Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Spy X Family Vol. 1; Tatsuya Endo

Title: Spy x Family
Author: Tatsuya Endo
Genre: Manga, Comic, Graphic Novel
Published: July 4, 2019(Japanese)/ June 2, 2020 (English)
Publisher: VIZ Media

An action-packed comedy about a fake family that includes a spy, an assassin and a telepath!
Master spy Twilight is the best at what he does when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions in the name of a better world. But when he receives the ultimate impossible assignment—get married and have a kid—he may finally be in over his head!
Not one to depend on others, Twilight has his work cut out for him procuring both a wife and a child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn’t know is that the wife he’s chosen is an assassin and the child he’s adopted is a telepath!

*A thank you to NetGalley, Tatsuya Endo, and VIZ Media for letting me read this in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*


Hello Fellow Readers,

So this story really intrigued me, just so you know I am a sucker for fake relationship turned real when it comes to romance, and while this seems more action-packed and may not turn into romance at all (I wouldn't mind it even if it's just a friendship). The way Twilight gets introduced is pretty clever and I knew from that moment I would love this. 

As the summary suggests it is filled with action which I love, and it is done really well. Twilight is great, a loner who is dedicated to his career and is damn good at it. He seems ruthless and cold-hearted but as the story develops you do see more sides to Twilight that opens him up as a character. 

Next, you meet Anya who is so cute and childish (and a telepath), that I couldn't help just love her as soon as she was introduced. Since Anya is a telepath she knows Twilight's secret (and Yor's who is the assassin) and since she just wants to be loved and have a family she is determined to help Twilight achieve his goal. Since she is a child though and doesn't have the full understanding of what's going on she does let things slip which causes situations that are pretty funny.

Last, but not least you have Yor who, despite her caring and shy nature, is an assassin. Yor just wants to fit in and not make her younger brother worry about her so she 'marries' Twilight because not being married at the age of 29 is worrisome apparently. Her social awkwardness also leads to some comical situations.

All of these situations require Twilight's adaptation and quick thinking to come into play showing just how capable he is at being a spy, even if he doesn't really know how to be a father and husband. I really like this and will read the next one as soon as it is out in English! 

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