Spy x Family season 2 is officially confirmed, and it won’t be long before we see our favorite characters back in action. The announcement was made even before the first season concluded, showing how much the series is loved worldwide!
Unlike typical mystery thrillers featuring either violence or horror, Spy x Family is a slice-of-life anime with comedic action and a bit of romance.
However, such thematic combinations are extremely rare among spy stories. So, It’s no wonder Spy x Family received wide recognition, breaking all viewership records.
So far, the series has garnered at least 17 awards from a total of 24 nominations since its inception as a manga by Tatsuya Endo in March 2019. It has also been named the “Anime of the Year” as Spy x Family remains the most-watched anime of 2022.
The demand for Spy x Family season 2 started in the first week of November, even though the season 1 finale was yet to premiere on December 24, 2022.
It seems that CloverWorks and Wit Studio were keeping up with all these developments as they brought an early Christmas gift for their fans by confirming a sequel just one week before the series concluded.
What is Spy x Family Season 2 Release Date?
On December 18, 2022, the Spy x Family team participated in Jump Festa 2023, where mangaka Tatsuya Endo confirmed not only the production of Spy x Family season 2 but also an original spin-off Spy x Family film.
The second season of Spy x Family will start airing on October 7, 2023, whereas the movie titled “Spy x Family Movie, Code: White” will premiere on December 22, 2023!
Later, a special video teaser was released by the TOHO Animation Youtube channel to commemorate confirmation of both Spy x Family season 2 and the original movie release in 2023 on December 24, 2022.
The second season will be released first, and then the movie will come out a few days before Christmas. The movie is an original story and doesn’t adapt any content from the manga series. However, we have yet to see if the second season of Spy x Family will have one cour or two cours!
Spy x Family season 1 was announced in November 2021 but aired as a split-cour containing 25 episodes. The first part, with 12 episodes, screened from April to June 2022, while the second part, with 13 episodes, premiered from October to December 2022.
We can also expect season 2 to be a split cour, with Part 1 coming out in Fall 2023 and Part 2 to be released sometime in 2024, with the movie releasing between the two cours.
But neither Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi nor writer Tatsuya Endo has issued any statements regarding this.
CloveWorks and Wit Studio will continue working together for Spy x Family animation production. It also seems that previous staff and cast members will reprise their roles as the voice actors shared the stage during Jump Festa 2023 to announce both Season 2 and the Movie.
How Did Spy x Family Season 1 End?
Spy x Family is set in an era when Ostania and Westalis – the two rival nations- are struggling to achieve peace. But a slight move from the chairman of Ostania’s National Unity Party, Donovan Desmond, can threaten the fragile ceasefire.
But investigating Donovan isn’t easy as he remains exclusive to the high gentry.
So, Westalis Intelligence Services’ Eastern-Focused Division, aka WISE, devises “Operation Strix,” a plan to make contact with Donovan by getting a child to attend the prestigious Eden Academy and befriend Donovan’s son, Damian Desmond.
WISE assigns this task to their best agent, Twilight, who disguises himself as a psychiatrist under the alias “Loid Forger” and adopts an orphan named “Anya Forger.” He also signs a contract marriage with Yor Briar to avoid suspicion.
Despite being a spy, Loid is unaware that his daughter is a telepath and his wife is a notorious assassin nicknamed the “Thorn Princess.” Oddly, the dog that the Forgers adopt later in the series is also a mutant that can foresee the future.
The entire series turns absurdly comical as the peace hinges on Anya’s bonding with Damian, whom she slaps on the first day at the Eden Academy. This earns her first Tonitrus bolt, eight of which can cause her expulsion.
Now, Anya must earn 8 Stella Stars to become an Imperial Scholar, thereby earning her parents the right to attend exclusive meetings at Eden Academy, where Donovan is always invited.
As each of the Forgers struggles to portray a perfect family, they end up experiencing real emotions. However, they are unaware that they are more functional than actual families.
In the Spy x Family season 1 finale, Loid finally makes his first contact with Donovan when he takes a stand for Damian’s feelings. He must have made quite an impression as Donovan compliments his child for the very first time.
So, in Spy x Family season 2, we will see much more action as Loid will likely make more progress on Operation Strix. Also, Loid and Yor may have a budding romance as they have spent at least two dates together, and their professions make them ideal partners.
Romance is also implied as Yor gets extremely concerned when Loid spends time with Fiona Frost, a woman who is another secret agent nicknamed “Nightfall.”
That said, Anya will remain the character who will reveal people’s deep secrets to all of us. But we may even see a cute, childish love story as Damian has started to like her.
How Many Episodes Will Be There in Spy x Family Season 2?
Spy x Family is an ongoing manga with at least 10 compiled volumes. But season 1 had 25 episodes that were adapted from 37 chapters, covering up to manga volume 6.
Since Spy x Family Movie is declared to be an original film, it will only feature the series’ main characters but won’t use materials from the manga chapters.
So, if Cloverworks and Wit Studio were to keep similar patterns from the previous season, then Spy x Family season 2 will likely be a split-cour season, containing 24-26 episodes and covering manga volumes 6-11.
That means season 2 will also adapt the upcoming manga volume 11 of the Spy x Family manga series, containing already released chapters 67-73. If this happens, the anime will catch up with the manga by the end of season 2.
And so, if there ever will be a Spy x Family season 3, it will probably come out in 2025 or later.
Apart from the manga, Spy x Family also has at least four light novel short stories written by Aya Yajima in July 2021. You can read them as they are pretty entertaining, but it seems that they will not become part of the main anime.
FAQs About Spy x Family Season 2:
Will Spy x Family Season 2 Be On Crunchyroll?
Most certainly, yes.
You see, both Muse Communication and Crunchyroll have licensed the Spy x Family series. But Muse Communication will stream only in Southeast Asian countries, including mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Meanwhile, Crunchyroll will stream Spy x Family season 2 to the rest of the world.
Since Funimation was acquired by Sony, which later merged into Crunchyroll; therefore, Crunchyroll was solely responsible for the dubbing of Spy x Family season 1. In fact, Crunchyroll issued the first preview of the English dub on April 15, 2022, through its Twitch channel. So it seems that Crunchyroll will also be responsible for the English dub of Spy x Family season 2.
Will Spy x Family Season 2 Be On Netflix?
Though Netflix featured Spy x Family season 1, it was limited to only certain regions and received the most viewership in South Korea. But it streams only the Japanese versions with subtitles. So, Netflix will most likely feature Spy x Family season 2 as well.
However, it is currently unclear if Netflix will gain exclusive streaming rights for more regions or if it will be restricted to only certain regions and countries.
Will Spy x Family Season 2 Be On Hulu?
Currently, Hulu is streaming both English and Japanese dubbed versions of Spy x Family season 1. Therefore, it seems that Hulu will feature Spy x Family season 2 as well, both English and Japanese versions.
And so, Hulu may be your most obvious choice if you are a fan of watching both Japanese and English dubs. It may even provide the cheapest stream if you are a monthly subscriber (with ads).
It’s confirmed that Spy x Family season 2 will come out in Fall 2023, i.e., in October 7, 2023. However, if you are unable to contain your excitement, you can start reading the manga as it’s definitely worth the read. Indeed, you can read the manga to know exactly what happens next.
But I suggest you wait for anime, as comedic action is most effective in live animations, and Spy x Family season 2 is just around the corner!
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