I still like reading about the young woman that was reincarnated as a spider, but not much of the plot actually takes place from her POV. I understand that it is only through the human's POV that we get a glimpse of the outside world and any worldbuilding, but those parts dominated the story this time. Also, the ending was way too rushed. This volume was an enjoyable read through and through. . . at least until the foreshadowing part. You see, foreshadow is a sticky business. Depending in how you use it, with some readers, you might excite them. With some others, well, it might just bring down almost all the enthusiasm they might have had for the book. Like in my case with this Vol. 2.
I'm still gloomy after reading the foreshadow of what our spiderheroine will turn into. I HOPE it will not end up as bad as I think it would. If it did, then I might just revisit this review and pluck off a star from the 4 stars I'm giving this LN now.
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There isn't as much action in this volume as the previous one. I can see some people being turned off by that, but if you loved the game mechanics in volume 1 then you're going to gush over this. A lot of this volume is about leveling up and using magic, trying to figure out how skills, traits, etc. work and help you as you go through this world. In some manner it can feel like an uber long infodump to some people, but I honestly loved every word of it. It felt like I was going through a Pokémon game or an RPG without a rulebook, and there are many instances where the main character (the cute spider ☆ 蜘蛛ですが、なにか? 2 ✓ I hate Oka
"Wait just a minute! I won’t allow that. It’s too dangerous!"
I hate Oka, so much. Subjectivly the "children" are in their thirties at this point in the story, and after more than a decade apart Oka comes out of nowhere and tries to boss them around, to the point where she orders them not to get stronger while she is obviously doing her damndest to increase her own strength. Even her manner of speaking is annoying.
It feels like the author wants us to hate her, but she is so irritating that it detracts from the story.
If it weren't for Oka, I'd give it five stars. My thoughts on "So I'm a Spider, So What?" (蜘蛛ですが、なにか?) Vol 2
Written by Okina Baba Art by Kiryu Tsukasa
The story: Following up last volume events, this time our spider MC goes through a lot of hardships and gets incredibly op abilities while our prince MC is just being a dumbass at the magic academy, making a lot of new and important relationships
Enjoyment: If I loved volume 1 this volume was a masterpiece, it had a lot of character development, worldbuilding, and some incredible foreshadowing towards the end. this is the book I have enjoyed the most ever since I read "The book" by Otsuich
Comparing it with the manga: Damm I have been loosing on a lot. The manga just focuses on Spidy MC killing spree trough the dungeon so a lot of worldbuilding and The books still have the Shun parts in them and honestly they give more book over to him than they do Kumoko, despite the fact the book is supposed to be about her.
When they DO give her some page time it's all just blocks of stats and leveling up and her killing things. . and leveling up again. There's no real character building at all. That's saved for Shun and his party.
I hear the manga ditches the hero and focuses on Kumoko, if that's the case hopefully Baba can take the hint and ditch the Shun parts.
Cool Idea; Data Dump Deluge
I really wanted to like this book, and, ultimately, I did. The premise of being reincarnated as a spider and leveling up to become a Demon Lord is quite novel. Unfortunately, three things bothered me.
One, the spider/girl's voice sounds indistinct from other characters at times. Two, the video game mechanics that I found a bit tedious in the first volume returned with fanfare. Pages and pages of skill trees being filled out began to wear on me. I skimmed copiously. The third item which bugged me was present in the first book, but more prevalent in this volume. I refer to the author or translator’s tendency to use cultural/colloquial shortcuts. For instance, one character was described as having an Oedipal Complex. Oedipus was a Greek from our world. In other cases, girls use “Dude”, which is not only American slan 3. 5
There's just something about this story, I love it.
Some things that bothered me:
Noticeable typos (like a skill leveling up from 4 to 5 then two pages later the same skill lvls up from 4 to 5; using play instead of pay; etc)
I don't like the demon king, I'm really really hoping it's just a lack of context
characters say the same thing over and over again using different words, I feel like this should bother me
Feels like the S chapters are there for world building and foreshadowing
NA is clearly going mad. . .
LN is waaaay more blatant about who the demon king is
Katia's dialogue chapters seem to exist to show Katia is in love with Shun but doesn't realize it even though everyone else does, I really like her so I'm hoping in future chpts sh Finished in 1 day, omg my heart at the end. Nameless SpiderIs amazing and I need to know more about what happened between. . . I need more now please?
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