Spy x Family season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship” picks up where we last left off on the cruise ship vacation of the previous episode. A cruise ship vacation that was very rapidly becoming a working vacation for the Forgers. Specifically: Yor Forger. She’s finding out very quickly in this episode that her client desperately needs her bodyguard services. After all, when the ship you’re on is full of assassins and there’s nowhere to run, there’s no better guardian to have than the Thorn Princess herself.
Spy x Family Season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship”: Details
Spy x Family season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship” is the sixth episode (you can read reviews for Ep. 1, Ep. 2, Ep. 3, Ep. 4, and Ep. 5 here) of the second and latest season of the anime series. Said anime is the anime adaptation of the manga of the same name by Tatsuya Endo. Wit Studio (Attack on Titan season 1-3, Ranking of Kings, The Ancient Magus’ Bride season 1) and Cloverworks (Horimiya, Wonder Egg Priority, My Dress-Up Darling) remain the animation studios behind this anime.
Tsuyoshi Tobita is the director of Spy x Family season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship”, with Daishirō Tanimura as the writer, and Shinji Itadaki doing the storyboarding. Kazuhiro Furuhashi along with Takahiro Harada (starting with this season) are the directors of Spy x Family season 2. Ichirō Ōkouchi is the writer for season 2 of the anime this time, taking over from Furuhashi. (K)NoW_NAME is still the composer for the music you hear in the anime.
Speaking of music (and I can’t believe it took me this long to put this in): “Kura Kura” (クラクラ, lit. “Dizzy”) by Ado and director Masaaki Yuasa is the opening theme song. Meanwhile, the ending theme song is “Todome no Ichigeki” (トドメの一撃, lit. “Finishing Strike”) by Vaundy (feat. Cory Wong) and director Eugene Winter.
Spy x Family season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship” features the voices of Saori Hayami (Natalie Van Sistine in English dub) as Yor Forger/Thorn Princess, Atsumi Tanezaki (Megan Shipman and Bryn Apprill in English dub) as Anya Forger, and Takuya Eguchi (Alex Organ in English dub) as Loid Forger/Twilight. Other notable voices for this episode include Aya Endō as Olka Gretcher/Shaty Grey, and Kenyu Horiuchi as Matthew McMahon. On the villains’ side, this episode features the voices of Kazuyuki Okitsu as Snoops, and Kohsuke Toriumi as the unnamed glasses-wearing cruise ship assassin leader.
When and Where to Watch
Spy x Family season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship” made its streaming debut on November 11, 2023. You can watch this episode only on Crunchyroll for now. You can watch the previous season either on Crunchyroll as well, or on Hulu.
Spy x Family Season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship”: Synopsis
Normally, this would be the part where I give you all a spoiler-filled plot summary of Spy x Family season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship”. However, this is the spoiler-free version of my usual reviews. Thus, you will all get the official synopsis of this episode from Crunchyroll instead. You can check that out below:
After boarding the cruise ship, Yor began her duty as bodyguard to Olka and her son. Meanwhile, Yor’s superior, Matthew, finds an assassin who is after Olka and her son.
Spy x Family Season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship”: The Good
The Cruise Ship Arc is one of the best arcs of the manga, and Spy x Family season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship” really shows off why. It’s really mostly down to the story in this episode. When you have assassins gunning for Olka left and right, only another assassin can hope to stop them. Fortunately, Yor is not only the best assassin around, but one who has superhuman strength, speed, and durability on top of that. Thus, there’s no better bodyguard for Olka here, and in darkly hilarious fashion too.
With a nice mix of bloody action and ridiculous comedy, Spy x Family season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship” alone is better than most entire action-comedy films. And really, I do mean bloody. When Yor makes a kill in this episode, she really means it. Nothing like impaling someone through the head to make sure that they stay down, after all. And yet, the way she takes out the assassins turns something that should be deadly serious into a weirdly hilarious comedy. Yor just does her bodyguard business in her typical friendly and polite manner as usual, contrasting with her violent actions in a stunningly hilarious way. Just like in previous episodes, it’s clear that Tatsuya Endo is a master of action-comedy.
Oh, and the animation by Wit Studio and CloverWorks is just as great as always. Especially speaking as a fan of the original manga. It’s always nice to see everything in color and in motion, as opposed to the monotone still images of manga volumes.
Spy x Family Season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship”: The Bad
Do you not like action, comedy, or action-comedy? Do you not like a mix of comedy and thriller that puts most Western action-comedy films to shame? Well, I’m sorry. Not only is Spy x Family season 2 Ep. 6 “The Fearsome Luxury Cruise Ship” not for you, but I also don’t think this anime in general is for you. If you like, I can recommend anime series of different genres entirely to you in the comments section if you ask for it.