Hello Gemmies! I have a entertaining new manga review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Spy X Family Vol 2 by Tatsuya Endo is the second magna in the Spy X Family Series. This is my first manga series and I love it so much! I never knew I needed to know what would happen if you created a family with an assassin mom, a world class spy dad, and a psychic child. But now I know and I can't stop thinking about them! Like Vol 1, Spy X Family Vol 2 is pure joy from start to finish. I devoured it in one sitting! The cover art is delightful, and keeps the sleek modern feel the series is known for. It is also a perfect compliment to the Vol 1 cover. This time we see Anya aka the psychic child featured on the cover. She is also the main focal character in this portion of the series.
The entire storyline is unique and the characters interaction with each other was great; even darn right funny at times. What makes Spy X Family Vol 2 so great is the fantastic way Tatsuya Endo is able to balance the action, espionage, personal turmoil, and heartwarming family moments seamlessly. No moment ever feels forced. We continue to follow the storyline of Twilight a world class spy who, needs the cover of a family in order to infiltrate an elite school and save the world. We also get the added hilarity and drama with the introduction of Yuri's brother who has a secret of his own and has no idea his sister is "married" or an assassin. I cannot wait to see what events unfold in Vol 3!
The artwork as always is superb and very appealing. I felt the style is well suited to the story and very clean and crisp. This was a nice departure from everything else I am currently reading and wholly unique. I will definitely continue on with the series. Published by VIZ Media, Spy X Family Vol 2 will release on September 1, 2020 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. I give Spy X Family Vol 2 5 out of 5 gems. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in this great series. Happy Reading!