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Light Novel Main Article:
I used to be a normal high school girl but in the blink of an eye, I woke up in a place I've never seen before and-and I was reborn as a spider?! How could something that's nothing more than a tiny spider (that's me) possibly survive in literally the worst dungeon ever? Are there no rules? There should be some rules! Who the hell is responsible for this? SHOW YOUR FACE!
— Official synopsis of Volume 1
The Light Novel adaptation of
Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? Volume 1 was released to the public on December 10, 2015, in Japan. It retells the Web novel's story with some slight differences, the most notable change being the introduction of Feirune. It also contains the side stories just like in the original Web novel.
Light Novel Volumes
I, the protagonist, was just an ordinary high school girl, but suddenly I was reincarnated as a spider monster in a fantasy world. Not only that, but I awakened in a dungeon filled with vicious monsters. Armed with only my human knowledge and my overwhelming positivity, I'm forced to use spiderwebs and traps to defeat far stronger monsters just to stay alive...
So begins the labyrinth survival story of a girl with incredible mental strength living as one of the lowest-ranked beasts!
— Synopsis from kumo-anime.com
The anime adaptation of
So I'm a Spider, So What? started airing on January 8th, 2021, for 25 episodes. Its director is Shin Itagaki, and it's written conjointly by Okina Baba and Yuichiro Momose. Exsa, with additional support from ENGI ( Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!), handles CGI production and Millepensee ( Wake Up Girls! New Chapter, Cop Craft) is in charge of animation. Crunchyroll holds the license for overseas streaming of this series.
Japanese Air Date
English Air Date
Reincarnation, in Another World?
February 19 th, 2021
My Home, on Fire?
February 26 th, 2021
Earth Wyrm (Dragon), Bad News?
March 5 th, 2021
March 12 th, 2021
Does Catfish, Taste Good?
The Hero, and the Demon Lord?
Springtime, for Princes?
Am I, Dead?
I Can't Speak, Isekai?
Who is this, Geezer?
Manga Main Article:
I'm gonna survive-just watch me! ”
I was your average, everyday high school girl, but now I've been reborn in a magical world...as a spider?! Wait-this isn't how these stories are supposed to go! Can I get a do-over? ...No? But how am I supposed to survive in this big, scary dungeon as one of the weakest monsters? It's "every spider for herself " in here! I gotta figure out the rules to this QUICK, or I'll be kissing my short second life good-bye...
— Official synopsis of Volume 1
The manga adaptation of
Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? is officially released on Kadokawa' Shoten's Young Ace Up website. It's adapted by Asahiro Kakashi and is based on the Light Novel. The first chapter was uploaded on December 22, 2015, and the first volume of the published version was released on July 9, 2016.
The manga's main difference compared to the other media is that it ignores most of the side stories. However, the published version includes extra short stories written by Baba Okina. Volume 3 also contains a bonus short comic telling a story told from
Original untranslated manga can be found
Spin-off Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Kumoko Yonshimai no Nichijou
Kumоkо Yоnshimai no Nichijоu
I was a normal high school girl but then I was reincarnated as a monster spider in a parallel world. To survive in this labyrinth full of monsters, I used a skill “Parallel Will” and split my mind in 4 but now each will have their own body... ?
Spin-off manga of
Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? about the four spider sisters' daily lives. It is officially released on Kadokawa' Shoten's Young Ace Up website. The current drawer of the series is Gratinbird. The first chapter was released in 2019, and the first volume was published on March 3, 2020.
The world where the Hero and the Demon King continue to oppose each other
The grand magic from the Hero and the Demon King crosses over worlds and caused an explosion in a classroom of a certain high school.
The students who died in the explosion are reincarnated in a different world
The protagonist who has the lowest reputation in the class was reincarnated into a spider.
Nevertheless, the protagonist adapted quickly to the present condition with strong willpower.
This is a story of the protagonist who has become a spider trying whatever she can to survive.
— Fan translated official synopsis
Kumo desu ga, nani ka? web novel was written by Okina Baba, with the first chapter released on March 27, 2015, and it's still ongoing. It has more than 550 branches, with the main story having reached its 330th chapter and the many side story chapters accompanying it. The side stories are for world-building and giving the perspective of other characters in the story.
The original Web Novel can be found untranslated at
syosetu.com. You can find the English fan translations at novelupdates.com.
Chapters are numerically sorted by its time of release. Numbered chapters means it is from the protagonist's point of view.
