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Ookami to Koushinryou

Ookami to Koushinryou

Alternative Titles

English: Spice and Wolf
Japanese: 狼と香辛料

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.381 (scored by 102849 users)
Ranked: #1632
Popularity: #60
Members: 178,854
Favorites: 5,986
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

adventure fantasy romance supernatural

Synopsis

The peddler Kraft Lawrence travels through the world selling all kinds of things. After visiting a village, he discovers a sleeping girl under the pelts in his cart. She has wolf ears and a tail. The wolf girl explains that she has been called a "god," but that her name is Holo and nothing more. Lawrence teases the girl a little, but after hearing more of her story, he is moved and decides to accompany her further north. On their travels the two have many adventures, often getting into trouble, but the bond between them grows stronger.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ookami to Koushinryou
Sequel: Ookami to Koushinryou II: Ookami to Kohakuiro no Yuuutsu

Characters & Voice Actors

Holo
Holo
Main
Koshimizu, Ami
Japanese
Koshimizu, Ami
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
Lawrence, Kraft
Lawrence, Kraft
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Tatum, J. Michael
English
Tatum, J. Michael
Chloe
Chloe
Supporting
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Marchi, Jamie
English
Marchi, Jamie
Zheren
Zheren
Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Burgmeier, John
English
Burgmeier, John

Staff

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



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Apr 22, 2008
Ranivus
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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Sep 1, 2013
xbobx
"We won't laugh until we get the money, we won't cry until we go bankrupt."

If one wishes to switch a bit from action and cute-girls-doing-cute-stuff series, and watch a more serious but yet funny and romantic story, this is the perfect choice.
The quote above, said from Lawrence to Holo, represents one of the main features of the anime: the mixture of an economics theme with slice-fo-life elements. From the surface, it sure seems pretty odd, but when you take a deeper look, you see it blend so well with the storyline that long conversations about price raising and market value -boring to many people- end read more
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Recommendations

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 does because of this. Gone is the witty banter shared between Howo and Lawrence--in their place, you get Demon Queen's tits and 'jokes' about her "useless meat" shoved down your throat 24/7. There's the intelligent dialogue that made S&W a favourite, for sure, but even that is questionable (war = good) and learning about the economical benefits of certain food ain't all its cracked up to be, to tell you the truth.

Maoyuu will probably be one of the better anime going around the block, don't get me wrong. It having S&W staff employed makes me confident of that. But that line of thought is part of the problem: Maoyuu will always - rightly - be in Howo's shadow. Will JRPG cliches/tropes being added to the S&W mix make-up for a lack of the personality/charm that made S&W such a fan favourite?... I doubt it. Very much.
The same sort of feeling and the relationship between the main. Also set in a older timeline.

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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