Gen Hoshino draws a visual for Spy x Family Anime
The official Spy x Family Twitter account posted a “main visual” drawn by ending song singer Gen Hoshino after the 8th episode aired on May 28 in Japan.
The visual shows 5 characters from the anime. Anya Forger seems happy with her eyes sparkling with excitement for her father, Loid Forger’s seemingly professional spy demeanor. He is holding something in his left hand like an envelope that reads “Information.” His boss Sylvia Sherwood seems to walk behind them, while your forger stands a little behind them, in a fighting pose with a knife in his right hand and a flower in his left hand. Franky Franklin, who sometimes assists Loid, can be seen around the corner.
Atsumi Tanezaki, Anya’s voice actor, showed her surprise on Twitter: “Eh… Gen Onii-san is… good [at drawing]…» The author of Spy x Family manga series, Tatsuya Endo also tweeted the official message with a photo of Anya shocked to see his illustration and wondering about the information Loid has: “It’s more decent than I expected…! What’s the info?”
This isn’t the first time the Spy x Family anime has received special artwork. Forger Family voice actors Atsumi Tanezaki (Anya), Takuya Eguchi (Loid), and Saori Hayami (Yor) drew special illustrations for Episode 4. Their drawings were professionally colored and released on April 30. Gen Hoshino welcomed them as guests on his radio show All Night Nippon by Gen Hoshino May 11. During the lecture, Hoshino revealed that he felt sympathy and rivalry in Eguchi and Hayami’s cartoons. Tanezaki wished he could see the Forger Family’s version of Hoshino, and the singer replied that he would try one day. She also noted that professional coloring would make anything look wonderful.
Spy x Family is Tatsuya Endo’s spy and family-themed manga series serialized on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ online manga service. The manga released volume 1 in July 2019 and the latest, the 9th volume, in April 2022. The series has sold over 18 million copies in circulation as of May 9, 2022. It has received an anime adaptation produced by WIT STUDIO and CloverWorks, which is currently airing.
Gen Hoshino is a Japanese singer and actor who performs the ending theme song “Kigeki/Comedy” for Spy x Family. He posted on his YouTube channel a Musical clip for the song on May 5, 2022. The number of views has reached over 6 million at the time of writing.
Source: Official Twitter
© Tatsuya Endo, Shueisha / Spy x Family Project