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Spy x Family, Volume 2: 06/20/22

Spy x Family, Volume 1

Spy x Family, Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endo and Casey Loe (Translator) covers the early days of Anya at school. It also introduces some hiccups to Loid's (Twilight) marriage to Yor.

Under extreme pressure to befriend the most powerful boy in her homeroom and to become an elite student, Anya's first week is pure hell. The only saving grace is the fighting skills she's learned from her adoptive mother. Some of the best scenes in this volumes stem from her interpretation of those lessons.

The secondary plot, though, spoiled the fun of Anya's first days at school. It involves Yor's brother learning about his sister's marriage. With the backdated paperwork he's naturally shocked to learn that she's apparently been married for a year. He decides to go see Yor and meet her husband.

There's just one huge elephant in this manga. Yor's brother is clearly this world's version of a Nazi. Just as I don't like torture as humorous, I don't like this manga's awkward attempts at balancing little brother / big sister humor against him being a Nazi.

I have volume 3, (released in 2020), on hand and will give this series one more go to see what they do with the Nazi brother.

Four stars

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