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Spy x Family, Vol. 6

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A nice middle volume to the series - advances all of the plot threads, adds some additional meaningful complications, gives all of the main characters time to shine, makes us wonder if there will be a love story added to the spy farce, and left me wanting more!  This is a fun series, and it's currently balancing its mix of farce and menace, silliness and seriousness quite well.  And I'm not sure I've ever seen an "underground tennis fight club" before!
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It is taking everything I have not to go ALL CAPS in declaring my love for this book and this entire series.  

The characters, the growth in them, the new characters that pop up and are fully fledged and realized characters in their own right, the delicate balance of silly and seriousness,  ALL of it just blows me away.  

I just tried to order the first one and found out that it is just about IMPOSSIBLE to get.  So.  If you can get your hands on this series, DO IT.  It's SO GOOD and now there is a scarcity to go along with it?!?  NOOOOOOO!!!!!

(So glad that I ordered all of these so I have my own copies.  MAI PRECIOUSES!!!!

Et hem, ok, back to this particular volume.  We don't see as much of Loid's "family" in this one, at least, not his "wife", which I was sad about, as she is absolutely AMAZING and stole the scenes she was in.  I hope there is more of her in the next one!

And the ENDING of THIS one makes me ABSOLUTELY FOAM at the mouth for the next one!!!  I HAF TO NO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!!!  MOR MONSTER, RWAR!!!

My silliness aside, this series is nothing short of amazing.  The characters, the storyline, the humor and gravitas, the artwork, all is in PERFECT balance.  

5, you most definitely need to read this series, stars.  HIGHLY recommended.  

My thanks to NetGalley and Viz Media LLC for an eARC copy of this book to read and review.
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Spy X Family's newest volume follows the struggles of assassin/housewife being jealous of her "husbands" coworker and worrying her tennis skills are not up to par. 
This manga series does delve into ridiculous situations but taken with the seriousness of a life or death mission which is where most of the humour is. 

Who would have thought an underground, illegal tennis tournament would have national consequences that could lead to war?
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Loid is a spy. He has a fake family made up of Yor, the wife who is also an assassin, and Yuri, a first grader, who is also a telepath. In this episode of their story, Loid and his co-worker, Fiona, are the focus. The pair must win a tennis tournament to acquire a painting with a hidden code in Spy X Family Vol 6.

The family relationships just keep getting deeper in this series. Yor becomes jealous of the time Loid is spending with Fiona. Their interactions seem realistic—as do Yuri’s. The tennis matches were wildly entertaining too. Spy X Family Vol 6 just has a great combination of emotion and action. There is also some comedy in a short story about Yuri going shopping with her best friend, Becky, complete with a fashion show. 5 stars!

Thanks to VIZ Media and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
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Another fantastic volume of Spy X Family from Tatsuya Endo! 

I love the crazy action of this series, and this volume really embraces that! The tennis tournament was psychotic sky craziness, and tons of fun!

I did miss the wife and kid, but we got to see them a little bit at least. Still, my favorite parts of this manga are the whole family together. 

Excited for the next volume!
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There's less Anya in this volume, which is definitely too bad, but Nightfall very nearly makes up for it. When we last saw her in volume five, she was bound and determined to prove that SHE was the better fake wife for Loid, and this time she thinks she has the perfect way to win his heart: by entering them in an illegal underground tennis competition! 

Yes, you read that right - <i>Spy x Family</i> is never afraid to break out the absurdity, and the tennis competition, Campbelldon, is amazing. From Nightfall's decision to enter she and Twilight as "Twain and Nafalia Foney" to the increasingly ludicrous competitors, this is not just a great spy spoof - it's also a pitch-perfect send up of sports manga. That "Nafalia Foney" spends the entire game swooning over people thinking she and "Twain" are really married just adds to it, as does her <i>Aim for the Ace!</i> costume. (Twilight, meanwhile, is concerned that there's something seriously wrong with her.) Nightfall's dream comes to an end, however, when she foolishly challenges Yor to a match upon their return home. Yeah, I think we all know who's going to win that one.

Anya does get two chapters to herself, one where she and Becky go shopping, which features an Anya fashion show and is adorable, and another where she tries to figure out how she can get Loid to be able to meet Damian's dad. The latter really brings us to a major turning point (or at least a potential one) in the series, so there's actual plot to make picking up the next book feel urgent - as if we needed more reason to wish that they came out more frequently, right?
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I've been really digging this series and I couldn't help but pick up the next addition to this heist. This series is proving to be a fun and wacky read full of thrills and comedy. It's exactly what I want it to be, to be brutally honest. Sometimes you just want to escape into a fun read. The illustrations also pack quite a punch and make the book enjoyable to look at. 

This time around we get to see an intriguing tennis match, some really "toned up" athletes, a potential love triangle (if we can call it that), a round of cheaters, a challenge of a lifetime, and a wicked heist. 

Some of this book makes me snicker. The play on words is good, whether it is intended or not. The "Foney" Couple. Definitely not the phony couple... And then the irony of that statement when we consider their relationship... Ah, good times. I can appreciate the humour. 

Overall, this series continues to be utterly sweet and quite funny. I absolutely love dipping into each mission and truly hope for more. I can't get enough of this series!

Five out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and VIZ for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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Where Are We Going Here?

I love this series, but Volume 6 is a bit of a poser. At the outset, there are two main threads. Nightfall is in love with our hero Loid Forger and wants to force out Yor so that she, Nightfall, can take over Yor's role as Loid's pretend wife. This is pounded home in every other panel, makes no particular sense, and doesn't advance the main arc of the story at all. There are lots of ways the growing, amusingly clueless, relationship between Loid and Yor could be tested or strained, but this struck me as the least imaginative.

The other thing going on here is a focus on tennis matches. Lloyd and Nightfall play in some weird underground Fight Club style "death match" tennis tournament, (yes, it's as oddball as it sounds), as part of a one-off mission. This takes up almost half the volume as Lloyd and Nightfall play three complete matches. Then, Nightfall challenges Yor to a "battle of the wives" tennis match. I get the "point", (see what I did there?), but tennis doesn't lend itself to manga as readily as one might hope and the outcome of the match is abrupt and unsatisfying.  

The Loid/Yor relationship is mostly funny because they are already a couple, and they and Anya are already a family, and they are the only ones who don't know that. This is driven home by a star-crossed lovers conversation between a drunk Yor and a confused and conflicted Loid, and that sort of leads the reader to forgive the whole distracting tennis thing.

Anyway, after all that we head back on track in terms of the main story arc, and by the end of the Volume we are clearly back on track, and have even made some progress. I like these characters, and appreciate the sly and subtle dry humor of the best scenes. This is a very entertaining series, but it can be trying when it loses focus.

So, there are some good one-liners, and Anya steals every panel she's in. I was happy to leave courtside, and relieved when the story pivoted back to domestic comedy on one hand and an engaging spy thriller on the other. Very curious to see where Volume 7 takes us.

(Please note that I received a free advance will-self-destruct-in-x-days Adobe Digital copy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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Another great installment of a family full of secrets and a group of lovable but unaware people who do not realize they are already a family. Great for those who like the found family fake relationship stories. Next one please!
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Another great installment in this series! I'm really enjoying how this story is progressing and love the character development.
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Another solid entry into the series!  With this particular volume, we got to better know Nightfall, and see her and Twilight do a mission together.  We also finally circle around to the original source of the story. I am very intrigued, and excited for the next volume with where it left off.  As always, Anya being adorable is there.
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