At present, it’s uncertain what lies ahead for the Spy x Family manga since it’s yet to conclude. Nevertheless, many fans are optimistic, believing that Anya will attain all 8 Stella stars in just 4 months.
Anya is truly a remarkable character, with her bravery and kindness shining through in every scene, It would not come as a surprise if she does achieve all eight Stella stars and earn the title of an imperial scholar.
Despite her weaknesses, such as a lack of knowledge and athletic abilities, Anya never loses sight of her goal and continues to work hard to become an imperial scholar for the sake of her beloved papa. Although the journey ahead may be tough, fans are eagerly rooting for her success. Anya’s unwavering spirit and determination are truly inspiring, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the cute and lovable character.
What Are Stella Stars?
In episode 6 of Spy x Family, the Stella stars were introduced as the requirement for students to become imperial scholars. To achieve this status, students must attain a total of 8 Stella stars. The school carefully selects the best and most talented students and expects them to excel in multiple areas, including academics, sports, and arts, as well as their contributions to society.
In chapter 64 of the Spy x Family manga, Anya encounters Henry Henderson. While assisting him with carrying his books to the office, Henry emphasizes that the Stella stars and imperial scholarship should not be taken lightly as they represent the reputation of Eden Academy, which has been established over five centuries.
He explains that imperial scholars are students who have achieved greatness through their diligent studies. From politicians to artists, athletes, scholars, engineers, and more, anyone can attain the Stella stars and become an imperial scholar as long as that person can go through ceaseless painstaking effort and unflagging self-control, by never letting failure quell their drive to succeed, honing themselves through rivalries and partnerships.
Henry notes that even a student who had earned six Tonitrus bolts was still able to become an imperial scholar. He encourages Anya, telling her that as long as she has faith in herself and her elegant strengths, she too can soon become an imperial scholar.
Why Does Anya Want Stella Stars?
Ultimately, Anya’s goal of becoming an imperial scholar is driven by her desire to make her papa or Loid proud. She recognizes the pure intentions of Loid as a spy and understands that being close to the Desmond family will lead to world peace.
This was also asked by Henry to Anya, to which she answered, “the thing is… they look super cool!” This answer may not be entirely truthful as she doesn’t want to reveal Loid’s mission. However, given Anya’s quirky personality, this could also be a genuine reason for her desire. She also adds, “W-well, the point is, I want those Stella stars, and I want ’em now.” and thinks to herself ‘and then I can face the last boss!‘ It’s evident that Anya’s love for spy TV shows has influenced her, leading her to make being an imperial scholar as her own personal mission.
How Many Stella Stars Does Anya Have?
According to chapters 1 – 75 of the Spy x Family manga, Anya presently possesses a total of two Stella stars.
- Episode 11
Loid believed that if Anya struggled with sports and academics, she might perform better in community service. They, therefore, chose to volunteer at a hospital. Loid thought to himself that records show that many Stella stars are awarded for long-term volunteer work and that, in rare cases, a Stella star for community service could be granted for a specific act like saving lives or helping law enforcement.
He considered the possibility of using the WISE agency personnel to create such an incident but recognized the risks involved and decided not to pursue that option. Loid believed that even if volunteering didn’t immediately result in a Stella star, it wouldn’t harm Anya to develop a sense of social responsibility.
Later at the hospital, scenes depicted Anya failing as a volunteer due to incidents such as breaking vases while cleaning or neglecting her assignments by sleeping. The nurses grew frustrated with Anya’s behavior, and both she and Loid were dismissed from their volunteer duties.
As Anya and Loid were about to go outside, Anya heard a boy’s cry for help through her telepathic powers. She was unable to explain to Loid that she was hearing the boy’s thoughts, as this would reveal her powers. Acting bravely, Anya just went with an excuse to use the pool and rushed to the boy in need. She searched for the boy and, without hesitation, jumped into the pool. Loid was then able to help both kids out of the water.
That’s how Anya earned her first Stella star. She was proud to have received it, as she was the first, first-grader to receive a Stella star for saving someone’s life. Her family was equally proud of her achievement.
- Chapter 75
Anya, along with her friends Becky, Damian, and Bill, received a Stella star for demonstrating courage, wisdom, and a strong spirit during a bus hijacking incident that occurred on their field trip. Anya was able to use her mind-reading powers to understand the hijacker’s plan and thoughts, as well as their memories, which helped them all make it through the situation.
A flashback to the incident, Anya knew the hijacker’s plan and whispered it to Becky. Becky was surprised and asked Anya how she knew this information. Anya lied and said she read the hijackers’ lips. Using the information Anya provided, they came up with a plan to write a note and throw it off the bus. This allowed people to know their location, ultimately saving the kids.
