‘Spy x Family’: Check Out the Anime’s Catchy Intro and Outro Songs

Spy x Family is one of the most anticipated anime of Crunchyroll’s spring 2022 season, and it’s drawing fans in with its hilarious premise and colorful animation. The series also features some impressive theme music. Both the intro and outro songs speak to Spy x Family‘s fun and upbeat story. They also tease what’s to come in season 1.

‘Spy x Family’s intro song is by HIGE DANdism

The opening theme song for Spy x Family makes for a visually delightful intro, one that speaks to the show’s animation style and tone. Like the series itself, it balances the concept of a spy story with a hilarious and wholesome take on the found family trope.

Japanese pop band HIGE DANdism sings the opening, which is titled “Mix Nuts.” Anime lovers may recognize the band’s sound, as they’re behind the themes of other series as well. The group sings the Tokyo Revengers opening, “Cry Baby,” as well as the Hinomaru Sumo theme, “Fire Ground.” They’re also behind the song “Yesterday” from the film Hello World.

Their latest opening is catchy as ever, and it teases the Forgers’ family dynamic and their secret identities. According to Crunchyroll, “Mix Nuts” accumulated more than 1 million viewers in the 24 hours after it debuted. And that’s something it has in common with Spy x Family‘s ending song.

Gen Hoshino sings ‘Spy x Family’s outro

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The outro song for Spy x Family Season 1 debuted with episode 3, and the ending credits are just as fun as the opening theme. This time, the song comes from Japanese singer and songwriter Gen Hoshino. The artist is well known for performing the opening theme for Doraemon, but he has a string of other accolades under his belt as well.

Dubbed “Comedy,” the outro is slightly more mellow than the opening. However, it maintains an upbeat melody and touches on the same themes. Like the intro, it also surpassed 1 million views during its first day on TOHO Animation’s YouTube channel.

Clearly, both the opening and closing themes are proving a hit among fans. And both of them are worth watching for more than the catchy music. The songs also offer some insight into what’s coming.

Both songs tease what’s to come in the anime’s first season

Anya Forger in 'Spy x Family' Season 1. Her hands are balled into fists and her eyes are sparkling.
Anya Forger in ‘Spy x Family’ | © Tatsuya Endo/Shueisha

In addition to giving Spy x Family fans two new songs to listen to, the anime’s intro and outro also give them some idea of what’s coming. Those who have read Tatsuya Endo’s manga series will recognize some of the characters who make appearances, particularly in the ending theme. The adaptation hasn’t introduced Anya’s classmates and teachers just yet, but “Comedy” hints that they’ll make an appearance soon.

Both themes also suggest the Forger family may start to enjoy their familial facade a bit too much, breaking Twilight’s rule to not get attached. Fans suspected the story would go in that direction, but it’ll be interesting to see how it impacts Operation Strix. Only time will tell if there are other clues hidden in the opening and closing. We’ll be keeping an eye out for more.

New episodes of Spy x Family drop on Crunchyroll and Hulu every Saturday.

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