Spy × Family has infiltrated the world of anime fans. With an English dub, guidebook and even a musical adaptation on the way, the second season premiere in October is sure to grab the attention of fans around the world. Fandom sat down with Natalie Van Sistine and Megan Shipman – the voices of Yor Forger and Anya Forger, respectively – to talk about their roles in the hilarious franchise.
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Van Sistine, who plays the unsuspecting killer Yor, thinks his character is more recognizable than he looks as he casually punches baddies through walls. “I really love this Yor, although she is a very intense killer character, she has this constant and very recognizable anxiety of ‘Am I doing life right? Is everything I do normal? “, She says.” I identify so much in this. “
Yor (aka Thorn Princess) definitely fits into the themes of duality and duplicity of the series. When it comes to obscuring political goals, she’s the best of the best, but she’s not quite in her element of her when it comes to social situations, a paradox that has endeared her. public. To really come to terms with that element of hers, Van Sixtine had to go to the source material.
“For me, it was definitely reading the manga,” he says. “She really made a difference. As soon as I opened the audition, and they had, like, a killer line, I thought, “Okay, I know what killer mode is probably going to be like.” But reading the manga really helped me inform myself of this anxiety and nervousness. His everyday personality helped me focus, like, okay, he’s just someone who’s good at one thing. She is very, very good at this, but is totally clueless when it comes to everything else.
Yor’s difficulty in grasping subtlety contrasts well with that of his character’s adopted daughter, Anya, a small telepath with a lot of personality.
“I love that Anya is a little girl, like a real little girl,” Shipman says. “And she wrote so simply. It seems like a no-brainer when you create a child character, but I feel that most people don’t realize how half of her fascination with her is that she’s a little girl. I think she is my favorite part.
But conveying his youthful innocence is only half the battle. Shipman found that he needed to step back from Anya’s assignment so as not to paint her as a little. also Young. “What was funny was when we were in the booth, because it’s a baby’s voice, so you want to understand what she’s saying, but it can’t sound too baby-like. Because she is not this baby. He is a child, but he is not baby baby.”
When asked what their favorite lines were for their season one characters, the two actors were spoiled for choice. “I mean, whenever Yor is drunk on screen, he’s good enough,” says Van Sistine. “Even the number of times he yelled ‘Hands off my daughter!'”
Shipman says, “There are ‘Peanuts … peanuts …’ And my other favorite is … when I’m in the museum and she’s looking at fine art. [Twilight] she’s like ‘Don’t scream’ and she’s like ‘I can see her boobs!’ It is so great.
International Mysterious Manga
Speaking of Agent Twilight, the spy’s button-down and standout protagonist, the cast has strong opinions on how to find out if your partner is leading a double life as a secret agent.
“I feel random, inexplicable time periods seem to be the most important thing in Twilight,” says Van Sistine. “I like that you explain it with like, IBS or something … That’s where you have to be like, ‘it’s sus’.”
“You heard it here before, folks,” says interviewer Bailey Meyers. “If anyone says they have IBS, they’re actually a spy.”
(This article does not constitute and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Refer to the Espionage Act of 1917 for further details.)
For a true test of character similarity, the actors are asked what powers the main trio would prefer to have: Loid’s penchant for disguise, Yor’s ability to kick ass, or Anya’s often misinterpreted telepathy.
“I’d like Yor’s,” says Van Sixtine, “because I’d really, really like to be this in shape. Just … goals.
“Probably master of disguise,” Shipman says, moving away from his character’s power. He explains: “If only because, although telepathy is cool at ‘six’, he would probably age very quickly.
When they’re not in the cabin, like their characters, do they live a secret life of their own?
Van Sixtine is clear: “I’m actually a 70-year-old woman. I like DIY. I knit, I crochet, I do cross stitch. This is my decompression.
“You’re actually my grandmother,” Shipman said.
But she is not without her secret activities: “Natalie knows, because we have traveled a lot together … I’m a big nerd about whatever my brain decides to overfix right now. I love going to conventions because I usually try to sneak in and get around. I’ll spend my piece of change on things.
We are sure that some of our readers can relate.
The second season of Spy × Family will be released in October on Crunchyroll and other streaming services around the world.