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Sep 28, 2012 12:41 AM

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A decent episode let's see what they'll find out in the trading exchange!
 
Dec 4, 2012 3:50 AM

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I like how this anime is so slow paced. After finishing up Code Geass which has twists and turns in every episode, watching something relaxing like this is the perfect anime-hangover remedy!

The writing (at least in the English dub) is really good too. It's like Inglorious Basterds, the dialog can go on for way longer than usual without you noticing.

One thing i dont care for is the lazy man-character-designs. Lawrence and his new partner look exactly the same except for different hair style. At least give him a different beard or something xD
 
May 3, 2013 11:10 PM

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Another really good episode.
Liking this more than I thought I would so far
 
May 12, 2013 11:42 PM

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Good episode. Lets see if he can make some profit.
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Jul 13, 2013 3:48 PM

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Really fun series, this is my favorite episode so far :) I find the ending song catchy too.

Next episode looks really interesting, it's a strange anime. Nothing really happens that is abnormal (aside from Holo herself), both the main characters come across as normal people (despite Holo being a wolf) but yet its really nice to watch.
 
Aug 8, 2013 6:50 AM

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I can see now why this anime is so highly rated. 3 episodes in and I'm already loving the two leads.

Holo is playful, witty, and beautiful. Lawrence is a sight for sore eyes given the male leads we see these days. I can see this becoming one of my new favorites.
 
Oct 1, 2013 4:50 PM
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Holo is pretty clever, using the apples to give the fur a apple scent to increase their sales. Her reaction was priceless when Lawrence tried to eat an apple. "Those are my apples you can't have any."
Before that Holo's face as they passed the apple stand was priceless lol

 
Dec 20, 2013 2:30 PM

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Holo, oh you sneaky dog! Getting Lawrence jalous :P

It's really interresting. I have difficulty following all the devise system and how their conspiration work, but I'll adapt to it.
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Feb 25, 2014 2:20 AM

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Amazing episode. I never thought that all these trading-related stuff would be so interesting to watch and learn.


and still waiting patiently for a 3rd season of Spice & Wolf :'|
 
Jun 4, 2014 12:19 AM

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Pretty good episode, Holo was pretty confident when selling a fur to the company. She likes to tease a lot to Lawrence and his work XD. Although they are getting close together, major points in that :D.

Mostly about selling prices and several economic terms in here. Really enjoying the series now :D.

 
Jun 12, 2014 8:06 PM

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Good god, Horo was epically moe this episode and that ED is so catchy. This episode was a lot better than the previous 2 but it was kind of difficult trying to understand all the merchant talk.
 
Oct 9, 2014 8:36 PM

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Timofmars said:
corroded said:
i think the explanation is that the kid doesn't lose anything. if the coin depreciates, he can just return the 10 coins he borrowed(as promised). if the coin appreciates, he gets the 10 coins and 10 percent profit. looking at those 2 scenarios, its not actually a win-win situation, but a no-lose situation :D(kinda different because the kid doesn't actually 'win' if he has to return the 10 coins)

but understanding the things about currency etc was making my head turn @_@ i didn't quite follow it right.(the ones about countries controlling currencies and the silver content etc) anyone care to elaborate? :D


The different currencies are basically in competition with each other. If people "trust" a particular currency more (low risk of the currency losing value) and so prefer to have that country's coin, it means they are willing to offer more of something to get that coin, and they'll want more in order to part with it. That is literally an increase in the coin's value. With these silver coins, a major factor in people's preferences is the silver purity. Silver is valuable by itself, so the coins with the most silver have the most intrinsic value.

I think it's good for the country to have their currency gain popularity and grow in value because then they can counteract that increase in value by creating more of the currency to spend (only costing them the silver they have to put in the coin, which is less than the value of the coin). It's creating free money without having to collect taxes.

There's also some power from having the currency be widely used. If the country got into a war and needed to spend a lot, they could create a lot more coins to spend and it wouldn't reduce the overall value as much. On the other hand, a country whose currency is only used by a few people would quickly cause their currency to collapse if they produced coins to pay for a war (nobody wants to have it because it drops noticeably in value each day).


What they talk about in this episode is regarding speculation that a country might be reissuing a coin, but with a higher silver purity. They would do this to make their coins more popular and valuable (competing with other coins). If Lawrence and Holo were to buy the coins before their overall value was increased by the reissuing of higher purity coins, they'd make a profit.

But it turns out that the newer coins actually are less pure. It's possible to make money by waiting for the value to drop, then buying the coins. This is because the markets overreact to changes. So a decrease in purity leads the currency to drop in value more than it really should, but then slowly corrects itself by rising slightly to a more accurate valuation.


This is pretty much how I understood it, but your explanation was really helpful in making sure everything is clear. Thanks a lot!

Yeah, I'm really loving this show. It's slow - dreadfully slow, in fact - but it's difficult to detect. Though nothing's really happening, nothing needs to because it's just fun to watch. It's also really, really unique.

And my goodness I can't get over how sexy Brina's voice is for Holo sdshlfkdjglglhj



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Nov 16, 2014 8:58 AM

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Wow. I'm really impressed, almost shocked. They're actually portraying economics properly. I never expected to see that in an anime. Whoever wrote this story did their research. As others have noted, check Timofmars's post if you're having trouble understanding the coin trade.

