Ookami to Koushinryou

Spice and Wolf

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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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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
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #3462
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Popularity: #223
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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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Note: This entry contains all Spice and Wolf episodes, including the DVD-only episode #7.
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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


Koshimizu, Ami

Lawrence, Kraft

Fukuyama, Jun

Arendt, Norah

Nakahara, Mai


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Tsuji, Shinpachi

Remerio, Hans

Gouda, Hozumi

Liebert, Marten

Horiuchi, Kenyuu


Namikawa, Daisuke


Hanawa, Eiji



Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme


Apr 19, 2024
Ok how was this made in 2008. This animation and drawing is on par with stuff that comes out today. This was a pretty good anime I like the heroine, but the MC was kinda dumb at times making really risky decisions just to have it all blow up in his face but some how making a profit at the end. I really wanted more when it came to the romance. The tags said that it has romance but I would say it have romantic subtext. I don't want to judge it too harshly cause it is an older anime and they are remaking it. ...
Feb 19, 2024
Mixed Feelings
i wont go into too much detail because i dont like that so in summanry, i personally loved it, but i know its too slow for some people, for some not enough drama or action oe just not too fast paced enough, so if you want something fast paced full of action or drama every second well, its not for you sadly
now i dont care too much of the level of animation and such and by design you know its age, i dont know about music so i dont care, but about story and charachters, thats what i focus at so as i said for ...
Jun 27, 2021
To be honest? Medieval product exchange, and stocks is about as interesting and fun as reading a gym sock. The art and sound is nothing astounding, and just because you give a leading female main character ears and a tail doesn't mean they suddenly have character depth. And the male main character is so stale, I got bored at the idea of him. I get people like what they like, but after watching season 1 and 2, I'd say it'd be better to find almost any other anime to watch. I even went in with a clean slate, and had read the positive reviews to ...

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