More than half of volume 5 does not happen in the Spy x Family manga. So this is a refreshing moment for the Forger family exclusively for anime audiences.
Studios definitely got a lot of artistic freedom with this volume 5 since almost half of it wasn’t in the Spy x Family manga. Basically, more than half of the episode doesn’t happen in the manga. So episode 5 Spy x Family is basically a spin-off, side story.
This distinctly cute and heartwarming episode proves that the filmmakers also recognize the big weakness of the Spy x Family anime compared to the manga itself. They’re clearly aiming for a warm, family-friendly adaptation rather than an adaptation that tries to portray the manga’s stellar humor. Sometimes the differentiating factors between the two types of entertainment are barriers for an adaptation to stay true to its essence. So choosing a different path is also a reasonable decision.
We start episode 5 Spy x Family with some things going wrong with the Forger family, which gives off some pretty ominous feelings. Especially when the unlucky Anya stomps a “shit” (haha), which is hilariously contrary to how the spy agency believes Loid’s plan worked. But fortunately, Henderson passed for the family and was able to put Anya on the waiting list. And while being first on a waiting list is great, I understand the anxiety of waiting to see if anyone drops out. As it always feels like a gamble. Although it was silly for Henderson to give them points for “saving” Mr. Swan’s life by killing a mosquito.
I find it funny that Yor is really serious about getting Anya into the school. Especially since she doesn’t seem to care about the fact that this family might fall apart if Anya doesn’t make it into Eden. She spoke as if it were only a minor setback to her job. In the manga, she even says “I don’t care.” While yes, Yor only agreed to be the mother of the family so she could continue her job as a killer with less suspicion, but I’m sure she definitely cares more than she does. found. I mean, the first thing she thought of was assassinating one of the parents of the kids currently attending just to secure a spot for Anya. Yor seemed to be desperate about that as well. Although she may not be aware of it, it is possible that she has unintentionally created a fatal weakness in the assassin world, which is extremely taboo.
Thankfully, Loid and Yor didn’t have to resort to desperate measures to make sure Anya was there as the call they had been waiting for finally informed them of Anya’s admission. Of course Anya would want something grand and completely beyond the reach of any ordinary family. The requirement was basically that Loid would play her favorite character, Bondman. And just to satirize this kid’s desire for excitement to be able to go to school, Loid enlists the help of the entire spy guild. It’s hilarious that everyone believes this is part of a super important mission. That, I guess is not wrong because they have to keep Anya happy so that she goes to school.
When it was noted that the castle Loid rented was part of an amusement park, I started to get a little suspicious. And sure enough, they created a far more ghostly scene out of what was only eight pages in the manga. Although the scene where Yor gets drunk and fights Loid and falls asleep after falling off his shoe sole has good animation, the rest of the fun is pretty redundant for the most part.
After Loid successfully “rescued” Anya from the “bad guy”, the two continued to have a father-son relationship with each other. And while I wish Yor was a part of it, I can understand that Loid and Anya have a special bond since the family started with the two of them. That’s very sweet because it seems like Loid is allowing himself to become more real with Anya with each passing episode.
I feel episode 5 Spy x Family is quite emotional in terms of family. But basically it’s not very good. Although this volume has a few key moments and it’s all done so they can encourage Anya to study hard after entering school, I like the brevity of this moment in the manga rather than the expansion to it. an entire 23-minute episode like this. Maybe it’s just me or I still prefer the manga’s wording.
But in the end, episode 5 Spy x Family is still a very funny and cute episode, very separate from the manga. No matter how short and simple I still like it to be in the manga, I will still support the Forger family.
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