October 5, 2022


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I Have No Attachment With The SPY x Family Characters, Says Tatsuya Endo

I Have No Attachment With The SPY x Household Characters, Says Tatsuya Endo

Just lately standard manga Spy x Household writer Tatsuya Endo revealed within the SPY x FAMILY Official Fanbook: EYES ONLY that he has no attachment with the characters of his present work.

Within the interview, when Blue Exorcist writer Kazuo Kato complimented Endo for the character design of Loid Forger, Spy x Household creator replied, “I gave up on what I initially wished to attract and drew what the world desires to see, not myself, so I’ve no attachment to the characters (laughs).”

He revealed that he was advised by his editor that “cool” characters like Loid and “cute” characters like Anya are necessary for manga reputation. Nevertheless, Endo continued to create works like Ishi ni Usubeni and Tetsu ni Hoshi which in the end didn’t turn out to be standard within the business.

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In actual fact, the writer additionally talked about in a special interview that he doesn’t actually like spies. He defined that to him “to have a secret identification” is one thing thrilling and so he selected spies to channel that idea.

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Within the fanbook, Endo additionally acknowledged that he began engaged on Spy x Household to interrupt out of an artist’s block and considers this manga as a “rehabilitation work”.

“Spy x Household is a rehabilitation work for me to revive as a mangaka once I fell right into a hunch,” stated Endo.

Nevertheless, MangaPlus editor Shihei Lin revealed in “The Making of a Leap Manga!” interview that after ending TISTA and Gekka Bijin for Leap Sq. and ending three one-shots with editor Lin, who Endo had identified and labored with for greater than 10 years, the 2 started to plan for a sequence that will function in Shōnen Leap+.

This manga would mix what Lin thought have been the strengths of Endo’s earlier works; Rengoku no Ashe, Ishi ni Usubeni, Tetsu ni Hoshi and ISpy, creating Spy × Household.

Lin claimed that the reception for Spy × Household from their editorial division was so good that its serialization was “virtually determined” earlier than an official assembly for it occurred.

Spy × Household is a Japanese manga sequence written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo. It has been serialized biweekly on Shueisha’s Shōnen Leap+ utility and web site since March 2019, with the chapters collected in 9 tankōbon volumes as of April 2022.

The manga has exceeded over 350 million reads on the Shonen Leap+ digital platform and over 17 million copies of the collected volumes have been printed (bodily) and offered (digitally) in Japan.

Viz Media has licensed the sequence for English launch in North America.

Based on the current Oricon gross sales information, Spy x Household grew to become the best-selling sequence in Japan in April 2022 with most volumes of the identical rating within the volume-wise gross sales chart. The gross sales quantity is generally boosted by the discharge of the anime in Spring 2022.

Supply: Yaraon(1,2), “The Making of a Leap Manga!” Interview