02 Looks like I'm a monster
03 There was a time when I thought that "Appraisal" was a cheat skill
04 Exploring a dungeon for the first time
05 Chapter of a new home
06 I didn't regret after munching it
07 24 hours vacation throughout the year
08 A spider without intelligence is just a normal spider
09 Skill verification
10 Level Up!
S1 The day when the daily life ended
11 I~to maki maki i~to maki maki♪
12 A moving reunion(lol)
13 I received a disgraceful title
14 Chapter of reconstruction
15 The time I lose my paradise
16 Leaving the nest
17 I use a dirty trick fair and square head-on
18 Complete recovery after staying at the inn is only in game
19 It's not a big deal if it does not hit!
20 I am a spider, currently behind you
S2 The fourth prince
21 HP MP SP
22 Spider thread experiments
23 I'm sorry that I got carried away. Please forgive me!
25 Delicious snake
26 De-hikki plan
27 I'm going to evolve!
28 Eat eat eat
29 The things that I need to do are still the same even if I evolve
30 Let's acquire a new skill!
31 I gained new skills
32 Growth period?
33 The seriousness of Appraisal-san
34 Sequel・Growth period
35 Therefore, don't get carried away that much(ry
36 Desperate situation
38 Spider vs Bee ①
39 Spider vs Bee ②
40 Spider vs Bee ③
S5 Appraisal stone
41 I achieved the desired level up!
42 Spider vs Bee ④
43 Spider vs Earth Dragon.........Eh?
44 Escape from despair
45 Elro Great Labyrinth Lower Layer
46 Survival of the fittest, or so I thought, but....
47 Poison poison
48 Forked, road?
49 Appraisal-san, you were a cheat after all
50 Mahou Shoujo Magical Kumoko☆
S7 Duke's daughter
51 Isn't it great to know the enemy's strength?
52 Threadness and sadness and heartening and
53 I have become stronger even if it's a little
54 Quiet sleep great strategy!
55 The defensive battle of 100 meters above ground ①
S8 Skill encyclopedia
56 The defensive battle of 100 meters above ground ②
57 The defensive battle of 100 meters above ground ③
58 The defensive battle of 100 meters above ground ④
59 The defensive battle of 100 meters above ground ⑤
60 The defensive battle of 100 meters above ground End
S9 Skill point
61 I'm going to evolve! Part 2
62 Poison spider
63 Appraisal-san, no, Appraisal-sama!
64 Appraisal-sama is really an intelligent person
S10 The second prince
66 Skill rush
67 A formidable enemy appears! The name is Detection!
68 The end of the lower layer
69 Elro Great Labyrinth Middle Layer
70 Training part
Y1 Hero and the king
72 Leveling result
73 Death flag suddenly
74 Middle layer capture starts
75 It's good to do my part by myself, but there are times you feel frustrated when it's done by someone else, right?
S11 Elf girl
76 Let's become even hotter!
77 Unlucky 7
78 ... It's an amazing skill.
