I’ve spent most of the past few months watching depressing shonen anime in which a lot of people die. Needless to say, I needed something fun, adorable, and most importantly, very funny. I’m totally ready to welcome something like Spy x FamilyAn action comedy anime about a spy who must assemble and maintain a fake family, infiltrating my life.
But I got something even more amazing than the pleasant fluff in the first episode: I’ve got a new love.
Meet Twilight, the mysterious spy who has to raise a fake family who is also very attractive, very cool, and very aloof. An adept warrior and master of espionage, but with enough weakness to capture the telepathic orphan Anya.
Airing this Saturday, the second episode promises that Twilight (under the alias Loid Forger) will find a wife to keep her cool, which would make this already juicy premise even more a juicer. “This will introduce a Cold War era Mr. and Mrs. Smith angle with the series,” Kambole Campbell wrote at Polygon, “Like a constant game of deception and espionage played out in the illusion of their family happiness.” I cannot wait.
While I’m here, I’d recommend another anime that blends love and war, albeit on a less global scale. Kaguya-Sama: Love is war follows two ambitious high school students, class president Shirogane and class vice president Kaguya. After some students suggested that they should make a good pair, the two decided to play a game to get other to confess romantic feelings first. Everyone in the cave lost, and each was pretty confident that he wouldn’t fall into the other cave.
Unfortunately, that is exactly what will happen, and the two now refuse to confess any attraction, fearing that they will lose their game and their pride. However, they still managed to get the other into the cave, while not sure if both sides felt the same. It’s a dynamic back-and-forth, fueled by colorful – and unrecognizably happy – side characters. Kaguya-Sama: Love is war makes full use of its hysterical premise, and also captures what it feels like to be a teenager and have a stupid, big, full-blown, totally embarrassing lover – and I mean that in a good way possible.
The third season of Kaguya-Sama: Love is war premiered last Friday, and the first episode is just as hilarious as the previous two seasons. Both shows are available on Crunchyroll right now! —Petrana Radulovic
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