What did you guys think of this week’s Spy x Family? Feel free to go n and leave me a comment about it right now. I would love to have your honest opinion, without influence from what I thought.
I write these posts basically an hour or so after the episodes air so there’s usually not much out yet but I’m already seeing some conflicting reports so I’m curious about the general viewers’ opinion.
I do like how the episode started out. That old teacher is a great character and I liked that he called Loid, Elegant Boy, like he’s a superhero sidekick. I guess that was somewhat foreshadowing in a way. I also really liked the phone at the Forgers’ residence. I know, it’s a weird thing to focus on but I loved that design.
Everything was going swimmingly. Anya finally got into the private school. They got to celebrate and luckily both Yor and that informant guy seemed to be happy drunks. There is something very nerve-racking about watching a drunk Yor even when she’s just being a sweetheart. It’s like watching a weapon of mass destruction teetering on a ledge. It’s just not something you can relax around!
However, even though that setup took up at least half of the episode in runtime, it felt like the only thing that really happened was the happy fun time castle adventure. If someone asked me what episode 5 of Spy x Family was about, I would tell them, they went to a castle and acted out a spy series for Anya. as a reward for her getting into that school.
And I’m just going to give it to you straight guys, I wasn’t crazy about that happy castle adventure. It wasn’t bad at all. There were a few really cute moments and it’s always fun getting to see Loid get a chance to do his super cool guy act. If this was in another show, I’m sure I would have liked it. But this is the very first time I was watching a Spy x Family episode and looking forward to what happens next while watching it instead of afterwards.
In fact, I was really thinking this might be a filler episode. I didn’t remember it at all in the manga despite remembering pretty clearly everything that happened up until now and what happens next. But I looked it up and it is in the manga. In my defence, it’s only about 6 pages at the end of chapter 6 and way more streamlined than what we got in this week’s episode, but it is generally there.
Don’t get me wrong, like I said, there were still some really great moments. I actually laughed out loud when Yor started attacking Loid in a drunken stupor as her evil witch character and his only thought was “why is she using physical attacks when she’s a witch?” Nice dedication to the bit!
So at the end of the day, this was the episode I liked the least so far. Keep in mind that I really really liked every single episode so far. I would give it an A-…