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It was the third anniversary of the SPY x FAMILY manga on March 25, and while it may be a few days since then, the creator of the series Tatsuya Endo celebrated by drawing an adorable Anya illustration as well as talking about his vast cosplay and fanart collection he has built up over the past few years.






Anya’s shirt reads “Birth of a spy,” referring to her desire to be like her father and Bondman, the protagonist of her favorite fictional show Spy Wars.


In another tweet, Endo said that whenever he finds cosplay pictures and fan art from SPY x FAMILY on Twitter, he saves the images to his computer. His collection at the time of posting totals 5,723 images! That’s a lot of fanworks from the series.





The TV anime adaptation for SPY x FAMILY is scheduled to start in April 2022 with Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Hunter x Hunter 1999Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) in the director’s chair at WIT STUDIO and CloverWorks. Kazuaki Shimada (The Promised NeverlandMahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara) is adapting the original manga character designs for anime. (K)NoW_NAME is producing the music for the series. Crunchyroll will be streaming the series as it airs in Japan, describing it as such:


Everyone has a part of themselves they cannot show to anyone else.


At a time when all nations of the world were involved in a fierce war of information happening behind closed doors, Ostania and Westalis had been in a state of cold war against one another for decades.


The Westalis Intelligence Services’ Eastern-Focused Division (WISE) sends their most talented spy, “Twilight,” on a top-secret mission to investigate the movements of Donovan Desmond, the chairman of Ostania’s National Unity Party, who is threatening peace efforts between the two nations. 


This mission is known as “Operation Strix.”


It consists of “putting together a family in one week in order to infiltrate social gatherings organized by the elite school that Desmond’s son attends.”


“Twilight” takes on the identity of psychiatrist Loid Forger and starts looking for family members. But Anya, the daughter he adopts, turns out to have the ability to read people’s minds, while his wife, Yor, is an assassin! With it being in each of their own interests to keep these facts hidden, they start living together while concealing their true identities from one another.


World peace is now in the hands of this brand-new family as they embark on an adventure full of surprises.


SPY x FAMILY begins on Japanese TV on April 9 at 11 PM, with Crunchyroll streaming soon after.


Source: Tatsuya Endo on Twitter (1, 2)


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.