Spy x Family Exclusive Interview w/ The English Actresses Yor and Anya Forger at Anime Expo 2022

At this year's Anime Expo, we got to interview Spy x Family's Yor and Anya Forger, Natalie Van Sistine and Megan Shipman.
Spy x Family

At this year’s Anime Expo, we got to interview Spy x Family’s Yor and Anya Forger, Natalie Van Sistine and Megan Shipman.

Global sensation Spy x Family is now streaming Season 1 Part 1 subbed and dubbed on Crunchyroll. The anime revolves around a makeshift family of a spy, an assassin, and a child psychic. Each member of the family hides their secret from the other. Only Anya knows everyone’s secret, but thankfully her childish imagination and loyalty to her new family keep everyone’s secret safe. While their secrets constantly put them in danger, their earnestness to love and support each other allows them to deal with anything that comes their way.

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At this year’s Animex Expo, we got to interview two members of the Forger Family, Yor Forger and Anya Forger, or at least their English Voice Over performers, Natalie Van Sistine and Megan Shipman. They shared their love of the series, especially how unique it is compared to a lot of other series but also in their characters. The series story really allows them to play with unique characters and situations that are unlike anything else out there. Watch our interview our friends at Crunchyroll were so gracious to fit us into during an incredibly busy weekend at Anime Expo 2022.

Spy x Family Interview with Natalie Van Sistine and Megan Shipman, the English Voice Over performers of Yor and Anya Forger

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In our interview with Spy x Family stars Natalie Van Sistine and Megan Shipman, we not only got to learn about their favorite parts of their characters, but also the incredibly technical process of dubbing. When hearing it all laid out like that it does seem daunting, but watching and experiencing their performances in the series seems so effortless and natural. It’s one of those things you appreciate without really understanding, but are always grateful for. Especially with such a spectacular series such as this one.

We also find out the actress’s thoughts on Anya’s desire for a pistol and a silencer and the likelihood of ever getting it.

Spy x Family Season 1 Part 1 is now fully available subbed and dubbed in multiple languages on Crunchyroll. Part 2 is set to release in October 2022 with a high-stakes terrorist mission. Thankfully Crunchyroll Simulcasts the series. Part 1 simulcast on Saturdays 8:30am PDT so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to believe they would do the same for Part 2.

Spy x Family

About Spy x Family

Creator: Tatsuya Endo
Original Story: Tatsuya Endo
Studios: WIT STUDIO, Cloverworks
Direction: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Character Design: Kazuaki Shimada
Music: (K)NoW_NAME
Publisher: Toho
Distributor: Crunchyroll (North America)
Cast: Alex Organ, Megan Shipman, Natalie Van Sistine, Anthony Bowling, Barry Yandell, Caitlin Glass, Gallas Reid, Dani Chambers, Jordan Dash Crus, Macy Anne Johnson, Michelle Rojas, Morgan Garrett, Stephanie Young

World peace is at stake and secret agent Twilight must undergo his most difficult mission yet—pretend to be a family man. Posing as a loving husband and father, he’ll infiltrate an elite school to get close to a high-profile politician. He has the perfect cover, except his wife’s a deadly assassin and neither knows each other’s identity. But someone does, his adopted daughter who’s a telepath!

Have you already binged through Season 1 Part 1 of Spy x Family? How excited are you about Part 2? Do you prefer watching animes subbed or dubbed? Let us know and be sure to share all your theories with us on Twitter.

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Kevin Fenix

Kevin Fenix

Professional Nerd | Amateur Human | News Editor The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video.