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. read more
The fact that both shows share a lot of similar anime-related features are clear as day, but the most fascinating part about both shows are how they take on the area that most anime can't: discussing actual knowledge.
Spice and Wolf series are a lot like Trading for Dummy printed in feudal age. They have feudal settings with a dash of fantasy, that's what we knew easily from the cover. But you don't judge the book by its cover, or you might overlook something nice.
Spice and Wolf discuss trading, politics, microeconomic and others relevant knowledge for an average feudal traders. It sure doesn't live up against your professor's Econ101, but for an anime, a mean for entertainment, they did well including knowledge, or at least knowledge-flavored contents in its show.
MaoYuu settings take on a bigger scale. Lead characters are playing politicians, and unlike random trader, they have considerable amount of influence on politics in their world. Thus, MaoYuu feature a simple discussion of war, politic, macroeconomy, and other stuffs relevant to Demon Lord.
Both MaoYuu and Spice and Wolf are anime featuring ACTUAL knowledge which is a rare find for an anime. Gundam does NOT discuss Physics used to build giant space robot, and K-On! never teach a single guitar cord, do they? This is what set MaoYuu and Spice and wolf apart from most anime, they discuss, even if it's just the most fundamental part of the whole field of study.
But remember again, they are not Econ101 or Introduction to Feudal History, they are still anime, the mean for entertainment. Do not compare it to actual books and say they sucked. Be classy, judge them for what they are.
And yes, if you enjoy economy, politics, and history in real life, you will likely enjoy them both. But if you always on the look for action packed Medieval fantasy, you might be disappointed though. read more
Both series have the same atmosphere and tone with an emphasis on how social and economic systems function in a by gone era. While there is danger for the main characters in each series it's not the major focus of the story line.
While Ookami describes trade and business in a medieval world, Maoyuu follows the story of two characters trying to evolve their war torn world into a place which can move on, two nations living in harmony, as opposed to one being destroyed by the other then trying to recover.
The two shows are very similar. Same lead voice actors, supernatural female protagonist, trades, lots of dialogues, female protagonist wants to go somewhere that ended her and the male lead to travel together. Maoyuu is good so far.
Both deal with economics and feature merchants and are set around the same time frame of the middle ages. Both also have magic elements and have the same style of subtle romantic tensions. Both highly recommended. =)
Similar music, both involves Economics (Micro and Macro), the art is pretty similar with medieval setting, the interaction between two characters is fun to watch, Holo and Maou likes to tease the male main characters, there are many psychological,intelligent and insightful conversations which provide us a different perspective on how to see things.
Directed by the same director, Holo's voice actress is also Maou's voice actress, the same also applies to Yuusha's voice actor. The singer who did the OP of Spices and Wolf 2, also perform the ED for Maoyuu. The most important parts are both anime are unique in its own way and the similarities mentioned above create a really similar feel and atmosphere between the two anime. read more
Either season, If you like Spice and Wolf you will like Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, same people made it same voice actors. I for one was hoping for a season 3 but Maoyuu Maou Yuusha might actually be better than that, it has the same feel as S&W as soon as I saw the first episode Spice and Wolf popped in my mind. Like Spice and Wolf, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha at its core is about Romance, not that typical Tsundere or too timid to do anything romacne but actual Romance.
It's no surprising that these two series have many similarities to be quite honest.
Both titles features a fantasy setting where a main male protagonist encounters a main female protagonist (strangely voiced by the same VA). From there on and out, they form a strange bond as they encounter various events.
Both series deals with the theme of economics rather than the traditional fantasy sword fighting to save the world.
Both series has a similar feeling that is more lighthearted but also covered with a fun adventure like background.
Both series has comedy, drama, and hints of romance.
The fact of how Maoyuu Maou Yuusha can make me enjoy the first 2 episodes even though 2/3 of it its about economics remind me of Spice and Wolf.
Both Series have lovely Heroine and the setting its kinda similar.
Both are about the economics and explaining how it all fits together. OtK has more about the bonding between the two main characeters which I liked a lot. MMY brings is more of an adventure "to save the world".
- both series were made by this same directors
- the same seiyuu in main roles
- less duels, more economy
- characteristic, good-tempered atmosphere
- main hero is human and main heroine is a fantastical creature
The female lead is a 'Wolf Spirit' in Spice and Wolf and a 'Demon King' in Maoyuu
both of them are very wise and smart
the setup is in similar era
-> Economics and Trade matters are deeply explored
it also has romantic aspects between the guy and the girl which are explored very minimally in the anime
They both take a strong look at politics and economics of a pre industrial/medieval setting. It has interesting and engaging characters and a unexpected plot pretty much every episode. The main characters romance is often shoveled to the side of the main plot but still apparent and present during the series. Uses fantasy to enhance a story while maintaining intelligent and political facts and information about War,Economics and public perception. Ookamis Related works would also apply to this recommendation.
first of all they have the same voice actors for the two main characters, but the theme of the story is also the same as they are both about money and how it affects the world in different ways.
and they both have romance
While this series is clearly not the same as Spice and Wolf, it deals with similar themes and concepts. If you enjoyed Spice and Wolf, this series may satisfy your 'itch' after finishing Spice and Wolf
If blatant fan-service turns you away from a series don't be alarmed, the fan service is toned downed after the first couple episodes. While there are brief moments of fan-service throughout the series, they are far from many( On a scale of 1-5; a ~3).
Both anime are around the middle ages and involve buisness.
Both the anime have a smart female lead and some romance.
In Spice and Wolf (Ookami to Koushinryou) the female is more of a tsundere where
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has more action.
Spice and wolf or Ookami to Koushinryou take place in the medieval age, same as Archenemy and Hero or Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.
The creator of Maoyuu also wrote Log horizon.
The plot is really good in both anime, there is only a season one of Maoyuu and there wont be a season 2. There is however a season 2 for Spice and wolf, but sadly there will not be a season 3.
The art in both are good, but spice and wolf far excels in that category.
But if you watched spice and wolf for its plot and how its about economy you will like Maoyuu. However Maoyuu seems rushed and it should of been made longer than what it was.
Overall if you liked spice and wolf you will also hopefully enjoy maoyuu, and vise versa.
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha basically wants to be S&W but doesn't quite make it to the level of S&W. If you're really desperate like me to watch an anime very similar to S&W this would be the one. Maybe you liked Maoyuu Maou Yuusha if you did I highly recommend watching S&W.
They both are Dialog centric anime and shows the working of world . They both include lot of economics ( in interesting way ) . They both takes you the anime world itself and you just keep on watching them .
Maoyuu has very similar elements to Spice and Wolf down to the romance between the main characters and the alternative history setting. Spice and Wolf is a lot more of a serious anime with litte comedy, but they both have a likeable charm about them that makes you want more,
Although not nearly as good as Maoyuu, it's still worth watching (especially for the 2nd season) if you like anime where everything the heroes do is explained in great detail. The cuteness factor is there (c'mon it's a wolf-girl).
Do watch the full anime, the 2nd season gets a lot better and focuses more on the relationship of the two main characters.
Both shows have the same seiyuu for the main characters.
Both are also made by the same director.
Both shows take place in a medieval world and speak about economy
Moreover, the male main character is human and the female main character is not.
In the end we can clearly see that Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has been a lot inspired by Ookami To Koushinryou to the point that they took the same director and voice actors.
If you liked one of them, i highly recommand to watch the other because there is a big probability that you will enjoy it aswell.
At first i was a little suspecious of what people told about this being like Spice and Wolf.
But after as little as 2 episodes i was completely betaken by the fantastic anime.
What similar with these two ?
1. The romance - although S&W is way better, this is the next best thing i found.
2. The leading female is only part humand and have lived for longer than the male.
3. The medival world.
4. The way they protect each other
5. The horrofied too early ending.
I would highly reccomend.
- Both deal with economics/citizenship
- Both deal with merchants/traders
- Both are set in a middle age setting
- Both have romance between couples
- Both female heroine have supernatural features.
