Spy x Family Season 2 Episode 1 Review: Family, Crime & Comedy Gold

Spy x Family Season 2 Episode 1 Review: Family, Crime & Comedy Gold

published: 2022-10-06 T04:37:30

updated: 2022-10-06 T04:37:51

Spy x Family Season 2 is here, and it starts with a bang – the first episode of the new season sets high standards for the series going forward.

The second season of Spy x Family is here, just two months after the first season premiered. As a series, Spy x Family has spread widely, gaining immense popularity and creating excitement around the progression of the show.

The first episode of the new season begins, based on the foundation set by the first season. The quality of the animation has increased, and it seems that the studio has become comfortable with the rhythm and execution of the plot, which was shown in the first episode of the second season.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the review. a Slight spoiler warning below for Spy x Family!

Spy x Family Season 2 starts running

After a short synopsis of sharing the basic plot of the anime, Spy x Family starts where it left off – barely missing a beat. Those who are familiar with the abrupt ending of Season 1 will be happy to continue watching The Adventures of the Forger Family, while those new to the series will understand enough in terms of context to enjoy the arc and the new season as well.

The musical opening shows that the family is simply enjoying their days – very appropriate for an anime styled slice of life. There are no flashy colors or overly ambitious symbolic embellishments. Instead, the opening is rather quiet, showing off beautifully crafted settings that help showcase the characters in their element.

After opening, Episode 1 starts quickly. Lloyd Forger is looking to buy Anya a dog to reward her for getting her first Stella. For those unaware, Stellas are stars awarded to students at the fantastic Eden Academy to reward exemplary achievements. Accurate story event actions will be omitted to avoid heavy spoilers.

Then the hunt for a dog becomes a full-fledged adventure, introducing many plot points and significantly pushing the pace of the story forward. As with most Spy x Family predicaments, the problem spirals out of control before it is resolved after the intervention of the Forger family. This animated series is even more interesting during these moments, as the multiple elements perfectly move through the air. It is this recipe that made watching the first season so much fun.

Spy x Family Season 2 Episode 1 has been improved based on this recipe, adding more fun variants without saturating the story.

The new season teases what’s to come

The animations are cleaner than before, and the speed blatantly doesn’t stop with time, a problem that has plagued many manga-based anime series. The manga source material honestly has a lot of potential, so you don’t have to worry about catching up and running out of content.

As for the first episode of the second season itself, introducing new points and characters into the plot increases the dynamic variables involved in the adventures of the Forger family. The complicated situation only seems to escalate as the anime progresses, keeping the story fresh and exciting for viewers.

For more Episode 1 comments, check out Dexerto’s review on Mob Psycho Season 3 Episode 1.

Spy x Family Season 2 Episode 2 will premiere on Crunchyroll on October 8.