- Anya Forger from Spy x Family has been transformed into a cute mochi dessert, celebrating the release of the movie.
- The dessert is made from sweet mochi flavored like milk, with strawberry-flavored anko for her pink hair.
- There are seven different designs of Anya mochi, each capturing a different expression, and they are available at Lawson convenience stores in Japan for an affordable price.
Sometimes, anime characters are just too cute – so cute, in fact, that we may be guilty of saying they are cute enough to eat. And every once in a while, we get the chance to actually do that. This is one of those rare opportunities where an anime character is indeed cute enough to eat, and can indeed be eaten. Of course, we are talking about none other than Anya Forger from the hit anime Spy x Family, who has been turned into a delicious mochi dessert.
While Spy x Family has retained popularity in Japan since it first aired in 2022, this dessert has been released specifically to celebrate the theatrical release of the movie Spy x Family Code: White. The movie came to cinemas in Japan on December 22nd, 2023. Spy x Family Code: White has already been licensed by Crunchyroll for international release, and will come to theaters in North America, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, and select countries in Europe sometime in 2024, both subbed and dubbed.
Anya Forger is one of the main characters in the comedy anime Spy x Family, and possibly the most popular character as well. Though she may look cute and innocent, she is actually a telepath with the ability to read minds. Anya got her powers in a mysterious experiment, and hides them from her adoptive parents. While she is very powerful, that doesn’t keep her from being cute – and at only 4 or 5 years old and standing at a mere 99.5cm (3ft3in), with pink hair and huge eyes, she is definitely cute.
Anya’s popularity and adorable appearance are what have led to this cute dessert’s creation. The dessert is mochi, a pounded rice cake that is popular to eat in Japan. Her face is made from this sweet mochi, which is flavored like milk, and her iconic pink hair is made from strawberry-flavored anko, or red bean paste. When eaten together, these sweet Anya treats taste like strawberry milk.
These Anya mochi desserts are made by Bandi Candy and are part of a special line of desserts the company makes called Tabemas. The name comes from the Japanese word “tabe,” meaning “to eat,” and a shortening of the word “mascot,” because everything in the Tabemas line is an edible mascot character or design. Previously, the Tabemas line included edible Dragon Balls from Dragon Ball Z. Eating them may or may not have given you special powers.
In total, there are seven different designs of Anya mochi available. She is a very expressive character, so the seven designs are trying to capture seven different expressions that she makes in Spy x Family. These include her happy, surprised, sleepy, and devious faces, along with several others. They are currently already out in the wild at Lawson convenience stores across Japan, and at only 285 yen (around $2 USD), they are a great sweet treat for anime fans to enjoy at a very affordable price.
Watch Spy x Family now on Crunchyroll and Disney+.
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