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SPY x FAMILY Manga Takes Week Off, Author’s One-Shot to Replace It

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The SPY x FAMILY manga has new installments debut via Shonen Jump+ once every two weeks, but fans will have to wait for the next chapter. There’s something special running in its place, though, with the one-shot I SPY manga by author Tatsuya Endo to be published instead.

As editor Shihei Lin explains, I SPY is essentially a look at the original concept that eventually became SPY x FAMILY. In addition to the publication of the one-shot, a special commentary about the “secret story” of its production will be included.

Next up for SPY x FAMILY is the TV anime adaptation, which is coming in 2022 and will be simulcast on Crunchyroll. Here’s how the service describes the series:

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-secretmission 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.

Via Crunchyroll