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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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
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.221 (scored by 396934396,934 users)
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Ranked: #3542
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Popularity: #224
Members: 823,582
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Koshimizu, Ami

Lawrence, Kraft

Fukuyama, Jun

Arendt, Norah

Nakahara, Mai


Nazuka, Kaori

Liechten, Marhait

Ootsuka, Houchuu

Tarantino, Jacob

Tsuji, Shinpachi

Remerio, Hans

Gouda, Hozumi

Liebert, Marten

Horiuchi, Kenyuu


Namikawa, Daisuke


Hanawa, Eiji



Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

Episode Videos


Apr 22, 2008
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 ...
Feb 22, 2017
Mixed Feelings
When watching this show I ponder on what it really means to “Falling into the Hype”.
It is naïve to think that when a show is popular that it doesn’t effect your mood going in.
But on that same thought is there a difference in “Falling into the Hype” and just seeking understatement on why something is popular.
I didn’t come into this show hyped but throughout this experience I was always search for that special something.
Something I never found. All I was left was this indifferent feeling.
When you are stuck in an indifferent feeling is a good indication that the show is average.
It ...
May 9, 2015
I saw this anime because of a few recommendations online and several glowing reviews, however upon watching Spice and Wolf I have to wonder how old the writers of these reviews are that they can find this enjoyable. If you've read any other review on this show, you'll know it is praised for its "character depth" and its use of economics. Let me warn you ahead of time, I have seen puddles with more depth than these characters. They are extremely 2 dimensional, the dialogue might as well have been written by a junior high student, and the monotonous tone of the voice acting is ...

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