Spy x Family is a bi-monthly manga that recently surfaced via the Shonen Jump magazine. The manga has compiled a total of 4 volumes so far and with its recent popularity it has been picked up for an anime adaptation.
@YonkouProd, an unofficial yet reliable source of anime news, tweeted the announcement for Spy x Family’s anime yesterday. Since the announcement is not official yet, other details are not available.
Spy x Family’s story follows a family formed by Twilight, a spy, to get closer to a very important target. This family looks like any other from the surface, but that is definitely not the case.
Production of an anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Endo Tatsuya, “Spy x Family” was confirmed. The series will premiere in 2022 and production details are yet to be revealed.English Translation, Google Translate
The father, Twilight, is a spy. The mother, Thorn Princess, is an assassin. The daughter, Anya, is a telepath. However, neither of the parents know the entire truth!
This manga has serialized 27 chapters, collected in 4 volumes till date. With the release of its second volume, Spy × Family had 800,000 copies in circulation, counting digital and physical sales.
The 2020 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook named Spy × Family the best manga series for male readers. It also came in first on Honya Club’s Nationwide Bookstore Employees’ Recommended Comics of 2020 list.
Spy × Family was nominated for the 13th Manga Taishō, where it came second and the 44th Kodansha Manga Award. It is currently nominated for the 24th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. No wonder the mange is getting adapted!
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About Spy x 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.