Mission Yozakura Family Episode 1 Review: A Dangerous Family Full Of Spies

Mission Yozakura Family Episode 1 Review: The very first episode of this anime was promising and entertaining. Let us see how the episode went in detail, below. 

Mission Yozakura Family Overview

Mission Yozakura Family or Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen ( 夜桜さんちの大作戦 ), created by Hitsuji Gondaira, debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump on August 26, 2019, and has since been serialized into tankōbon volumes. The initial volume hit the shelves on February 4, 2020, with 22 volumes in circulation as of March 4, 2024.

Mission Yozakura Family Episode 1 Review A Dangerous Family Full Of Spies

In English, Viz Media distributes the manga digitally through its Shonen Jump website, while Shueisha offers simultaneous English releases via the Manga Plus app and website. Additionally, Viz Media commenced print releases on October 18, 2022.

The music composition will be done by Kōji Fujimoto and Osamu Sasaki. This anime is scheduled for premiere on April 7, 2024, and it is slated to run for two consecutive cours on MBS and TBS. The opening theme, “Unmei-chan” (運命ちゃん, lit. ‘Fate’), is performed by Ikimonogakari, while the ending theme, “Fam!”, is sung by Chico.

I have tried my best to keep the review as spoiler-free as possible, but there are certain elements that I had to mention to give proper feedback.

– Mission Yozakura Family Episode 1 Review Contains Minor Spoilers –

Mission Yozakura Family Episode 1 Review: Escaping A Deranged Spy

Mission Yozakura Family Episode 1 Review A Dangerous Family Full Of Spies

In this episode, we see the sad fate of a boy called Taiyo, who just can’t catch a break in his life. Recently, he has lost his family in a car accident and has become completely alone in the world. The only person who is there for him is none other than his childhood best friend, Mutsumi. But a deep sense of loss surrounds Taiyo, which is why, he tries to keep his distance not only from other people but also from Mutsumi at times.

Mutsumi, on the other hand, tries her best to make Taiyo feel at ease and support him through thick and thin. But their happy life gets disturbed when the vice principal of the school, becomes involved with their case. This teacher has always been obsessed with Mutsumi to the point of extreme and has been very protective of her. One day, when he comes back from a conference, he calls for Taiyo in his chamber.

Mission Yozakura Family Episode 1 Review A Dangerous Family Full Of Spies

There, Taiyo discovers a horrifying scene. Multiple pictures of Mutsumi, even from her childhood days, on the vice president’s phone. So, what’s the matter with this guy? Is he a pervert or a stalker? Actually, he is just a very overprotective older brother who can go to great lengths for his youngest sister, Mutsumi.  

And by great lengths, I mean he can kill anyone without even batting an eye. But, that’s not all, Mutsumi belongs to a very talented family of notorious spies, and now, Taiyo get entangled in this mess where Mutsumi’s oldest brother is planning to kill him.

This episode was very interesting, and I do have very high hopes for this anime. The animation was pretty good, and the powers of the Yozakura siblings were showcased very nicely. From what I have seen, it seems that this will be a comedy-action anime where we will see the daily escapades of the Yozakura family.

The highlight of this anime is definitely its fascinating set of characters. Every sibling has a distinct personality with their own specialities in spying. From the oldest to the youngest, everyone has varied powers, and they excel at their job. Hence, it will be intriguing to see how Taiyo will be able to manage to survive in such a setting.

Mission Yozakura Family Episode 1 Review A Dangerous Family Full Of Spies

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I’m definitely looking forward to more episodes from this anime. This show almost reminded me of Spy X Family, so if you like memorable characters doing funny things in a badass way, this might be the anime for you. Other than that, it is still too soon to say if this will be one of the best shows of this season, but it does have great potential.

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