Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: December 18, 2021 at 11:22 PHT (GMT+8)
Official accounts for the highly anticipated anime adaptation of Tatsuya Endo's manga series SPY x FAMILY have released a second promotional video (PV) in anticipation of the show which airs in April 2022 in two cours.
Additional cast have also been announced, including as Saori Hayami (早見沙織) as Yor Forger, and Atsumi Tanezaki (種﨑敦美) as Anya. As mentioned previously, the leading role of Loid Forger will be voiced by Takuya Eguchi (江口 拓也).
SPY x FAMILY is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo. The story follows a spy who has to "build a family" to execute a mission, not realizing that the girl he adopts as a daughter and the woman he agrees to be in a fake marriage with are a mind reader and an assassin, respectively. It has been serialized biweekly for free on the Shōnen Jump+ application and website since March 2019, with the chapters collected and published into 8 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha as of November 2021. Viz Media has licensed the series for English release in North America.
Source material: Tatsuya Endo (serialized in Shueisha's "Shōnen Jump+")
Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Character design: Kazuaki Shimada
Music produced by: (K) NoW_NAME
Animation production: WIT STUDIO x CloverWorks
Synopsis from MAL:
For the agent known as "Twilight," no order is too tall if it is for the sake of peace. Operating as Westalis' master spy, Twilight works tirelessly to prevent extremists from sparking a war with neighboring country Ostania. For his latest mission, he must investigate Ostanian politician Donovan Desmond by infiltrating his son's school: the prestigious Eden Academy. Thus, the agent faces the most difficult task of his career: get married, have a child, and play family.
Twilight, or "Loid Forger," quickly adopts the unassuming orphan Anya to play the role of a six-year-old daughter and prospective Eden Academy student. For a wife, he comes across Yor Briar, an absent-minded office worker who needs a pretend partner of her own to impress her friends. However, Loid is not the only one with a hidden nature. Yor moonlights as the lethal assassin "Thorn Princess." For her, marrying Loid creates the perfect cover. Meanwhile, Anya is not the ordinary girl she appears to be; she is an esper, the product of secret experiments that allow her to read minds. Although she uncovers their true identities, Anya is thrilled that her new parents are cool secret agents! She would never tell them, of course. That would ruin the fun.
Under the guise of "The Forgers," the spy, the assassin, and the esper must act as a family while carrying out their own agendas. Although these liars and misfits are only playing parts, they soon find that family is about far more than blood relations.