Jump Comics’ espionage comedy ‘Spy X Family’ manga has been making waves. Created by Tatsuya Endo, the series has been serialized into a webcomic and was later published in English by Viz Media. The manga has become a hit with fans and critics, with it soon making its way onto the New York Times’ bestseller list.
Anime News Network reports that Volume One was number four on the June Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list. It was also featured on May’s list featuring the seventh and first volumes of SPY×FAMILY ranked at number five and number seven, respectively.
Spy x Family Volume 1 is officially on the New York Times bestseller list. pic.twitter.com/m9ZagSp68I
— Jukt Micronics (@JuktMicronicsX) June 7, 2022
That is not the only bit of good news that the publishers and fans of ‘Spy X Family’ got. It has also been reported that the manga nabbed five of the top 20 spots on the NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for May. Various entries nabbed spots one, four, five, and thirteen. All but Yen Press’ Chugong and DUBU’s South Korean webcomic ‘Solo Leveling’ were manga.
The ‘Spy X Family’ Wiki describes the synopsis as follows,
“‘Twilight’ is assigned possibly his hardest mission yet, Operation Strix. As part of this mission he needs to marry and have a child in order to get close to his target Donovan Desmond. He ends up adopting Anya, a telepath, and marrying Yor, an assassin, however, all of them are hiding their identities from one another.
To complete his mission, Twilight needs to get Anya enrolled in the prestigious Eden Academy so that she can get close to his target’s son, Damian Desmond. To do that, Anya will need to become an Imperial Scholar by earning 8 Stella Stars, but the real challenge for “Twilight” though is making sure she doesn’t get 8 Tonitrus Bolts and get expelled!”
The manga series has been adapted into an anime from the Japanese animation companies CloverWorks and Wit Studios. The English dub is available on the Crunchyroll streaming service.