Will ‘So I’m a Spider, So What?’ have a season 2?

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“So I’m a Spider, So What?” is a 2021 anime series adapted from Okina Baba’s light novel of the same name. The first season of the anime aired from January to July of that year and was received positively by fans, exceeding some initial expectations. Although it didn’t claim the title of the best anime of 2021, it was warmly embraced by viewers. Given the unique premise of the series, its success shouldn’t come as such a surprise.

The story introduces us to a teenage girl who finds herself in a new fantasy world after a mysterious spell is cast. To complicate matters further, she reincarnates as a spider, of all creatures. Fortunately for her, she doesn’t suffer from arachnophobia, as that would have added a whole new level of difficulty to her predicament. Now, she must rely on her instincts to survive, which is no small feat. Adjusting to a foreign body is challenging enough, but doing so in the form of a spider presents a whole other set of challenges.

Admittedly, the premise may seem a bit unconventional, but that’s not uncommon in the world of anime. As evident, there’s more to “So I’m a Spider, So What?” than its peculiar setup. The story carries an element of mystery and can be quite dark at times, seamlessly blending scenes of raw survival with moments of comedic relief. All in all, it caters to a wide range of tastes, which explains why fans are eagerly anticipating more.

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As of now, it’s been over two years since the first season concluded its 24-episode run, and “So I’m a Spider, So What?” has not yet been officially renewed for a second season. While this might raise concerns, the series’ future is not definitively decided at this point.

Anime series often have longer breaks between seasons compared to live-action TV shows due to the inherently slow nature of animation production. Additionally, sometimes studios don’t anticipate the popularity of an anime, leading them to not plan for future seasons. This means that if a second season wasn’t initially planned, fans might face a prolonged wait. Even highly popular anime series have experienced gaps of three or four years between seasons.

Given these factors and the success of the first season, fans can hold onto hope for a second season. While there’s no guarantee, hope remains a powerful motivator. In the meantime, rewatching season 1 or delving into the source material might help fill the spider-shaped hole in your heart.