Created and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi, “Spy x Family” follows the unique plotline of a spy seeking to create a family of his own to pursue his company’s enemy, Donavan Desmond. The spy marries an assassin and adopts a telepath unknowingly. The assassin has no idea about the spy and believes his front is a psychiatrist. The telepath, Anya, knows about their jobs and secrets due to reading their thoughts and enjoying their excitement-filled lives. Anya has quickly become a fan favorite, along with both Loid and Yor. Loid, with his handsome looks and skills, and Yor, with her aloof beauty and skills, have stolen quite many hearts in the audience. Anya and her ability to behave cutely has the audience watching all the episodes to witness her shenanigans. The series is a huge hit and has garnered a spectacular fan following.
‘Spy x Family’ Plotline: What Is The Animated Series About?
The series follows a not-so-normal family trying their very best to pretend to be normal. Loid Forger, the head of the Forger family, aka Twilight, is a spy who has been assigned to carry out Operation Strix. A highly secret operation that digs up information and evidence against the politically active Donavan Desmond, who is said to be in cahoots with the crime. He adopts Anya, a telepath and a test subject from an orphanage, and proceeds to send her to Eden Academy as a means to create leeway in getting information about Desmond. He marries Yor Briar, an assassin specializing in clean-ups, to complete his front. Anya’s parents, Loid and Yor, give her a loving home and prepare her for her life in Eden, where she befriends Becky Blackwell and tries to befriend Damian. The season ends with the Forger family visiting the aquarium together to keep up the pretense of a loving family in front of their neighbors.
Meeting With Loid Forger
Loid Forger, aka Twilight, is an intelligence agent affiliated with Westalis and WISE and works as a psychiatrist publicly, which is a false front. He meets Anya under the alias of Loid Forger to complete an operation he’s been assigned, namely Operation Strix. Loid has an impeccable memory, is conventionally handsome with blonde hair and blue eyes, and has over a hundred disguises to complete every assignment. As a trained agent and a former sergeant, Loid has strong senses, with an equally impressive swiftness to boot, and possesses imposing strength. He has an eidetic memory, which helps him memorize any book after simply skimming through it. All of these make Loid the ideal agent. After Loid has been assigned to Operation Strix, he has to look for and settle with a family and keep up the pretense of a happy family to get into a school for elite children, Eden Academy. After he gets into the academy, he can then look for pieces of evidence against his new target, Donavan Desmond.
He adopts Anya from a shady orphanage to make sure nobody suspects or finds out about the adoption. Anya has already been moving from one foster home to the other due to her telepathic abilities. She is afraid of letting Loid know about her abilities for fear of being returned to the orphanage. She tries her best to be in cahoots with Loid by picking up different emotions and thoughts. Loid quickly notices that Anya hates studying. This is because Anya has been a test subject since she was born and was forced to study, which had affected her negatively, leaving her with flashbacks of when she had to study. Although she tries her best to recover from it and study hard to impress Loid, the behavior boasts abandonment issues. Being abandoned a few times, Anya gets scared and bursts out crying when she picks up on Loid, thinking to return her to the orphanage after putting her in danger. Anya clings to Loid to deter him from the decision. Loid ultimately accepts Anya, and her longing for a place to call her home is finally met.
Meeting With Yor Forger
While researching Eden Academy, Loid finds out that he has to look for a wife to complete his picture-perfect family, which is the first requirement for the academy. Loid meets Your Briar for the first time when he ventures out to look for new clothes for him and Anya. Anya and Loid come across Yor in the tailor’s shop while she is tailoring her dresses. Loid likes and admires Yor at first glance and, later in their meeting, asks her to be his wife. Yor accepts his offer and starts preparing for a future with him and Anya. She immediately adapts to them and settles with a cover story of being with them for a year so that Anya gets accepted to Eden Academy.
Yor is affiliated with Ostania and Garden, but she works in Berlin’s City Hall publicly as a cover for her exploits. Yor lacks social skills and usually comes off as aloof, yet she loves Anya to bits. She possesses superhuman strength that she puts to the test each time she has to clean up. This also helps her to clean the Forger house. Her speed and reflexes are better than those of Loid. However, she is not as intelligent as Loid, nor does she have an eidetic memory, but she is knowledgeable about pressure points and clean murder. Yor takes to Anya immediately; she loves her like her own. Anya, when she was a test subject, had never found the love she longed for. Yor has good teaching skills, and she taught Anya how to punch and play volleyball, and she involved herself whenever she could to help Anya. Yor had an alias as an assassin. She was assigned a lot of clean-up jobs that she took from the beginning while she was taking care of her brother, Yuri Briar. Yor fell in love with Anya and wanted her to be her real mother. He acted as her mother proficiently during their interview at Eden College. Whenever Anya is in danger, Yor answers immediately and resumes Anya. She loses her mind and adopts a destructive approach if she thinks Anya is in danger. Anya can read Yor’s thoughts and constantly falls in love with her, accepting her as her mother from the very first glance.
‘Spy x Family’ Season 1: Ending Explained – What To Expect From Season 2?
“Spy x Family” Season 1 focuses on establishing the plot while Loid and Yor complete their side missions. Anya remains excited about her life with them because of their identities as spies and assassins. Even though the family is far from a normal one, they work together and fall in love with each other eventually. Anya’s mental issues are also addressed unknowingly by both Loid and Yor, who make an effort to become a loving family. Anya gets accepted to the academy and earns her first Stella. She starts getting used to the surroundings and tries to help out Loid when she can.
The ending theme song of “Spy x Family” Season 1 relates to Anya a lot. The song begins with her turbulent past of being a test subject, which gives rise to a lot of her issues. It then talks about her being accepted into the not-so-normal family of the Forgers, finally finding a home of her own, and how she begins her exciting life, putting her past to rest. The song also describes the feelings of love that she feels toward the life Loid, Yor, and Anya have built together. The song ends with her reflection on the past, where she reflects on her loneliness and longing for a loving family before she met them. She starts a better life after she meets Loid and Yor. She starts a better life and loves both of them, giving her the loving family she always longed for.
This marks the end of “Spy x Family” season 1, which sets the background of each character and also sets up the plot for the next season to pick up. The first season does not go deep into the plot, opting instead to build up the suspense and expectations for the next season. The suspect, Donavan Desmond, might show up finally in the second season, and the relationship between his second son, Damian Desmond, and Anya Forger, might see an improvement. Damian Desmond shows signs of having a crush on Anya but does not act upon it due to his estranged relationship with his father. The reasons for this estrangement will be revealed in “Spy x Family” season 2 while giving us a piece of more detailed information on Donavan Desmond. Season 2 boasts a crucial turning point for the series, revealing plot changes and different mysteries. The first season will be aired in October this year, setting high expectations for the series all around the world.
“Spy x Family” is a 2022 Animated Action Series created by Tatsuya Endo.