Spy X Family is a manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo. It began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on February 17, 2019. As of March 2021, the series has been collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.
The story follows an unlikely family unit: a spy, a clone, and an assassin, who all end up working together. The series has been praised for its comedic and heartwarming moments, as well as its action-packed sequences.
Spy x Family has been licensed for English language release by Viz Media. It is also being released simultaneously in Chinese by the Taiwanese company CultureComics.
The series begins with the introduction of Loid Forger, a skilled forger who is hired by an intelligence agency to create fake identities. He is then tasked with infiltrating a prestigious school in order to spy on a student named Twilight. In order to do so, he adopts a false identity as a single father and hires a professional nanny named Yor.
Loid’s cover is almost blown when Twilight’s butler, Dante, begins to suspect that he is not who he says he is. However, Loid is able to convince Dante of his sincerity and the two eventually become friends.
As Loid begins to settle into his new life, he starts to develop real feelings for Yor and Twilight. However, he knows that he can never act on these feelings as it would jeopardize his mission.
Loid’s cover is finally blown when Yor discovers his true identity. However, she agrees to keep quiet about it if he promises to take her and Twilight on a vacation.
Loid agrees and the three of them set off on a trip to the beach. While there, they run into Twilight’s father, who is revealed to be a world-renowned assassin. He immediately recognizes Loid as a spy and attempts to kill him.
However, Loid is able to fight back and eventually defeats him. With his cover now completely blown, Loid decides to quit the intelligence agency and focus on his new family.
Loid, Yor, and Twilight’s beach vacation is cut short when they receive a call from the intelligence agency. They are needed for a new mission and are immediately sent off to a remote island.
However, the island is revealed to be a trap set by Twilight’s father and his associates. Loid and Yor are captured and Twilight is taken hostage.
Loid and Yor are able to escape and rescue Twilight. However, they are pursued by the assassins. In the ensuing battle, Yor is fatally wounded.
Before she dies, Yor begs Loid to take care of Twilight. Loid promises that he will and the three of them return home safely.
Loid is struggling to cope with Yor’s death. He decides to quit the intelligence agency but is convinced by Dante to take on one last mission.
The mission is to track down and eliminate a terrorist organization. However, the terrorists have taken Twilight hostage in order to force Loid to work for them.
Loid agrees to their demands and begins working for the terrorists. However, he has no intention of betraying his country and is only biding his time until he can find an opportunity to strike.
Meanwhile, Twilight is struggling to cope with the loss of her mother. She turns to Loid for comfort and the two of them gradually develop feelings for each other.
Loid’s terrorist associates become suspicious of him when he begins showing more concern for Twilight than the mission. They decide to put him to the test by giving him a choice: kill Twilight or die himself.
Loid is unable to bring himself to kill Twilight and is about to be executed when he is rescued by the intelligence agency. He is then debriefed about the terrorist organization and its leader, who is revealed to be Twilight’s father.
Loid decides to infiltrate the terrorist organization in order to take it down from the inside. He is successful in defeating the leader and freeing Twilight. However, she is left traumatized by the experience and chooses to leave with her father.
Loid is heartbroken but knows that it is for the best. He returns to the intelligence agency and continues working as a spy.
Loid is assigned to track down a criminal mastermind known as the Professor. The Professor has been responsible for a string of heists and Loid is determined to put an end to his shenanigans.
Loid’s investigation takes him to a small town where he meets a girl named Naomi. Naomi is revealed to be the Professor’s daughter and she agrees to help Loid catch him.
However, the Professor is one step ahead of them and sets a trap. Loid is captured but Naomi manages to escape.
She then leads the police to the Professor’s hideout where he is arrested. With the Professor behind bars, Loid and Naomi say goodbye and go their separate ways.
Loid is assigned to investigate a group of smugglers. He poses as a buyer and meets with the smugglers in order to gain their trust.
However, the smugglers are revealed to be working for the intelligence agency and Loid is merely a pawn in their operation. The agency is using the smugglers to smuggle weapons into the country.
Loid is outraged by the agency’s betrayal but decides to play along in order to find out more about their operation. He is successful in infiltrating the smuggling ring and discovers that the weapons are being sold to a terrorist organization.
Loid decides to put an end to the operation and leads the police to the terrorist’s hideout. The terrorists are apprehended and Loid is commended for his work.
Loid is investigating a group of criminals who have been robbing banks. He poses as a security guard in order to gain their trust.
However, the criminals are revealed to be working for the intelligence agency and Loid is merely a pawn in their operation. The agency is using the criminals to rob banks in order to finance their operations.
Loid is outraged by the agency’s betrayal but decides to play along in order to find out more about their operation. He is successful in infiltrating the criminal organization and discovers that they are planning to rob a government-owned bank.
Loid decides to put an end to the operation and leads the police to the criminals’ hideout. The criminals are apprehended and Loid is commended for his work.
Loid is assigned to track down a group of terrorists who have been planting bombs around the city. He poses as a deliveryman in order to gain their trust.
However, the terrorists are revealed to be working for the intelligence agency and Loid is merely a pawn in their operation. The agency is using the terrorists to plant bombs in order to create chaos.
Loid is outraged by the agency’s betrayal but decides to play along in order to find out more about their operation. He is successful in infiltrating the terrorist organization and discovers that they are planning to bomb a government building.
Loid decides to put an end to the operation and leads the police to the terrorists’ hideout. The terrorists are apprehended and Loid is commended for his work.