Oooohhhhh…. I should have titled all my posts something with “family”. O.k., I,m just going to go back and do it now. Do me a favour and pretend it was always this way! I can’t believe I didn<t think of it right away. It was so obvious and everything…
I had a little intro all worked out in my head as well. I was going to tell you I’m filled with happinesss with three Ss. Because of Saturday, Sunshine and Spy x Family. It was cloyingly cute and now it’s all ruined. But I got a title theme going. So worth it!
Is it just me or does that cow look like it has Kiss makeup on? That’s all I could think about. I can’t even name a Kiss song and yet the makeup somehow just conjures up instant recognition for me.
Like I’ve mentioned before, the Academy entrance interview, was one of my favourite early parts of the manga and I was looking forward to seeing how it would get adapted. I’m making it sound like it’s all important and singular, I actually like most of the manga this isn’t all that special. But I remember thinking that bringing the action to this school setting added just a great bit of mean girl commentary. and I happen to enjoy the genre.
The lead-up and stampede were just as crazy here and if anything felt a bit less out of nowhere if you can believe that. Or maybe it’s just easier to accept the second time around. But you know, I don’t mind a bit of suspension-shattering nonsense when it’s done for a reason, and this was a great bit of traditional absurdist comedy. The Forger’s supernatural preparedness and how they snap into new and more lavish outfits each time is a gag that is more than worth all the setup for me. just love this type of humour. And Spy x Family makes great use of it.
However, the interview took me by surprise. Of course, I knew what would happen. Almost word for word, but still, this was new to me.
one thing I will say is that Anya is wonderfully expressive. Yes, she always made all those faces but now, she fidgets a lot, she shudders, she huffs lightly when she’s offscreen. Her presence is so much bigger than her character. And that has made me care about Anya a lot more. As you can imagine, this interview was a bit of a rollercoaster.
The entire sequence was full of great moments and character growth. Loid and Yor talking about their family and realising that there might be a lot more truth than fiction in their answers. Anya being her adorable self and melting everyone’s heart by proclaiming that her parents are the best. Then shattering those melted pieces somehow but tearing up when thinking of her mother. I am going to assume that this is a scene a lot of anime fans are going to remember.
But for me, it was the great agent Twilight losing his cool that really dove it home. Not once mind you, sure, seeing his daughter cry was the last straw but he had been annoyed by jabs at his wife for a while before. And for a moment, the happiness of his “family” was more important than the mission. And even though that’s not something that should happen, I was still impressed. And his parting lines were fantastic.
I think the Forgers will be ok this time. as it seems there are also some very elegant teachers left. But even greater challenges seem to lie ahead!