What in the world am I talking about? Well, duh. Of course, SPY x FAMILY anime is fun to watch.
What’s not to like about the anime when the anime is just like the manga.
And it’s funny too.
Even those who have never read the manga before praised how good the anime was.
Well, I agree with what most people are saying about the anime.
But despite all the good things that people say about the anime, I’m still a little skeptical about it considering the anime studio’s tendency to change a lot of things for the anime adaptation.
And it’s even more so when the anime won’t be getting a new season.
As someone who already read the manga and tends to favor the source material over the anime adaptation, it makes sense why I’m keeping my expectation for the anime low.
But after watching the anime till the end?
It turns out to be that the anime is fun to watch.
Does it have anything to do with me already reading the manga before watching the anime?
Well, nope. I will still say the same thing even if I’ve never read the manga before.
What makes SPY x FAMILY anime fun to watch
As much as I feel relieved that SPY x FAMILY anime is the same as the manga, that’s not the reason why I find the anime fun to watch.
Don’t get me wrong. Having a faithful adaptation is important, at least to me.
It’s just that it’s the least of my concern considering that most of the popular manga under Shueisha tend to get a faithful adaptation of the manga.
That seems to be the case for Black Clover and Jujutsu Kaisen where the anime adaptation is just like what you see in the manga.
Having a huge budget for the anime production plays a role too since they don’t have to cramp everything in one season.
They can always take the time to flash out the story properly. And they can afford to do it for a few seasons too.
Just take a look at Noblesse anime. Not only do they have to cramp everything in one season, messing up the pacing of the story. But they even skimp on the cast too where most of the cast members are mainly new seiyuu.
If the anime being a faithful adaptation to the manga isn’t the reason why the anime is fun to watch, then what is?
Well, it’s the comedic scenes in the manga coming to life that make the anime fun to watch.
The power of comedic scenes in the animation form
Here’s the thing about the comedic scenes in SPY x FAMILY anime. They’re the same as the ones in the manga.
Well, at least as far as I can remember.
But for some reason, the same scenes that you see in the manga become even more hilarious in the anime instead.
Why the same scenes in the manga can become more hilarious in the anime version is anyone’s guess.
But I’m guessing that it may have something to do with seeing the same scenes but in the form of animation instead.
Keep in mind that what makes some of the scenes in SPY x FAMILY funny have a lot to do with the characters’ actions and reactions, not so much with play words.
If any, it’s usually when Anya speaks. But other than that, they’re usually the characters’ actions and reactions that make the scenes funny for the most part.
Even if you already know what happens after that, you still find the scenes or situations funny as if you’re seeing them for the first time.
And it’s all due to seeing the same scenes in the animated form.
It’s easier to tickle our funny bone when you’re seeing the characters in motion than seeing them in a static form.
But it becomes even funnier as the story is progressing
If there’s one part of the story that takes the comedic scenes in the anime to another notch, I will say it’s when Yor’s brother, Yuri, comes to see Yor after she got married.
It’s hilarious to see how Yuri reacts whenever Loid is around and how much he loathes Loid for being together with his sister.
And it’s even funnier to watch too when you see how similar both Yor and Yuri behave after they got drunk.
While those comedic scenes may seem over the top to some of you, I will say that it’s not that over the top, especially when you compare them to other comedy anime such as Osomatsu-san.
Will you be seeing Yuri again?
Well, I bet that you will. You’re going to see more of him down the road considering that he has yet to meet Anya.
I can guarantee you that it’ll be just as hilarious as the last time.
Comedic scenes that revolve around Anya are hilarious too. But for some reason, I find that I like the Yuri ones more.
Perhaps it must have something to do with him having a completely different personality while he’s working as the secret police and when he’s with Yor.
It’s amusing to see how polar opposite his personality can be at a given time.
It’s worth watching
If you’re wondering whether SPY x FAMILY anime is worth watching, the answer is yes, especially if you’re into comedy anime.
The good news is the anime will resume again in October 2022. So, you still have time to catch up with the first season if you haven’t watched the anime yet.
Should you give the manga a try as well?
Of course, you should too if you want to know the story in advance considering how far the story is progressing as I write this.
Regardless of whether you choose the anime or the manga to get started, they’re all worth your time.
P.S For those who don’t know, the main character for the Trigger Locked series is also a spy like Loid. Or should I say, Agent Twilight?
While the story in the Trigger Locked series tends to be on the serious side, it can still be a fun read if you enjoy a story that blends facts and fiction.
And not to mention, you also enjoy reading a light novel since Trigger Locked series is a light novel.
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