On June 20th, 2021, Flutist CoComi, the boy band SMAP’s KimuTaku‘s eldest daughter accidentally leaked the upcoming release, when on Nov. 1st a website was opened to confirm that Tatsuya Endō‘s SPY×FAMILY manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will start in 2022.
GMO Internet, Inc. had registered the domain name “Spy-Family.net” through the Onamae.com website on February 28. In addition, a “@spyfamily_anime” Twitter account opened in February.
Here’s everything you need to know about the anime adaptation of Spy x Family!
Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Master spy Twilight is the best at what he does when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions in the name of a better world. But when he receives the ultimate impossible assignment—get married and have a kid—he may finally be in over his head!
Not one to depend on others, Twilight has his work cut out for him procuring both a wife and a child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn’t know is that the wife he’s chosen is an assassin and the child he’s adopted is a telepath!
The official announcement from the franchise came with a teaser trailer and key visuals to give us a head-start for the domestic spy comedy series.
SPY×FAMILY will start airing on Saturday, April 9, 2022. It will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels at 23:00 JST.
Cast & Crew:
The staff members include:
- Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
- Character Design: Kazuaki Shimada
- Music producer: (K)NoW_NAME
- Assistant Director: Takashi Katagiri, Kenji Takahashi & Takahiro Harada
- Color Design: Ken Hashimoto
- Art Supervisor: Kazuo Nagai
- 3DCG Supervision: Kana Imagaki
- Cinematographer: Akane Fushihara
- Art Setting: Yuho Taniuchi, Tomomi Sugimoto & Shigeru Kinpei
- Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
- Sound Supervision: Shoji Hata
- Studio: WIT STUDIO×CloverWorks
Takuya Eguchi will star in the anime as Loid Forger. Atsumi Tanezaki will be voicing Anya Forger, while Saori Hayami will be voicing Yor Forger.
About Spy x Family:
Endō launched the manga in Japan on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ service in March 2019. Shueisha began offering the manga in English on its MANGA Plus service on the same day.
Viz Media added the manga to its app as part of its Shonen Jump subscription in September 2019. The company is also publishing the manga in print.
The chapters are collected and published into 8 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha as of November 2021. The manga currently has more than 12.5 million copies in circulation. Its sixth volume was the 27th best-selling manga volume of 2021.
A novel for the franchise by Aya Yajima titled SPY×FAMILY: Kazoku no Shōzō (A Portrait of a Family) debuted on July 2, 2021.
The manga won first place in the web manga category of Kadokawa’s Da Vinci magazine and streaming service Niconico’s Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards in August 2019. The manga ranked #2 on the comic rankings for Da Vinci’s 20th annual “Book of the Year” list in December.
The manga was also nominated for the 14th Manga Taisho awards and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards’ Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category this year.
This post will be updated as to when new information about the anime comes out. Stay tuned!