Ookami to Koushinryou II

Spice and Wolf II

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Synonyms: Ookami to Koushinryou 2nd Season, Spice and Wolf 2nd Season
Japanese: 狼と香辛料II
English: Spice and Wolf II
German: Spice and Wolf II
French: Spice and Wolf II
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2009 to Sep 24, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Imagin, flying DOG
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.331 (scored by 253515253,515 users)
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Ranked: #2142
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Popularity: #402
Members: 449,393
Favorites: 4,088

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Aug 6, 2015
eLAeGee (All reviews)
Spice and Wolf is one of the most beloved anime series in the online anime community. The anime adaptation was listed within the Top 50 anime based on ratings on MAL years and years after its airing in 2008. Now 12 years after the series first aired, during the time of writing, the anime retains impressive ratings of 8.30 and 8.39 for its second season. The anime still retains its die-hard fans despite the prospects of a third season and continuation of its cliffhanger unclear still. However, while the original light novel might be worth its reverence and cult following, its anime certainly does not.

It read more
Sep 24, 2009
KaminaKai (All reviews)
*A surprisingly successful sequel with emphasis on the romance between a man and a (cute) wolf.*

As foreshadowed by the prequel OVA, Spice and Wolf II focus heavily on the romance aspect between our protagonists. By and large, this second adaptation has been regarded as equally successful as its predecessor (if not more successful). In terms of the light novels adaptation, it has been widely accepted for its accurate following of the “actual” story, unlike most anime adaptation. While previous knowledge of the series is not absolutely required to enjoy the show, it is highly recommended for viewers to watch the first season as well as read more
Feb 21, 2010
Ranivus (All reviews)
For those reading this review w/o finishing the first season will be spoiled so be forewarned

This anime continues where the last one left off, Horo and Lawrence slowly make their way to Horo's hometown. Along the way they happen upon various opportunities for profit and gain useful knowledge. All that while trying to keep a strong relationship between a human and a goddess. Some also might wonder if this can stand up against the hype from the fame of the last series. I can easily tell you it does, but with one Achilles heel....

Its definitely not story or the cast that brings this show down read more
Jul 22, 2014
GonzoLewd (All reviews)
Continuing a beloved series and making it better can be a challenging task to take. This is not much of a problem for anime that are step-by-step adaptations of any source medium. Spice and Wolf, if you don’t know, is one series that won me over from the previous season. Likewise, I was hoping that this 2nd season would have the same positive impact that the 1st season did on me. While it is not better than the first season in many aspects, it possesses the same fascinating qualities that the 1st season had, with a few improvements to the original.

It is impossible to review read more
Mar 26, 2014
Truearagon (All reviews)
First of all, I must say this is my 1 review, so I lack of experience, and my English is not the best, but here are my appointments.

I don't find words to describe how good was this anime, was a totally new experience, never tought this anime will be like that, so emotional and funny in the same time, so deep when we talk about simple things, that happens in my life everyday, for example, the story of the wagon when is lock on a rock in a road, when we have to thing all the bad things and read more
Oct 24, 2014
Thisvthattv (All reviews)
*This is a non-spoiler review of both seasons of Spice and Wolf

When I first found out about Spice and Wolf I was skeptical. I had heard that the series revolved around monetary and economic principles, and wondered how entertaining a like that could be. I’d also heard that there was a lot of dialog in this this series. I feared that I would be bored by discussions about economics that I’m not particularly interested in. I’m very glad to say that I was dead wrong about this series. Spice and Wolf managed to take topics I cared nothing about, and make them very entertaining and read more
Oct 16, 2016
lawlmartz (All reviews)
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.'

Nope, not a Tennyson quote. This one by Ashton Kutcher, of all people. I never would have guessed, myself.

What do we think of when we hear the word romance? A vision of a couple sitting in the sunset, fingers intertwined, lips together? A complex, irrevocable, inimitable bond formed between read more
Mar 21, 2017
Hotak (All reviews)
Compared to the first season i was very disappointed. I was hoping for a second season that flowed the same as the first season and it simply did not. I wont go into too much detail but literally half of the season they are in one town, just one town! And just trying to make one deal!

I was hoping for alot more on the road travel and scenery. Not a lot of romance, dragged out scenarios, over drama in my opinion. If a season 3 comes out maybe i will feel better but at the moment i am sorely disappointed.
Nov 10, 2014
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

Thinking back to the different relationships that I've formed over the years, it's pretty easy to tell when I'm truly close to someone. Whether this be my younger brother, my best friend, or my greatest lover, there is a distinct connection that I share with them that is incredibly hard to emulate and even describe. Instead, people have to experience this feeling for himself or herself. It's not something that is gained by resting on one's laurels; like everything else, developing this relationship takes considerable time, effort, and a smidgen of luck. In Spice and Wolf 2, we read more
Nov 24, 2017
Lady_Day (All reviews)
I just need to preface this review with the fact that I have an intense love in my heart for analytical, deep thinking and outside of the box "anything". I had such, such high hopes for this show. I mean, I poured through the reviews, and I was so freaking PUMPED. I was that kid who was obsessed with games on building, trading...empires...history... By the end of the 2nd season I was just F***** PISSED. The first season was sheer dent of will...this was a crucibal.

