The anime Spy x Family has just introduced the thorn princess Yor Forger, but what is her backstory and who is voicing the character in the hit series?
Spring anime is here and undoubtedly the most popular new series is the adaptation of Tatsuya Endo’s hit manga Spy x Family. The series debuted last week and yesterday, April 16thththe second episode “Secure a Wife” launched worldwide via Crunchyroll.
As the title suggests, the episode focused solely on the addition of a yor in the family: a humble employee struggling to keep up social appearances while secretly working as an assassin.
So who is Yor, where is she from and who is voicing the character in the Spy x Family original and English dubbing?
Spy x Family introduces Yor in Episode 2
In Episode 2 of the Spy x Family anime adaptation “Secure a Woman” the Premiered on Saturday, April 16ththwe are introduced to Yor.
Yor, whose surname was Briar before he married Loid Forger, works as a humble clerk at Berlint City Hall. There, she’s nervous about her looks, while her peers gossip about her looks and lack of a mate — going so far as to suggest that it’s suspicious that a woman her age is unmarried.
However, Yor has a dark secret, she is secretly an assassin working under the code name “Thorn Princess”. In fact, Yor is one of the best assassins in the Cold War world that Spy x Family is set in.
She has fair skin, long black hair that falls into two thick curls and an understated sense of style. While she is initially praised for her looks at work, during her early assassination work, Yor wears a black dress with red interior patterns, a red choker, and a gold headband.
While Yor’s primary focus is being a deadly assassin, she strives to maintain appearances and social image. This is driven in large part by her love for her younger brother, Yuri, who is busy working towards a major government promotion.
Originally from East Nielsberg, Yor sadly both of her parents died when she was very young leaving her to take care of Yuri. She was trained as an assassin at The Garden so she could pay for Yuri’s school books and food, and often gave away her entire paycheck so she could fund his studies.
As explained by her fanbase Page, Yor is afraid of insects and her earrings are a trait shared by Ashe, a character from Tatsuya Endo’s previous one-shot manga Rengoku no Ashe.
Interestingly, her maiden name Yor Briar, the pink patterns and code name suggest that her character design inspiration came from Little Briar Rose – the alternative title for Sleeping Beauty often used in Japanese literature.
Who speaks Yor in Spy x Family?
your counterfeiter is voiced by Saori Hayami (Japanese), Natalie Van Sistine (English), Adeline Chetail (French) and Maira Paris (Portuguese).
Tokyo-based Saori Hayami is a veteran of the anime voice industry and made her professional debut in 2007. Throughout her illustrious career, Hayami has brought to life some iconic characters including Shoko Nishimiya (A Silent Voice), Shinobu Kocho (Demon Slayer), Himawari Uzumaki (Boruto) and Yamato (One Piece).
Other notable roles for the 30-year-old include appearances in The Irregular at Magic High, I’m Standing on a Million Lives, 86, Welcome to Demon School, DanMachi, Jujutsu Kaisen, among others. and Fire Force.
Natalie Van Sixtine also has an incredible career as a voice actress above all starring as Lisa in Attack on Titan, Reona in Full Dive, Observer in Azur Lane, and Saya Irino in Black Rock Shooter.
However, Van Sixtine has also appeared in various video games including Marvel Avengers Academy, Smite, Gemini Wars, Final Fantasy VII and For Evelyn.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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