The thriller spy manga series is receiving an anime adaptation!
An anime adaptation of the manga series Mission: The Yozakura Family was officially announced during Jump Festa 2023. The series will be animated by studio SILVER LINK and released in 2024.
Mission: Yozakura Family Manga
Written and illustrated by Hitsuji Gondaira, Mission: The Yozakura Family began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in August 2019 and has since released a total of 15 volumes with the next set released on January 4, 2023. US-based publisher VIZ Media initially picked up the English license for the digital version of the series in 2020 and later the print version in 2022. Since then, VIZ Media published the first physical volume, with the second expected to be released on December 20, 2023, and the third volume on February 21, 2023.
Mission: Yozakura Family doesn’t have the history of awards that other recent anime can have, but the series was still nominated for the Next Manga Awards in 2020. But that doesn’t mean that Gondaira itself hasn’t won any. Only at the age of 19, he won the Honorable Mention award at the 2011 JUMP Treasure Newcomer Manga Awards for his one-shot IBIS. In the same year, Gondaira made his debut as a manga artist in Jump NEXT! 2011 SUMMER edition with one-shot Chaco’s jailbreak theory. Then, in 2015, Gondaira’s one-shot Genjui Toteku went on to win Weekly Shonen Jump’s Golden Future Cup competition.
It was only in 2017 that he debuted with the series Poros currency records, which ran for 17 chapters (2 volumes). Two years later, Gondaira delivered what millions of people around the world are currently reading Mission: The Yozakura Family. And 158 chapters later, the series is still going! You can read Mission: The Yozakura Family on both the VIZ Media app and the official Shonen Jump app.
From December 2022, Mission: The Yozakura Family has over 1.4 million copies in circulation.
Taiyo Asano is a super shy middle school student, and the only person he can talk to is his childhood friend Mutsumi Yozakura. However, Mutsumi comes from a line of master spies with amazing powers. Her older brother, Kyoichiro, is obsessed with Mutsumi and out to kill anyone who comes near her – and his next target is Taiyo! The only way for Taiyo to escape Kyoichiro’s murderous clutches is to marry Mutsumi! (Vol. 1 synopsis by VIZ Media)
Source: Jump Festa 2023