79 How's a spider who's full of dangerous titles?
80 Spider vs Fire Drake ①
81 Spider vs Fire Drake ②
82 Spider vs Fire Drake ③
83 Spider vs Fire Drake ④
84 Spider vs Fire Drake ⑤
85 Spider vs Fire Drake End
Extra Bestiary ②
S13 Saint and Sword Emperor
86 Dance of victory
87 I'm going to evolve! Part 3
88 Zoa Ele
89 Changes due to evolution
K1 Pessimistic Duke's daughter
91 Detection-san, you were a formidable enemy
92 Once again, I have cut a worthless object
93 The thing that extends over the layer
94 The top needs the top, so let's aim at more top
95 Higher rank species
S14 Academy life
96 I think, therefore I am. I move, therefore I am. I am me and me, therefore it is me.
97 The eight passes
98 Look at my eyes!
99 Because that guy is an idiot, I must get a grip on myself
100 Oh? Appraisal-sama's state....?
S15 Ruler class
102 Wisdom-sama is amazing
103 Magical Kumoko☆Returns
104 Magic Equipped Spider-type Versatile Warrior
105 Does a Hikki dream of going out?
S16 The unrest that creeps to the peaceful shadow
106 Eel again
107 Master of the flame sea ①
108 Master of the flame sea ②
109 Fear Bringer
110 The thing acquired after defeating the Fire Drake
B1 The Demon King's close aide lets out a sigh at the conference
Y2 And the war began
Human-Demon Great War ①
Human-Demon Great War ②
Human-Demon Great War ③
Human-Demon Great War ④
Human-Demon Great War ⑤
S17 Voice informing the collapse
Human-Demon Great War Secret
111 Delicious cuisine
112 Monsters that change into metal
113 Spider vs Fire Dragon ①
114 Spider vs Fire Dragon ②
115 Spider vs Fire Dragon ③
S18 New Hero
116 Spider vs Fire Dragon ④
117 Dragon Killer
118 The meaning of killing a Dragon
119 Beam from the eyes! I won't do it though
Extra Bestiary ③
121 Let's forget about it quickly
122 Flying flying flying
123 I obtained the Dragon Power! Uhahahaha!
124 Upper layer, I have returned!
125 Deep fried!
126 Real tag The "it" is a spider
Elro Great Labyrinth Abnormality Investigation Team ①
Elro Great Labyrinth Abnormality Investigation Team ②
Elro Great Labyrinth Abnormality Investigation Team ③
127 Show me the possibility that a person has
128 Mercy is not for others
129 I'm going to evolve! Part 4
K2 The last obstinacy of a man
B2 Maou-sama is dismayed
131 I lost
132 Earth Dragon Kaguna capture preparations
133 No.1 of hardness, No.2 of speed
134 Spider's natural enemy
135 Spider vs Spider ①
S21 The world's truth
136 Spider vs Spider ②
137 Spider vs Spider ③
138 Spider vs Earth Dragon Araba ①
139 Spider vs Earth Dragon Araba ②
140 Spider vs Earth Dragon Araba ③
141 Spider vs Earth Dragon Araba ④
142 Spider vs Earth Dragon Araba ⑤
143 Spider vs Earth Dragon Araba ⑥
144 Spider vs Earth Dragon Araba ⑦
145 The sinking earth
The royal capital battle ①
The royal capital battle ②
The royal capital battle ③
146 I feel sick
The labyrinth's nightmare ①
The labyrinth's nightmare ②
The labyrinth's nightmare ③
The labyrinth's nightmare ④
147 So, this is the possibility that a person has
148 I'm going to evolve! Part 5
149 Hello, this is the Evil God
150 You're just the Hero and the Demon King, don't get cocky!
S22 To the Elf Village
152 The spider traveling alone aimlessly
153 Conversation with Kuro
154 Mountain foods
155 The reason to climb the mountain is because ingredients are there
S23 Entering the Elro Great Labyrinth
156 It's the sea!
157 Sea fishing
158 When I thought that it was a fishing village, it was a farm village
159 Sneak thief ＞ Bandits
160 Vampire Princess
S24 The Elro Great Labyrinth capture ①
162 Dear Sir or Madam, I moved
163 Worship me, praise me
164 The picky savior
165 It's a curse
S25 The Elro Great Labyrinth capture ②
166 Mother eating
167 Spider of the rebellion
168 Write the things I want to memorize in the notebook and eat it like that
169 No more tributes
170 Demon Lord Ariel
S26 The Elro Great Labyrinth capture ③
The Divine Word Religion and the Goddess Religion
171 Since when were you under the impression that I can't escape from the Great Demon King?
172 I let the children to pay the tribute
174 Apprenticeship applicant
Searching for master 3 thousand miles
S27 The Remnants of the Nightmare
176 Spare body talks
177 Inside the Demon King
178 Demon King vs Earth Dragon
179 Demon Lord of Gluttony
180 Spare body moves
S28 The Elro Great Labyrinth escape
181 It becomes something terrible
182 Battlefield inspection
183 People are trash
184 Now, pray to God
185 The small Hero
187 Communication ability
188 I'm hungry
189 Body function verification
Elf Village ①
Elf Village ②
Elf Village ③
Because I am a teacher
192 Sea fishing part 2
193 The Administrator complains
194 The Demon King talks
Before the war
196 Rather than the spider, it's the ant
197 The treasure is buried underground?
198 Underground ruins
199 Robot army
Elf Village Battle ①
Elf Village Battle ②
Elf Village Battle ③
Elf Village Battle ④
Elf Village Battle ⑤
Elf Village Battle ⑥
Elf Village Battle ⑦
Elf Village Battle ⑧
Elf Village Battle ⑨
Elf Village Battle ⑩
Elf Village Battle ⑪
201 The Demon King and the Queen
203 Uninhabited area
205 The Demon King who's accompanied by God
Oni 1 Sasajima Kyouya
206 Black and white
Blood 1 Negishi Akiko
Blood 2 Redo
Blood 3 Encounter with the spider
Oni 2 Goblin
Blood 4 Countdown to despair
Blood 5 Survival strategy
Blood 6 Sudden change
Blood 7 War
Blood 8 Decision
Oni 3 Weapon creation
Blood 9 Attendant
Blood 10 Strange woman and dangerous woman
208 The standard of the fantasy world and the first encounter
209 Vampire attendant conciliatory operation
210 Vampire master conciliatory operation
Oni 4 Naming
Blood 11 What should I do if my classmate becomes a monster when reincarnated?