If you're looking for something similar to Spice and Wolf this would be the ideal choice. I highly recommend!
Again the Tag-Team of Ōkami to Kōshinryō (Spice and Wolf) generated an interesting anime about medieval economics.
Maoyu Mao Yusha has something for the usual audience as well as for those who are more interested in the sophisticated and intellectual themes of the show. Nevertheless the anime is smart enough to entertain the whole crowd.
The similarities to Ōkami to Kōshinryō are obvious, the story takes place in a medieval, fantasy world with similarities to late medieval Europe and the two main protagonists (male/female) act on economic issues and at the same time a romantic subplot takes place.
But there are some differences. On the one hand the plot is fixed around an conflict between humans and demons. Maoyu Mao Yusha involves more comedy and more close-ups of the feminine charms of female MC. On the other hand the simplified depiction of strategies and economical themes are that well so that you might find it easier to understand the explanations. read more
The background of these two anime is very similar: Both anime feature a human working with a supernatural being in order to achieve a common goal in a fantasy setting. Holo and Maou are two intelligent main characters you can't help but love (they also share the same 声優/seiyuu, though Maou is zoftig and Holo is slender). The unique flavor that both shows have are backed up by witty and often amusing dialogue and a quirky romance.
It's safe to say they're excellent anime of the fantasy genre and if you like one, then you'll enjoy the other.
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).
both set in the past with very similar scenery. Holo and Victorique are both the smarter one in the couple, and like to show it off. Kujo and Lawrence are also similar in that they are lacking in physical prowess, but would still put their lives on the line to protect the girl. i think if you like one, then you'd surely like the other
Both series involves a setting in the old English times. As such, the feeling that these two titles gives off is similar.
Additionally, the main female protagonist from both series are haughty, cunning, and intelligent as well as being wise for the choices they make throughout certain situations. She also shares an interesting relationship with the main male protagonist in which in the beginning, it seems to be annoyance. However, later on, they become compatible and the two are willing to help each other in whatever ways they can.
Both series carries an adventure like feeling that involves certain cases/situations dealing with thinking rather than action. Of course from that, there is also comedy, drama, and some emotions.
After watching a few episodes of Spice and Wolf, I just thought "Amazing, another anime that gave me the same feeling as watching Gosick." Both of these anime are not set in modern times and they are both in the same geographical location. The first thing I realized was that the interactions between the two main leads are very similar. The females, both are "wolves", are very cunning and shows off how smart they can be. There is the excellent chemistry between the two leads. I wouldn't say it's overly romantic, but there is romance in both anime. Although the male leads do not possess any strong physical ability, they still try to protect their partners. Both anime contain a lot of dialogue and stories that require the audience to actually think about it for a while to understand fully. If you liked one, it is highly recommended that you watch the other. read more
"Spice and Wolf" and Gosick are both centered on Europe in the past.In both series a boy meets a "wise wolf" who isnt supposed to move from where they are but the boy takes her out and shows her the outside world. As the series goes on the 2 grow more attached to each other but encounter great problems that may separate them. The characters in both series are very alike and the feeling both give are extremely similar to the other.
Both are about a guy who has a random meeting with a very knowledgeable female lead.Both Are set in older times and both series really on focuses on the couple.Also both relationships in both series seems similar.
If you watched Gosick for the romance/character interactions rather than for the mystery elements(which is the correct way to watch it btw) then I highly recommend Spice and wolf.
The character interactions between the main characters are actually quite similar, although I do personally find the conversations between Holo and Lawrence to be more witty and their relationship more mature.
Also do keep in mind that Spice and Wolf depends less on Moe, whether that is a plus or minus you decide for yourself.
Both anime have strong female character, Victorique and Holo
Both main character accidentally meet the female protagonist
The female character lead at first, but toward end the male is the one who lead
Both anime have sad story
Gosick is like a darker, more mysterious version of Spice and Wolf in several aspects. Similar settings, similar character interactions between the leads. Similar attention and personalities of the main female leads. Gosick is definetly more intense, but if you like one you are certain to like the other.
>Same type of old-Europe vibe;
>Same type of relationship in the main characters couple;
>The female leads are sassy and bossy around the male characters to cover their insecurities / flaws.
>Gosick is darker in its themes while Spice and Wolf is lighter (yet still feelsy);
>Spice and Wolf is more mature than Gosick in the way it handles the main relationship and the dialogues, at least considering Gosick's first half.
There's something special about the way the two main characters grow with one another in both series that just makes you fall in love with them as a couple. So much character in each Anime's main cast too. The soundtracks are great and would be pretty entertaining to see them swapped with each other. If you want a good adventure, both of these shows are especially perfect for the craving. <3
I found both Spice and Wolf and Katanagatari left me with the same feeling of depression after I finished them too. haha
The dialogues structure-script feel similar, as exposing facts or historical events. These are long and become tedious after a while, but there is always a catch phrase, a distintive action or a particular event in or related to the dialogue that keeps the viewer enjoying the conversation while it lasts.
After reading 10 Spice and Wolf novels and watching the series multiple times, I believe Katanagatari to be the most similar show to Spice and Wolf even if the settings are different. They share the same aesthetic sensibilities of witty dialogue and presenting the viewer with a set of tools to solve a puzzling situation the characters get placed in. Spice and Wolf has playful banter between Holo and Lawrence and uses suspenseful economic struggles and trading dilemmas to force the viewer to also come up with a solution. Katanagatari matches the atmosphere with witty dialogue between its main characters and provides the same challenge to the viewer with battles instead of economics.
Maoyu Mayuu Yusha is thought to be the closest recommendation for Spice and Wolf. But I would like to disagree on this account. The dynamic of the relationship is quite different; instead of two characters teasing each other and more subtle romantic goals, Maoyu Mayuu has two awkward characters that both seem like high school students trying to flirt with each other and have overt romantic intent. It is not two people with different goals in mind that seemingly grow close after arguing, teasing, and laughing like inf Spice and Wolf. Instead, Maoyu presents a love at first site of two characters with the same goal but are awkwardly hesitant to advance the relationship. This show also presents economics but not in a riddling manner that requires thinking. Solutions are just flatly presented to problems whose context is not fully given. The viewer is not presented with a problem and given the ability or tools to reason a solution like in Spice and Wolf. Instead a solution just appears from the Crimson Scholar for a problem the viewer is not entirely aware even exists or to what degree. In essence, it is similar in a shallow manner that there are economics and somewhat romantic interpersonal relationships, but the dynamic of the relationship is vastly different and there is no well developed scenarios to challenge the viewer.  read more
Both series deal with the relationship between two protagonists of the opposite sex who - more or less - meet by chance and join each other to go on an epic journey in a beautiful, somewhat medieval, fantasy setting. Their, kind of vague, purposes may differ (in Katanagatari it's some kind of treasure hunt, in Spice and Wolf it's the desire to explore the world) and while Katanagatari involves some politics and battles, whereas Spice and Wolf deals with trading and bargaining, both heavily rely on dialogues and the characters' interactions along the way, which have a lot in common as well. Both females, for instance, are cunning little creatures who not only like to tease their respective partner with cutting remarks, but also know how to manipulate the people around them, which often comes in handy for getting what they want.
If you enjoyed the development of a mature romantic relationship during their journey through a fantastic world as well as the humorous dialogues, cunning and pure, and the overall well-rounded characters in one of these shows, chances are you'll enjoy the other. read more
both are heavily focused on both MC's and their interactions with each other. the interactions are actually the best part, because they usually have full conversations and its nice seeing them interact and react.
one is straightforward while the other is very mischievous. kinda like the whole manzai routine.
both couples are traveling
both girls have mysterious pasts
both have nice ratings and are fairly popular
Katanagatari and Spice and Wolf have similar pacing, and are both extremely dialogue-heavy, especially between the two main characters. Both have a fantasy-type setting, but Katanagatari also has some action scenes, while Spice and Wolf revolves around merchants and trading. If you enjoyed the character interaction between the characters of one of these shows, you will probably like the other as well.
