Spy x Family volume 5 thread

Welcome to Volume 5 of Spy x Family!


Unless we have a large number of posts I plan to keep one thread per volume, with a weekly post checking participation etc.

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Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 21st January Mission 24 9-34 26
Week 2 28th January Mission 25 35-60 26
Week 3 4th February Mission 26 61-84 24
Week 4 11th February Mission 27 85-110 26
Week 5 18th February Mission 28 111-134 24
Week 6 25th February Mission 29 135-158 24
Week 7 4th March Mission 30 159-188 30
Week 8 11th March Short Mission 3 189-200 12


I’ve decided for now, as discussed below, to use the original book cub vocab sheet and keep adding to this. Not sure if this will work or not but will try to post the link here!

(I’m also not sure that anyone is updating it - I’m afraid I’m not!)

Spy x Family vocab sheet

Please read the guidelines on the first page before adding any words.

Discussion Guidelines

Everybody should feel free to post and ask questions–it’s what makes book clubs fun! But please do not post until you are familiar with Spoiler Courtesy!

Spoiler Courtesy

Please follow these rules to avoid inadvertent ネタバレ. If you’re unsure whether something should have a spoiler tag, err on the side of using one.

  1. Any potential spoiler for the current week’s reading need only be covered by a spoiler tag. Predictions and conjecture made by somebody who has not read ahead still falls into this category.
  2. Any potential spoilers for external sources need to be covered by a spoiler tag and include a label (outside of the spoiler tag) of what might be spoiled. These include but are not limited to: other book club picks, other books, games, movies, anime, etc. I recommend also tagging the severity of the spoiler (for example, I may still look at minor spoilers for something that I don’t intend to read soon).
  3. Any information from later in the book than the current week’s reading (including trigger warnings that haven’t yet manifested) needs to be hidden by spoiler tags and labeled as coming from later sections.
Instructions for Spoiler Tags

Click the cog above the text box and use either the “Hide Details” or “Blur Spoiler” options. The text which says “This text will be hidden” should be replaced with what you are wishing to write. In the case of “Hide Details”, the section in the brackets that is labelled “Summary” can be replaced with whatever you like also (i.e, [details=”Chapter 1, Pg. 1”]).

Hide Details results in the dropdown box like below:


This is an example of the “Hide Details” option.

The “Blur Spoiler” option will simply blur the text it surrounds.

This is an example of the “Blur Spoiler” option.

Posting Advice
  • When asking for help, please mention the page number, and check before posting that your question hasn’t already been asked. As the threads get longer, it becomes more convenient to use the Search function, which is located in the upper right corner of the forum. It is the magnifying glass which is near your profile picture! The best way to search is usually to type part of the sentence you are confused about, and select “in this topic”. This will show you all posts within the current thread which has that string of text.

  • Be sure to join the conversation! It’s fun, and it’s what keeps these book clubs lively! There’s no such thing as a stupid question! We are all learning here, and if the question has crossed your mind, there’s a very good chance it has crossed somebody else’s also! Asking and answering questions is a great learning opportunity for everyone involved, so never hesitate to do so!

If necessary, include an explanation of any discrepancies in the Ebook page numbers from physical page numbers. If there is an easy shortcut for some ebook versions to relate back to physical page numbers, it would be worth it to include it as a third bullet here, or if you want to use chapter page numbers instead of volume page numbers, as is the case with some manga. For example:

For the Kindle version of this manga, the page numbers and the location number are always 3 apart. If you subtract 3 from the location, this will give you the accurate page number!


Please use the chapter page numbers, instead of the volume page numbers. These are located in between the panels!


Will you be reading along with us this week?

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m reading this book after the club has finished
  • I’m no longer reading the book

0 voters

If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have read this part.”

Don’t forget to set this thread to Watching in order to stay abreast of discussion!


Hello, just passing through. How can you not be sure? :sweat_smile:

I just opened it and it’s only been updated up to mission 14.

Well I haven’t clicked on it for months!

I planned to remove the vocab sheet section from the thread this time, but obviously forgot…

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One question please!

Page 13

Any thoughts on what ありやした means in the bottom panel?


My best guess is that this is some absurd abbreviation of ありがとうございました, but feels like too much of a stretch…

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tbh that’s what I’d assumed, too. It seems to fit the context


To be honest, I had no idea, so came to look at the thread knowing you’d commented…


Reading Mission 25 this week!

Will you be reading along with us this week?

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this part yet
  • I’m reading this book after the club has finished
  • I’m no longer reading the book

0 voters

*If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have finished this part”.