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SPY×FAMILY Domestic Spy Comedy Manga Will Top 10 Million Copies on June 4

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Award-winning manga about adopted family with secrets is Shonen Jump+'s 1st to reach milestone

Shueisha announced on Monday that Tatsuya Endō's SPY×FAMILY manga will have over 10 million copies in circulation (in print or digital, but not necessarily sold yet) on June 4. The manga's seventh volume will launch on that day. The manga will be the first original series from Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ service to reach that milestone.

The manga's circulation topped:

  • 1 million copies in November 2019
  • 2 million copies in January 2020
  • 3 million copies in May 2020
  • 4 million copies in July 2020
  • 5.5 million copies in August 2020
  • 8 million copies in December 2020

The eighth volume will ship on November 4, and it will be the manga's first volume to bundle bonus items. The special edition (limited to pre-orders) will bundle four exclusive rubber mobile device straps of the family as illustrated by Endō. The manga's 46th chapter debuts on Monday, and each new chapter garners over 1.2 million views upon release.

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!

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 manga's sixth volume shipped on December 28, and the volume had a first-print run of over one million copies. The manga has more than eight million copies in circulation (including digital copies) as of December. The manga was the first original manga from Shonen Jump+ to have a first-print run of over one million copies.

A novel for the franchise titled SPY×FAMILY: Kazoku no Shōzō (A Portrait of a Family) will debut on July 2. Aya Yajima is penning the novel, which is titled SPY×FAMILY: Kazoku no Shōzō (A Portrait of a Family). The book will include specially drawn illustrations from Endō.

The manga won first place in the web manga category of Kaodokawa's Da Vinci magazine and streaming service Niconico's Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards in August 2019. The manga ranked at #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 earlier this year.

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.

Source: Mantan Web

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