In a lot of ways, these two series reminds me of one and the other.
Both series features a lot of interactions between the main male and female protagonist through their journey after their fated encounter. Speaking of which, these two series has an adventure like theme in a fantasy setting. Through their journey, they explore various places and learn new ideas as well as about one and the other.
Both series' main female protagonist views herself as wise but at times becomes frustrated at various events especially regarding the main male protagonist with his actions. They also have mysterious pasts.
Throughout the journey, the duo encounters other characters and conflicts but grows closer after each episode. Eventually, there is themes of romance but also at times emotions.
Highly recommended for a watch~ read more
Katanagatari and Spice And Wolf are the same kind of romance adventure anime shows. Katanagatari's plot is more samurai action based in Japan Edo period while Spice And Wolf's plot is about merchants in medieval Europe, in both series the main idea in the story is the developing relationship and romance between the two, one male, one female, main characters which is what I mainly liked about both shows.
The stories are different, one has action and swords and battles and the other has economics and trading.
However that's the only major difference I have found.
They have similar setting, one in Feudal Japan, and the other in Medieval Europe, so if you're a fan of these settings here you go.
They have similar journey, like the Male MC wants to accompany the Female MC on a journey to reach her desired destination.
Both shows rely on dialogue and interaction between the main characters.
Holo is similar to Togame in many ways; Acting smart, cunning personality and at the same time romantic.
The romance is presented in both shows.
Spice and Wolf and Katanagatari have different stories, however with the 2 main characters and how they interact with each other, it is actually quite similar.
In both anime, the 2 main characters. The female leads the male in both stories and go on a journey together. Bit of romantic moments here and there which adds to their relationships. A bit of jealousy and bit of lovey dovey moments just make the 2 very similar in that aspect.
Holo and Lawrence, Shichika and Togame. Both of these couples have good chemistry with each other and makes you kind of buttery inside.
Both of these shows have a great romantic sub plot that is well written and if your looking for that, definitely watch one or the other, or even both!
Both of these animes have two main characters female and male which travel around place to place in search of something. Of course since man and women are traveling together it's not so hard to guess that both of these animes have romance in them. The two also show how one character changes the other over their time traveling together through out their adventures overall both animes are similar but unquie in their own special ways.
Even though these appear - superficially - to be totally different (furry love vs. elf love; trading/economics vs. intergalactic warfare), you'd have to blind AND somewhat stupid to watch these two and not link them.
For starters, anyone watching at length will only be in it for the SLOWLY developing romance between a human and his nonhuman, can-live-for-100s-of-years life partner. A HUGE amount of time gets put into complicated subplots, for sure, but that's all decoration. What people want is for the leads to take their relationships forward beyond unsure friendship/lovers territory... which, of course, NEVER SODDING WELL HAPPENS since interest would fade once the deed is done. No sexy-time here!
Both Lafiel (CotS) and Howo (S&W) are characterised by a strong sense of pride and some light tsundere 'won't be totally honest' traits. With Howo her pride over her tail is used more for laughs, where as the only similar scenes in CotS are those relating to Lafiel's fondness of her blue hair. And Lafiel has a more... socially awkward edge to her pride as an Abh, compared with Howo's gained-over-100s-of-years witty banter, but their interactions with their FAR MORE normal male counterparts does still make their similarities readily apparent.
One key divide between the two series is which character is the driving force. In S&W, Howo uses her intellect to assist Lawrence (S&W male lead) with his trading business ventures as they traverse together. In CotS - and even more so in BotS - Lafiel leads the way on her war-filled path to becoming Empress of the Abh empire--Jinto (CotS male lead) openly admitting he just wants to be with Lafiel, having no goal of his own; even getting teased about it by Lafiel. But, regardless: the true shining lights in the series are their heroines. Like the male leads, the viewer can't help but be dazzled by them in the exact same way.
Also: although the C/BotS anime doesn't go into it (though the novels apparently do), the differences between life expectancy of humans/Abh and the problem of having children are sure to link CotS with S&W in some form. read more
Both based on novels. The two main characters and their relationships are also the similar. The main plot is about the main couple's journey. The mercantile overplot of Spice and Wolf is very similar in scope to the interstellar warfare overplot of Seikai no Monshou. It may not seem like it at first glance but Seikai no Monshou is pretty much Spice and Wolf in space and Spice and Wolf is Seikai no Monshou in late medieval europe.
The first thing that one will note in watching these two shows is that on the surface, they seem to have nothing in common. One is a space opera, and the other is about a traveling merchant. The true core of each of the shows though is the relationship between the male and female leads, and in that sense, the shows are very compatible. Both shows are rather slow paced, and do a great job of developing the main characters and their bond along their travels. Spice and Wolf sees Lawrence accompanying Holo on her journey to the northern homeland, while Crest of the Stars follows Jinto as he goes a long with Lafiel back to her home planet (and in a larger sense accompanying her on her journey to become empress). Both Holo and Lafiel will also have to eventually come to terms with the fact that their own lifespan will greatly extend past those of their respective male companions. read more
This is a one-way recommendation. Those who enjoyed Spice & Wolf are likely to enjoy the Banner of the Stars series, but not necessarily vice versa.
The relationship between the two main characters is an integral part of both series, although it is not always what drives the plot in either case. Similarly, a great deal of attention is given to dialogue in both cases: In Spice & Wolf this almost exclusively comes in the form of competitive banter and wittiness. However, in Banner of the Stars the banter between the main duo tends to be less competitive and there are more genuine discussions.
On these merits alone one might be able to recommend in either direction, but the primary distinction between the two anime is their usage of their setting. Although the setting of Spice & Wolf is well designed and occasionally plays into the events of the plot, the setting of Banner of the Stars is far more relevant both to the relationship between the two leads and to the events of the story. That is, in Spice & Wolf any conflict can almost always be pinned on one of the leads, whereas in Banner of the Stars larger cultural conflicts have both direct and indirect effects on the leads. Because of this, the way the leads' interactions relate to the greater narrative context won't feel the same (which is to say there is very little greater narrative context in Spice & Wolf). At that, many may find the cultural conflicts of Banner of the Stars to be easier to digest than the economics of Spice & Wolf. It is for these reasons that I mostly consider this a one-way recommend, with the inverse being recommended only cautiously.
Action is more prevalent in Banner of the Stars than in Spice & Wolf, but like Spice & Wolf, you will likely be bored if you're only coming for the action.
Finally, although neither anime series covers all of the source novels, the ending of the Banner of the Stars series is far more conclusive and satisfying than the ending of the Spice & Wolf series. In fact, it is very likely that those unaware of the Banner of the Stars novels wouldn't realize the novels were still ongoing in the first place.
In the end they are both excellent series with similar positive traits, but I consider Banner of the Stars to have broader appeal and better cohesion between the characterization, setting, and themes. If you liked the former, be sure to check out the latter. read more
Romance between a normal human and a non-human that develop over time, through their long journey together. Both male leads and female leads are characterized by a strong sense of pride, and a high level of intelligence. Much of the screen time is occupied by the witty dialogue between the couple, but there is enough interesting contents in the dialogue that it never gets old.
Both Spice and Wolf and Seikai no Monshou (including Seikai no Senki I, II & III) are as much about sociology as they are about the main characters. If you liked Spice and Wolf's slow sightseeing pacing punctuated by bursts of actvity and its slowly budding romance, you might enjoy this space opera-setting journey.
The relationship between the two leading characters in each anime is similar:
-there is a slow, natural-paced blossoming romance (with no typical shoujo complications owing to a 3rd rival or the like)
-they have to come to terms with the issue of race; the female in both cases will live long after the man dies of old age. There are also many cultural differences at first.
-there is a LOT of dialogue and witty banter between the two.
