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Spy x Family, Volume 3: 07/10/22

Spy x Family, Volume 1

Spy x Family, Volume 3 by Tatsuya Endo covers episodes 8-11 of the anime series. The first half of the book is focused on Yor's brother and the last half returns its focus on Anya's struggles at school.

As I mentioned in my review of Volume 2, I'm not a fan of Yuri Briar. His visit to the Forger household didn't do anything to improve my opinion of him or his usefulness in this series.

Yuri's character, outside of him being secret police, is built around his close, devotional relationship with Yor, his older sister. I'm not a fan of the protective brother trope — not here and not in the Cupcake Bakery series. In Yor's case it's completely ridiculous since she's a freelance assassin and from the flashbacks, has been for about ten years.

The best pieces of volume 3 are the ones featuring Anya. First there's the dodgeball game, which is much shorter in print than how it's played out in episode 10. Finally, there's Anya's valiant attempts to earn her first stella star through volunteer work.

How Anya does finally earn her star is the second time I can think of where she has used her telepathy to help someone. In this case she saves a child from drowning even though she herself can't swim.

Four stars

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