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Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka ?, criticized for poor animation, looks worse on Blu-ray

In the anime industry it is a generally accepted fact that physical packages include the improved and corrected versions of the episodes of an anime. But apparently that was not the case with Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? (So I’m a Spider, So What?), a production that achieved the most peculiar: looks worse on Blu-ray / DVD packages.

While Kadokawa presumes in conferences that this is “one of his most successful projects internationally“, The Twitter user”@ g6xa3awstGCEljS”Shared his already customary comparisons between content broadcast on television and those included in physical packages. «When it aired, it was criticized for poor animation, but on physical discs, the animation was duly corrected», The user wrote, referring to the fact that the animation was corrected, but the quality of the drawing dropped considerably. «To be clear, it is not the other way around. I couldn’t believe it myself and had to double-check the placement of the images. Many other modifications have been made. Maybe if they mixed the two versions, the product they expected would be created».

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At the top is shown the “Television version (放送 版)“, While at the bottom of each row the”Blu-ray (BD) version“. It is worth noting that the Blu-ray version is priced at 19,800 yen (about $ 174), while the DVD version is priced at 17,600 yen (about $ 154).

Synopsis of Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?

The day is as normal as it can be in high school, as students peacefully go about their daily activities until an unprecedented catastrophe hits the school, killing everyone in its path. Guided by what appears to be a miracle, a handful of students are lucky enough to be reincarnated in another world as nobles, princes, and other types of people with prestigious backgrounds. A girl, however, is not so lucky. Reborn as a spider of the weakest class, he immediately experiences the difficulties of his dire situation. Still, he must keep going to survive the many life-threatening threats. Upon discovering that his new world has an RPG-like system, he struggles to hunt down prey and defeat monsters in order to level up and evolve. As he grows stronger, he hopes that one day his efforts will pay off and that he will be granted a better life.

Source: Twitter account

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