-they are both travelling together throughout a vast land/space
Both similar in that the main focus of the story is the developing relationship between the two main characters. The two leads both talk about their feelings, talk through how to solve the problem at hand, and talk about themselves. Unsurprisingly, in the midst of all the talking a connection forms.
Ookami to koushinryou is set in a background of medieval travelling merchantry, while Seikai no Monshou is set in Space. Both have the two characters coming to understand their differences t due to different upbringing and culture.
Both animes are in a fantasy setting and dedicates it's time on growth of politics and power through manipulative means. You will not expect much action from neither of these titles, as the engaging dialogues will make up for the 'action'. The action is there, but it isn't dragged out more than necessary. You can also expect military and war will also involved in both these shows.
Both have a cunning adult male lead who tries to gain an advantage in his world via plotting, psychology, and alliances (rather than with physical force or fighting). The series are leisurely-paced, and set in pseudo-medieval worlds.
Log Horizon and Ookami to Koushinryou are anime series that takes place in a fantasy world. In their worlds, there are mystical creatures and supernatural phenomenons.
Surprisingly enough, both series explores the dynamics of politics/economics as one of its themes.
Both series possesses great humor with its dialogues, character interactions, and mechanics that are explained thoroughly as their stories progresses. The main male protagonists are also wise and forms an interesting relationship with the female protagonist. There is also a sense of adventure as both series conveys its fantasy theme at their finest.
The first thing to run through one's mind after hearing Log Horizon's setting is " real people stuck inside the virtual reality of an MMORPG", is SAO clone. Contrary to this and for the joy of all people out there, this couldn't be further from the truth.
The anime which Log Horizon shares the greatest resemblance to is actually Spice and Wolf. The medieval/fantasy world and the emphasis placed on economics/ politics mirror each other in these anime.
If you're looking for nonstop actions then neither Log Horizon or Spice and Wolf are for you, but if you enjoy an intellectual trip through a fantastical medieval setting they are right up your alley. read more
Both Spice and Wolf and Log Horizon are anime for people who are willing to patiently listen. There isn't a whole lot of action in either and the most important thing in both is the dialogue. If you liked some of the politics and Shiroe's dialogue in Log Horizon, then you'll definitely like the dialogue and topics addressed in Spice and Wolf. If you want more simple things, like a virtual world with video game like qualities, then I wouldn't recommend Spice and Wolf, since it's far from that. To be honest, Log Horizon is more similar to Spice and Wolf than it is to SAO, since both Log Horizon and Spice and Wolf do not revolve around combat and have the same feel when it comes to dialogue. read more
Both have this more medieval / Fantasy like setting but not with the typical focus upon heroes and fights, but Economy and Politics instead. Both intrigue by the way the characters tackle problems and solve them by using their brains instead their brawns
Both series contain supernatural themes with the main protagonist accompanied by a girl with gifts.
Both series contain the theme of economics.
Both series has comedy, drama, and also emotional moments.
Shows that focus on various problem in the discipline of economics.
C looks at some extreme cases where the entire world economy could collapse, whereas Spice & Wolf's entire show is based on market interactions, because our MC is a merchant.
A word of warning though. Don't take the ideas in C too seriously, especially if you are an econ major.
As others have stated when comparing these anime, the main characters meet a "god" through interesting circumstances.
Both Nagi and Horo give off the same aura of deceptiveness and unpredictability
and both form some sort of loving relationship with the protagonists Kraft and Jin.
In some cases Horo and Nagi even talk in similar ways.
However, in comparison kanngi is more geared towards being comedic. You should seriosuly consider watching one if you have seen the other as both are very good anime
Both shows involve a goddess, though Kannagis' goddess Nagi is just plain dumb and the main character is a typical shounen protagonist who is afraid of anything remotely sexual. Kannagi is also missing anything even resembling some kind of decent story, but at least the set up is similar. In conclusion, if you liked Spice and Wolf you will probably not like Kannagi.
Both anime had the same kind of atmosphere about them. They were set in olden eras and followed the same kind of easy pace, following traveling characters. Putting that aside, I even thought that Lawrence and Ginko looked vaguely similar as well.
Both Mushishi and Spice and Wolf are very laid back series, which is nice. They also both focus on solving things; Mushishi it's things that relate to spirits, Spice and Wolf it's related to things that involve trade and commerce. Both series have very good characters and character development as well. And finally, the pair of male leads even look like each other!
Although the plots are very different, both male protagonists are similar. They are similar in the way they act, travel and see the world. Additionally, they both have deeper meanings built into them, but it is much more prevalent in Mushishi. Spice and Wolf focuses on the depth of person to person interactions while Mushishi explores the interaction between humans and the world around them.
Both Mushishi and Ookami to Koushinryou are styled after traditional legends and folktales, with fantasy elements delicately intertwined with reality. There is also a sort of inexpressible atmospheric similarity to the shows; one gets the sense that they don't go out of their way to impress the viewer, they simply present their own particular reality. To cite Mushishi,"everything is only as it is."
This is a genre of anime that I personally am in love with. Both of these animes are about traveling. These two anime manage to blend in fantasy with reality in such a way that will not seem far-fetched at all. Mushishi is a little more calm compared to S&W. Both animes have beautiful art. What I like most about these two animes is that they are both set in a medeval time peroid, although it's harder to see what time peroid Mushishi is in, it's not as important as it is in Spice and Wholf. Watch both of these anime if you want to set your mind at peace and relax. I highly recommend them! read more
Hardcore fan of Spice&Wolf, I can't stop thinking of it when I watch Grimoire of Zero. There is the same feeling, the same ambience, a similar development between the two main characters. This is very interesting!
I highly recommend watching Grimoire of Zero if you liked Spice&Wolf.
The situation between the 2 main characters is the same in both anime , the travel , the feels.
Spice and Wolf is of course better than Zero kara and if you liked it you will certainly love Zero kara too !
Always think of Spice and Wolf while watching Zero no Sho. Similar background settings (medieval Europe-like towns), both being stories of travelling together, even the heroine get similar characterization. If you like either of the series, you may find another interesting also.
(Just a side note that Zero no Sho got nothing with Economics; instead it deals with magic stuff.)
Both are very calm, "chill", and enchanting, follow a pair's journey across vast landscapes, and often hold very little in the way of action (though tidbits here and there crop up), aside from dialogue exchange and focus on the scenery/townscapes.
Both are relatively calm shows featuring traveling themes and the dangers of such a life. Kino is more about different cultures and ideas, while Spice deals more with economics and the life of a traveling salesman.
Both series contain quite a lot similarities tbh:
- fantasy/supernatural elements
- traveler style genre
- an independent and self rigthous main heroine
- an adventurous theme
- contains dilemma involving other characters as the journey continues
- deals with human interaction
- similar atmosphere
- similar pace
- adventure takes different customs as episodes progresses
- contains a moral lesson/value for each journey
The biggest similarity is the soundtracks for sure, from the opening of first episode I immediately got reminded of Spice&Wolf. Both are sad in an interesting way.
Also both series' main characters travel through land to land, only in Spice&Wolf they have a final destination and a non-episodic storyline which mainly involves trading plans and such. But still some plot points are mainly aimed at the audience just like in all episodes of Kino no Tabi.
Spice&Wolf has a way more happy atmosphere and is more colourful but the characters have a different kind of dialogue which keeps the interest in them just like in Kino no Tabi.  read more
Both series are heavily dialogue and character focused. Both have a very likable female protagonist who teases the male protagonist. The banter between the two main characters in both shows is pretty interesting to watch. The two series are also about different things but uses those things to bring two people together romantically.
Spice and Wolf focuses on the life of being a merchant (fundamental economic theory), and Bakemonogatari focuses on the supernatural. Ultimately, it is the romance of the two shows that keeps things interesting.
These two series actually have very little similarities. However, if you are looking for great dialogue, these two have it. Both are great series to soak up every word the characters have to say. If you want words and not action (well, maybe a little action) then watch these!
