12:20 PM – 1:05 PM (PDT) | Channel 2 | Friday 3 July 2020
Panel Description: So I’m a Spider, So What? is quickly becoming one of today’s most popular light novel series, an isekai that starts off as a quirky parody of JRPGs through the eyes of a spider monster and develops into an epic tale filled with deep characters, political intrigue and mystery. Join Yen Press as they discuss this amazing light novel series.
My Review (@peggyseditorial): I love this series and it was nice getting to hear the translators and editors geeking out in the panel over the work. (I sincerely believe that passionate fans make the best editorial teams as a freelance editor myself!) There wasn’t really any new information I could gleam in the panel–just the people talking about what they love (which wasn’t all that bad in my opinion).
The Q&A portion didn’t lead to much information either… though it was nice to hear more about the novel’s progression regarding translations.
If you want to learn more about the series as a whole, I recommend turning to the fan-wiki for the series (LINK HERE). There you can read all about our spider-friend Kumoko/Shiraori (https://kumodesu.fandom.com/wiki/Kumoko/https://kumodesu.fandom.com/wiki/Shiraori)!
The anime is set to release January of 2021 so be on the lookout around then.