The world of Spy x Family is an interesting one because of how the anime was able to incorporate the different supporting characters into the overall narrative. Most of these supporting characters are downright hilarious and entertaining, even if they don’t really mean to be so. One such character is the reliable sidekick Franky Franklin, who is almost always there to help Twilight/Loid Forger in his mission. But who is Franky Franklin in Spy x Family, and who is the voice behind him?
Franky Franklin works as an informant working for Twilight during Operation Strix as he is the one who acquires the useful information that Loid Forger needs. He works as a tobacco store vendor as his cover. Franky Franklin is voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino, who voiced Favaro in Rage of Bahamut.
As one of the supporting characters since the first episode, Franky Franklin has always been around the story of Spy x Family. Of course, considering that Loid has a more serious nature, Franky seems to add the comedic touch and enthusiasm that his partner needs. In that regard, let’s get to know more about Franky Franklin in Spy x Family.
Spy x Family is one of the most popular anime series today because of the fact that it was able to give justice to one of the most popular mangas that are currently still ongoing. Of course, while Spy x Family focuses a lot on the three main characters, who are the members of the fake Forger family, the supporting characters are equally as important and as entertaining.
One of the characters that have been around since the start of Spy x Family is Franky Franklin. He has always been privy to what is happening in the story, as he seems to be one of Twilight’s most trusted allies. But who exactly is Franky Franklin in Spy x Family?
Franky Franklin was introduced as an informant that works with Twilight AKA Loid Forger during Operation Strix, which is the ongoing mission that WISE sees as one of the most important operations in the history of the organization. Ever since the beginning of the operation, Franky has been around helping Loid in all of the different tasks he needed to complete because he was the one providing him with the information that’s vital to the success of Strix.
He is portrayed to be somewhat of a short man with a smaller build than most of the other adult men in the series. Franky Franklin also has a squarish face and wears large full-framed red glasses. And because of his scruffy hair, Anya loves calling him Scruffy.
During the day, Franky works as a tobacco store vendor, which is the front that he uses to hide the fact that he is an informant working for WISE and is the one assisting Loid as his most trusted sidekick throughout the entire Spy x Family anime. And the reason why he was able to work well alongside Twilight can be attributed to the fact that they have known each other for a long time and are generally quite friendly towards each other.
Unlike the more stoic and relaxed Loid, Franky Franklin’s personality is more on the enthusiastic side of things. He is fun-loving and often gets carried away when he is drunk or role-playing. Franky was the one who forced Loid to go along with the entire castle request that Anya had when he was drunk. Meanwhile, when he and Loid dressed as State Security Service agents to determine whether or not Yor was working for the real SSS, he was overly enthusiastic with his portrayal and went as far as threatening Yor.
Of course, thanks to his fun-loving personality, Franky Franklin also acts as the “fun uncle” to Anya whenever he comes over to visit. He and Anya have a great relationship with one another because he loves playing with her. Anya also loves having him around because he loves spoiling her and often acts as the devil’s advocate whenever she wants something from Loid.
Because of his fun and enthusiastic personality, Franky is often seen as the comic relief of Spy x Family, especially when it comes to his dynamics with Loid, who is a lot more serious and stoic in comparison.
Back in the day and before Franky Franklin became an informant for WISE, he was actually an Ostanian soldier and was drafted in the last war between Ostania and Westalis. However, he attempted to desert because he didn’t want to fight in the war.
When he was attempting to escape the battlefield, that was when he met a Westalis soldier named Roland Spoofy, who was actually Agent Twilight before he became a spy. This was a name that Twilight assumed after he had abandoned his former identity.
As such, considering that he has known Twilight since the last war, Franky Franklin is the person who has known him the longest and can even be regarded as his longest friend. That is why Twilight trusts him as his informant during Operation Strix, as he has known Franky for the longest time possible.
If you think that Franky Franklin’s voice in Spy x Family is familiar, then that’s because he is voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino, a Japanese voice actor that has been around since the middle of the 90s and has become a veteran in the industry.
Even though Yoshino has been around for a very long time already, it was only during the latter part of the 2000s that he found himself lending his voice to major characters in some of the most popular anime series. He was the voice of Allelujah Haptism, one of the four main characters of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. After that, he found himself voicing Solf J. Kimblee in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which is widely regarded as the greatest anime of all time.
Since then, Hiroyuki Yoshino has found himself lending his voice to a lot of different characters in anime. He became the voice of Favaro Leone, who is the main character of the Rage of Bahamut series. Yoshino also worked for popular titles like Parasyte, Seraph of the End, My Hero Academia (as Present Mic), and Gin Tama. His most recent works include Platinum End, Shaman King, and Spy x Family.