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: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.221 (scored by 384460384,460 users)
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Ranked: #3192
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Popularity: #221
Members: 797,037
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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


Nazuka, Kaori

Liechten, Marhait

Ootsuka, Houchuu

Liebert, Marten

Horiuchi, Kenyuu

Tarantino, Jacob

Tsuji, Shinpachi

Remerio, Hans

Gouda, Hozumi


Namikawa, Daisuke


Hanawa, Eiji


Ishiguro, Tatsuya
Takahashi, Takeo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

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Jul 20, 2023
Spice and Wolf seamlessly combines elements of fantasy, romance, and economics, creating a refreshing and distinctive narrative. It explores the dynamics of trade and commerce within a captivating medieval-inspired world, complete with its own customs, currencies, and economic systems. It offers a fresh perspective rarely seen in anime.

This attention to detail enhances the believability and authenticity of the narrative. The enchanting OST further complements the atmosphere, and immersion is through the roof.

However ,most of the value from this series comes from its characters , as they are especially well written. Conversations between Holo and Lawrence are both witty and thought-provoking, delving into economic principles, ...
Jan 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings

After about 10 years of hearing about Spice and Wolf, I finally decided to finish the first season. I distinctly remember this guy on /r/animemes with a profile dedicated to Holo, and the references of "if you like economics, you'll love Spice and Wolf!"

It is not an 8/10. I had to choose between giving it a 6 or a 7, and I would've given it a 6.5, but I'm not rounding up.

It is NOT a show about modern economics in any sense. It is basically a pseudointellectual medieval slice of life show that doesn’t care about any realities of medieval Europe (I’m thinking 400-1600 ...
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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