I really had to sit back an question the tastes of people and their anime, and really could not read more
Jan 7, 2010
ravenrage (All reviews)
After an epic final in the first season which left me stunned. I was expecting the second season to slow down and turn more romantic. Found out i am right, but the mercantile stuff is still going strong and there is even a merchant duel on par with death note quality. Backstabbing and market values etc. It all returns in its great glory!

At start, the first episode gave me an impression of "Hmm... it's turned soft." But at the same time it was nice too see the cute side of our heroes. But it doesn't take long before they leave the town in episode 2 read more
Oct 27, 2014
TheContractor (All reviews)
Well, im simply saying this to strengthen my next sentence, but i have watched nearly 500 anime series... And this is by far the best romance anime among them and one of the best among all genres. Even though the Light Novels ended and even fully translated by now, they should animate all of Light Novels,not for the profit from it or to advertise Light Novels, but to leave an example of pinnacle for all japanese animation made from Light Novels and the pinnacle for Light Novels alike. It would not be far fetched to say that this is the pinnacle of them all, by read more
Jan 15, 2015
Hubbz (All reviews)
This is the first review I have ever written on anime, however, that is only testament to the fact that I have never been so moved by one. Spice and Wolf's greatness stems from the fact that they do not pander to the lowest common denominator. Spice and Wolf does not intend to be an extremely popular anime, what it intends to, and succeeds in doing is being the very best anime for a niche audience.

Story: 9.5/10
The creators obviously spent countless hours studying and researching the economics, politics, culture, religion, and ethics of the time, not to mention the setting and society. Their work read more
Aug 20, 2021
ffaargentum (All reviews)
The first season was awesome, so I went into the sequel with high expectations, but was horribly let down. I'm a sucker for information-dense anime, so I didn't mind the use of economics in either season, but the fact that Holo was being sold off twice in this season just rubbed me the wrong way.

The ending was simply lacklustre and the romance was possibly the blandest thing I've ever seen. Lawrence was so pathetic and clueless at times, I questioned myself as to why I'm continuing the season. The only saving grace for the anime would probably be how nice the sounds of nature read more
Oct 2, 2014
Terri-Chan (All reviews)
Fuck that beautiful just beautiful end, this anime pretty surprised me ah never thought an anime of 2009 in terms of Animation, ambience and soundtrack far exceed Anime Anime 2014 This was just a masterpiece with very uan style ambience of the time where cities bestimentas funds occurs, all very style of the time, the plot is just very well thought makes me think the phrase "are pure business" and again, the characters are also maravollosos (protruding Horo) the more secondary side may have a past or a story that makes you get more desire to know (A what Space Dandy), the animation is exemplary read more
Aug 6, 2019
VeiledEdge (All reviews)
Of Spice and Wolf season 2 is a disappointment in almost every sense of the word. It is slightly worse in every aspect than the first season, and the first season wasn’t even that good.

The art quality, directing, storytelling, plot, and character development are all slightly worse than the first season.

The drawings are less precise and lack detail when compared to the first season, which is surprising considering shows tend to get more money from season to season when they’re popular (Dragon Ball Super excluded lol). Same with the directing. There are 0 of what I’d like to call ‘inspiring shots’. Nothing really read more
Mar 25, 2015
sazerarrow2 (All reviews)
A very interesting romance story about a merchant and a pagan wolf god . the story shows alot about how people would do anything for money but they forget what is really important as humans . The wolf god also known as the god of harvest and the merchant karft lawrence traveled learned alot and also found love and kindness which is important in our daily lives where everyone thinks about profit and money nobody thinks about others and nobody does anything to do with kindness .Overall the story is outstandingly original the art was beautiful how they placed alot of places town the scenery read more
Apr 2, 2015
Karavin (All reviews)
What I mostly love about this anime is the setting it is put in. Middleages, Austria (kinda Austria, a kingdom based on Austria back in that day). Even though it sounds quite generic, you will be surprised how nicely is the whole setting executed. I was satisfied with the middleagy setting more than in any other anime out there. All the people, the taverns, festivals, markets, roads. Everything was made with a thought of middleages, and it felt like middleages all the way through.
I could say that this story is about love. To be specific about a love that can't exists, not because of personal read more
Nov 30, 2012
irish5ive (All reviews)
Everything that was wonderful about the first season continues on during this second part of the Spice and Wolf saga.

The plot continues where the first season left off. Both Lawrence, our beloved travelling merchant, and Holo, his goddess (literally) travelling companion, continue their adventure to the north in hopes of returning Holo to her native homeland. During their travels, the duo run across old friends and new enemies, making this mecca no easy feat. And of course, Lawerence, being a skilled barterer and sly businessman, attempts to make a few extra coins to ensure they both travel in style and luxury.

There are read more
Aug 18, 2012
underscore21 (All reviews)