To be honest, I wasn’t so sure if I should start talking about Mission: Yozakura Family on this blog since this is a new manga.
When I say a new manga, I mean this manga only has two books coming out so far in Japan. And for all we know, it will only have three books at most if the readership starts to dwindle down going forward.
If you’re familiar with Shonen Jump, you know that Shonen Jump tends to ax the manga if the readership for the manga is going down each week.
It’s because of this reason that I was a bit skeptical to feature a manga that can get axed at any given moment.
Despite that, I decided to go ahead with featuring this manga on this blog. I love this manga and I feel that it doesn’t hurt for me to spread the love for this manga.
Who knows that the readership for this manga starts to increase after I talk about it on this blog, right?
Also, forgive me for using the cover for the second book on this blog post instead of the cover for the first book. I can’t seem to find the cover for the first book in high quality. So, I have to use the cover for the second book instead.
What Mission: Yozakura Family is all about
Here’s the book description that I got from MANGA Plus.
Taiyo Asano is a super shy high school student and the only person he can talk to is his childhood friend, Mutsumi Yozakura. It turns out that Mutsumi is the daughter of the ultimate spy family! Even worse, Mutsumi is being harassed by her overprotective, nightmare of a brother, Kyoichiro. What drastic steps will Taiyo have to take to save Mutsumi?! A spy family comedy – the mission begins!
What got me into the manga in the first place
What can I say? I have a penchant for an anime, manga and light novel where the main character is a spy or someone in the special force.
It’s because of this reason that drawn me to Mission: Yozakura Family.
Of course, that’s not the only criterion when it comes to what manga and light novels that I’ll be featuring on this blog. If you’re curious about the kind of manga and light novels that I’m more likely to recommend on this blog, you can read my blog post right here.
What makes Mission: Yozakura Family worth reading
At first glance, you may think that this manga is just another manga similar to SPY x FAMILY. And if you do read SPY x FAMILY, you will say that this manga isn’t as good as SPY x FAMILY.
In fact, some of you may find that the manga itself isn’t as entertaining as SPY x FAMILY.
If the manga isn’t as good as SPY x FAMILY, then why am I recommending you to give Mission: Yozakura Family a try?
My reason for that is simple: the manga has the same vibe as Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
With how the story in this manga flows, the comedic scenes and the characters that have a distinctive personality. Doesn’t it look similar to Katekyo Hitman Reborn! in many ways?
I can’t say for sure if the story will take a different turn just like the one in Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
But so far, I do find the story to be interesting as the story is progressing.
What I didn’t expect when I read this manga
The fact that the manga has a similar vibe to Katekyo Hitman Reborn! does catch me by surprise.
And the fact that I’m so looking forward to reading this manga every single week is another thing that I don’t expect too.
For the most part, I don’t really care much about all the manga that I read that will eventually get axed at some point.
But for Mission: Yozakura Family, I’m hoping that the manga will keep going just like the rest of the series that we have on Shonen Jump.
It’s hard to know what the future will hold for this manga. But if it does get axed at some point, then I’ll have another reason to talk about this manga again on this blog.
Who should read this manga
If you’re reading this manga because you’re expecting it to be similar to SPY x FAMILY, then you may feel disappointed with this manga.
But if you enjoy reading Katekyo Hitman Reborn! manga, then you’re more likely to find this manga an interesting read.
Sure, the manga is about a spy family which is what makes Mission: Yozakura Family overlap with SPY x FAMILY. But I find that the manga is a lot closer to Katekyo Hitman Reborn! style than SPY x FAMILY.
But what if you have never read any of the manga I’ve mentioned before? Should you give this manga a try?
If you love action-comedy manga, then you may enjoy reading this manga.
Where to buy Mission: Yozakura Family manga
You can read the manga for free on MANGA Plus. Since it’s a Shonen Jump manga, you can only read the first and the latest six chapters of the manga.
If you’re curious how good the manga is, you can read the manga right here:
I’m not sure if we will get the print version of the manga in English. But if it’s popular enough, I’m sure that we will get the print version of the manga any time soon.
But if you prefer to read the manga in print and you can read Japanese, you can buy the manga in print right here on CDJapan:
Over to you
What do you think about Mission: Yozakura Family? Are you interested in giving the manga a try after reading about it on this blog?
Let me know in the comment below your thought about this manga.
P.S Just to let you know that my books are currently available at a discounted price on Smashwords. But the offer will end on April 20, 2020. So, be sure to take advantage of the offer before it’s over.
Here’s the link to each of my books on Smashwords.