Since launching in 2022, Spy x Family has been one of the most famous titles in the anime world. One of the reasons for its popularity is its ability to attract a wide range of fans including men and women, young and old, otaku and new anime fans. Indeed, its fan base gives it a unique appeal that few other spy anime achieve. However, there are plenty of great spy anime that Spy x Family fans will enjoy.
While espionage, espionage, and espionage are the foundation upon which the Spy x Family story is built, they are not the only elements. Spy x Family’s unique appeal comes from integrating other themes into the basic spy story. Those themes include a healthy dose of comedy and humor, Anya’s telepathic superhero noir, Loid and Yor’s polite romance, and a ton of action. Below are the 10 best spy anime that have the same characteristics but have their own unique style.
10 Joker games
For fans looking for a more pure spy anime experience – one that doesn’t include all the extra themes of Spy x Family – Joker Game is the anime for you. This award-winning series takes place in the years before the start of World War II. The film tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki and the agents of Agency D – a special intelligence agency established to infiltrate foreign countries and collect information to help Japan’s war effort. What makes Joker Games worth watching is the attention to detail the creators put into keeping fans guessing and ensuring that every character is compelling in their own way. This fits especially well with the series’ anthology style, delving into each character’s story in each new episode.
9 Release Spyce
For an anime closer to Spy x Family’s mix of espionage intrigue and normalcy, there’s Release the Spyce. The film tells the story of high school student Momo Minamoto, who wishes to work in law enforcement like his father. Her chance comes sooner than she expected when classmate Yuki invites her to join Tsukikage, a secret spy organization focused on protecting the city from special threats. Momo brings a special set of skills to the agency – she can know what people are thinking and feeling by licking them – a twist uncannily akin to Anya’s telepathy. Release of Spyce is a fun and light-hearted anime with plenty of action to satisfy fans’ cravings for a spy story.
Part of what makes Spy x Family so relatable and humane is its depiction of how all-consuming the life of an undercover agent really is. However, Full Metal Panic depicts the tensions of a secret agent even better. The story revolves around Sousuke Sagara, an agent of Mithril – a super-secret spy agency focused on preventing the next terrorist attack. However, Sousuke is not on the front lines like he expected. Instead, he enrolls in a high school to secretly protect student Kaname Chidori from harm. Kaname has a special ability that the government wants to protect for future use. However, the problem is that Sousuke is completely unsuitable for student life. While Full Metal Panic has plenty of action and suspense, its real genius is its depiction of the spy life beyond action, a mix of family life and high adventure.
7 Golgo 13
While the main plot of Spy x Family is Loid’s espionage mission, Yor’s assassination mission adds a completely unique type of action. The best anime series that deals with Yor’s master assassin in the spy world is Golgo 13. The series details the exploits of top assassin Golgo 13. Golgo works independently but is willing to take on missions from any intelligence agency willing to pay him, which – based on his success rate – is understandably high. Interestingly, Golgo often attacks people who are considered evil. In addition to its compelling story, Golgo 13 is worth watching for its intriguing combination of espionage skills and cold-blooded contract killing. It proves that top-level assassins, like Yor Forger, have their own secret world on par with spies.
6th Mission: Yozakura Family
Perhaps the most adorable aspect of Spy x Family is the Forger family. Although initially fake, they demonstrate a care for each other that some real families can never achieve. For fans who love this aspect of the show, Mission: Yozakura Family is a must-see. The story focuses on the joys and sorrows of Taiyo Asano. After losing her parents in a car accident, Taiyo develops a deep connection with her childhood friend Mutsumi Yozakura. Finally, they decided to get married. The problem is that Mutsumi’s family is one of the largest spy organizations in the country, and by marrying her, he will continue the family tradition. Mission: The Yozakura Family is a great show because it combines espionage action and family life, where everyone in the house is a spy.
5 is darker than black
Fans shouldn’t be fooled by the world of super-powered individuals in Darker than Black – it’s espionage at the highest level. The story is about Hei, a “spy assassin for hire” who is extremely successful in his job. However, the problem is that Hei is starting to doubt his professional ethics. Naturally, agents who begin to rethink their missions will be a liability to the organization they work for, and this puts Hei in danger. Darker Than Black deals with the same problems that Loid and Yor are learning to solve, namely how far they are willing to take their jobs when doing so could negatively impact the people they care about. most attentive.
Four Nights Raid 1931
Night Raid 1931 is a period piece that explores the work of a small spy agency called Sakurai Kikan. Their focus is on keeping tensions between Russia, China, Japan and the West from erupting into open conflict in Asia. To help ensure peace and security in the region and Japan, the agency seeks to leverage its location in Shanghai, China – the crossroads of the Pacific Ocean and its team of psychics and paranormals. excellent ability. On the one hand, like Joker Game, this anime presents a more realistic and engaging spy environment than some of the others on this list. On the other hand, the fact that many of its agents use supernatural powers adds a definite tweak to Spy x Family. It’s the perfect example of a superhero spy story.
3 Lycoris jerked back
What if Loid, Yor and Anya confessed their secret to each other and decided to start their own security consulting company? Anime Lycoris Recoil offers a fascinating answer. The story follows Takina Inoue, a master spy assassin who one day lets his emotions take over. As a result, she broke company protocol and was let go. Teaming up with another former top agent, Takina begins to understand that there’s more to life than working for the company. Lycoris Recoil explores what happens next when life as an elite agent doesn’t work out – especially the fact that there are plenty of jobs for people with her skill set.
2 principal princesses
The two neighboring countries are locked in a Cold War, always fearful that one day the other will strike an apocalyptic blow. If this sounds like the plot of Spy x Family then you’re right. This is also the basic story of the anime Princess Principal. However, the core of this series is really about collaboration. In Princess Principal, one side sets out to replace a member of a rival royal family – only for the princess to turn around and offer to act as a double agent if the spy team helps elevate her to the position of queen, at which point she intends to destined to become queen. united both peoples into a single kingdom. It’s spycraft for the common good!
1 spy class
Spy Class has many other similarities to Spy x Family, making this the best anime to see if you’re a fan of the Forger family or not. The story follows Lily, a trainee spy who struggles with a standardized test that fails to appreciate her potential. Klaus, a former top spy, is tasked with training an “impossible task force.” He offers Lily and six other struggling spy students a chance to join the new team. The problem is that they only have a month to train for a mission that other “top” spy teams have failed. Spy Class shares Spy x Family’s blend of action and comedy within the context of a gripping espionage mission. Likewise, It is filled with interesting characters and becomes more captivating as the story continues. It’s a compelling story that draws fans in from the beginning and keeps them interested until the end.
Spy x Family is a win for the way it combines different elements, and the anime above tackles the same themes in their own way – and if there’s a specific element in the adventurers of the Forger family that you love more than the rest, then it’s definitely one of them. these shows have a balance that you’ll enjoy even more.