So the issue with my gifs seems to have fixed itself. I’m quite happy about that. I like creating gifs for my post headers. I think it’s fun. I do wish I knew what had caused the issue in the first place though. I find that sometimes WordPress tinkers with things and they don’t warn us about it so your site is wonky for a few days and you never know why.
I don’t actually know that WP did anything this time mind you. But because they occasionally play around on the back end without warning, I can never be sure.
Have I mentioned that the OP is really growing on me? I liked it from the start but I find that I actively look forward to hearing it now. It still doesn’t beat the OP from the first cour but I have to give it to Bump of Chicken, they put together a nice little song. Also, any band that’s called Bump of Chicken is bound to get my attention.
Once again, this week’s episode of Spy x Family featured two short stories. Or rather one longuish story and one very short one. And once again, one of these stories was not in the manga. I don’t mind at all that they are adding in some anime original material. For me, it’s great to discover stories I haven’t seen before. But I do wonder why they are doing this. There was plenty of material already out in the manga to comfortably finish the season without having to bother coming up with original storylines.
The way I see it, it’s most likely because they want the season to finish at a specific place in the story, and I think I know when. Right before the mafia wife arc. And 2, they want to give the author a bit more time right now to come up with more material. And both of these reasons only make sense if they are planning on a season 2. Now I love the mafia wife arc so I hope I,m right. Not only right but that the studio will greenlight a second season quickly. Anime can be unpredictable (like Anya) and sometimes, very popular series are just left hanging and no one knows why.
At first glance, it may look like these were yet again two slice-of-life stand-alone stories that don’t really have anything to do with the main plot. But Anya’s investigation of the hospital is actually a set-up for things to come. Loid’s cover and coworkers will become more important and this is where we got all the basic information.
We even got a slight glimpse into Yor’s professional assassin work. Isn’t it just like her to be worried about giving targets a painless death? Oh yeah, that’s also going to be important later. In many ways, this is an episode you have to pay attention to even though it may not have seemed that way.
I was always a little touched that Loid seems to be good at his job. Being a psychiatrist isn’t easy at all and regardless of the practical reasons for which he chose his cover, it’s endearing that part of him does actually seem to want to help, particularly with PTSD which is consistent with his backstory.
It was also kind of sweet(?) how worried he got for Anya. She’s going to give this man an ulcer someday. And I bet he wouldn’t have it any other way! Oh and this is neither here nor there, but I love that Anya has a Sherlock Holmes cosplay for job investigation. That seems exactly like the sort of thing she would do. And just the fact that Loid and/or Yor probably bought her that not knowing why is kind of precious.
The last thing I have to say about this episode is that the anime seems to be making Franky into some sort of sad sack character. He was always the butt of a lot of jokes and had some pathetic parts to him but the anime is really bringing that out and I’m not sure I like it. I don’t enjoy the loser character archetype. Especially when the character is in fact a perfectly nice normal guy and the story just uses him as a punching bag. I think it’s a cheap way to get laughs and I hope the show lightens up on that aspect.
I am quite looking forward to next week. The adaptation here is bound to have a big impact on how the story hits and I can’t wait to see what they do with it!
- Spy x Family episode 1 – Family Man
- Spy x Family episode 2 – Found Family
- Spy x Family episode 3 – Family Ooting
- Spy x Family episode 4 – The Elegant Family
- Spy x Family episode 5 – Meet the Loidman Family
- Spy x Family episode 6 – Like Mother, Like Daughter
- Spy x Family episode 7 – Extended Family
- Spy x Family episode 8 – Family-In-Law
- Spy x Family episode 9 – Briar Family Issues
- Spy x Family episode 10 – Dodgeball Lessons with Mom
- Spy x Family episode 11 – Family Pride
- Spy x Family episode 12 – Family Finale
- Spy x Family episode 13 – Family Pet
- Spy x Family episode 14 – Future Family
- Spy x Family episode 15 – Family Reunion
- Spy x Family episode 16 – Family Dinner
- Spy x Family episode 17 – Daddy Issues
- Spy x Family episode 18 – Scholarly Family
- Spy x Family episode 19 – The Glooman Family Business