The master spy codenamed "Twilight" has spent his days on undercover missions, all for the dream of a better world. But one day, he receives a particularly difficult new order from command. For his mission, he must form a temporary family and start a new life?!
An interesting take on Mr. & Mrs. Smith-style stories. The daughter, Anya, is the one who really drives the story. Her interactions with the cast are a delight to watch, and I always look forward to how she will nudge those around her into performing actions. She really is a child puppetmaster.
The "father" and "mother" are also superb, and make wonderful tsunderes. They are also quite competent.
I really enjoy how even mundane activities are transformed into amazing action spectacles. The authors are really good at writing and drawing action sequences.
In sum, this manga has a great mix of action, romance, comedy, and family themes. I
really enjoy it, and would strongly recommend it.
Mangaka: "You guys want a Spy story?"
Otakus: "Ughhhh, really? Bet it's going to be digustingly cliched."
Mangaka: "Well, let's reverse the personality roles."
Otakus: "Okay? Let's go home guys."
Mangaka: "You sure? I have an esper loli to spare. Oh! I also have an ultra-sexy hitman and a guy tsundere."
Otakus: "You what???"
(Weebs have entered the chat)
Weebs: "Give me that!"
(Mangaka offers this)
Otakus and Weebs: "Oh shit! You right fam!"
The manga world have been dominated by the ISEKAI genre that injects every people with the it's-so-repetitive-I-want-throw-up plot but people still eat and read the shit no matter what. Almost every update, there's nothing new to fill the table, but dark-horses
really like to show up from the shadows. That dark horse may be fairly new, but the bar for the unprecedented potential is there. It may be basically a Mr. and Mr. Smith approach, but goddamn, it's unique! Spy X Family a read entertains it's readers not just for the aesthetics, but also for the appeal and really comedic story the manga has to offer.
Spy X Family basically has two things: 1) No matter what your job is, raising a kid is still the hardest and 2) Every plan can be executed even without a plan.
Logically speaking, the manga has believable scenarios especially portraying how underground work works. Developing a nice pace and it's really enjoyable. Also having a kid is a pain in the ass, but having an esper kid? You can plead for help.
No action is wasted frame by frame and page to page. The artist is really good at giving life to the work while the readers can follow the story without getting confused. The romance scenes are on the spot with the "sparkles-sparkles" moments and it's basically eye-candy.
What else can I say? A moe kid that can do supernatural shit? That what I signed up for! If you are a fan of Saiki, Hinamatsuri, and Mob Psycho, there's no short of supply in terms of comedy in this one. The whole story gave the enjoyment I wanted since I've been reading alot of rom-coms nowadays.
Overall, this is outstandingly impressive. I RECOMMEND THIS PIECE OF ART TO EVERYONE!
Spy x Family wonderfully exploits dramatic irony(when the audience knows something characters don't) to put forth a hilarious, thrilling and entertaining story. 3 Characters, a spy, a hitman, and an esper, each with their own agendas, flaws and secrets, are pushed with the common goal of needing to come together as a family. Will they ever find each other out? Will they stay together after their goals have been accomplished?
What drives this story so well, is how the characters compliment each others flaws. (the scene with the lady and the purse)
-The spy is a very strict perfectionist, who is seen struggling between the choices of
doing the right thing at the cost of standing out and compromising his job, or being rationally cynical
-The hitman is less rational, and more emotional, struggling with how to keep in disguise and not stand out too much.
-The esper is lacking both rationality and managing emotions, and is the symbol of what the spy and the hitman want to protect, mirroring the spys childhood and the hitmans sacrifice for family.
Combine all three and you notice that the spy lacks connection to attachment, the hitman lacks connection to romance and people, and the esper lacks connection with caretakers, coincidentally making them perfect for each other and I can't wait to see how they develop together.
Overall great pacing, superb art, cross cutting characters, 10/10, READ IT NOW! YOU'RE MISSING OUT