Heavily dialogue focused series between the main characters. It is not an exaggeration to say that the dialogue drives the story in both anime. Fortunately, the animation during characters' exchange of words is interesting as that it shifts between different objects, adding an unique visual appeal if one grows tired of the dialogue. In the end of each arc, though, the amount of intelligent dialogue would come off as rewarding, as the story always ends in a satisfying way.
Both anime are almost entirely dominated by extremely entertaining banter between the main heroine and protagonists of each show, though Bakemonogatari has multiple female protagonists each with their own personalities that bring a unique flair to the discourses (like Hitagi being the sadistic tsundere, threatening Koyomi with physical harm).
Each series has an interesting, if sometimes little explored backdrop, like the supernatural lore in Monogatari, or the interesting economic schemes Lawrence and Holo find themselves wrapped up in.
Both animes follow the relation between a human and a supernatural being.
They're also both soft paced and leave a good felling afterwards.
Both great to relax, smile and take a break from heavier animes.
Spice and Wolf and Natsume Yuujinchou are rather episodic anime that focus on the development of the two main character's relationships. While the relationship between Natsume and Nyanko is not romantic it is similiar the the relationship between Horo and Lawerance in that it is between two beings who would ordinarily not get along, Natsume a human and Nyanko a youkai, Lawerance a human and Horo a wolf diety.
The main characters in both encounter a supernatural being which they become very close with. Both stories are easygoing and relatively peaceful to watch. Each show beautifully incorporates music at the right times to set the mood of the story.
Relationship between humans and fox-like spirits and the comedic moments the ensue. Both are heartfelt animes and both have action to keep the pace going as well as funny dialogue and good supporting characters.
If you look for some romance and cute girls with pointy ears, look no FURther as both of these series have them. Also, they both take place in a historical setting: Medieval European in Spice & Wolf and Japanese Meiji era in Zakuro.
Spice and Wolf is the Death Note of romance anime. You have a similar plotting protagonist - not one who's out to rule the world, but rather the marketplace. If you enjoyed the "out-thinking my opponents" and "conceiving and executing a plan in the face of adversity" of Death Note, Spice and Wolf will give you more of the same.
In addition, both have supernatural companions who have enhanced senses that help them in their plotting. Light, however, isn't in love with Ryuk =p
These 2 require a whole lotta thinking in order to understand what the hell the characters are talking about. Also, both of them have 2 story arcs that make up the entirety of the anime. Some fast-paced and climactic moments are included as well.
-Highly intellectual in many ways.
-Intriguingly able to keep you on your toes at all times with suspense.
-Both explain what's going on well so that the watcher doesn't lose track of what's going on even though things can get chaotic.
-One is about time travel and the other economics, but the plot in both can get very thick.
Spice and wolf is very good if a big part of what you liked about Stein's gate was the Romance and banter between the male and female leads and vice versa. Thier setting are very different (medieval Europe and modern Japan) as is what drives thier plot (economics or time travel) not to mention that spice & wolf more has a few very short arcs connected by the journey of it's leads than a main plot unlike Stein's gate. The banter and slow developing romance between the two leads are very charming and funny though (Spice and Wolf and Stein's gate are rivals for me for anime with best banter) and the association between the leads in both shows is reinforced to me at least by the male MC's sharing the same english voice actor (Lawrence and Okabe). Oh and a lot of the plots in the show are about medieval mercentile economics, don't worry too much if you have difficulty following that stuff as you should still enjoy it (I did). read more
While the overarching story, setting, genre and themes are quite different, the relationship and interaction between Haruhi and Kyon is very similar to that of Horo and Lawrence from Spice and Wolf. If you liked the character traits of the male and female lead of Haruhi, Spice and Wolf would be very enjoyable. (And even if you didn't, watch Spice and Wolf nonethelss since it's a fantastic show and needs more popularity.)
It might seem like I am recommending based on facts, both have bossy god girls doing things however they want with no real consequences but apart from that and the fact that both are excellent series they don't really have a lot in common. The dialogue is what keeps Spice & Wolf going, the back and forth between the protagonists is incredibly thought out and funny. The plot is also pretty cool since it features economics and not the usual saving the world or killing some bad guy or whatever so besides the fact that there is a wolf demi god girl in it Spice & Wolf is fairly realistic. The reason I'm recommending this to fans of Suzumiya Haruhi is that while it is completely different both in setting and in interactions between characters it is similar in the way you enjoy it. That probably doesn't make sense to most of you so I will try to rephrase: The things that are enjoyable about both series are enjoyable in the same way. So people who enjoy one series will probably enjoy the other one to since they have an affinity to that sort of enjoyment.
Anyways both are excellent series I'd recommend to anyone so I guess there isn't any point in trying to link them together. read more
If you like waiting for a 3rd season of an amazing anime, YOU'LL LOVE THIS ANIME!!! There are also gods, snarky (somewhat analytical) main male protagonists, somewhat tsundere main female characters, with really great chemistry, AND THEY'RE BOTH ADAPTED FROM LIGHT NOVELS!!!!!! (On a side note, both anime adapt half to less than half of their soure material sooooooo...) Am I taking this seriously? Do they really have ANYTHING in common? Well, I'll leave you to decide that, but they are both great series go watch them. :)
-European inspired fantasy setting
-Romance between a human and a magical creature
-Chemistry between the two main leads
-Slow paced story
-Focuses on a specific aspect of its respective world (economics in S&W, magic in MnY)
-Themes of companionship
-Atmospheric and relaxing feel because of the detailed background art and serene soundtrack
There are a lot of differences between these two anime, the time, the feel, etc. but the characters relationships are similar in the romantic sense. Its a completely different story entirely, but if you liked the romantic comedy in Spice and Wolf, then Chobits is something you may want to consider watching.
Both have a very nice Romance Story and Adventure Story. The difference here is, that Chobits is a Sci-Fi Anime and Spice and Wolf (or Ookami to Koushinryou) happens in the past. If you like one of those, you will like the other aswell. Both have good endings. Also, Spice and Wolf has a second Anime Season.
The relationship between the two main characters is similar. Both Holo and Taiga are unique tsundere-like characters that have a goal they want to accomplish(Holo returning to the North, Taiga getting Kitamura to like her) and relies on the male character(Lawerence in Spice and Wolf, Ryujii in Toradora) to get them there.
In the beginning,their relationship begins on a rocky start, but as they face different challenges together and get to know each other, they start to depend on each other more and develop a close bond.
Spice and Wolf is a casual yet serious anime. On one hand you have a light and easy going side to the story that makes it playful. On the other you have a heavy and serious side to the story that progresses the plot. On top of that, you have two characters that initially were indifferent of each other but grew closer as they experience various forms of hardship together.
Though Toradora may not be a fantasy, in my opinion, it shares a lot of similar traits with Spice and Wolf. You have an easy going story that has its serious moments to progress the plot. Further more, you have two characters that were initially indifferent to each other but grew closer as they spend more time together.
In terms of genre and category, they're different but in terms of the feelings that I get from watching the two, they are very similar. If like me, you are looking for an anime that has the same feel to Spice and Wolf, I would recommend you to watch Toradora.
-Two protagonists started off as acquaintances but develop feelings for each other later on.
-Both are slice of life and comedy.
-The protagnists of both shows have very interesting interactions with each other and is the main attraction of the show.
There isn't exactly an abundance of subtle animes. Most of them are very loud and with little to no subtext. Characters, I've noticed, are prone to holding speeches about absolutely everything they think and feel. Spice and Wolf is the only other series I've seen apart from this where I felt that everything wasn't spelled out for you, and so, while they aren't very much alike story-wise, they are similarily quiet but effectful.
So there's this guy and his ladyfriend, and one of them is naked when the other finds them, and then there's a dozen or so episodes of them going around discussing stuff like the economy, laws, etc, and both are a lot better than this description makes them out to be.
