Spy x Family members take place during a cold battle between Ostania and Westalis. But what does this mean for visitors to the country? It’s no surprise that Spy x Family is a popular shonen anime due to its unique facility. The manga by Tatsuya Endo is the basis of the collection. It features an undercover representative, who forms a family member to help him achieve his goal of investigating a threat to political stability. It is worth examining the significance of the setting in the accumulation of season 2, which will be launched in Fall 2023.
Spy x Family members don’t take place in the real world like many slice-of-life series, but it isn’t a completely exotic dream world like in an anime. Spy x Family members’ arrangement is a comfortable compromise between fiction and familiar, allowing Tatsuya Endeo to easily exercise his creative thinking- a common technique in the manga as well as shonen anime.
Although Spy x Family’s setting, as illustrated in the manga and anime, does not reflect the expansive worldbuilding of One Piece, the author provided a compelling context for his cold battle strategy. The main fight is between the rival countries Ostania and Westalis. These are both based in the west as well as the east. Ostania is more than “the country to the east”. Ostania was intended to be an analog of real-world East Germany. This is a nation under the Warsaw Deal. Westalis, however, is West Germany. Although the real-world consequences of this are endless, Spy x Household, a shonen anime series that focuses on the fact that these countries are in a cold conflict as well as the one trigger which will cause a full-blown war, simplifies the concept.
This gives history-minded anime lovers some fascinating suggestions about what may be happening behind the scenes at Spy x Family members. It’s not just in terms of the SSS (an analog for the East German secret police the Stasi), but also terms of other possible activities. Perhaps Ostania and Westalis were once close friends and shared some areas as one nation, but wars in history drove them apart. Spy x Family could have a lot of history that could be explored in a tie-in book for history lovers. The manga and anime focus on the meat of the story, the antics of the Counterfeiter family. A map is also used to build the world. An analog for Denmark was discovered over Westalis, Ostania, and a Hungarian nation further to the east. Hugaria, a central European country that belonged to the Warsaw Pact, is no doubt this world’s Hungary. Spy x Family’s map might continue expanding until an alternative version of Europe emerges, giving Loid a large world to explore.
The author can choose from three options when creating a fiction work. They can either create a completely fictional world from scratch, which is good for sci-fi and fantasy, or they could use a real-world setting which is great for anime that are slice-of-life. Or, they could make a fictional world that is loosely based on real life. This third option is what Fullmetal Sorcerer and Spy x Household use. It combines the best of both worlds. Setting up settings such as Ostania, Westalis, and also Amestris using real life as a loose reference makes them more engaging for audiences. Also, it is easier for designers to create because a lot of the world-building has already been done.
Tatsuya Endo, a manga writer, can use this method to create a familiar setting but still allow for creative freedom to fit the story’s needs. Customers can also appreciate the information in the scenes and fill in any gaps using enlightened guesses, projections, or real-world references. This allows for effective storytelling. The author does not need to create or attract any additional information, while the visitors can see more in the worldbuilding. Spy x Family’s world feels large and well-constructed, despite the fact it has very little active world-building. For a completely fictional anime setting like Naruto and Berserk, it is impossible to provide such a thing. All the world-building must be done by the author, which takes a lot of time and effort.