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Is it possible to think about the Crunchyroll Spring 2022 Lineup without the Forger family popping into your mind? Maybe, but we haven’t succeeded yet! Needless to say, we’re all pretty excited about the anime adaptation of Tatsuya Endo’s hit Shonen Jump manga SPY x FAMILY, which officially kicks off with its first episode today. Before you check it out—or, more likely, while you wait for the next episode because you couldn’t resist getting started right away—go ahead and read our fully declassified spotlight below!


Official Website






Launch Info


Launch Time: April 9

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Show Page


Official Trailers 






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.


Characters and Cast


Loid Forger

VA: Takuya Eguchi (Julius Euclius in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)



Yor Forger

VA: Saori Hayami (Rachel in Tower of God)



Anya Forger

VA: Atsumi Tanezaki (Dai in Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai)



Franky Franklin

VA: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Present Mic in My Hero Academia)



Sylvia Sherwood

VA: Yuko Kaida (Isabella in THE PROMISED NEVERLAND



Henry Henderson

VA: Kazuhiro Yamaji (Kenny Ackerman in Attack on Titan)



Donovan Desmond

VA: ???





Original Creator

Tatsuya Endo (Shonen Jump+)



Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Hunter x Hunter 1999Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn)


Character Designer

Kazuaki Shimada  (THE PROMISED NEVERLANDMahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara)


Chief Animation Director

Kazuaki Shimada

Kyoji Asano


Art Director

Hisayo Usui

Kazuo Nagai


3D Director

Kana Imagaki


Sound Director

Shoji Hata


Director of Photography

Akane Fushihara





Opening Theme Song Performer

Official HiGE DANdism


Ending Theme Song Performer

Gen Hoshino


Animation Production


WIT Studio



Additional Info


It was the third anniversary of the SPY x FAMILY manga on March 25, and series creator 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.






Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.