A healthy yet action-packed new anime series from Wit Studio and CloverWorks Spy x Family It took the world by storm after its release last spring. since its debut Spy x Family it happened one of the highest rated shows on the anime database and social media site MyAnimeList, outpacing mega-popular shows like demon hunter, Jujutsu Kaisenand even long running pirate anime A piece. And that’s with one season under his belt. So I had to find my way to interview a Japanese voice actor. Spy x Family At Anime Expo and ask him why he thinks the show was so successful.
Spy x Family It’s about a famous super-spy named Loid, who infiltrates a politician’s son’s school to prevent a war between two neighboring countries. To do this, Loid creates a fake family that has secrets of its own, unaware of it.
with season one Spy x Family in the books and in the second season and an original movie, Spy x Family: Code WhiteOn the way this year, I spoke with Loid’s Japanese voice actor Takuya Eguchi at Anime Expo and asked him what it was like to be animated. one of the best dads in anime.
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Eguchi’s favorite Spy x Family the scene wasn’t in the manga
part of the doer Spy x Family such an uplifting anime is capable of walking the line between a lighthearted comedy about an odd couple family and a serious drama about the threat of war. While the show’s tonal whiplash at times makes Eguchi a difficult line to read, his experience of voicing past action sequences, which includes shouting, helps him steer his performance as a soft-spoken father into a penny-hard spy.
Speaking of action scenes, Eguchi said that one of his favorite scenes Spy x Family Wars from the anime never happened in the manga.
“My favorite scene, I think [in] episode five, where Anya manages a castle and Bondman or Loid has to save Princess Anya,” Eguchi said.
In terms of context, this scene takes place over two panels in the manga, while in the anime it’s roughly half the running time. Spy x Family24 minute episode. The anime even engages in a showdown between Loid and the wine-drunk Yor. Eguchi says this is his favorite scene, as it portrays Yor and Loid as a “cool” assassin and an “extra cool” spy.
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The best and worst of voicing Loid Forger
Even though Loid is a family man, albeit undercover, Eguchi told me that the hardest part of portraying Loid involved his talkative super-spy persona.
“The hardest part is his inner monologue,” Eguchi said through a translator. “He talks a lot.”
Unlike the manga, which uses speech and thought bubbles to give readers insight into Loid’s plans to address both local and global threats, Eguchi said Loid has limited time to speak his mind. Fans of the show will note that despite being an all-knowing spy, Loid’s tendency to overthink led to a comedy of mistakes about his supposed nuclear family. For example, Loid once thought that Yor’s bad mood had something to do with his failure as a husband, when in reality Yor was trying (and failing) to hide the fact that he really was. shot in the butt while on one of your assassin missions. To be fair, it’s an honest mistake in the Forger family.
Expect even more original scenes in the future Spy x Family sections
Towards the end of our conversation, Eguchi made fun of it, like Spy x FamilySeason 2 of the first season will feature original scenes that expand on the source material, just as the anime has taken “a lot of care” to expand Anya’s castle tour from the manga.
“I actually haven’t started recording my lines yet, so I’m looking forward to what I’m going to see,” Eguchi said.
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