, is reborn in another universe, in the dark depths of an underground labyrinth. She still has memories of her past life as a normal, but not exactly popular, schoolgirl, although she doesn’t know how she died. There is no time to think, as Kumoko now has to fight constantly to survive! The labyrinth is home to strong monsters who see her as their next delicious meal. Little does she know that it’s not just her from her class who got reincarnated in this fantasy world...

And, it's the finale for Kumoko who kept us company for 2 exciting cours! We are sad to say goodbye and we are going to keep reading the light novels, to experience the rest of her adventures. We reminisce about our most important impressions of this amazing isekai!

Spoilers Ahead

Kumoko is Star Material

Let’s face it, our spidergal is the main reason even average episodes didn’t flop. She’s the life of the party and she knows it. From defeating earth dragons to facing her formidable Mother, Kumoko is tough as nails. No wonder she is hailed in history as the Nightmare of the Labyrinth. Getting to see her real face was shocking, but we do think she still looks cute for a spider monster.

Let the Villains Become Heroes

Ariel, the Demon Lord sounds much more reasonable than the elves! Or do the elves know something even the Demon Lord does not know? In the last episode, we get the final piece of the puzzle about the “villains” of So I’m a Spider, So What? Sure, they did kill many, followed dubious means to reach their goals, and this is what positions them on the dark side. But, the Demon Lord knows that the time of this universe is limited, same as Kumoko, and together they are fighting to protect the future. This was an interesting turn and we wish we could have seen more of the behind-the-scenes meetings of the Demon Lord supporters. Of course, there are still many questions unanswered related to the System. We still don’t know all the details related to that, who is the omniscient administrator, and how the new status quo came to be. So, there might be more to Potimas’ plan!

The Human Plotline

Many anime-only fans didn’t enjoy the human-centered episodes that much, until later in the series. However, their episodes are equally important in understanding the story. This would not have been the same anime without all the different plotlines coming together by the end. Schlain, the Hero, is a bit generic, the likable guy who protects his friends and his brother’s honor, but thankfully there are Filimos, Potimas’ daughter, and Feirune, the dragon, who are both fun to watch and have their own secrets.

Final Thoughts

So I’m a Spider, So What? was a refreshing isekai experience with generous amounts of comedy, amazing fights, and a delightful lead. We thoroughly enjoyed watching it and recommend it to all isekai fans. But, what did you think of Kumoko’s adventures? Let us know in the comments below and thanks for reading.

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Author: Andromache Kokkinou

This is Andromache, nice to meet you! I am a writer, editor, and zinester. I have a knack for research and making connections between anime, so I love writing anime recommendations and top 10 lists! Yes, I do look like my avatar and yes, I base my style off Ami Mizuno aka Sailor Mercury. An Evangelion and Utena fanatic, talk to me about depressed teen heroes and handsome princesses. Avatar by @crazyspacecats

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