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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 111660 users)
Ranked: #1632
Popularity: #58
Members: 196,260
Favorites: 6,525
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adventure fantasy romance supernatural

Synopsis

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)

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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Dec 5, 2014
vatansrajan
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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Dec 2, 2014
afrodizzy
In one word, spectacular.

Spice and Wolf is a long journey filled with heaps of dialogue and economics, just keep that in mind when deciding to watch it.

Story: Spice and Wolf is set in the medieval in a land that appears to take inspiration from European countries. Our story begins with the introduction of Kraft Lawrence, a travelling merchant who while on his way from town, is approached by the wolf goddess who goes by the name of Holo the Wise Wolf. Who asks to accompany Lawrence on his travels so she can return to her home in the snowy north. From here on out this 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.
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).
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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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