On Monday, the anime opening for SPY x FAMILY reached 2 million views on YouTube. TOHO Animation released the opening to their channel on April 16, the same day the anime’s second episode revealed it. Then, after only two days, the official Twitter account for the anime proudly announced that the video reached the milestone. The opening currently has almost at 2.5 million views.
The opening theme song for SPY x FAMILY is called “Mixed Peanuts” and is performed by Official Hige Dandism. In addition, Masashi Ishihama directed the opening and handled the storyboards while Kyoji Asano was the animation director.
Key animators credited for the opening include the following:
- Keisuke Ookura
- Masanao Ookubo
- Masashi Ishihama
- Ryou Yamauchi
- Yuuta Kiso
- Satoshi Sakai
- Shuu Sugita
- Shoma Miyazawa
- Kirara Aya
- Naofumi Hashimoto
- Shunsuke Aoki
- Yousuke Aburaya
- Hajime Kai
SPY x FAMILY began airing on April 9, 2022. Its anime production is a collaboration between WIT Studio and Cloverworks. This first cour is directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Rurouni Kenshin, Dororo).
The first three episodes of SPY x FAMILY will be available on Crunchyroll to all users for free with ads until April 31 as part of their “season sampler”. Crunchyroll is also releasing an English dub of the anime, which premiered on their Twitch channel on April 15.
Tatsuya Endo created the original manga, which began serializing on March 25, 2019. Shueisha currently publishes the series through their Shonen Jump+ online magazine. As of April 2022, the manga has 9 volumes published and 15 million copies in circulation.
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