Spy x Family Episode 1 releases on 9th April 2022! – Plot, Cast, Official Trailer and More!

Spy x Family is one of the most anticipated anime of the Spring 2022 anime calendar! The official date for the premiere is already out along with details on this exciting series. Spy x Family On March 6th, 2022, Wit Studio and Clover Works confirmed that Season 1 of Spy x Family anime would release on April 9th, 2022.

The long-awaited spring 2022 spy drama finally made its official anime debut with an absolute banger of a premiere. The plot revolves around an elite spy’s undercover mission to prevent chaos from erupting between two superpowers while maintaining the pristine facade of a fake family.

It is a manga series by Tetsuya Endo that began serialization in 2019 and currently has 8 volumes. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ and was even nominated for the prestigious Eisner award in 2021 and has more than 12 million copies in circulation! The manga series has a rating of 8.6/10 on My Anime List!

What is Spy x Family About?

The series is a Spy action-comedy that delves into the lives of a fake family. Twilight is a master spy of the Westalis and works to keep any war from sparking with the neighbouring country of Ostania. His latest mission, Operation Strix needs him to infiltrate the school Ostranian politician Donovan Desmond’s son is enrolled.

Disguised as Liod Forger, Twilight conjures a pretend family for the sake of a mission and ends up with a very interesting ensemble. His wife Yor is a professional assassin who disguises herself as an employee in the City Hall. His adopted daughter Anya can read minds and is a product of many experiments. The only person who seems to know the full truth about this set-up is Anya, due to her abilities.

Even as a fake family, the three seem to find more of a home in each other than they would initially imagine. The opening and the ending themes have not yet been announced by the official posters and key visuals for Spy x Family have been released!

When Will Spy x Family Release?

Spy x Family has been confirmed for an April 2022 release! It was on March 6th, 2022, Wit Studio and Clover Works announced on their website that Spy x Family Season 1 anime will get a premiere on April 9th, 2022.

The anime will premiere on Saturday, 9th April 2022 and will span one cour with 12-14 episodes. The anime has been announced for a split cour release which means a Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 release for the next cour for the anime is already on the cards!

Spy x Family key visuals

SPY x FAMILY anime revealed a set of 3 new character visuals featuring the main trio- Loid, Anya, and Forger.

Where Can I Watch Spy x Family?

The premiere for the anime is already confirmed on TV Tokyo and other networks. The anime will be produced by Studio Wit (Vinland Saga, Attack on Titan, Ranking of Kings) and CloverWorks. Crunchyroll will be streaming the anime outside Asia. It has announced that it will release an English Dub for the series. Muse Asia will be hosting Spy x Family in South and Southeast Asia.

When Can I Watch Spy x Family anime?

The Studio Wit has released teh following schedule for the TV anime “SPY x FAMILY” in Japan on the site. The duration of an episode will be 30 minutes.

■ TV TOKYO: From Saturday, April 9th, every Saturday from 23:00 to 23:30
■ TV Osaka: From Saturday, April 9th, every Saturday from 23:00 to 23:30
■ TV Aichi: From Saturday, April 9th, every Saturday from 23:00 to 23:30
■ TV Setouchi: From Saturday, April 9th, every Saturday from 23:00 to 23:30
■ TV Hokkaido: From Saturday, April 9th, every Saturday from 23:00 to 23:30
■ TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: From Saturday, April 9th, every Saturday from 23:00 to 23:30
■ Niigata Television 21: From Monday, April 11th, every Monday from 25:45 to 26:15
■ TV Shizuoka: From Monday, April 11th, every Monday from 26:00 to 26:30
■ China Broadcasting: From Wednesday, April 13th, every Wednesday from 25:25 to 25:55
■ BS TV Tokyo: From Sunday, April 10 every Sunday from 24:35 to 25:05

According to Crunchyroll’s synopsis

“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.”

Where Can I Watch Spy x Family English Dub?