Instant bump to my opinion of the show.

I didn't care for Holo's lying the second time around. I didn't like it the first time, but I figured the scent might actually stick with the furs for awhile, plus she was more ambiguous. She's a quick learner in any case; some of this would be going over my head had I not taken economics in high school.

It would be interesting if the government issuing the Trenni silver coins put that guy up to making deals with various merchants so said government could trick them out of money.

The chemistry between Holo and Lawrence is great.

Best episode yet.
 
Nov 24, 2014 2:14 AM

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Now that was some great bargaining from Holo.. I guess she's not the "The Wise Wolf" for nothing..
Together with Lawrence, they make a fearsome merchant duo..

Her playful side is cute~ Making Lawrence a bit jealous haha!

"Males are all jealous idiots." "And females, too, are idiots who feel happy about it."
^ This line from Holo made me lol'd..

Timofmars said:
corroded said:
i think the explanation is that the kid doesn't lose anything. if the coin depreciates, he can just return the 10 coins he borrowed(as promised). if the coin appreciates, he gets the 10 coins and 10 percent profit. looking at those 2 scenarios, its not actually a win-win situation, but a no-lose situation :D(kinda different because the kid doesn't actually 'win' if he has to return the 10 coins)

but understanding the things about currency etc was making my head turn @_@ i didn't quite follow it right.(the ones about countries controlling currencies and the silver content etc) anyone care to elaborate? :D


The different currencies are basically in competition with each other. If people "trust" a particular currency more (low risk of the currency losing value) and so prefer to have that country's coin, it means they are willing to offer more of something to get that coin, and they'll want more in order to part with it. That is literally an increase in the coin's value. With these silver coins, a major factor in people's preferences is the silver purity. Silver is valuable by itself, so the coins with the most silver have the most intrinsic value.

I think it's good for the country to have their currency gain popularity and grow in value because then they can counteract that increase in value by creating more of the currency to spend (only costing them the silver they have to put in the coin, which is less than the value of the coin). It's creating free money without having to collect taxes.

There's also some power from having the currency be widely used. If the country got into a war and needed to spend a lot, they could create a lot more coins to spend and it wouldn't reduce the overall value as much. On the other hand, a country whose currency is only used by a few people would quickly cause their currency to collapse if they produced coins to pay for a war (nobody wants to have it because it drops noticeably in value each day).


What they talk about in this episode is regarding speculation that a country might be reissuing a coin, but with a higher silver purity. They would do this to make their coins more popular and valuable (competing with other coins). If Lawrence and Holo were to buy the coins before their overall value was increased by the reissuing of higher purity coins, they'd make a profit.

But it turns out that the newer coins actually are less pure. It's possible to make money by waiting for the value to drop, then buying the coins. This is because the markets overreact to changes. So a decrease in purity leads the currency to drop in value more than it really should, but then slowly corrects itself by rising slightly to a more accurate valuation.

Definitely worth the read.. I understand it better now thanks..
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Mar 13, 2015 9:55 AM

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That Death stare from Lawrence at the guy flirting with Holo lol.
 
May 1, 2015 11:00 AM

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Horo is clearly the best female character 5ever. ( no bullshit )

Good episode overall, Holo eating apples was so Ryuk-esque. That kid was damn smart though, excited to see what Lawrence will do in the next episode.
 
Jul 6, 2015 7:36 AM

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whooaaa Horo is already mastering business skills!
 
Jul 11, 2015 7:24 AM

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Sanji came in at the end and he was awesome.
 
Jul 14, 2015 11:11 AM

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I feel kind of disappointed..
 
Aug 12, 2015 12:45 PM

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I don´t get the appeal.Another episode in which nothing of importance happened.
 
Sep 22, 2017 1:22 AM

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i really enjoyed this eps now im finally hooked into the show, the merchant business is wayy more challenging and incomprehensible at times than i thought, & ah man the witty dialogue and interactions between characters i love it holo is amazingg the way she swayed that man with the fur was spectacular
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Sep 24, 2017 3:33 PM

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Holo is an entertaining character but bugger me if I know what all the merchant talk is about.. I'm a completionist so I'll finish this one.
 
Nov 29, 2017 3:51 AM

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So many coin types.
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Jan 7, 2018 9:41 PM

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Holo is slick. How can you not love this girl
 
Jan 4, 2019 7:57 PM

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Pretty slow paced show so far, I am pretty sure there are great things to come tho!
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Feb 8, 2019 3:00 PM

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Holo is a wolf-girl of many talents <3
One Piece episode 914 & 915 were a mistake.

 
Jul 5, 2019 7:48 AM

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she just killed it with the fur sail 😄

when he teased her with apples, kawaii 😁

 
Sep 28, 2019 11:03 AM

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Didn't she just lie about the fur when she talked about its smell? I'm not that impressed if you get a better price through lying tbh.
 
Dec 3, 2019 12:45 PM

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This was just made for Holo, she's so good at it. She's really awesome.
 
Jan 4, 4:20 PM

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This anime is boring me a bit, but I’m a keep watching for now
 
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