In Spy x Family Ch. 64, Anya Forger faces her deadliest foe yet: education. Who will win in this battle of density against enlightenment? Well, let’s find out, shall we?

Spy x Family Ch. 64: Details

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That last panel perfectly describes Anya’s personality in a single derp face.

Spy x Family Ch. 64 is the latest chapter of the manga by Tatsuya Endo. As the mangaka of this manga, that means that he’s both the writer and artist for it. Shueisha originally published this manga in Japan, with Viz Media publishing it for the NA market.

Spy x Family Ch. 64 was released on June 26, 2022. You can currently read this chapter of the manga for free on Shonen Jump on Viz Media. This chapter will remain free for 2 chapter releases after this one. When the third chapter releases, Ch. 64 will go into Shonen Jump’s vault. Once inside, you will need a premium Shonen Jump account to read it, so if you want to read this chapter, you might want to hurry.

Spy x Family also has an anime adaptation now. You can watch this anime only on Crunchyroll. Bear in mind though that only the first 3 episodes of the anime are free with ads. Crunchyroll has locked the rest of the anime behind a paywall. If you want to watch the rest of the anime, then you’ll have to shell out money for a premium account.

Warning: spoilers for Spy x Family Ch. 64 below. If you want to watch Anya’s fight against being educated for yourself, then stop here, and come back once the dust clears and you see if any of that education has penetrated Anya’s exceptionally thick skull.

Spy x Family Ch. 64: Plot Summary

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Ah, I see our 2 opponents have met each other.

Spy x Family Ch. 64 starts us off with Anya waiting at her school’s bus stop after saying goodbye to her BFF Becky. It turns out to be a very long wait, due to the usual bus driver having an unstated medical emergency, leaving Anya plenty of time to zone out. That’s when the old housemaster Henry Henderson finds her sitting on the bench after all the other kids had left. Anya just wants to sit there and do nothing, but he manages to bribe Anya to help him carry some school supplies with the promise of tea cakes.

On the walk to his office, the housemaster attempts to instill a bit of education into Anya. To no avail, unfortunately, In fact, Anya’s head is so dense that she’d actually forgotten about her 2 Tonitrus bolts until the housemaster had reminded her. No matter how many stories of Imperial Scholars the housemaster tells her, no matter how simply he tries to break down Mistress Schlag’s unusually strict methods, none of it seems to penetrate Anya’s thick skull. All Anya does is stuff her face full of tea cakes once she gets them, and then goes home to watch Spy Wars. I don’t think she even heard the housemaster’s offer to tutor her.

Operation Engage Anya’s Brain: Success?

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Well, at least Anya has empathy…more or less.

Amazingly though, that night, after seeing and hearing of Loid and Yor’s difficult jobs (being a spy and an assassin respectively), Anya makes a decision. She actually decides to forgo Spy Wars for that night, and asks Loid to help her study after dinner. However, Loid takes this the wrong way and assumes (not without reason, mind you) that Anya got yet another Tonitrus bolt, and promptly has yet another mental/emotional breakdown. As Yor consoles a trembling Loid, Anya gives him the most hilariously deadpan look I’ve seen in any manga.

Will Anya actually forgo her viewing entertainment to actually improve herself? Will she be able to convince Loid that no, she didn’t get a Tonitrus bolt and genuinely wants to study? Hopefully, we’ll find that out in the next chapter of Spy x Family.

Spy x Family Ch. 64: The Good

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Arguably the best scene in this chapter, all thanks to Anya and the bottomless pit she has for a gut.

As usual for Tatsuya Endo, the story is the best part of Spy x Family Ch. 64. This time, mostly because of the interactions between Anya and the old housemaster. Watching the housemaster try to get an education past Anya’s thick skull is truly the masterwork of comedy. It’s like watching someone try to hammer a nail into a tank. There’s just no progress to be had here. And yet, the ending somehow added the comedy while also adding a sense of heartwarming tenderness to it. It showed that despite how little progress it seemed the housemaster was making, some of it did get through and make Anya want to study for its (and her) own sake. Loid’s understandable reaction only added the final touch to this comedy.

The artwork of Spy x Family Ch. 64 is the other great thing about it though. Mostly because of Anya’s hilarious facial expressions. Everything from her zoning-out expression to her “OMG, I forgot about my Tonitrus bolts” expression was pure comedy gold. Every face she makes is just perfect for the situation in terms of comedy value, and I love it.

Spy x Family Ch. 64: The Bad

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And not to mention Anya’s faces, of course.

Personally, I have zero problems with Spy x Family Ch. 64. This whole chapter was pure comic relief after the heavy chapters involving Loid’s backstory. However, I do recognize that those who are into action only will probably not enjoy this chapter as much as the others. I would vehemently disagree with those people, but I accept that such people might exist.

Source: Viz Media