The anime has been confirmed for streaming on Crunchyroll and has been added to their announcement for the Spring 2022 Anime Calender. The associated release time in different time zones includes:

Pacific Standard time – 2:30 PM PST Saturday, 16th April 2022 (America)

Central Standard time – 3:30 PM CST Saturday, 16th April 2022 (America)

Eastern Standard time – 4:30 PM EST Saturday, 16th April 2022 (America)

British Time- 7:30 PM GMT Saturday, 16th April 2022 (UK)

Central European Time- 8:30 PM CET Saturday, 16th April 2022 (Europe)

Indian Standard Time- 12:30 AM IST Sunday, 17th April 2022 (India)

Please note that the broadcast timings are subject to change!

Spy x Family Characters. Cast and Staff

The main cast for Spy x Family has already been confirmed! Additional characters will gradually be revealed along with their character designs. The cast as of now includes:

  • Takuya Eguchi as Twilight/ Loid Forger
  • Saori Hayama as Thorn Princess/ Yor Forger
  • Atsumi Tanezaka as Anya Forger

Kazuhiro Furuhashi will be directing the anime and Kazuaki Shimada is the character designer. The brilliant team working on the Spy x Family adaptation includes:

  • Chief Animation Directors: Kazuaki Shimada, Kyoji Asano
  • Assistant Directors: Takashi Katagiri. Takahiro Harada, Norihito Takahashi,
  • 3D CG Directors: Kana Imagaki
  • Compositing Director of Photography: Akane Fushihara
  • Assistant Compositing Director of Photography: Yūya Sakuma
  • Editing: Akari Saito
  • Color Key Artist: Ken Hashimoto
  • Art Directors: Kazuo Nagai, Kushiro Usui
  • Art Setting: Yuuho Taniuchi, Tomomi Sugimoto, Kazushige Kanehira
  • Sound Director: Shoko Hata
  • Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
  • Music Producer: (K)NoW_NAME

FAQs – Spy x Family Edition

Q. Is Spy x Family Completed?

A. Spy x Family is an ongoing manga series by Tetsuya Endo that began serialization in 2019. The series has been the recipient of prestigious awards and nominations. There are currently only 8 volumes of the manga, meaning it is far from over and has a long way to go. The spy action-comedy series is one of the most anticipated series in the Spring 2022 anime calendar!

Q. What is Loid Forger’s real name?

A. Loid Forger is the alias adopted by the Wetalis Master Spy Teilight. None of the two is his actual name, which begs the question, what is his actual name? Twilight’s actual name is known to no one as he seems to have no name. Loid is a child who came out an orphan from the terrible war and thus works towards creating a future where children do not cry.

Q. Where Can I Read Spy x Family manga in English?

A. Shueisha has made the manga available on the MangaPlus App for its English readers. Additionally, Viz Media has licensed the manga for English translations and distribution. Viz Media has a big library of manga that can be read online. The first 3 chapters are usually free! The remaining chapters need a membership that allows access to their entire catalogue for $1.99 per month!

Q. Will there be a Blu-ray & DVD series release of Spy x Family?

Yes, the Blu-ray and DVD series is soon coming out. In a tweet shared, it said that Vol.1 will be released on Wednesday, July 20th. It will have MISSION: 1 to MISSION: 4 recorded.

Q. How many episodes will Spy x Family Season 1 have?

With Spy x Family anime having arrived on Crunchyroll, one needs to know how many episodes will Spy x Family Season 1 have.

As per reports of the home video edition coming out in Japan, WIT Studio and CloverWorks will continue with an anime adaptation in two separate cours. Spy x Family Season 1 Part 1 will consist of 12 episodes. In other words, fans will be in the company of Loid Forger and get adopted daughter Anya for the next 11 weeks. It will come to an end by the end of June.

Following the twelfth episode, the Spy x Family anime will take a small summer break. Spy x Family Season 1 Part 2 Episode 13 will resume at the end of October as part of the Fall anime calendar. The second cour will consist of episodes running from 13 to 25.

Stay tuned for updates on Spy x Family and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to let us know your picks from Winter 2022 anime releases and let us know all you plan to watch in the upcoming season!

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