Despite being a new anime, Spy x Family has already made an impressive impact on viewers online. Bilibili has released new data that shows how Spy x Family secured the top spot of being the most-watched anime on the platform. It has roughly amassed 500 million views according to Comic Book – which came from Chinese audiences. This is because Bilibili is a China-based digital platform.
Aside from China, various territories across Asia have labeled Spy x Family as their no. 1 anime. Particularly in Japan, the Season 1 of Spy x Family has dominated the TV and video streaming platforms. The TV viewership has attracted 7.5 million viewers and has been consistent during the airing of Season 1. When Season 2 arrived last October 2022, it returned with a breaking record of 9.9 million viewers. The amount of people watching the anime has increased drastically.
Bilibili Southeast Asia has recorded a total of 140 million views on Spy x Family, cementing its widespread popularity.
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What makes Spy x Family popular?
What makes Spy x Family immensely appealing to everyone is because of its family-friendly content. It can be watched by different demographics – children and adults alike. The light-hearted story filled with comedic charms is sure to make the viewers laugh or smile. The main characters, the faux Forger family are also entertaining to watch. Each of them has their own quirks and hidden goals so they try to maintain being a family. Despite all that, their family can be quite wholesome even with its dysfunctional nature. And of course, who couldn’t resist the adorable Anya Forger?
What is Spy x Family all about?
Spy x Family is a manga authored and illustrated by Tatsuya Endou. The anime is jointly produced by Wit Studio and CloverWorks which first aired last April 2022.
It tells the story of “Twilight”, who is a highly esteemed spy tasked with an important mission. He is to create a faux family to investigate a suspicious politician, Donovan Desmond. Donovan is said to be threatening the peace between the West and East nations. Donovan had a son who is studying at Eden Academy, and the one thing Twilight has to do is to enroll his adoptive child there to get close to Donovan.
Twilight took on the alias, “Loid Forger”, and adopted Anya, a girl with telepathic abilities that she keeps a secret. Loid then took on a wife, Yor Briar, who is secretly an assassin. Together, these three formed a family without telling each other their true identities. Anya, being the telepath, knew her adoptive parents’ true goals, and this excites her. This then led to a variety of funny interactions as Anya can see through their lies, as well as her efforts of hiding the fact she knows everything.
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