Spy x Family volume 8 thread

Welcome to Volume 8 of Spy x Family!

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I plan to keep one thread per volume, with a weekly post checking participation etc.

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Schedule

Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 8th July Mission 45 5-28 24
Week 2 15th July Mission 46 29-46 18
Week 3 22th July Mission 47 47-72 26
Week 4 29th July Mission 48 73-96 24
Week 5 5th August Mission 49 97-116 20
Week 6 12th August Mission 50 117 -134 18
Week 7 19th August Mission 51 135-154 20
Week 8 26th August Mission 52 155-182 28
Week 9 2nd September Mission 53 183-202 20
Week 10 9th September Short Mission 6 203-210 8

Vocabulary

I’ve decided to use the original book club vocab sheet and keep adding to this.

Note as pointed out last volume, it’s not currently being updated, but I’ll keep it here for reference.

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:

Example

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:
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!

OR

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

Participation

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!

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I would like to complain that the anime isn’t even at this part yet

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Reading Mission 46 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
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*If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have finished this part”.

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I was a bit shocked to see all the new posts today - don’t know how it’s Saturday already. On a road trip and reading isn’t going great, but I’ll catch up soon. Reach my destination today!

Reading Mission 47 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
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Well, I’m a bit less behind than last week!

Reading Mission 48 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
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Loving this new arc so far

Mission 48 spoilers


Those were some very clever moves by Yuusha Anya this chapter ^.^

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Yep fun so far - I haven’t read your spoiler as I just finished mission 47.

I’ve also been back in and fixed the schedule for being 2 days out from this week on.

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I caught up!!

Reading Mission 49 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
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Weekly Anya face

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Reading Mission 50 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
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イケメンフランキー???

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Question from Mission 45 p. 10 (digital)

What is Anya saying here? Something about looking forward to her great adventure next time? I get that she’s salty about the room being narrow, and it seems like she may be quoting her show or something, but I’m not sure what じかいさく means here.

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mission 45

I believe it’s 次回作, or “next installment”

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Mission 48 is amazing

Love 黄昏’s very serious commitment to looking like a fun dad… the hardest costume yet for the master of disguise :joy: And then Anya absolutely destroys him…

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Great to have another person join us! You’ve almost caught up to where the offshoot club is reading.

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Thanks for the welcome! I definitely didn’t expect to catch up so fast, but it’s just so good I just can’t stop reading! :joy: This volume especially is a real page-turner. Glad to have others to be excited about it together - most of my friends who like SPYxFAMILY have only seen the anime, so I can’t discuss with them at this point because spoilers…

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Reading Mission 51 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

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Mission 51 spoilers

Oof, that cliffhanger!

One questions please on Page 139

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Not sure what Anya means with しうちうして… any ideas?

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pg 139

It’s a mispronunciation of 集中して, I believe

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Reading Mission 52 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

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