The popularity of Spy x Family skyrocketed in 2022 after the first season of the anime started streaming. According to Shueisha, the manga has sold more than 25 million copies, and it has become the second most successful hit after Assassination Classroom.
It seems 2023 is going to be a Spy x Family year as well. Not only did the anime get renewed for another season, but the series will get a brand-new original movie as well!
During the Spy x Family stage presentation in Jumpa Festa 2023 to promote the upcoming musical, it was announced that Spy x Family will be getting a second season and a debut feature film as well. All of them are slated to be released in 2023.
What will be the Spy x Family movie about?
Oricon News reported that the movie will have a completely original story, so we won’t see any existing arcs get adapted into the movie. Tatsuya Endo will be directly involved in the production of the plot and the original character designs.
The author drew the key visual of the film and posted it on Twitter, causing even more hype among fans.
2023 years TV anime Season 2 broadcast & Movie version production decision
The movie version is #TatsuyaEndo Mr. original / supervision / character draft charge
In addition, the movie version commemorative visual release drawn by Mr. Endo
Please look forward to the future development of the TV series and theatrical version
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No official news regarding the movie’s plot has been released yet, but we can make some predictions from the key visual.
Loid and his family can be seen riding a plane, so it seems that they are definitely going on a vacation. It’s possible that the movie is set in winter or in a cold place, since Loid and Yor are obviously bundled up in winter clothes.
Many fans had speculated that the cruise ship arc might get a movie, but since the feature film will be entirely original, it is possible that we’ll see that arc in the second season instead.
Other 2023 announcements for Spy x Family series
I. Spy x Family Season 2 announced
Besides the official announcement of the feature film, we will get a wholesome dose of the Forger family yet again in Season 2. Season 2 will be released sometime in 2023, and it will probably kick off with the Great Cruise Adventure arc.
If season 2 has fillers like season 1, the second season will probably last for two cours.
II. Spy x Family musical announced
A Spy x Family musical will be released for all the live action fans out there. The official website for the musical announced the release date and the official cast.
The musical is scheduled to be performed at Imperial Theatre in Tokyo from March 8 to March 29, 2023.
You can view the musical after March 29 in other big theaters all over Japan, such as the Kobelco Grand Hall of Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Hyogo from April 11 to April 26, and Fukuoka’s Hakataza Theater from May 3 to May 21.
III. Spy x Family series will have two collaborations
Two additional collaborations were announced during the Super Stage as well.
The first collab will be with Universal Studios Japan, and it will start on February 17, 2023. Fans will get a chance to get a taste of Twilight’s lifestyle by becoming a spy.
Japanese fans can get their hands on exclusive merchandise through the second collab with Aeon Mall. The collaboration will end on 25 December 2023.
About Spy × Family
Spy × Family is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump.
The story follows a spy who has to “build a family” to execute a mission, not realizing that the girl he adopts as a daughter and the woman he agrees to be in a fake marriage with are a mind reader and an assassin respectively.
Season 2 and a theatrical film are releasing in 2023.