As Crunchyroll reports, Spy x Family has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming second courtship, which premieres October 1 in Japan. The trailer features a dangerous situation where Loid Forger, aka Twilight, must stop a young rebel from planting a bomb and starting a war. Things get even scarier when Anya reads the mind of a mysterious dog, who has the power to foresee, and sees an ominous vision of Loid. He also revealed a snippet of the opening theme “MEMORY” sung by Japanese alternative rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN, who previously performed on Karakuri Circus and Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie.
Spy x Family follows a seemingly normal family called the Forgers, made up of psychiatrist Loid Forger, city worker Yor, and their adorable six-year-old daughter, Anya. However, they all hide secrets: Loid is an agent named Twilight with an important political mission; Yor is a highly skilled assassin who calls herself Thorn Princess; and Anya, who escaped from an experimental facility, can read minds. The series follows the trio as they attempt to balance their double lives, while growing closer as a family.
Adapted in collaboration by Wit Studio and CloverWorks, Spy x Family’s first courtship aired from April to June with 12 episodes. The anime is directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi, who also directed the 1999 version of Hunter x Hunter and the 2019 reboot of Dororo. Takuya Eguchi (Tokyo Revengers) portrays Loid, Saori Hayami (Demon Slayer) portrays Yor, and Atsumi Tanezaki (Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song) plays Anya.
The overwhelming popularity of Spy x Family
Tatsuya Endo’s manga debuted in March 2019 in Shōnen Jump+. Spy x Family grew out of Endo’s previous three one-shots for Jump Square, with reception to the initial release being so overwhelmingly positive that “serialization was pretty much decided” on the spot. As of August 2022, the Spy x Family manga has sold over 25 million copies, an increase of 4 million copies since the last May report. The manga received critical acclaim for its comedic tone, Endo’s illustrations, and wholesome family dynamics. Several volumes of the manga have ranked on The New York Times’ Monthly Best Seller Graphic Book and Manga List.
The Spy x Family manga, which releases every two weeks, is available in English digitally on the Shonen Jump and Manga Plus apps, as well as on VIZ Media in digital and print formats. Fans can catch up on the first cour of Spy x Family on Crunchyroll ahead of the premiere of the second cour on October 1.