In Tropical-Rouge PreCure Episode 15, the responsible and reserved Minori switches bodies with playful mergirl Laura for some Freak Friday-esque hijinks!REVIEW: ‘Tropical-Rouge PreCure,’ Episode 15 – “Minori is Laura, Laura is Minori?!” — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
In Tropical-Rouge PreCure Episode 14, the Tropical Club head to the Shirokumo Preschool for a day in the life of a preschool teacher!REVIEW: ‘Tropical-Rouge PreCure,’ Episode 14 – “Leave It To Us! Tropica-shining Preschool Teachers!” — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
A lot happens in episode 21: the barrier falls, the invasion finally commences, and the plot grows ever more complex. At this point, I have very few worries for Kumoko, but so many for Shun and the elves. For an episode without Kumoko, it remains solidly entertaining, delivering plenty of food for thought to chew on here, especially with regards to the Administrators (but can we trust Oka’s information?). While I do miss Kumoko’s antics, it was nice to see the show shift gears and become a bit more action-oriented in a different direction. Though that’s not why I’ve stuck around; It’s the complexities of the plot, and all those juicy nuggets of worldbuilding, that keep me interested.
Episode 20 was really, really good. It was complex and raises the stakes ahead of the finale. Last week, I pondered why I still adore this series and feel excited to engage with it, and I think the answer is how the series mixes and remixes familiar elements and tropes, how it keeps the plot fresh despite being another entry in the oversaturated isekai genre . Now that it’s getting really twisty and even more fascinating, I find myself increasingly drawn to the series. It’s all I can do to not pick up the novels, since I’m already busy enough. Still, episode 20 served as incredibly tempting bait, and I have to tell you: I’m here for these final four episodes ahead of us. Reel me in, So I’m a Spider, So What? because you’ve got me hooked! I genuinely can’t wait until Spider Friday rolls around again.
Episode 19 gives a lot of good plotty tidbits that continue to shape the world of So I’m a Spider, So What? into one of the most creative isekai I’ve enjoyed to date. Kumoko even does double duty this episode, delivering on both comedy and action. And gosh does the plot thicken this episode, with lots of little threads flung out that will hopefully get connected and woven into the overarching story. It’ll be truly fascinating to see how the next episode goes, especially since there’s a scant five episodes left. There are definitely lots of loose threads I’d like to see get wrapped up, enough to hopefully set up a third cour. I’m not sure I’m ready to leave Kumoko and her world behind quite yet.
In Tropical-Rouge PreCure Episode 13, the Tropical Club hits the airwaves when they join the Broadcast Club for a surprising lunchtime radio show!REVIEW: ‘Tropical-Rouge PreCure,’ Episode 13 – “School Broadcast Flurry! Hit It, Mermaid’s Song!” — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
In Tropical-Rouge PreCure Episode 12, the Tropical Club faces off against the Disciplinary Committee, who’s got mermaid fever for trouble-maker Laura!REVIEW: ‘Tropical-Rouge PreCure,’ Episode 12 – “Confiscated! The Aqua Pot’s Not Allowed?!” — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
Episode 18 continues to tangle the plot threads in a genuinely enjoyable way. Every episode of So I’m a Spider, So What? so far has been solid, enough that it never feels like a chore to set aside thirty minutes sometime during the weekend to chill with Kumoko and company. Though I’ll admit I’m beginning to feel like I need a notebook to keep everything straight. It’s plot-dense in a good way, but also a bit overwhelming sometimes, especially now that there’s a lot of nitty-gritty details to keep track of.
In Tropical-Rouge PreCure Episode 11, Manatsu passes her retests which means its time for the Tropical Club to restart their tropi-cool club activities!REVIEW: ‘Tropical-Rouge PreCure,’ Episode 11 – “Get Excited! Sand Art by the Beach!” — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
The bulk of episode 17 is spent flipping between Ariel, Shun, and Kumoko, with the majority being very Shun-centric. By the end of episode 17, we’ve successfully seen Shun and company through to the labyrinth’s end. We also see that in the past, Kumoko has survived thanks to her handy-dandy immortality and her HP Auto-Recovery skill which ultimately letrs her comedically censored head float around the ocean. However, not all is at peace, especially when the Demon Lord realizes that Nameless is alive and very, very well in the post-credits snippet. Worse, she realizes that Kumoko is alive and capable of attacking Ariel’s mind thanks to the use of her parallel minds.