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Ookami to Koushinryou

Ookami to Koushinryou

Alternative Titles

English: Spice and Wolf
Japanese: 狼と香辛料


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2008 to May 30, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.391 (scored by 135122 users)
Ranked: #1602
Popularity: #61
Members: 242,800
Favorites: 7,960
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Kraft Lawrence, a traveling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo – a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern home. Armed with his street smarts and her animal instincts, a simple peddler and a forgotten deity begin a journey through the wild countryside. Along their path, the riches of happiness shall be reaped, even as the bankruptcy which dwells in the human heart is exposed.

(Source: Funimation)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami
Lawrence, Kraft
Lawrence, Kraft
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Arendt, Norah
Arendt, Norah
Nakahara, Mai
Nakahara, Mai
Nazuka, Kaori
Nazuka, Kaori


Clinkenbeard, Colleen
Clinkenbeard, Colleen
Takahashi, Takeo
Takahashi, Takeo
Takakuwa, Hajime
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Shishido, Jun
Shishido, Jun
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Wolf and Best Clothes
Ookami to Itchoura (狼と一張羅)
Jan 9, 2008
2 Wolf and Distant Past
Ookami to Toui Kako (狼と遠い過去)
Jan 16, 2008
3 Wolf and Business Talent
Ookami to Shousai (狼と商才)
Jan 23, 2008
4 Wolf and Her Helpless Partner
Ookami to Muryoku na Aibou (狼と無力な相棒)
Jan 30, 2008
5 Wolf and Lovers' Quarrel
Ookami to Chiwagenka (狼と痴話喧嘩)
Feb 6, 2008

Opening Theme

"Tabi no Tochuu (旅の途中)" by Kiyoura Natsumi

Ending Theme

#1: "Ringo Biyori (リンゴ日和 ~The Wolf Whistling Song)" by ROCKY CHACK
#2: "Tabi no Tochuu (旅の途中)" by Kiyoura Natsumi (ep 13)

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Apr 22, 2008 1:14 AM
Wolf and spice can be summed up fairly easily. Be prepared for ALOT of dialog. In essence, its about a story about merchant trading during medieval times. A time when the word of the catholic church was more important than anything else and anyone else was deemed a witch or heretic. Since it is set in such archaic times it would be a perfect fit to have an anime about merchant trading.

Ever since i was in middle school I used to play video games with trading and how prices rise and fall from location to location and how supply and demand and even risk margins read more
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Dec 5, 2014 2:03 AM
This is a review of BOTH seasons of Spice and Wolf, but I have gone to great lengths to make it completely spoiler-free.

Personally, I believe Spice and Wolf's central theme to be a rephrasing of the saying 'Never judge the content by the cover'. The story is one of the most unique in anime, despite the presence of a naked wolf girl that would normally slap a bold 'FANSERVICE' stamp right across the middle. Spice and Wolf is inexplicable, to be honest. It's a medieval fantasy, but has nothing to do with swords and spellcraft, but rather trading and economics. If I try to explain read more
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Mar 14, 2008 2:58 PM
A show about a merchant and an incarnation of a harvest-wolf-god, set in a beautiful medieval world.
So, a merchant named Lawrence encounters the incarnation of the harvesting god - a wolf god at that. Her incarnation looks like a human except wolf ears and the tail to match. Then, he's supposed to accompany her to her home country in the north. On top of that, it's all set in a medieval setting. That's pretty interesting, if you ask me. It lays the base for a good adventure anime; which I definitely like.

This show doesn't have a vast array of main characters - it's mainly Lawrence read more
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Jun 30, 2010 4:08 PM
A sensory description accompanied by fields of gold swaying as the west wind moves. A reference to a European legend so obscure most people living where the legend was current will have never heard of it, and well-used to boot. A depiction of change, of progress and of its accompanying alteration of people's perception. All in a preamble spoken in a soft voice.
How could this not turn out to be brilliant?

When discussing Spice and Wolf, the very title of the series is of interest. More particularly, the sequence of the words of that title. Whereas the Japanese original should have produced the sequence 'Wolf and read more
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The studio behind Maoyuu have CLEARLY embraced the fact that the source material came to be thanks to S&W making a serialised story of economics and love economically viable. They've also taken advantage of the desperation S&W anime fans feel for a S3 that - probably - won't ever be. Why not employ the same JP voice actors, the same director and other people that worked on S&W? It makes good business sense.

As an enlightened fellow pointed out in passing, Maoyuu started out on 2chan and - more than likely - panders to the wants of its target audience as much as it  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
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They are both set as a traveling adventure in old Europe. The relationship between the main 'couples' are very similar, especially in the way the female lead treats the male lead. Both have a fair share of comedy and drama, Gosick is more tragic though (unexpectedly, considering Spice and Wolf feels more mature overall).  
reportRecommended by Takai
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They talk a lot and I mean A LOT in both. The chit-chat is funny, sometimes deep, and also very absorbing. Both have fantasy style setup. And of course brilliant couples :) 
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Even though these appear - superficially - to be totally different (furry love vs. elf love; trading/economics vs. intergalactic warfare), you'd have to blind AND somewhat stupid to watch these two and not link them.

For starters, anyone watching at length will only be in it for the SLOWLY developing romance between a human and his nonhuman, can-live-for-100s-of-years life partner. A HUGE amount of time gets put into complicated subplots, for sure, but that's all decoration. What people want is for the leads to take their relationships forward beyond unsure friendship/lovers territory... which, of course, NEVER SODDING WELL HAPPENS since interest would fade  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
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Both are about a male finding a goddess, only they take place in completely different eras. 
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