If television has shown us anything, it’s that the old cinephile adage that “sequels were never good” was never true. The number of series that truly take off in their second season, or that deliver an excellent second season after a very good first season, is greater than those that falter after doing well the first time. That’s why each new season of a series, whether live-action or, as in this case, anime, is usually a cause for celebration.
SPYxFAMILY returns on October 7th with its second season, and to celebrate, they have released a new trailer. Packed with family interactions, a date between Loid and Yor, and a glimpse at various episodes that hint at a broader plot to come, the trailer promises an even more intense season than the first, if that was even possible.
In terms of the specifics, there’s little to worry about. Kazuhiro Furahashi, Takahiro Harada, and Kazuaki Shimada are returning as director, assistant director, and character designer, respectively. The animation studios responsible for the show remain a collaboration between Wit Studio and CloverWorks, so we shouldn’t notice any difference in the quality of the anime or its direction and consistency. So, there’s nothing to worry about; everything is in its place.
What has changed is the opening and ending for each episode. This time, Ado will be handling the opening with her song “Kurakura,” and Vaundy with “Cory Wong” for the ending with the much more calm and silky “Todome no Ichigeki” to close out the episodes. It’s a perfect way to kick off this second season, which, even if it seemed impossible, looks even better than the first.
In Spain, you can watch SPYxFAMILY on Crunchyroll. However, at the time of this news publication, Crunchyroll has not officially announced the release date for the second season.