In a scene, Anya had a bomb attached to her neck (which she knew was not real because of her telepathic powers). Damian stepped up and offered to have the bomb put on him instead of Anya. One of the hijackers ended up putting a bomb on Damian’s neck as well. Although Damian was acting tough, Anya read his mind and discovered that he was very scared. She comforted and reassured him that everything would be alright while holding his hand.
Anya was able to use her acting skills to portray the daughter of one of the hijackers, Billy Aquire. The daughter, named Biddy, was brave and wasn’t afraid to fight for what was right, but unfortunately, she died a terrible death at the hands of the government. By portraying Biddy, Anya is able to touch Billy’s conscience and make him surrender.
Those were three of Anya’s most notable acts throughout the Red Circus Act, but if you’re interested in learning more, we highly recommend checking out the manga! There’s more to discover in the latest chapters, chapters 69 to 75.
What are Tonitrus Bolts?
Tonitrus Bolts are the opposite of Stella Stars. It is a form of punishment that the Eden Academy gives to students who have shown poor grades or misconduct. According to the rules of the system, earning eight or more Tonitrus Bolts can lead to immediate expulsion.
Spy x Family’s education system is responsible for its students’ academic growth and character-building. The Eden Academy placed various rules and regulations in order to maintain discipline and order within the institution. The Tonitrus Bolts system reminds students that their teachers and the school administration are monitoring and evaluating their behavior and academic performance. This helps to instill a sense of responsibility and accountability in the students, which is an important aspect of their overall development.
How Many Tonitrus Bolts Does Anya Have?
Anya currently has two Tonitrus Bolts, as depicted in the Spy x Family manga.
- Episode 6
The episode ends with the first day of school, and during a tour led by their homeroom teacher, Henry. Damian and his friends begin picking on Anya by throwing crumpled papers at her. Becky comes to Anya’s defense, but Damian continues to bully her, saying “I’m going to bully you to my heart’s content from now on.”
Anya becomes extremely angry with Damian, and her eyes reflect her fury. She makes sure that no one is watching before delivering a powerful punch to Damian’s face, which many feel is justified. However, Anya must still face the consequences of her actions, as an act of violence can result in three Tonitrus Bolts. Thankfully, Henry used his authority to lower the punishment to just one Tonitrus Bolt.
- Chapter 61
During the visit of Mistress Donna Schlag, a member of the school’s disciplinary committee, to Anya’s class, the students were aware of her reputation for harshly punishing even minor infractions by issuing Tonitrus Bolts. This led the students to nickname her “Old Lady Tonitrus.“
Mistress Donna conducted a bag inspection and strictly enforced the school’s conduct rules, issuing Tonitrus Bolts to any student who violated them without showing any leniency. She also emphasized the importance of carrying a handkerchief, considering it an essential item for any student to have. Not having a handkerchief indicated a lack of potential, according to her belief.
Damian became extremely anxious after realizing that he had forgotten his handkerchief during Mistress Donna’s bag inspection. Before even going to the class, He had even made a bet with Anya that if he received a Tonitrus Bolt, he and his friends would walk around in their underwear at school. The thought of receiving even one Tonitrus Bolt filled him with terror, as he believed that he would be too ashamed to face his father for the rest of his life. His fear was so intense that his entire body began to tremble.
Anya read Damian’s thoughts and realized that if he were too ashamed to face his father, it could jeopardize Loid’s mission to achieve world peace. So, she offered him her handkerchief to prevent him from receiving a Tonitrus Bolt from Mistress Donna Schlag. Although Damian is known for his tsundere behavior, he felt touched by Anya’s act of kindness, with even a blush on his cheeks showing.
Anya believed she had an extra handkerchief in her bag, but it turned out that she didn’t, and as a result, she received the Tonitrus Bolt instead. As this moment is a one step forward to all the Damian x Anya shippers out there, this was a one step backward for Loid’s mission.
The Future of Anya and Damian as Imperial Scholars Theory
Fans of Spy x Family have been keenly observing the show’s latest opening sequence, and their sharp eyes have caught a glimpse of what appears to be a grown-up version of Anya and Damian as imperial scholars. The fans are now engaged in a fervent debate about whether it’s real or not, with many arguing that the relationship between the two characters, commonly known as “DamiAnya,” is now canon. This is supported by the fact that the imperial scholar girl has pink hair and is positioned beside the imperial scholar boy with black hair.
Fans say that the show’s creators have finally acknowledged their desire for a romantic relationship between Damian and Anya by including this subtle hint in the opening sequence. By giving us a glimpse into the future of these two characters, who have this enemies-to-lovers trope. Fans are excited to see how their relationship will continue to evolve.
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