The premiere of the SPY x FAMILY anime’s second cour is only days away, and that means all kinds of promotions are rolling out for the fan-favorite series. TOHO animation put out the opening theme song animation as a sneak peek, but that’s not all. People in Tokyo are given an extra treat for advertisement — Anya talking to them at the Cross Shinjuku Vision 3D billboard.
The billboard is located near the Shinjuku Station, and last month it paid homage to cats in Pokémon for a Pokémon GO promotion. This time around, Anya shows up twice every hour.
Knowing not everyone can be in Tokyo to see the 3D ad in person, the official SPY x FAMILY Twitter handle tweeted this video:
— 『SPY×FAMILY（スパイファミリー）』アニメ公式 (@spyfamily_anime) September 26, 2022
SoraNews24 provided this translation of what she says: “Hey, everybody down there, Anya has a request for you all. Don’t miss what Anya gets up to!”
Anya is also being advertised on the Shinjuku Alta Vision billboard, which is a hop, skip and a jump away from the Cross Shinjuku Vision 3D billboard. In fact, it’s possible to see Anya on both at the same time!
— SPY×FAMILY (スパイファミリー)グッズ情報 (@SPYxFAMILYinfo) September 26, 2022
Anya’s Cross Shinjuku Vision ads began on September 26. New episodes of SPY x FAMILY start on October 1, and Anya will continue with her twice-hourly ads until October 9.
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