Creator Tatsuya Endo draws a celebratory image featuring Loid and Yor
The undercover spies of the Spy x Family family espionage manga series aren't doing their jobs very well, as the manga series will be celebrating 5.5 million copies in circulation when the 5th volume drops on September 4 in Japan. To celebrate, creator Tatsuya Endo drew a celebratory illustration featuring Loid and Yor toasting to the occasion.
In early July, we reported that Spy x Family had reached the 4 million copies milestone, meaning the series would have sold through (to bookstores, digital storefronts, and the like) an extra 1.5 million copies since then. The new 5.5 million total, which includes digital versions of the collected volumes, is thanks to reprints of the first 4 volumes over July and August, which have all exceeded 1 million copies sold.
Spy x Family is serialized on the digital Shonen Jump+ platform in Japan once every two weeks. Viz Media's Shonen Jump app is releasing the chapters in English as they're released in Japan and they describe the series as such:
An action-packed comedy about a fake family that includes a spy, an assassin and a telepath!
Not one to depend on others, Twilight has his work cut out for him procuring both a wife and a child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn’t know is that the wife he’s chosen is an assassin and the child he’s adopted is a telepath!
Source: Comic Natalie
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