A Spy x Family anime was already confirmed to be releasing in the 2022, but new details about the upcoming release were announced at Jump Festa 2022 during a stage event for the series. Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo is one of the manga I want to see adapted most and I am excited to see how the characters dynamics and personalities come to life on screen now that one has been confirmed.
The dialogue in the series constantly switches between inner and outer, it has a unique style, witty humor, and it's chock full of heartwarming and thrilling moments as well, so it's one that will translate well into an anime.
With that all said, here's everything we know about the upcoming Spy x Family anime so far!
What is Spy x Family about?
Spy x Family follows a spy named "Twlight", who takes on a mission called "Operation Strix" that requires him to get close to an individual named Donovan Desmond, the chairman of Ostania's National Unity Party. To do so, he assumes the identity of psychiatrist Loid Forger, but realizes he's in need of something to successfully complete his mission: A family.
So he sets out to make one. Little does he know though, his daughter Anya is a telepath and his wife Yor is an assassin. As all three work to hide their true identities from one another, comedy ensues as they navigate their individual lives while at the same time building their new life together as a family.
World peace is now in the hands of this brand-new family as they embark on an adventure full of surprises.
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Who's the team behind the Spy x Family Anime?
I'm also looking forward to the Spy x Family anime because of the team that's behind it. One thing that's particularly exciting is that not one, but two incredible studios, Wit Studio and CloverWorks, are teaming up to animate Spy x Family. You probably already know these two from their previous work. Both studios have created a number of anime originals, such as Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and Wonder Egg Priority, but have also worked on other incredible anime like Attack on Titan, Great Pretender, The Promised Neverland, and one of 2021's best anime, Horimiya. With their forces combined, they truly are a dynamic duo.
Kazuhiro Furuhashi, who's worked on Dororo, Hunter x Hunter, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and more, is directing the Spy x Family anime. Kazuaki Shimada (The Promised Neverland) is doing the character designs for the series.
(K)NoW_NAME, who did the music for Dorohedoro and performed one of my favorite openings of 2020, "Welcome to Chaos", is making the music for Spy x Family.
Takuya Eguchi (Akihiko Kaji from Given, Hachiman Hikigaya from My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax!) is voicing Loid Forger, Atsumi Tanezaki (Vivy from Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song, Chise Hatori from The Ancient Magus' Bride) is voicing Anya Forger, and Saori Hayami (Miyuki Shiba from The Irregular at Magic High School, Shinobu Kochou from Demon Slayer) is voicing Yor Forger.
Spy x Family Release Date
It was confirmed at Jump Festa 2022 that the Spy x Family anime is releasing in April 2022 along with a second trailer release. Since then, an official air date of April 9, 2022 was confirmed by the official site. It was also announced that Spy x Family Season 1 is going to be released in two parts.
Where can I watch Spy x Family?
Crunchyroll announced at Anime NYC that Spy x Family is coming to their platform in 2022.
You can also catch up on the manga before its release! So far, six volumes of Spy x Family's manga have released. If you are interested in picking up the manga, check out my favorite manga bookstores and sites!
This is all we know so far about the upcoming Spy x Family anime. As more details are revealed, we will update this post. You can check out the visuals and trailer for Spy x Family below!
Spy x Family Visuals
Spy x Family Trailer
Also be sure to check out the full 2022 anime release schedule!