Even without an anime adaptation to back it up, Tatsuya Endo’s action comedy manga series Spy x Family has a very strong fan-base, with over 8 million copies of the collected volumes printed and sold (including digital versions) as of the release of Volume 6 on December 28. The 6th volume will have a first print-run of 1 million copies, a first for a series that originated on the digital Shonen Jump+ app!
— 林士平（りんしへい） (@SHIHEILIN) December 20, 2020
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The announcement came during the Spy x Family stage at Jump Festa 2021 Online, where it was outlined that the first 5 volumes of the series have had 1.2 million copies sold (including the digital versions) and that the latest chapter had 1.2 million reads on the Japanese Shonen Jump+ app. Spy x Family is serialized on the digital Shonen Jump+ platform in Japan 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: Jump Festa 2021 Online Stage, Editor Shihei Lin on Twitter
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