Giant Spider & Me by Kikori Morino

Giant Spider & Me

A WEB OF FRIENDSHIPA young girl named Nagi and a giant spider make an unusual pair in this post-apocalyptic story, but living in the mountains is lonely, and they’ve managed to find each other. Join them in their strangely sweet domestic bliss as they spend their days sharing tea and throwing picnics, proving that love (and delicious food) can bring together even the most unlikely of friends.

Details Giant Spider & Me

TitleGiant Spider & Me
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
PublisherSeven Seas
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Seinen

Reviews Giant Spider & Me

  • Shannon
    Really cute story involving an adorable spider and girl and the food she makes while she waits for her father to return. Only thing I'm sad about is that this is complete at three volumes - I'm definitely going to wish for more.
  • Ken Yuen
    Just cute! I didn't know a thing about it, but the cover just captured my interest immediately. I'm very much a fan of the art style.Let's talk about the cover a bit more. The name "Giant Spider & Me: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale" was too good. Sometimes you have to admire people who can be economical with their word usage. Interesting fact, the original title literally means "The Calm After The End of the World". With the word Calm in Japanese being ...
  • Gretchen
    THIS NEEDS TO BE THE NEXT STUDIO GHIBLI MOVIE.The rustic/outdoorsy setting! The adorable giant spider! The FOOD! It's like it was written to be adapted by them!The first volume, I will say, is not very plot heavy so nothing really .... happens. It mostly is for set-up purposes, such as establishing characters, the setting, etc. But! This is super adorable and the end of it is promising for a real plot. I also really appreciate that Nagi refers to...
  • Hayley
    I loved this... I want to eat the pumpkin dumplings made in the first chapter... ;_;
  • Kate (Looking Glass Reads)
    5 out of 5 starsYou know, I’m really beginning to love the ‘end of the world slice of life’ manga and anime that have been released recently. The latest in this wonderful vein is a manga called Giant Spider & Me: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale Vol. 1 by Kikori Morino, released in English for the first time on February 20, 2018.Nagi is a young girl living in a post-apocalyptic world. While her father is out exploring, she stays home caring for the ...
  • Alenka
    This is really cute, I don't think I expected it to be so cute! Morino has a kind of generally cute style and put a lot of effort into making the spider a sort of balance between cute and - especially when it opens its mouth really wide - terrifying. There are also lots of gorgeous backgrounds and landscapes, and occasional soft, greyscale watercolor washes that make the whole thing feel surprisingly serene. It's kind of a Girls Last Tour kind of...
  • Terrence
    I didn't really know what this was going into it. It's basically a cooking manga with a mascot spider if you will. Just think of it as a cooking manga, and everything else apocalyptic about it as gravy on top, and you'll probably be less disappointed.For me, cooking manga are better purchased than rented. It's good to use them to see new dishes and then try to make them yourself. There's some yummy basic recipes in here. The time it takes to cook...
  • Bentgaidin
    This is an interesting start to a story that I wish had a bit more to it. It's a post-apocalyptic pastoral setting, where a girl meets and befriends a giant spider with her cooking; the manga features a few recipes along the way, although not in as much detail as some other cooking-focused stories, and the apocalypse so far has been mostly an excuse for her to live alone in the woods, and for some nice art of overgrown remnants of civilization. I...
  • Anne
    Grabbed this on vacation (the time I'm most inclined to support bookstores including, yes, the Japanese ones ;) and I'm so happy to report it may actually be one of the better random vacation purchases I've made over the years. Yes, it's very simple consisting of spiders, cooking demonstrations, and eating. But it's a delightfully designed spider so it's generally pretty low on the creep factor (seriously, it's incredibly well designed). And the ...
  • Annie Greenman
    This was a very cute manga and was a nice quick read. It was very whimsical and the art work had a studio ghibli type feeling to it. It is a bit slow of a story so if you're someone who likes more fast passed stories this may not be for you but if you like quick reads and something whimsical then this is for you.
  • Lara
    This story is so sweet! I love the interactions between Asa and Nagi - how Nagi doesn’t treat Asa like a pet and how they mutually try to understand each other. Such a different take on the typical human-animal bond story. Can’t wait for volume 2!
  • usagi ☆ミ
    4.5/5 stars for the Japanese edition. If you like cute stuff that takes place at the end of the world, or cooking shows, or both, this is definitely the title for you. Can't wait to read the translated version!
  • Stephanie
    A cute story of a girl who has been left alone by her father in a post apocalyptic era who finds a giant spider. She (Nagi) befriends the spider and tries to learn a bout it. Cute and easy recipes are thrown throughout the story.
  • alicat
    Who knew I'd love a post-apocalyptic manga about a little girl living in the forest with a giant spider and also some cooking recipes?
  • Jordan
    This is so bizarre. A post-apocalyptic, slice-of-life, cooking manga with a girl and her giant spider? It's glorious.
  • Momski
    Extra points for the seemingly impossible achievement of making the giant spider so cute. Enormous teeth and all.
  • Suzanne
    this is teeth-achingly adorable.
  • Antonia
    Så söt, skum och bra! Älskar harmoniska "efter katastrofen" alster.
  • Dorcas
    This was so charming, a little weird, but in a sweet way. This and Lucas the spider could get people over their fear of them.
  • Schnekk
    100% wonderful. Great art, perfectly peaceful story, excellent pacing. Thank you, Seven Seas Entertainment, for continuing to publish such excellent titles!
  • Kathleen
    Cute, not scary! Surprisingly, it's a cooking manga.
  • Keri
    This was so cute I hate spiders but honestly this was so well written and one of the most adorable mangas I've ever read
  • Jennifer
    Interesting premise, cute artwork and fun recipes. I look forward to more of this.
  • Vi
    Kind of weird. Curious how the mystery unfolds.
  • Becky B
    Nagi is a girl who lives in the forest by herself (well, she lives with her dad but he's out satisfying his wanderlust). One day while weeding and harvesting from her garden, she meets a huge spider-like creature. At first she's scared, but the beast doesn't seem to be very beastly and enjoys Nagi's cooking. She names it Asa and they quickly become friends over food, which Nagi loves to cook. (Recipes are included.)Most of this book just features...