Blood 12 The Divine Word Religion and the Elves
Blood 13 Envy
Blood 14 The lie and the truth
Blood 15 Announcing the little girl abuse warning officially
Oni 5 The trampled one
Blood 16 Along the way
Blood 17 The Demon King of money
Blood 18 Abnormal Condition 「Drunkard」
211 Vampire training plan
212 Maou-sama's 3 hours cooking
Oni 6 Slave
Blood 19 Both the inside and the outside are dangerous
Blood 20 Master is a brute
Blood 21 Three years
The regular reports of the Demon King and the Administrator
The Pope and the Administrator
Oni 7 Illusion Weapon Creation
Blood 22 Demons.......
Blood 23 It seems that I have to go to the magic academy if I'm reincarnated
Blood 24 Enrollment
Blood 25 Although I who have encountered an engagement annulment event is like a heroine, because I don't have the memory of being bullied, what should I do?
Blood 26 Blood of Oni
Oni 8 Wrath
The revolving lantern of the summoner
The rumor of the adventurer
Adventurers vs Ogre
Empire knights vs Ogre
Old man×2 vs Ogre
Oni 9 Calmly
The Sword King and the magician
The Pope and the Ninja
The country of the interstice
The previous Sword Emperor
Sword God vs Ogre
Oni 10 Emptiness
Oni vs Oni ①
Oni vs Oni ②
Oni vs Oni ③
Oni vs Oni ④
Oni vs Oni ⑤
Oni VS Oni ⑥
213 Vampire Rearing Plan・Continued
214 What I can do now.
215 Like I’d live in this world! I’m going home!
216 Temporary Return
217 Wakaba Hiiro
218 A maid appears
219 Training (Clone) Results
220 The other side of the Snowy mountain
Oshiete D-sensei! Lesson 1
221 Vampire-girl observation Diary
222 Daily Healthy Tomato Juice
223 The end of the journey
225 Secret manoeuvers, secretly manoeuvering
226 Secret manoeuvers, secretly manoeuvering, secret manoeuvers
227 She who does not work, neither shall she eat
229 The Mastermind
230 I have been too naive
231 The start of the politics of fear
232 The raccoon and fox spider try to outfox each other
233 The black-hearted biles
234 The demon of Envy and the demon of Wrath
235 H, help!
236 The dragon, the pitfall, and some kinda monster hunter…
237 Many events makes flag management a pain
238 Academy × 2
239 Varied academy life
240 The Hero Title
The Commander’s Bad Day
SS – Christmas
241 The clown on stage
242 The Devotion of the Fool
243 Guys with a screw loose are such…
244 This yandere imouto is so in love I can’t get through to her
245 Let’s start with “seiza”
246 I can’t stop laughing
247 The young lady villain bursts into tears
248 A vampire’s nature
249 Here oni, oni
250 Tag with Oni
251 Scarier than an oni
252 The Curse of Kindness
253 PUNISHMENT TIME (for real)
254 The oni, the spider
255 Three sentences is my limit!
256 I brought a man home, so let him stay ◄ What the fuck!?
Blood 27 Blood of a demon
Oni 11 The status quo
Blood 28 Reunion
Oni 12 Awkward
Blood 29 Bafflement
Oni 13 Resistance
Blood 30 Disquiet
257 Writing is wonderful
The Pope’s Deliberations
The Pope’s Torment
258 Revive the Vampire Princess
259 Maou-sama is scary
Oni 14 Decision
Blood 31 Meanie
260 Just who created all this chaos!?
Oni 15 Non-human
Blood 32 Sulkiness
Informal Conference ①
Informal Conference ②
Informal Conference ③
Informal Conference ④
Informal Conference ⑤
Informal Conference ⑥
Informal Conference ⑦
Informal Conference ⑧
Informal Conference ⑨
Informal Conference – hidden
Oni 16 Justice?
