On September 27, 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Tatsuya Endo’s Spy X Family action, comedy, spy manga released an illustration featuring Yuri Briar fanboying over his sister Yor and wearing a T-shirt that speaks for itself.
Don’t forget to look down – or else you’ll miss Anya’s bewildered expression (Careful, Yuri, Anya knows all about your sister-complex!).
Animation director Saori Yonezawa (eps 4, 11) drew the illustration.
Yuri Briar is also holding two brightly-colored heart-shaped fans as if he were attending a musical concert. If you read the fans from right to left – the first says, “4 days left” while the second says, “Until the Spy X Family anime”. Yuri’s headband reads, “Nee-san (Sis) is the best”. If you squint at Yuri’s shirt you will spot two little round badges featuring Yor’s likeness.
The tweet also reminds Spy X Family fans that its second part premieres in just 4 days on October 1, 2022 on TV Tokyo in Japan, and on Crunchyroll.
You can see the full illustration here:
Kensho Ono, the voice actor who plays Yuri Briar, commented on the illustration with, “No one can beat my sister!”
The latest trailer for Spy X Family Part 2 can be seen here:
3D Anya astounds fans in Shinjuku
On September 26, 2022, the official Twitter account for Spy X Family also announced that if you’re lucky enough to live in Japan and are able to pass by the large street screen at the east exit of JR Shinjuku Station you will be able to see Anya from Spy X Family happily announcing the anime’s imminent return and asking you to “please” watch.
You will be able to see 3D Anya until October 9, 2022. Anya appears ten minutes past the hour and forty minutes past the hour.
Who are the production team members?
Spy X Family Part 2 production team members include:
- Director – Kazuhiro Furuhashi
- Character Designer – Kazuaki Shimada
- Art Directors – Hisayo Usui, Kazuo Nagai
- Chief Animation Directors – Kazuaki Shimada, Kyoji Asano
- 3D Director – Kana Imagaki
- Sound Director – Shouji Hata
- Director of Photography – Akane Fushihara
- Assistant Directors – Norihito Takahashi, Takahiro Harada, Takashi, Katagiri
- Music composer – KnowName
Who are the new and returning cast members?
The Spy X Family Part 2 cast members include:
- Atsumi Tanezaki – Anya Forger
- Saori Hayami – Yor Forger
- Yakuya Eguchi – Loid Forger
- Emiri Katou – Becky Blackbell
- Hana Sato – Emile Elman
- Haruka Okamura – Ewen Egeberg
- Hiroyuki Yoshino – Franky Franklin
- Kazuhiro Yamaji – Henry Henderson
- Kensho Ono – Yuri Briar
- Manaka Iwami – Millie
- Mirei Kumagai – Sharon
- Natsumi Fujiwara – Damian Desmond
- Shouhei Kajikawa – Dominic
- Umeka Shouji – Camilla
- Yuko Kaida – Syliva Sherwood
- Akio Ohtsuka – WISE Director
- Hiroki Yasumoto – Bill Watkins
- Junichi Suwabe – Shopkeeper of “Garden”
- Kenichirou Matsuda – Narrator
What is the plot of Spy X Family?
In order to maintain peace between the rival nations of Westalis and Ostania, a Westalian agent code-named “Twilight” is tasked with spying on Donovan Desmond – the leader of Ostania’s National Unity Party. However, Desmond is known for being an eccentric recluse, who is very wary of strangers. The only way for Twilight to get close to Desmond is to enroll a child in the same private school, Eden Academy, and pose as a fellow parent.
Twilight creates the alias of “Loid Forger”, adopts a young orphan girl named Anya and marries a woman named Yor Briar so that he can present the front of a happy family to the school. However, Loid isn’t the only one keeping secrets in the family. Anya is secretly an Esper and can reads minds. Anya is aware of the fact her adoptive-father is actually a spy and her adoptive-mother is a professional assassin.
Neither Loid nor Yor are aware of each other’s identities. Later, the family decides to adopt a dog that was experimented on until it gained precognitive abilities. Anya decides to name the dog Bond after her favorite spy cartoon. As Loid struggles with learning how to be a good father and husband while lacking common sense due to all his years of being a spy he somehow manages to form close bonds with his new family.
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