Animation studio CloverWorks confirms an animated adaptation of Spy x Family, and gives fans a preview with a trailer that mixes action and domesticity.
CloverWorks, the animation studio behind The promised imaginary land and Fate / Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, revealed his adaptation of Tatsuya Endo’s film Spy x Family manga will be released next year.
The announcement, made on Twitter, was accompanied by a trailer that gives a glimpse of the show’s unique blend of deadly action and domestic drama. Fans of the series were quick to comment on the announcement, expressing their excitement and anticipation for the Spy x Family the premiere of the anime.
The current manga was first published on Shueisha’s Shônen Jump + app and website on March 25, 2019, and so far it has produced seven volumes of content. Spy x Family quickly became a fan favorite, and as of June, more than 11 million copies of the series were sold. It was also critically acclaimed: In 2020, the manga was nominated for the 44th Kodansha Manga Award and the 24th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award. In 2021, Spy x Family was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best American Edition of International Material – Asia and the Harvey Award for Best Manga.
The story follows Loid Forger, a spy who possesses extraordinary skills in combat, memory recall, and information processing. When his latest assignment forces him to create a fake family, he unwittingly adopts a young girl who can read other people’s minds and marries a professional assassin, nicknamed “Thorn Princess”.
Esprit Studio (The wife of the old mage, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) collaborates with CloverWorks to produce Spy x Family. Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Altaïr: a record of battles) conducts the show with Kazuaki Shimada (Fate / Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia, You are summoned, Azazel) hand in the drawings of the characters and [K]NoW_NAME (Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions, Missing fairy) produce the music. Veteran voice actor Takuya Eguchi (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The movie: Mugen Train, This time I reincarnated in slime) expresses Loid.
Spy x Family isn’t the only CloverWorks project in the works for next year. The studio is also producing an original animated series, Tokyo Ward 24 (known in Japan as Tokyo 24-ku), who follows three friends as they work to protect the residents of the titular floating island. The series stars Junya Enoki (Yashahime: Half-Demon Princess, Komi can’t communicate), Kaito Ishikawa (Rise of the Shield Hero, Vanitas case study) and Yuma Uchida (Jujutsu kaisen, East).
While the anime is slated for release in 2022, it’s currently unclear which channel in Japan Spy x Family will debut on or if the series will receive an international release.
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