Spy x Family Part 2

Spy x Family Part 2

Spy x Family Part 2 anime series cover art
Spy x Family Part 2

Cour Overview

Spy x Family Part 2 is not the second season of the Spy x Family anime series. It’s the second cour of the first season. If you don’t know what a cour is, it’s a roughly 12-episode block.

The first cour of the series was 12 episodes and the second cour was 13 episodes. In total, the first season is 25 episodes. But, why is this a second cour rather than a second season? After all, there was a gap between the first 12 episodes and the 13 episodes of Part 2. They didn’t air back-to-back.

Well, if it was up to me, this would have been called Season 2. However, it’s not up to me. And there’s already a Season 2 coming this year. So, it would be a bit confusing to call this Season 2 when there’s an official Spy x Family Season 2 on the way.

Anya and Bond Forger sleeping from the anime series Spy x Family Part 2
Anya and Bond Forger sleeping

If we look at this part of the anime from a story perspective, though, the “Part 2” title makes more sense. There’s not really a change between the two cours. Part 2 starts off with a new arc introducing Bond, but that’s nothing special.

There are multiple arcs in both cours of the season. It’s not like a major shift or event happens to separate the cours. But, there is a major event that happens at the end of the season. Loid finally comes face to face with his target, Donovan Desmond.

So, as far as the story is concerned, Spy x Family and Spy x Family Part 2 are one unit. Together, they work like a prologue for the series. These two parts also cover the first 38 chapters of the manga. Currently, there are 75 chapters and counting.

Spy x Family Manga

Spy x Family Manga

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New Characters

Spy x Family Part 2 introduces 2 new, important characters. These are Bond Forger and Fiona Frost. Bond is the Forger family’s (Anya’s) new dog and Fiona is one of Loid’s coworkers. Unfortunately for Yor, she doesn’t get a new character she’s connected to.

Anyway, Bond Forger is a large, white dog. But, he’s not a normal large, white dog. As a member of the Forger family, it’s only natural that there’s something special about him. Bond has the ability to see into the future. However, there are some drawbacks to this ability.

The first drawback is that bond can’t communicate with the Forgers. Anya can read his mind. But, in doing so, she can only see his thoughts, not hear them. She can’t hear Bond mention danger. She can see the danger he’s picturing in his mind.

Fiona Frost from the anime series Spy x Family Part 2
Fiona Frost

The second drawback is that Bond doesn’t seem to know he has this ability. If he senses danger a few seconds in the future, he can pull Anya out of the way. But, if he sees a future that’s more complex, he can’t act on it. It’s up to Anya to read his mind and decipher it.

Fiona Frost is the other new character. Not only is she Loid’s coworker at the hospital. But, she’s also his coworker at WISE. More specifically, Loid is Fiona’s senpai. Fiona isn’t a rookie by any means. However, Loid is the more experienced of the two and Fiona views him as both a mentor and a rival.

But, Loid isn’t Fiona’s only rival. She also has a romantic rivalry with Yor. You see, Fiona has an obsession with Loid. She’s in love with Loid and believes that as a fellow spy, she’s the only one who can stand by his side.

Good and Boring at the Same Time

Over the course of Spy x Family Part 2, I lost interest in the series. It was good. But, I also got pretty bored of watching it. I’m just not invested in any of the characters as much as I thought I would be.

Anya and Yor are cute. And Loid is cool. But, they’re not very interesting characters. Also, the plot of the series isn’t that interesting either. So, what you’re left with is a boring, even if good, anime. For that reason, I’m not sure if I’ll be reviewing Season 2 weekly.

It’ll depend on what else airs alongside it. If there’s not much else I want to review weekly while Season 2 is airing, I may review each episode. If there are other things I want to review, then I’ll still watch Season 2 and review it at the end.

Becky Blackbell and Anya Forger sleeping in the car from the anime series Spy x Family Part 2
Becky Blackbell and Anya Forger sleeping in the car

To get into more specific issues I have with this series, let’s look at Yor. If you followed my episode reviews, you probably already know what I’m going to say. Spy x Family Part 2 did Yor dirty. It did everything possible to make her a boring character.

There were multiple episodes dedicated to portraying Yor as the ditzy housewife. One episode, in particular, was all about Yor being the poster child for the wife who can’t cook. We even got the trope of her cooking a meal that was purple and that knocked out those who tasted it.

It’s disappointing that this is the direction the author chose to go in with Yor’s character. She could have been so much more. At this point, I don’t view her as the deadly assassin she’s supposed to be. I view her as a clumsy wife who’s not very bright.

Conclusion

Spy x Family Part 2 is a 7/10. It’s a good anime. But, it’s nothing special and it’s definitely not one I think I’ll ever have the desire to rewatch. The OP, however, is more like a 9/10. It was one of the best OPs of the fall 2022 season.

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