‘Spy x family’ is a comedy action anime that revolves around the Westalis’ master spy, Twilight, who has relentlessly fought for peace and prosperity all his life. So, when he is assigned the mission to stop the extremists from starting a war with the neighboring country Ostania, he is more than happy to take the responsibility. However, he soon learns that he will have to investigate Ostanian politician, Donovan Desmond for which he needs to infiltrate his son’s school, the Eden Academy. In order to pass off as a parent and investigate without raising suspicion, he adopts a child and gets married to a woman he meets at a tailor shop.

However, he is clueless that the former has the ability to read people’s minds while the latter is a dangerous assassin. The strange dynamic between the eccentric pretend family leads to hilarious ends and makes the series a hell of a ride. If you are a fan of the anime and plan to watch shows similar to it, then we have a few recommendations for you.

Case Closed

Are you in love with Twilight’s quick decision-making and unique foresight of unexpected situations? Then you are going to fall in love with the misadventures of Shinichi Kudou, a high school student tackling tough cases and outsmarting criminals of considerable influence. However, his life changes when he is caught during one of his investigations and turned into a seven-year-old child after an experimental drug is administered on him. But instead of allowing his conditions to dictate his life choices, Shinichi uses it as an opportunity to redeem himself and solve more crime while trying to take down the organisation responsible for his present condition.

Princess Principal

Set in the 20th century, the show recounts the story of war, espionage, and mystery that keeps viewers guessing. After production of advanced military technology is facilitated by the discovery of a substance called Cavorite, the world faces a threat that could potentially be catastrophic. The Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Albion begin to push each other in an endless conflict after London is divided into two parts. Espionage becomes the go to means for these two centres of power to take on their enemies. Commonwealth hires students of the Queen’s Mayfaire school, each of whom bring a unique talent to the team whose only goal is to accomplish every single mission assigned to them without failing.

Joker Game

Joker Game is another spy anime that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats and manages to get more interesting with each episode. The show is set in an era before the beginning of World War II, when powerful countries have already begun preparing for the inevitable. In such tense conditions, it’s natural for enemy nations to gather intel so that they can make educated choices in crises. Therefore, under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki, Japan hires eight agents who will take the responsibility of gathering intelligence on other countries’ social and economic conditions along with signs of weapons development with World War II as the inevitable reality. If you plan to watch another spy anime with espionage as one of its key plotlines, then it’s highly likely that you will enjoy watching Joker Game.


Kakushigoto is not a spy anime but people who love the relationship between Loid and Anya from Spy x Family, will find the series quite fascinating. The show revolves around a popular manga artist known as Kakushi Gotou, whose work is famous for its inappropriate content. While he does not feel ashamed of it, everything changes when his daughter is born and he decides to keep his profession a secret. It marks the beginning of an endless struggle where Kakushi is forced to live a double life much like Loid.

Release the Spyce

Momo Minamoto has always dreamt of serving others and to follow the footsteps of her father who has worked as a policeman all his life. She also boasts superior fighting prowess coupled with other abilities that make her an ideal candidate for jobs her father’s. So, when captain Yuki Hanzoumon comes across Momo, she does not take long to realise her potential and offers her the opportunity to join a spy group. Momo takes the unlikely chance with both hands, which marks the beginning of her long journey into world of spies and espionage.