I watched Eden of The East right after Spice and Wolf which are both licensed by Funimation in the west. How are they similar you ask - well they gave me the same feeling inside frankly, bubble, hopeless romanticism and of course a sense of mystery and wanting to watch the whole thing in one go. Although these series are very different - Spice/Wolf about exchange rates, general economics and Eden of the East about saving Japan from terrorists; the underlying themes included comedy, some action, and most of all - puppy love and a very interesting relationship between the male and female characters.
Both anime are related between a relationship of a sage or half demon (Both are canines) and a human. If you enjoy the relationship between Inuyasha and Kagome, you will definitely like Ookami to Koushinryou. The main difference between the series is that Inuyasha is more shonen making it a series with a lot of action. Ookami to Koushinryou has more complex drama making it an exquisite anime.
Both are heartwarming shows with supernatural elements that take place in a sort of medieval/feudal setting. The difference is that Utawarerumono has a lot of action, while Spice and Wolf is more about economics.
Both of these shows and their settings give me the impression of a vast land that can be explored to your hearts content, where almost everything is untouched by humans and their concrete. Both shows seem peaceful, not all the time in Utawarerumono though, and they both seem to give of the same aura about them.
Although Ookami to Koushinryou (or Spice and Wolf) is more of a relaxed, travelling and economy based anime, and Utawarerumono is more of a small countries going to war anime, they still are very similar to me because of the rest of the aspects in both shows.
I would say that if you like the fantasy genre, and you liked one of these shows, then you may also like the other one. read more
An intelligent man (Lelouch for Code: Geass, and Lawrence for Spice and Wolf) meets an extraordinary woman (C.C. for the former, and Holo for the latter). Together they venture for their goals. If you like main characters that think of elaborate, well-though out plans, these anime are worth a watch. Although Spice and Wolf is leaning towards Romance.
The main plot may differ by a lot, but the idea is somewhat similar if you look at it. Also, both Male MC's are voiced by the same VA, which makes it that much awesome.
Tricky, tough men meets mysterious supernatural woman in some unusual circumstances - their travel to the far north country begins - dangerous adventure ensues!
Although Bahamut pace is far more dynamic and fantasy-filled, and character cast is far wider and freaky, than calm and realistic Wolf and Spice, the main feeling about Favaro and Amira very similar to Lawrence and Horo - in the way of relationship development and collaboration in solving troubles: by magic and fist in SnB, and with paper and money in WaS - but both with high amount of mind work.
So, if you ever want to see another fantasy-based road movie after WaS, this is made for you! read more
Both of the MCs are very clever. Additionally, there is a girl who forces the MCs to help find their families. It is humorous because both of the girls like to get drunk. Finally, there are placed in similar settings and towns.
An honest man finds companionship in a supernatural woman. As they get to know one another better, they gradually fall in love.
More importantly, both address that feeling of loneliness and ennui that many young men find themselves struggling with when breaking into the workforce for the first time.
Two series for anyone who has ever thought "If I just had an awesome girlfriend, my life would be totally different..."
They may not always share the familiarity with economics but both these shows take place in a fantasy setting. And from that setting will be mysteries and discoveries to be unraveled. The two main protagonists shares an unusual yet close relationship with one another. In their world, they discover many innovations and crosses paths with others through a type of journey. There are some animal symbolism and motifs throughout both series although Escha & Logy plays it mostly off as comedy. Spice and Wolf on the other hand has additional elements of romance. I recommend both fantasy series for those who are interested in a exploration and creative thought. read more
Spice and Wolf & Escha and Logy
Even the titles are similiar, two people travelling and running errands, both with objectives, met and are together(and seems like there is also chemistry within them).
Both shows talk about business, villages, and both women in the animes have a tail. Also the man has white hair in both shows.´
These animes are twins!! Basically! You cant like one and dislike the other, It's must to watch them both :)
If you liked this show, please check Ookami to Koushinryou :)
Right away I got the vibe of Spice and Wolf from this anime. Spice and Wolf seems to have the setting of a pioneering type, taking place before modern technology.
In both anime, there is a small village to start out, and with the same direction they head to a capital city to do some trade or work. From the very start there is work and the world has its own currency system in which the characters are working to gain.
From this work system, there is something beyond the little villages and the characters will see something more.
Not only that, but the main characters find a mysterious character from the start, and they take in these mysterious characters and look after them as a companion, almost like a pet.
There's a bit of a reversal with the character roles between Spice and Wolf and Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen.
Spice and Wolf the main character is human and finds a half human/half wolf girl. Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen it's a girl who looks half human/half wolf or some other creature and she finds a human boy.
Although the roles are reversed, the basic concept is there. Each character learns something new about one another. They are both linked together by working to survive day by day and gain some extra earnings to make a better living. Then the story branches out to something greater above their daily life and the everyday work they have to do.  read more
The Male character is partially dependant on the Female character.
They both go on a journey together, and they are not necessarily in love. A few laughable bit here and there.
It will help you get off the "feel-train" you got on after finishing Spice and Wolf.
This is similar in the fact that both deal with a type of shapeshifter.
Holo can take the form of a giant wolf and the form of a teenage female with wolf ears and matching wolf tail.
Kugen can take the form of a fox and the form of a teenage female with fox ears
Matsuri and Horo share the same playful yet mysterious attitude. The plots both involve a relationship between a supernatural being and a human. Sola's Nakahara Mai (Aono) also appears as a supporting character in Spice and Wolf.
The theme of the incarnation of a goddess plays the lead heroine in both of these two anime(s). Although both stories take place in different settings, there are similarities involving the interactions between the main protagonist and heroine involving comedy, drama, and later romance. Both series also contain fantasy themes.
Wolf Children is the Spice & Wolf anime continuaton/epilogue/whatever we're never gonna get. As soon as I read the description, I KNEW: Madhouse had come to the rescue of Howo. Furries across the globe can now die happy, along with me... even though I'm not into animals; Howo aside.
Without spoiling too much, let's just say Wolf Children goes in the general direction S&W EVENTUALLY does. Yes. The genders are reversed (DO NOT WANT MALE HOWO--NO!) from S&W's pairing but that matters not when the movie is about half wolf, half human children coming to terms with life. (What more could you ask for from an unofficial S&W movie, really?...well, maybe Lawrence and Howo getting it on, BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN!)
And S&W3 is the next film of the TGWLTT / Summer Wars guy? THREE IS A GOOD NUMBER--THE OMENS ARE GOOD! read more
These two are rather misleading, to begin with. FAR more so in the case of Maria since the females dress like strippers (fits the 'heretic witches' angle + a succubus, but still...) and a great deal of emphasis is placed on the heroine's virginity; often comically so. In the case of Spice & Wolf, it was just the heroine - Howo - being naked when she was introduced that set off early furry alarms... before she proceeded to put on and not remove clothes.
They do what few to no other anime do: introduce a fantasy (animal 'Gods' in S&W; witches in Maria) element, then ground it in HEAVY medieval realism. Both are built around a human-supernatural romance, and that is then paired with the sinister/manipulative nature of religion during those times. The true power was the Catholic Church, and they crushed all opposing beliefs. The fact that the the respective heroines are regarded as heretics results in a head-on collision between anime fantasy and brutal realism.
Spice & Wolf dealt with economics, where as Maria involved war, but the benevolent facade and sinister underbelly of religion is undeniably prevalent in both. More so in Maria since a surprisingly gripping drama involving manipulating the titular heroine in the war between England and France and then brain washing the locals in an attempt to burn her at the stake played out. And, unlike in S&W (no war scenes), the brutal realities of war were not shied away from. Limb removal, rape, mercenary pillaging, etc. Every attempt was made to highlight that Maria's naive idealism involving her preventing battles only resulted in more death and more resources being used, in the long-term. That sort of grim human ugliness is usually avoided in anime. As is anything serious to do with religion.  read more
Anime is set in alternative medieval, while in Junketsu no Maria has strong female lead Spice and Wolf has interaction between male trader Lawrence and female old wolf pagan god Holo. Both have few strong side characters that adds more deeper understanding to the story and main characters.
