Spy x Family unveils a new illustration of Loid, Yor and Anya Forger, a deliberate throwback to classic 007 movie posters from the 1960s.
Spy x Family is a tribute to James Bond with a new piece of poster art.
The official Japanese Twitter account for the series revealed the new poster, which will be included in the series’ first Blu-ray/DVD release in Japan. The art depicts the anime’s three central characters—super-spy Loid, absent-minded assassin Yor, and telepathic problem child Anya—in a composition performed in the style of classic movie posters from the 007 franchise, namely 1963’s From Russia with love† The image also features Frankie, Loid’s trusted intelligence, and a car that vaguely resembles a legally distinct version of James Bond’s classic Aston Martin DB5.
The first Spy x Family volume on Blu-ray and DVD will be released in Japan on July 20. The disc will contain the first four episodes of the show. Details about the home video release of the series in other regions have not yet been announced.
Set in a Cold War-inspired world that resembles the setting of many of the classics bond movies, Spy x Family has not been shy to show his love for Ian Fleming’s beloved spy series and the debonaire spy at the center of the franchise. Anya’s favorite TV show, Bondman, is an obvious reference to the book and movie series, and the Forger family dog, not yet introduced in the anime, also takes its name from the iconic spy. The dog also wears a bow tie, a reference to 007’s favorite clothes.
Spy x Family began with a manga created by writer and artist Tatsuya Endo in 2019. The series was originally released as an exclusive to Shonen Jump +a digital manga platform operated by Shuiesha, the publisher of the hit-making Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The spy-themed family comedy quickly became one of the service’s most popular titles, eventually reaching print, where it reached a worldwide circulation of over 18 million copies. In addition to being a commercial success, Endo’s manga was also a critical darling and was nominated twice for the Eisner Awards.
The anime adaptation of the series premiered early this year and has become the spring 2022 season’s breakthrough hit. The anime is being produced as a collaboration between Wit Studio, the company behind the acclaimed Ranking of Kings and the first three seasons of Attack on Titanand CloverWorks, the studio that produced last season’s biggest surprise hit, Dress Up My Darling†
The Spy x Family anime is currently simulcast on Crunchyroll. Endo’s manga is available in English in both print and digital formats from VIZ Media.
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