Blood 33 Previous life and current life
Oni 17 The weak are meat, the strong do eat
261 Liquor is the best medicine
262 If you want to pass beyond this point then go ahead after defeating me!
263 I couldn’t win against caffeine
264 Main Body has gotten a job
265 The Demon King is a NEET but not a shut-in
The Second Informal Conference ①
The Second Informal Conference ②
The Demon King and the Pope
The Oni and the Ninja
The Vampire, the Oni and the Ninja
266 Didn’t even need to be here
267 The current state of affairs of the reincarnators
268 That which is hidden
269 Their respective decisions
270 Are we going to be okay with only this equipment?
271 The Ominous 10th Army
272 Dancing the conference
The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Tagawa Kunihiko
The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Kushitani Asaka and Aurel
The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Merazofis
Before The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Ronandt
The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Wrath
The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Sophia
The Human-Demon Great War – The situation of Blou
273 War Observations
274 Hero Killing
275 The Conclusion of the Human-Demon Great War
276 Granny, don’t overdo it!
277 Secret manoeuvers restart
278 How to skillfully trick a brother-con imouto
279 Dundun Dun Dundun
280 Aftermath of the battles
The Elf Leader’s Miscalculation
Blood 34 Not so much war, as terrorism
Oni 18 A sea of corpses
281 Shall I tear them off?
282 I’ll tear them off
A flat chest is a status symbol!
283 They were torn off
The Third Informal Conference ①
The Third Informal Conference ②
SS – Halloween
Blood 35 After the end
Oni 19 The end with nothing after
284 Downfall of the Kingdom
SS Autumn-leaf Viewing
285 No matter how you look at it, he’s the heroine
286 Boldly marching through enemy territory
SS – New Year’s Eve Soba
287 This jijii is somewhat unfathomable
SS – Valentine
289 Tool-assisted speedrun
290 Before the Elf Village Battle
291 – Elf Village Battle ①
292 – Elf Village Battle ②
293 – Elf Village Battle ③
294 – Elf Village Battle ④
295 – Elf Village Battle ⑤
Elf Village Battle ⑥
Elf Village Battle ⑦
296 – Elf Village Battle ⑧
297 – Elf Village Battle ⑨
298 – Elf Village Battle ⑩
299 – Elf Village Battle ⑪
300 The end of the battle, and then……
The dreaming boy
Past Arc ①
Past Arc ②
Past Arc ③
Past Arc ④
Oshiete D-sensei! Lesson 2
Past Arc ⑤
Past Arc ⑥
Past Arc ⑦
Past Arc ⑧
Past Arc ⑨
Past Arc ⑩
Past Arc ⑪
Past Arc ⑫
Past Arc ⑬
Past Arc ⑭
Past Arc ⑮
Past Arc ⑯
Past Arc ⑰
Past Arc ⑱
Past Arc ⑲
Past Arc ⑳
Past Arc ㉑
Past Arc ㉒
Past Arc ㉓
Past Arc ㉔
Past Arc ㉕
Past Arc ㉖
Past Reflections: Ariel
Past Reflections: Gyurie
Character Introduction 2
Oshiete D-sensei! Lesson 3
301 I suffered from a nightmare of not showing up for about half a year
302 Piles of corpses everywhere
303 Breakfast with the early rising vampire
304 The reincarnators
305 Reincarnator conference
308 What was accomplished
309 Is a bird in a cage happy or not?
310 Crime and Punishment, Life and Death
311 The Limits of Patience (Toilet)
312 The Limits of Patience (Boredom)
313 The princess does things her way
315 Hoping to return home
Oshiete D-sensei! Lesson 4
316 Those who seem to want to be my friends are looking this way
318 Weren’t we friends!?
319 If good intentions could save the world we wouldn’t be suffering
320 It’s nobody’s fault. However, Po – you’re not included.
S33 Brother and Sister
321 A scene of carnage
322 The boy who should have been a minor character
323 The Hero and the Pope
324 If you say that you’ll win anyway then you mustn’t cheat
325 It’s not sensei’s fault!
S34 Turning Point
326 Failing to be awarded “Worst Game of the Year”
327 I wish I had the Persuasion skill!
328 To put it in Black and White
329 How to kill a god
330 It might be plain to describe but actually doing it is really hard
The Black Dragon’s Battle
S35 Two Options
The Last Two Options ①
The Last Two Options ②
The Last Two Options ③
The Last Two Options ④
The Last Two Options ⑤
The Last Two Options ⑥
Skirmish – Oni vs Wind and Lightning ①
Skirmish – Oni vs Wind and Lightning ②
Skirmish – Oni vs Wind and Lightning ③
Skirmish – Oni vs Wind and Lightning ④
Decision Time ①
Decision Time ②
Decision Time ③
Decision Time ④
Decision Time ⑤
Decision Time ⑥
Decision Time ⑦
Oni Vs Oni is referring to the fact that the Japanese word for vampire 吸血鬼(kyūketsuki) contains the kanji for Oni (鬼).
WN chapter 287's title is a reference to the Terminator.