Edit Manga Information
What would you like to edit?

Ookami to Koushinryou

Ookami to Koushinryou

Alternative Titles

English: Spice & Wolf
Synonyms: Okami to Koshinryo, Spice and Wolf
Japanese: 狼と香辛料


Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 10, 2006 to ?
Authors: Hasekura, Isuna (Story), Ayakura, Juu (Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.901 (scored by 6677 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #172
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #204
Members: 24,056
Favorites: 2,480
Ranked #17Popularity #204Members 24,056
Add to List
Volumes: /?
Chapters: /?
buy from amazon


The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine—that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of "Holo the Wisewolf" to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame?

(Source: Yen Press)


Ookami to Koushinryou placed 1st on the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking under Best Light Novel category in 2007.

Ookami to Koushinryou: Spring Log, a short stories sequel to the main series written on the 10th anniversary since Hasekura Isuna's debut is the first part of the "Ookami to Koushinryou & Hasekura Isuna 10th Anniversary" project.

The series was published in English as Spice & Wolf by Yen Press from December 15, 2009 to April 19, 2016. A complete "Anniversary Collector's Edition" omnibus compiling the first 17 volumes was released on October 4, 2016.

Related Manga


Lawrence, Kraft
Arendt, Norah
Rubens, Dian
Boland, Fleur
Amarty, Fermi
Liebert, Marten

More reviewsReviews

Apr 25, 2017
SuperCheese88 (All reviews)
Since a 3rd season is as likely as me seeing a human walk on Mars I decided to read the novel. I do not regret this choice but it was a hard series to get through at points.

Now I'll make this clear, I DID NOT read the yen press version. If I did, maybe my enjoyment would have been higher but I sailed the seas for it instead.

The story is what you'd expect having watched the anime. Holo and Kraft travel, make deals, get screwed, get unscrewed and move along. All in the hopes of Kraft starting his own shop and Holo going read more
Oct 26, 2011
electricjelly (All reviews)
Simplicity can sometimes produce the best results, and that is especially true for this light novel.

People who have heard of Spice and Wolf have probably seen the anime and may not even know it was based off a light novel or have not given thought to read the light novel from which the story originated. However, this novel is a very enjoyable read and can easily get people engrossed in the story.

When I first bought this novel I did it because I really wanted to know what happened next after the end of the anime series. I really enjoyed the series and the way read more
Oct 23, 2014
julfjr (All reviews)
If you have watched the anime adaptation and are yearning for more of Holo's simple yet intricate and extremely charming character then i recommend reading this novel.
Although there are slight discrepancies throughout the novel and anime, not too much stands out. The novel exhibits the themes of the loneliness in a much more apparent and clear representation through the emotions that are being disclosed to the readers.
Overall a very good read for either those who are new to the series or have read or watched either manga or anime adaptations and are looking for a wonderfully written work of art which in my read more


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for October Week 1: October 4 - 10 Anime Releases Blood-C Complete Collection Blu-ray & DVD Combo (S.A.V.E...read more

NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Apr 17 - 23

NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Apr 17 - 23

Graphic books best seller list (manga, light novel, and OEL) for April 17 - 23 *1. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.6 *2. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Vol.5 *3. ...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Total chapter count?
Rhys2753 - Mar 2
1 replies by Rhys2753 »»
10 hours ago
Poll: Ookami to Koushinryou Volume 3 Discussion
Playcool - May 20
0 replies by Playcool »»
May 20, 5:32 AM

Recent Featured Articles

Top 15 Anime Wolf Characters: Howling in the Night

Top 15 Anime Wolf Characters: Howling in the Night

Whether noble or savage, wise or feral, wolves have always had a place in our hearts. In this list, we'll showcase 15 of the most famous anime wolf characters. Read on to see if your favorite made the list!