Ookami to Koushinryou


Spice and Wolf

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ookami to Koushinryou
Japanese: 狼と香辛料
English: Spice and Wolf
German: Spice and Wolf
French: Spice and Wolf
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2008 to Mar 26, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Imagin
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.241 (scored by 360703360,703 users)
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Ranked: #2832
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Popularity: #197
Members: 739,611
Favorites: 16,897

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Synopsis

Holo is a powerful wolf deity who is revered in the small town of Pasloe for blessing the annual harvest. Yet as years go by and the villagers become more self-sufficient, Holo has been reduced to a mere folktale. When a traveling merchant named Kraft Lawrence stops at the settlement, Holo offers to become his business partner if he takes her to her northern home of Yoitsu. The savvy trader recognizes Holo's unusual ability to evaluate a person's character and accepts her proposition.

Now in the possession of both sharp bargaining skills and a charismatic negotiator, Lawrence inches closer to his goal of opening his own shop. However, as Lawrence travels the countryside with Holo in search of economic opportunities, he begins to realize that his aspirations are slowly morphing into something unexpected.

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Background

Note: This entry contains all Spice and Wolf episodes, including the DVD-only episode #7.
More Info: Here

Ookami to Koushinryou was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Funimation Entertainment as Spice and Wolf on November 24, 2009 and August 30, 2011 respectively.

An internet radio show called Ookamikku Radio aired between December 7, 2007 to April 25, 2008 to promote the series. Hosted by Ami Koshimizu and Jun Fukuyama—voice actors of Holo and Kraft Lawrence—the show featured news about the anime, comments and submissions from listeners, and a radio drama.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Holo

Main
Koshimizu, Ami
Japanese

Lawrence, Kraft

Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese

Arendt, Norah

Supporting
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese

Chloe

Supporting
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese

Liechten, Marhait

Supporting
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese

Zheren

Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese

Liebert, Marten

Supporting
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Japanese

Tarantino, Jacob

Supporting
Tsuji, Shinpachi
Japanese

Remerio, Hans

Supporting
Gouda, Hozumi
Japanese

Weiss

Supporting
Hanawa, Eiji
Japanese

Staff

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


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"Tabi no Tochuu (旅の途中)" by Kiyoura Natsumi
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Apr 22, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)
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
Dec 5, 2014
23rdeconomics (All reviews)
This review is for both seasons.

TL;DR - Great show. Refreshing medieval drama without corny magic (stunning historically accurate and fun depiction of medieval economics and commerce), immensely likeable main characters, awesome period-appropriate soundtrack, amazing dub, good art. Watch this show, despite the unfortunate cliffhanger ending of Season 2.

This is a great lesson on 'Never judge a book by the cover'. That said, I wish they had a better cover... Spice and Wolf was marketed with a half-naked furry wolf girl. Like most people, I was repulsed by it at first sight. Little did I know this seemingly shallow fanservice poster girl is one of read more
Jun 30, 2010
santetjan (All reviews)
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
Mar 5, 2008
Master10K (All reviews)
Spice and Wolf is a Supernatural, Romance, Adventure anime set in a sort of fantasy, European, Medieval world. The story itself revolves around a young travelling merchant (Craft Lawrence), who encounters a legendary wolf god, in the appearance of a cute girl (Holo/Horo) and they end up travelling together. However for those expecting plenty of wolf action or full-on romance may be disappointed. Instead it basically follows their journey from town to town, helping each other on complex business deals, whilst coming across major developments and dilemmas. Of course there are pockets of action & minor romantic developments but those don’t play much part until read more

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