Former Kids WB show Spider Riders makes its debut on DVD with Volume 1- The Oracle Keys, courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment.
Hunter Steele has heard many stories from his grandfather. Among his favorites is the story of the Inner World, a world hidden below the Earth. Happily, he manages to fall into this strange new world...and come under attack by giant insects, including giant mechanical spiders. After meeting up with mysterious girl Corona, he comes to realize that he's now going to be a Spider Rider, warrior of the Arachna-Kingdom and savior of the Inner World from the evil Mantid and his Invectid forces.
One thing I particularly like about this show is how each episode continues the story. It's not another show where most episodes are self-contained. The first three episodes on the disc introduce us to the world of Arachana and the players in the show. Things do go to filler around episode four or so, but the episodes still prove to be entertaining.
The disc comes in a handsome case, as can be expected by FUNimation's standards. The disc contains the first seven episodes of the series. Not bad for a single disc release, and reasonably priced, too. Unfortunately, the only area this release is lacking in is special features. Simply put, there are none, unless you count trailers of other products by FUNimation and Cookie Jar Entertainment.
For a fan of the series, Spider Riders Volume 1 is a great foray into the series, and seven episodes for such a cheap price is nothing to sneeze at.