Spider Riders

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Spider Riders
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 52 episodes ordered
Running time 22 minutes approx.
Original network  United States The CW
 Canada Teletoon
 Japan TV Tokyo
 Japan Kids Station
Original release June 17, 2006 – July 21, 2007 (United States)

Spider Riders is a Japanese–Canadian–American animated television series. The series is based on as a series of science fiction novels. produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment and Bee Train. The series premiered airs at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT times on June 17, 2006 on Kids' WB Saturday morning lineup block in the United States.

Plot[change | change source]

While searching a cave, thirteen year old Hunter Steele finds a strange manacle that connects itself to him. When Hunter sees a spider, he falls. Hunter falls straight down to the center of the Earth, into the underground world of Arachna. Here, he finds a group of people fighting to save Arachna from the attack of giant insect mutants. The people fighting are kids, just like Hunter. Each one is fighting with the help of their own ten-foot spiders. They call themselves "Spider Riders."

The books[change | change source]

The anime is based on characters and stories for a series of science fiction books. There were three books in the series. The books in the Spider Riders series were:

  • Spider Riders: Shards of the Oracle
  • Spider Riders: Reign of the Soul Eater
  • Spider Riders: Quest of the Earthen

The first book was written by Tedd Anasti and Patsy Cameron-Anasti. Stephen D. Sullivan joined them and helped write the second and third books in the series. The books were first published in December 2004. They were published by Newmarket Press.