The SPY x FAMILY movie release date in Japan is on December 22, 2023! Even better, the SPY x FAMILY Season 2 release date is also in Fall 2023!
But what about the SPY x FAMILY movie USA release date? When will Crunchyroll release the SPY x FAMILY movie English dub for the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and other English-speaking countries?
The SPY x FAMILY movie is a completely original story with new character designs that will be produced under the supervision of SPY x FAMILY manga creator Tatsuya Endo! Yes, that also means the SPY x FAMILY Season 2 anime TV will adapt the SPY x FAMILY: Cruise Daibouken story arc from the manga series.
The SPY x FAMILY movie was announced during Jump Festa 2023 on December 17, 2022.
Anime Geek predicts that the SPY x FAMILY movie release date will be in Summer 2023. (Please see the predictions section below for more details.)
The SPY x FAMILY anime series is essentially following the pattern for success that the Demon Slayer anime forged. Rather than jumping straight into a second season, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train adapted a relatively short story arc. However, in this case, WIT Studio x CloverWorks are creating an anime original story.
This article provides everything that is known about SPY x FAMILY Movie 1 (SPYxFAMILY Movie) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.
SPYxFAMILY movie release date predictions: Is Summer 2023 likely?
As of the last update, Studio CloverWorks, WIT Studio, Shueisha Productions, producer Toho animation, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the exact SPY x FAMILY movie release date in Japan. During Jump Festa 2023, it was only announced that the movie would premiere in Japanese theaters in 2023, but the time frame was not given.
Once the news is officially confirmed this article will be updated with the relevant information.
In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when the SPYxFAMILY movie release date will occur in the future.
From a financial perspective, making the SPY x FAMILY movie was a no-brainer. The reviews and TV ratings of the first season were through the roof. The first season was also almost always in the Top 3 on Crunchyroll’s popular anime list during Spring 2022.
The SPY x FAMILY manga had been unusually popular even before the anime TV series premiered, but after the first season the manga sales skyrocketed to the point it was outselling Tokyo Revengers, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Golden Kamuy combined!
The anime production committee is likely hoping to replicate the crazy box office success of the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie. May through July and November through December are typically considered the best timing for a tentpole film to have a chance at being a blockbuster premiere whereas January and February are considered the “dump months” for bad movies.
Therefore, it’s predicted that the SPY x FAMILY movie release date will be in Summer 2023 while the SPY x FAMILY Season 2 release date will be in Fall 2023.
Crunchyroll SPY x FAMILY movie USA release date predictions
The international release of the SPY x FAMILY movie English dub will be planned out to optimize its chances in U.S. theaters and other countries like the UK, Canada, and more.
This time the calculations are a bit more difficult since the anime production committee and the company which buys the international rights will want to avoid competing with a big-name American movie that’ll overshadow the anime film.
For example, the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie premiered in Japan in mid-December 2018, whereas the U.S. release date by FUNimation was mid-January 2019. Despite being considered a dump month, Broly set box office records for an anime movie.
Similarly, the Demon Slayer movie USA release date was positioned in April 2021. Setting it slightly ahead of the May blockbusters was probably the wisest move, although the timing was largely forced by COVID-19 restrictions and the re-opening of American theaters at the time.
Based on the same logic, the SPY x FAMILY movie USA release date will be timed for optimal exposure against the competition. Assuming the Japanese premiere is in July 2023 the US premiere could be in August 2023.
Presumably, the Crunchyroll brand will be used for marketing the movie in the USA. In early March 2022, it was announced that Funimation and Crunchyroll were merging into one platform. The Funimation name is essentially being phased out since Sony (which owns both) has been using the Crunchyroll name only for more recent theater releases.
Where in the manga timeline is the SPY x FAMILY movie?
The first season’s finale, SPY x FAMILY Episode 25 (SPY x FAMILY Part 2 Episode 13), was released on December 24, 2022. The first season adapted the first 38 chapters of the SPY x FAMILY manga series in addition to multiple side stories and adding anime original content.
Ending with Volume 7: Chapters 40, 41, 42, or 43 would have been anti-climactic since they are essentially side stories, but they make for a good start to a second season. Thus, since that part of the story is a time gap between Loid making contact with his target Donovan Desmond for the first time and the Great Cruise Adventure Arc it would make sense to position the movie’s original story during this transitional time period in the SPY x FAMILY timeline.
This article will be updated with the official story summary when it’s announced.
Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the SPY x FAMILY movie release date in movie theaters to watch what happens next.
SPY x FAMILY movie studio, staff, and music
The main staff and studio that is making the SPY x FAMILY movie haven’t been announced yet. In the best-case scenario, the main staff at WIT Studio and CloverWorks will return.
Tetsuya Nakatake (Attack On Titan series, Bubble movie) and Yuuichi Fukushima (The Promised Neverland) are the producers. Jouji Wada (Attack On Titan, Ranking of Kings, Vinland Saga) is the executive producer.
The first season of the Spy x Family anime project was helmed by director Kazuhiro Furuhashi. He’s most famous for directing the Hunter x Hunter anime, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, and Dororo.
Artist Kazuaki Shimada (The Promised Neverland) was the character designer and chief animation director. Musical unit [K]NoW_NAME composed the music.
The SPY x FAMILY movie theme song music hasn’t been announced yet.
Let’s just be glad that the wait for the SPY x FAMILY movie release date isn’t too long. Stay tuned!