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Spy×Family Domestic Spy Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime in 2022

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Takuya Eguchi to star as Loid Forger in anime by Wit Studio, CloverWorks

A website opened on Monday to confirm that Tatsuya Endō's SPY×FAMILY manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will start in 2022.



Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Rurouni Kenshin, Getbackers, 2019 Dororo) is directing the anime at Wit Studio and CloverWorks. Kazuaki Shimada (The Promised Neverland) is designing the characters, and [K]NoW_NAME (Fairy gone, Dorohedoro, Sakura Quest) is the music producer.

Takuya Eguchi will star in the anime as Loid Forger.

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. In an interview published on the official website of Kodansha's FRaU magazine on June 10, flutist and Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko voice actress Cocomi mentioned that she was looking forward to an anime adaptation of Tatsuya Endō's SPY×FAMILY manga coming next year. That part of the interview was later deleted.

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.

Shueisha will publish the manga's eighth compiled volume on Thursday. The manga currently has more than 12.5 million copies in circulation.

A novel for the franchise by Aya Yajima titled SPY×FAMILY: Kazoku no Shōzō (A Portrait of a Family) debuted on July 2.

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 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 and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards' Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category this year.

Update: The manga now has more than 12.5 million copies in circulation.

Source: SPY×FAMILY anime's website


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