Unlike the majority of the recommendations on MAL, this is going to be a one way recommendation only. After completing Code Geass R2, you may feel a void in your heart. What to watch now? I want to see more of Lelouch!!
Well, worry not, fellow anime fans. Spice and Wolf will give you an alternate universe sequel in "Code Geass after story", with a few differences. Lelouch lost his geass power and turned into a merchant (with the same CV), and CC has been replaced with Karren's voice, and turned into a cute wolf girl?
The two of them will continue the journey on their infamous cart (with Lelouch aka Lawrence being the cart driver of course), unfolding battle of wits between merchants, melodrama, shameless flirting, and cuteness overload. read more
Heavily dialogue focused series between the main characters. It is not an exaggeration to say that the dialogue drives the story in both anime. Fortunately, the animation during characters' exchange of words is interesting as that it shifts between different objects, adding an unique visual appeal if one grows tired of the dialogue. In the end of each arc, though, the amount of intelligent dialogue would come off as rewarding, as the story always ends in a satisfying way.
After you watch Clannad you get a feeling in your heart almost like a hole that was left by Clannad and every one just keep on moving on and oblivious to what you just felt and you are in search of some thing to fill that gap.
Spice and wolf slowly introduces its charters and lets you get to know them, it starts feels you have become submerged in the story like you have found something to fill that gap once more. you will laugh, you may cry, you may get mad.
you will be happy you have walked with Kraft Lawrence and Holo the wise wolf on a jouny that may be short lived but one you won't forget, it will make you feel some thing just like you did with Clannad. read more
These two anime may not have much in common in terms of plot but they have a really similar atmosphere. You know, that atmosphere where just watching it makes you feel calm and peaceful. Pretty great anime to watch if you just want to relax though they can have some heavy drama at times.
Although the atmosphere and setting are hardly similar, both series start out with a male protagonist having a strange encounter with an eccentric girl, and having to live with, take care of, and overcome hardships with (or relating to) said girl throughout the anime. The girls in both series are both often called out for their differences by everyone else, and are highly revered for their unique qualities.
Both female protagonist is a goddess and both male protagonist is helping and protecting the female protagonist.
The difference between these two anime is that it only they take place in completely different eras.
Asobi is Highschool dxd meets Spice and Wolf. if you like ecchi comedy parodies, Asobi is a great choice. Conversely, if you enjoyed Eris but want to see what she could be like if she were a little more serious, Holo is exactly that.
These two series feature fictional worlds that are strongly reminiscent of real historical periods. I wouldn't consider them in the historical genre, but both give off an air of the past. The two main leads in each hold a different kind of power than usually found in fantasy: Lawrence and Holo with bartering skills and Edward and Alphonse with alchemy. By the end of both, however, these characters discover that everything isn't always equal in economics or alchemy and trying to trump the rules of money/trade and equivalent exchange have consequences. Both feature characters trying to "return" - Holo to her homeland after fading as a deity and the Elrics to their bodies after performing the greatest alchemic sin. They show the value of companionship and feature light romance. There is a humorous and entertaining balance between the main duo in each with one being more arrogant and short-fused (Holo and Ed) while the other is calm and reasonable (Lawrence and Al). read more
Both have some similarities in the story and timeline. Both also have the same quest, Lag want to meet Gauche while Lawrence wants to deliver Holo to the north. Both also have some of Fairy Tail story. For art, they also have similarities. I feel both of them have same setting time. The different is, Ookami to koushinryou tell about how the life of a merchant, Tegamibachi tell about how the journey of Lag seeing. If you enjoy Ookami to Koushinryou, you may enjoy Tegamibachi too.
This is a somewhat weird recommendation since Spice & Wolf is rather lighthearted and funny though it does touch on more serious elements. While ef: Tale of Memories is more serious and melancholical. However they both feature some amount of romance (ef - alot, S&W - teasing which develops later) the reason I thought of this recommendation is that the relationship between Miyako and Hiro is the same sort of teasing relationship Lawrence and Holo have. The thing is that S&W is a pretty long light novel series so it develops slower than EF which is really short. Both series are very good though so even if they're not exactly the same I'd still say that if you liked one its well worth it checking out the other. read more
If you have missed the chill adventure that spice and wof brought to anime, then your next watch should be Yuru Camp.
I have time and time again have gone back to spice and wolf for the adventure they bring and Yuru Camp hits home with that feeling
Dragon Maid is the SoL comedy version of the adventurous romance story Spice and Wolf. Both feature human protagonists that have unique interactions with their inhuman partners. They also feature a world with some fictional elements, where the inhuman characters try to mingle with human society. Holo helps Lawrence with her extraordinary wit and her wolf-like features, and Tohru in Dragon Maid does the same with her dragon powers.
Both main characters in these two shows shares the same relationship. A unique girl who helps our main guy. Both couple are cute to watch. If you enjoyed "NHK" , I'm sure you will enjoy "spice and wolf" too, it has fantasy setting on it, and it's plus for enjoyment.
Both shows have a slow relationship buildup with great characterization and dialogue between the leads. If you liked Tsuki ga Kirei but wanted a dash of economics (instead of school) and older protagonists, try out Spice and Wolf.
There's a lot in common.
BOTH main characters have super powers;
BOTH series occur during middle ages or the so called "medieval";
BOTH include the middle ages commerce and travelling between villages;
BOTH have kind of a "dark" art/ambience;
BOTH have that little "impossible" romance between a human and a non-human.
If you like Holo's character you will most likely like Yuko and vice versa.
Both shows showcase unique and compelling relationships, great characters, great dialogue, and complex themes. xxxHolic takes a generally darker tone, is more modern, and more fantastical than Spice and Wolf. Spice and Wolf more obviously positive. Both shows fill a similar place and if you like one, chances are you will like the other. Just keep in mind that both are unique.
Spice and Wolf and Seirei no Moribito are both beautiful journeys in ancient lands (respectively Europe and Japan).
Both are about the relationship between humans and greater powers like spirits, gods, Nature... and how humans slowly forget about them (possibly at their own detriment).
Both are about the chance encounter between two characters from opposite worlds and how they come to respect and love each other.
MAIN DIFFERENCE :
Seirei no Moribito's main character is a mercenary who protects a prince. This series is thus one big adventure with one plot and many amazing fight scenes.
Spice and Wolf's main character is not a fighter, he is a merchant. This is more of a calm day to day journey with separate arcs every time the protagonists reach a new town.
Do you like to watch anime for big breasted women, Robot fights, Super human abilities? Well these don't have anything like that, well Bartender doesn't at least. If you liked Spice and Wolf for the extensive talk of being a merchant and how the economy works, then you will love Bartender! Bartender talks abut Philosophy and uses alcohol as a way to describe and emphasize on the reason some one drinks or is thinking the way they are, It is much set up like a play and it has a sort of elegance to it, along with the beautiful short but descriptive stories that tie into each episode. Over all Both are amazing master Pieces, and should not be brushed off as a simple anime  read more
Well in Princess Mononoke There is some
romance and in this there is also romance.
The relation is a guy falling in loving with a
wolf girl. Also something not so important
but something i admired was both animes
had giant wolves.
I can't believe I'm the first to see the similarities between Black Lagoon and Spice and Wolf.
Both of these anime have romance. But it's not the kind of romance where it's out in the open. They showed hints of it throughout the series, more so in Spice and Wolf.
Rock and Lawrence are two boring male protagonists who each have boring jobs. Rock used to work in the corporate world. While Lawrence works as a merchant.
Holo and Revy are two bad-ass female protagonists in the series who suddenly entered the lives of those two boring men. Holo is a wise wolf deity, who used to be feared by humans, but they got accustomed to her over time. Revy continues to soak fear into the hearts of those who cross paths with her, not only because of her demeanor, but also because of her moniker, "Two-Hands", of which she got because she can wield two guns ambidextrously. Over the course of the series, they showed a little bit of the soft side of Revy and how Rock got accustomed to her.
