Spy x Family Hits 26.5+ Million Sales Despite Sexualization And Child Trafficking

Written by Theo J Ellis

I’m obviously being sarcastic with the title of this post. But I thought it would be a good laugh to have fun with it.

Spy x Family has gone through a lot of controversy since it dropped earlier in April 2022, with every single episode that’s released almost.

  • Episode 1 lead to a Tiktok going viral, claiming Anya is being sexualized.
  • Episode 2 lead to the same Tiktok user saying the anime promotes child trafficking.

And whatever happens next throughout the entire series is anyone’s guess as far as viral social media posts based on nonsense, lies, hyperbole, and foolishness.

What’s shocking is how viral and impossible to ignore the controversy has been.

The 2nd part to Spy x Family is now airing in October 2022

 

26.5 Million in sales since the anime aired

Here’s a timeline of the anime/manga’s sales history:

  • 2020 – 4.5 million manga copies sold.
  • 2021 – 4.9 million manga copies sold.
  • June 2021 – 11 million manga copies sold.
  • November 2021 – 12.5 million manga copies sold.
  • Early April 2022 – 15 million manga copies sold.
  • April 28th 2022 – 17+ million manga copies sold.
  • May 30th 2022 – 21+ million manga copies sold.
  • October 4th 2022 – 26.5 million manga copies sold.

Since 2020 the manga has consistently been one of the TOP selling manga of the year, whether that’s 8th place, 6th place, and so on.

The popularity has been creeping up behind the scenes and so has the fanbase, so it’s no surprise the anime was adapted eventually, especially after the early version of the pandemic.

 

What is Spy x Family?

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Spy x Family is about espionage, spies, and the main character who plays the “father” role is a professional spy who changes his idenity often to achieve his goals.

The mother called Yor is the assassin who plays the mother role to Anya, and the wife role of course. Her work as an assassin makes her personality quirky and surprisingly violent despite her gentle persona.

And then there’s Anya, the girl who’s an Esper (she can read minds and hear thoughts), but her parents are unaware.

It’s this trio that makes the anime shine and bring something different to the world of spying, assassins, family relationships, and parenting. The balance is unique and that’s why it’s winning right now.

 

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