With the premiere of the long-awaited SPY x FAMILY Today’s TV anime, series crew along with manga creator Tatsuya Endo celebrated the occasion with some brilliant artwork featuring the Forger family doing what they do best. – relax and enjoy the series (although Anya is probably watching Spy Wars!), and look good while kicking off the mission!
art of Tatsuya Endo:
— 遠藤達哉 (@_tatsuyaendo_) April 9, 2022
The art of SPY x FAMILY animation team for the first episode:
The television anime adaptation for SPY x FAMILY should start in April 2022 with Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Hunter x Hunter 1999, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) in the director’s chair at WIT STUDIO and CloverWorks. Kazuaki Shimada (The promised never-never land, Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara) adapts the original manga character designs for the anime. (K)NoW_NAME produces the music for the series. Crunchyroll will be streaming the series as it airs in Japan, describing it as such:
Everyone has a part of themselves that they can’t show anyone else.
At a time when all the nations of the world were involved in a fierce information war taking place behind closed doors, Ostania and Westalis had been in a state of cold war against each other for decades.
The East-focused Division of the Westalis Intelligence Services (WISE) sends its most talented spy, “Twilight”, on a top-secret mission to investigate the movements of Donovan Desmond, the chairman of the National Unity Party of Ostania, which threatens peace efforts between the two nations.
This mission is known as “Operation Strix”.
It consists of “building a family in a week in order to infiltrate the social gatherings organized by the elite school that Desmond’s son attends”.
“Twilight” takes on the identity of psychiatrist Loid Forger and begins to search for members of his family. But Anya, the daughter he adopts, turns out to have the ability to read people’s minds, while his wife, Yor, is an assassin! As it is in their own interest to keep these facts hidden, they begin to live together while hiding their true identity.
World peace is now in the hands of this brand new family who embarks on an adventure full of surprises.
SPY x FAMILY begins tonight in Japan with Crunchyroll streaming the first episode at 8:30 a.m. PT.
Sources: SPY x FAMILY official website (1, 2), Tatsuya Endo on Twitter
Daryl Harding is Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets about @DoctorDazzaand posts photos of his travels on Instagram.