So if you're looking for the kind of romance where it's not obvious, but it hints it, you should watch both of this to understand pretty much my point. read more
These two are different from each other but both look very essence conparten some similarities such as that in a single chapter llegarte achieved in the depths of your soul and like the characters and ecenarios using them in short time periods are used but in spite all you manage to completely fall in love with them.
After seeing the first 2 episodes of Re;Zero I was surprised at the fact I was enjoying it, and that it reminded me of something, one anime, a light novel adaptation to be precise. That being, of course, Spice and Wolf. Both Satella and Holo are great heroines who are written very well and don't fall into a particular archytype. Both of them are rather snarky towards the MC and their respective relations are well written. While the MCs are themselves rather different both of them are well rounded and likable.
If you liked one you will probably enjoy the other.
if you liked one, the other is definitely worth a shot.
they're both centered on romance and fantasy. bittersweet, but not without some humor. romeo x juliet may be a little more dramatic, but i'm sure that's a given. they leave you feeling warm and satisfied.
Here we have two shows with one very big common theme. In each show, there is a character showing someone around a world which they aren't fully accustomed to. These two shows both have an air of seriousness mixed with light comedy that's just enough to make you laugh when needed and smile at the end of the episode.
They are similar in aspect that both are adventure anime in which the main 2 characters go from country/city to country/city, meeting new people on their journey.
The biggest difference between the two is that Spice and Wolf also features a romantic plot between the main 2 characters.
Though different at first, they still have a lot in common: they both have something to chew (fanservice and romance) and something to digest (economics in Wolf & Spice, politics and human psychology in KoiChoco). Learning through watching your favourite anime? Oh easy ^^
The journey of life to achive dreams - that's the main motive of both anime. Pair from "Spice and Wolf" had to fight with many difficulties when they were traveling, just like three "Samurai Champloo" heroes... but in quite different way.
Settings and plot in both anime have nothing in common, but for mystery element. However, the characters are really similar. Horo and Ryoko are powerful in their worlds, they both achieve the aims they have once set. Izumida and Lorence are their humble servants towards whom both heroines feel attraction. Both anime are slow in pace but it does not make them boring!
Despite the difference in atmosphere, both stories feature a girl who attends to her master who is a merchant. Along the way, she also learns about his trade and develops a mutual understanding of one another.
Different settings and time periods, but both are shorter animes with great stories and characters, both are old fashioned, have romance, and just a similar mood. Spice and Wolf doesn't have as much action and no samurais but both will hook you.
Two best of friends who is of different race (humans and Niea as an alien/ Horo as a Wolf God). Both of these two tells the story of the "slice of life" adventure of the pair and then their friendship is tested by distance, real-life problems and money. :P
If you liked one, you should like the other.
Although Hatenkou Yuugi is more of an action and Spice and Wolf is more serious, both are good fantasy series with quite similar feeling. And as for leads... I think that Horo and Rahzel are very alike in many aspects.
Both anime feature main character who travels a lot and who meets outworldly being (a goddess in one case and an alien in another). In both cases they are asked to be a guide, showing and expleining the world to their new companions.
Just look closer! They have a lot in common:
1. Alice and Horo both possess some incredile abilities.
2. Oz and Lawrence are both wise enough not to argue with their powerful patners.
3. They are always travelling or searching something.
4. Most likely they have to part with each other at the end of their way.
First they're both romance, but there is one big similarity between these two anime: the unspoken love between the main characters. It's like we know they have feelings for each other, why the fu*K can't they just say that to each other. So the tension is about the same and if u exclude the fantasy bit from Spice and wolf i think that if you liked one you con't not like the other :D
Meet Lawrence reincarnated! The Private Eye with white hair looks the same, and I don't mean similar or alike, I mean totally, totally the same. I could swear it's him. The guy can be spotted about 5 mins into the show. Well, nothing else similar.
What does medieval-themed anime has in common with futuristic teenage show? The answer is simple: quality of art. Animation and music fits so well with the proposed setting that you will believe you actually traveled through time, be it forward or backwards.
I believe that both of these anime have a similar feel about them in general and both of the main characters in Pumpkin Scissors and Spice and Wolf also contain a similar feeling. The art work also is similar in parts. Overall one reminded me of the other and I think that if you liked one chances are that you'll like the other.
Similarities: Both series have a similar arch structure, where in each arch the main characters travel to a new city. Both series also have an MC with a certain power that makes them undesirable by the villagers. In Sunday without God (Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi), Ai is a gravekeeper, one of the select few that can put the dead to rest. In Spice & Wolf (Ookami to Koushinryou), Holo is a wolf god who is perceived as a demon by the church.
Differences: Spice & Wolf deals with the economics of each city. The show doesn't go into fantasy often and stays realistic. Sunday without God is more about the after effects of what has happened to the world after God has abandoned it. For portions of it, the focal point is the Deceased; people who have died but still roam the earth. But the story doesn't always revolve around Ai's experiences with the Deceased which may make the story seam less focused. read more
Spice and Wolf reminds me of Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu. In both cases there is a boy who meets girl. It is in the same time but in DNYND is magic involved. Both are good animes in which the two main characters fall in love with each other but not completely. Both are also adaptations from a novel. And the main characters in both anime have almost the same characteristic features. The drama and romance has almost the same impression. If you like one I really recommend you to watch the other.
Both series have this calm, soothing atmosphere and take place in older Europe. There are many supernatural elements, including main heroines of both stories. Dantalian no Shoka is more action-packed with little horror here and there, while Spice and Wolf is actually calmer, with more focus on solving problems by persuading.
Spiral: Using detective skills to solve things.
Spice and Wolf: Focuses on Cheating people out of money and Revenge (and you cant forget, getting Hora back to her homeland.)
They may contrast in background information, but they are both animes that you can relate to real life.
For example, Spiral: There are detectives solving crimes today. Spiral gives you the feel of a classic Shurlock Holmes movie.
For example, Spice and Wolf: Everyday, people are cheated out of money and everyone wants to get revenge on someone.
I believe that these animes both focus on the skills and emotions of human beings. And to me, u can't have skills without emotions. So that is why I think that if you enjoyed Spiral you might like Spice and Wolf. read more
An interesting take on an adventure series. Spice and Wolf derails from the normal action you see in a typical adventure shounen, kind of how FMA Brotherhood sets the bars for shonen.
Rather than fighting, Spice and Wolf is all about economics as he travels around a beautiful Italy-like world. Plus, the interactions between the two mains, Holo and Craft, is probably the best romance I've seen in any series.
Although completely different in tone and setting, they are both are about a group of people(or just two people in Spice and Wolf) going on an adventure with a supernatural being(Orphen being a Sorcerer and Holo being a Wolf God) to complete a certain goal(In Orphen; to return Azalie to human form, in Spice and Wolf; to bring Holo back to her homeland). Along the way, they face many obstacles, which strengthen the bond between them, as they depend more and more on each other.
Both have good-short-down to root action sequences(although their is a little more action in Orphen).Both are based off a series of light novels. Both have a good mix of comedy,drama, and action. Both have good plot twists. Both have excellent English dubs. Both have an interesting setting, and both leave you wanting to see more.
Spice and Wolf is more developed(with both characters) while a lot of development goes into Orphen's story.
Orphen is an older anime(1998), while Spice and Wolf is newer (2008)
The world of Spice and Wolf is more explained than in Orphen(that doesn't mean the world of Orphen isn't interesting).
Both are great.
Both have supernatural fox/wolf creatures in it and have an element of romance between the two main characters.
Both Holo and Tomoe (the fox/wolf creatures) refer to the other character as a child and explain that they are from different worlds. Holo and Tomoe are also kind of arrogant and sometimes tend to be a little mean to the other character-their love-interest.
While Kamisama Hajimemashita takes place in modern-day Japan, Spice and Wolf takes place in an older setting. Also, Kamisama Hajimemashita is comedy, while Spice and Wolf is more serious.