“So I’m a spider, so what?”, a beloved anime in the Isekai genre, debuted in January 2021. The 24-episode anime series conveyed two different stories to the public. The first half of the anime was about a spider girl, while the second half was about her reincarnated classmates. Adapted from Okina Baba’s beloved light novel series, the anime series was created by studio Millepensee† The studio, which we know from the Berserk anime series, has very few products so far, and ‘So I’m a Spider, So What?’ was an excellent opportunity for them to prove themselves. Also licensed by crunchy rollsthe anime aired on many local channels such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, KBS, SUN, TVA between January 8, 2021 and July 3, 2021. Although the final episode has been delayed, it has made a finale, and fans are now wondering if the anime will have one second season†
What is the storyline of the anime?
The world where the hero and the demon king continue to fight each other. The immense magic emanating from the hero and demon king spanned worlds and exploded in a high school classroom. The students who died in the explosion reincarnated in another world. The main character with the worst reputation in the class reincarnated as a spider. But with her strong will, she quickly adapted to the current situation. This was the story of a girl who turned into a spider and tried her best to survive.
In the first season of the anime, 3D CGI transitions have been heavily criticized. On the other hand, the fact that the story moves away from the main character and often deals with topics other than the main character may not be good technique for anime viewers. While this is quite normal for readers of light novels, in the second season anime aficionados expect a story that focuses more on the main character. Very few details were available about the human-demon warfare in the anime. On the other hand, this subject is extensively discussed in the novel. We also recommend the light novel for anime viewers who love this universe.
Will there be a second season of ‘So I’m a Spider, So What?’
The delayed finale of the anime’s first season aired on July 3, 2021 July 4, 2021, there was no immediate renewal after the first season of the series aired. Studio Millepensee or manga publisher Fujimi Shobo are silent on the matter for now. The secret of success and a second season confirmation is popularity, as anyone can guess. Crunchyroll licensed the anime for the first season and audiences around the world had a chance to know about it. We can wait a long time for the confirmation of the second season of the anime. We’ve been speculating about a second season under some key factors, and anime usually gets new season confirmations based on these factors.
1. Renewal Criteria: Light Novel
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, light novel of the anime is written by Okina Baba. Tsukasa Kiryu makes the drawings for the series. Originally published in Japan, LN has been broadcast by Fujimi Shobo since December 10, 2015. Yen Press publishes the series in English. The last part of the light novel, consisting of a total of 14 parts, was released on January 9, 2021 and the series is currently ongoing. The continuation of the series indicates that there will be more source material for anime in the future. It is also advantageous to use anime as an advertising element for an ongoing series.
The light novel series contains 14 parts so far and the first 5 parts of these 14 parts have been adapted into the anime. While many key chapters and many details about this universe are not covered in the anime, the anime is largely faithful to the light novel. The adaptation rate is 35% for now and the light novel series is still ongoing. It seems that the material status of the light novel is sufficient for a second season. But this is not the only important criterion for a second season.
2. Disc Sales
Disc sales have declined in recent years as people are now changing their viewing habits. However, the disc sales are still good financial data to compare with other anime released during the same time period. †Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?‘ will sell a total of 6 volume discs. In its first volume it sold 960 copies. Generally an anime is expected to sell 4,000 units on the average of the volumes to get a new season. However, it doesn’t seem to have gone so well. On the other hand, SK8 the infinitywho sold discs in the same period managed to sell 8.928 units and Yurucamp 2nd season 6.250 units. As for disc sales, a second season is unlikely.
If there’s anything more valuable than disc sales, it’s popularity. Because streaming revenue now brings a higher financial income than disc sales. Anime is currently more sought after than beloved animes like Yasuke† Devil’s Line† According to our statistics, Google’s search popularity is currently 73%. And it should keep it above 70, at least for a second season.
On Myanimelist it is currently ranked 721st and not bad for a new anime. We are sure that this ranking will rise in the coming days. Finally, we used the official Twitter account in Japan to see its popularity on Twitter. 55,000 people are currently following the anime’s Twitter account. That number would have to be over 100k to increase the chances of a second season, but it’s a new anime, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t.
When is the second season of the anime?
There’s no official announcement for the anime’s second season yet, but we speculated above about a second season. As a result of our detailed evaluation, we see a 50% probability of the new season of the anime. Its popularity seems good at the moment, and you should recommend it to your loved ones to increase it even more. In disc sales, the anime has been quite a failure. Although there is no official announcement yet, we hope for a second season† Given the production and extension times, 2023 could be a good year for the release of the new season of the anime.
It should be noted that most animes do not get the chance for the second season. That is why we advise you to be open to all possibilities. On the other hand, if you are curious about the rest of the story, you can follow the light novel. Or we can recommend you some Isekai anime: Moriarty the patriot or How not to summon a demon lord?†