6 Anime Like So I’m a Spider, So What?

So I’m a Spider, So What? is another isekai anime series, which sticks to cliche anime archetypes but shines through its unconventional storytelling methods. And the anime does this by having a centralized story pivoting around a singular character who starts as weak and has to persevere against stronger opponents throughout each episode.

Synopsis: In an alternate world, the Hero and the Demon King unleashed the grand magic to end the war. However, the magic somehow traversed across worlds and exploded in a certain high school classroom. The students who died in the explosion will be reincarnated in a different world. But one unlucky student reincarnated as a spider in the most dangerous dungeon: the Great Elroe Labyrinth. Now with danger around every corner, forces her to fight and become stronger to survive.

So I’m a Spider, So What? is a hilarious isekai-styled show that earns its score with its almost comedic attraction and capricious madness of being reincarnated in a fantasy world, as a spider. As a show, it’s not perfect but is pretty different in its approach. If you are looking for more anime with an isekai survival theme, then look no further. Here are some anime similar to Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?

Anime Similar To Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?

01. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

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Mikami Satoru, a corporate employee, gets stabbed by a random killer on the street. In his last moments, he instructs his friend to clear his browsing history. While losing his consciousness, a voice echoes in his mind, saying something he did not understand.

Soon he wakes up and discovers himself in the body of a slime in a new world. Unknown to his situation, he meets a storm dragon, Veldora, and befriends him and receives his new name as Rimuru Tempest. From there, he ventures out into a new world.

02. BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense

BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense

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After an invite from her close friend Risa Shiramine, Kaede Honjou, having no prior experience, decided to play VRMMORPG “NewWorld Online” under the alias Maple. But, Kaede hates to get hurt, so she puts all of her status points into defense.

Using all points in defense gives her a high defense level but makes her slow and unable to use any magic. However, she soon acquires an “Absolute Defense” skill and becomes one of the game’s strongest players.

03. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

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It was an ordinary day for Nagumo and his classmate. But suddenly, a magic circle appears, and the entire classroom gets sent to a fantasy world. In the new world, reincarnated students are treated like heroes with powerful magical abilities and are entrusted with saving the human race.

Unfortunately, Nagumo only receives a common ability, such as transmutation skill. If that wasn’t enough, he was betrayed by one of a classmate during their journey in the Orcus dungeon, thrown right into the depths of the dungeon. Will he be able to survive in the greater dangers that lie in Orcus with only his transmutation skill?

04. The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero

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One day, while reading a strange book about Four Cardinal Heroes wielding the sword, spear, bow, and shield, Naofumi Iwatani, a university student, gets summoned to the kingdom of Melromarc along with three other young men. Naofumi later learns that he is one of the Four Cardinal Heroes chosen to protect the kingdom from the Waves of Catastrophe.

While other heroes are equipped with a sword, spear, bow, Naofumi receives a shield, the weakest among the heroes. To make things more difficult for him, his only teammate betrays him and falsely accuses him of assault. Furious Naofumi decides to get strong and return to his old world as soon as possible.

05. Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

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Haruhiro suddenly wakes up in a different world with no memory but his name. But he is not alone; there are a group of other people the same as him with no memories other than their names. In this new world. the only way to live is to join as a soldier in the Reserve Army.

Every soldier is tasked to eliminate anything that threatens peace in their new world. All strong people band together, while those left must group up together to survive. Haruhiro forms a party with a group of people to survive together in this world.

06. The 8th son? Are you kidding me?

The 8th son? Are you kidding me?

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Ichinomiya Shingo is a 25-year-old man who works at a normal company. One day, he found himself waking in the body of a six-year-old boy. Later from his current body’s memories, he learns that he’s Wendelin Von Benno Baumeister, the 8th son in a poor noble family living in the countryside.

Wendelin found out that he is unlikely to inherit anything from his family as he is the youngest and starts worrying about his well-being. However, he takes a sigh of relief after discovering that he can read the local writing and is blessed with a rare talent, Magic. He soon sets out on an adventure to make a name for himself.