Additional reporting by Daryl Harding
Spies, Assassins, and Mind Readers will all be animated as soon as the SPY x FAMILY series, based on Tatsuya Endo’s award-winning manga series, has officially announced its television anime adaptation. The series is set to premiere in 2022.
—『SPY×FAMILY』アニメ公式 (@spyfamily_anime) October 31, 2021
Two teaser visuals were also released, featuring both the “spy” and “family” angles.
the SPY x FAMILY manga is a heartwarming comedy set in a “state of Cold War” that sees Loid Forger, a spy, adopt a child as part of his mission. To further the infiltration mission, Loid marries Yor, who is consequently an assassin, and adopts a young girl named Anya, who can read minds.
The staff and cast are as follows:
Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Hunter x Hunter 1999, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn)
character design: Kazuaki Shimada (The promised never-never land, Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara)
The music: (K)NoW_NAME
Production workshop: WIT STUDIO and CloverWorks
Takuya Eguchi like Loid Forger
SPY x FAMILY is serialized every two weeks on Shonen Jump+ in Japan, and 12.5 million copies of the physical manga are currently in print with the upcoming release of Volume 8 on November 4 in Japan. The manga has won many awards, such as the 44th Kodansha Manga Award and the 24th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Viz Media publishes the series in English on the Shonen Jump app and Manga Plus as it is released in Japan, as well as physical volumesdescribing the first volume as such:
Talented spy Twilight has his work cut out for him, securing both a wife and child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn’t know is that the woman he chose is an assassin and the child he adopted is a telepath!
Volume 1 manga cover in English (Image via Viz Media)
Source: Press release provided, official Twitter account
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