The following contains spoilers for Spy x Family Episode 13, “Project Apple,” now streaming on Crunchyroll.
The expectation of Spy x FamilyThe second courtyard is finally finished. As the fall 2022 anime season kicks off, the beloved Forger family returns with even more exciting spy adventures and domestic fun to look forward to. The premiere of episode 13 shows that the makeshift family is about to get a little bigger with the introduction of a perfect furry companion for adorable telepath Anya Forger.
After saving a young boy from drowning and getting his first Stella Star in the final episodes of the anime’s First Courtship, Anya definitely deserves a reward. Loid acknowledges that such a reward would keep her motivated towards the ultimate goal of obtaining enough Stella Stars to gain access to the Imperial Scholars mixer, a critical part of Operation Strix. As Anya expresses her heart’s desire is a dog at the end of Episode 11, Episode 13 kicks off Loid and Yor’s mission to find the perfect pet.
Loid is on a new mission in Spy x Family’s Second Court premiere
For Twilight, nothing should be taken lightly when it comes to her mission, not even adopting a dog. While his search is driven by his desire to reward Anya and keep her motivated, Loid is determined to find a dog that will be more than a pet. He must be properly trained and skilled enough to guard his home and protect his family. Although Anya imagines a cute little puppy for her reward, Loid takes her family to watch retired war dogs, all of which seem too intimidating for Anya. After acknowledging that neither of the dogs would do, Loid is removed from his current mission to another, leaving Yor and Anya to continue searching for the dogs on their own.
As the beginning of Episode 13 hints, a nefarious group is using dogs to assassinate Foreign Minister Brantz. With one of the members in custody, WISE enlists Loid to use his mastery of disguise to trick the young criminal into giving information about his fellow terrorists. Working from a short snippet of footage, Loid replicates the appearance and demeanor of the group’s leader, successfully tricking the criminal into revealing that the terrorists’ plans are to use dogs equipped with bombs to carry out the assassination. . With tensions between East and West already high, WISE realizes that this plot poses a direct threat to political stability, tasking Loid with helping them bring down the terrorists.
Anya finds her perfect canine companion
As Loid’s mission in episode 13 sets up the conflict that will play out throughout Spy x Familyof the new arc, it also serves as an introduction to the Forger family’s future pet. The giant white dog seen in the series’ new opening credits debuts as one of the dogs involved in the terrorist plot. As two of the terrorists’ lackeys are walking the dog, he senses a sign is about to fall on a little boy and escape the lackeys’ grasp just in time to save the boy. This scene indicates that the dog holds a special ability similar to Anya’s telepathy. Besides high intelligence, he appears to have the power of precognition, allowing him to briefly see the future.
This power is made even more evident when the dog walks past Anya and their eyes meet, causing Anya to read the dog’s mind and have a vision of him joining their family. With her interest piqued, Anya follows the dog, putting her in a dangerous situation. When she gets caught by the terrorists Loid is chasing, the dog jumps to her aid. The two combine their abilities to distract the terrorists, allowing them to escape. As the terrorists catch up to them at the end of the episode, Anya works with the dog shows, they are already a perfect team.
Although the two each have their limitations given their age, species, and clumsiness of personality, Anya’s telepathy and dog’s precognition go hand in hand, providing a potentially potent combo for the family of makeshift spy. Fans can expect the dog to officially join the Forger family in future episodes. As the second yard continues, Anya and the dog’s combination of abilities will likely be a major source of hilarious antics in the Forger house and help when Anya needs it most.
The second courtyard Spy x Family gets off to an exciting and adorable start. Although readers of the original manga already know the name of the Forgers’ future pet, anime fans will have to wait to find out what name Loid, Yor and Anya will settle on when they officially bring their new canine friend home. home.