Hot off the wheels of the announcement of the SPY x FAMILY TV anime adaptation earlier this week (and the release of the eighth volume of the manga today in Japan), creator Tatsuya Endo drew a celebratory visual of the Forgers going on a family trip dressed to the nines, as well as a few other cute illustrations on his Twitter account. Mafuyu Konishi, who is an assistant on the manga series, also drew their own adorable illustration celebrating the announcement.
Tatsuya Endo’s celebratory announcement illustration:
— 『SPY×FAMILY』アニメ公式 (@spyfamily_anime) November 3, 2021
Tatsuya Endo thanking everyone for their well-wishes on the anime:
— 遠藤達哉 (@_tatsuyaendo_) November 1, 2021
Tatsuya Endo’s chapter 55 drawing of Bond with a pumpkinhead:
— 遠藤達哉 (@_tatsuyaendo_) October 31, 2021
Mafuyu Konishi’s celebratory announcement illustration:
— 小西 真冬 (@mahuyu524) October 31, 2021
SPY x FAMILY is serialized bi-weekly on Shonen Jump+ in Japan, with 12.5 million copies of the physical manga series currently printed as of the upcoming release of volume 8 on November 4 in Japan. Viz Media releases the series in English on the Shonen Jump and Manga Plus app as it comes out in Japan, as well as physical volumes, describing the first volume as such:
Talented spy Twilight has his work cut out for him, procuring both a wife and a child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn’t know is that the wife he’s chosen is an assassin and the child he’s adopted is a telepath!
The TV anime adaptation for SPY x FAMILY is scheduled to be released in 2022 with Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Hunter x Hunter 1999, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) in the director’s chair at WIT STUDIO and CloverWorks. Kazuaki Shimada (The Promised Neverland, Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara) is adapting the original manga designs into character designs for the anime. (K)NoW_NAME is producing the music for the series.
Previously released key visuals:
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.