Ookami to Koushinryou
Spice & Wolf
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Ookami to Koushinryou

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Synonyms: Okami to Koshinryo, Spice and Wolf
Japanese: 狼と香辛料
English: Spice & Wolf
French: Spice & Wolf
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 10, 2006 to ?
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Historical Historical
Serialization: None
Authors: Hasekura, Isuna (Story), Ayakura, Juu (Art)


Score: 8.831 (scored by 1543115,431 users)
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Ranked: #292
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Popularity: #244
Members: 62,641
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A young traveling merchant, Kraft Lawrence has become accustomed to days of roaming and trading, with few companions. Or so it was until one peculiar day where the trader finds a young, naked, wolf-like girl asleep in his wagon.

The beautiful girl, calling herself Holo, claims to be a local wolf deity worshipped by locals as the God of Good Harvest. Year after year, she ensured they would reap a good harvest, but she has since grown tired of fulfilling the wishes of the ungrateful locals.

Holo ends up striking a deal with Kraft: if he helps her escape the villagers, she will gladly help him in his merchant endeavors. Together, they roam from town to town in search of business, and Kraft realizes both the ups and downs of traveling with a haughty and shrewd wolf goddess.

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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. It has also been published in Russian as Волчица и пряности by Istari Comics since June 2017.

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Aug 1, 2023
Preliminary (22/? eps)

"Spice and Wolf" is a captivating light novel, that has captured the hearts of readers like me with its richly developed characters, intricate world-building, and engaging storyline. With an unique blend of romance, intrigue, and economic strategy, this novel sets itself apart as a masterful tale of adventure and companionship. As a reader, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the book till now and would gladly rate it 10 out of 10 for its character description, world-building, and storyline. I've explained my points below:

I'd call this feeling I got reading this masterpiece,
"An Existence of Loneliness, in the Presence of Someone Special"

Character Description:

One of the novel's ...
Feb 14, 2022
Preliminary (47/? eps)
I've gotta say, this book is really good. This book is super well written, the characters feel really real and it takes you on a fun adventure. Of course, you can't expect to read the in a week and then just forgot about it later. Each chapter of this book is 50-100 pages long with some chapters being around 150 pages long so I wouldn't recommend this if you just want a quick story to read. However, this book is a masterpiece.

Story (10/10) - I mean, I'm halfway through the series after reading it in my spare time for about 4 months. I have yet ...
Jul 21, 2023
Preliminary (110/? eps)
Ookami to Koshinryo, or also known as Spice & Wolf in English, is a light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura and illustrated by Jyuu Ayakura. The English translation is in the order of Alphabet, which makes it more natural to pronounce than Wolf & Spice, but certainly when bring the work into discussion, we have to follow the original arrangement to make the most out of it.


Wolf, or scientifically Canis iupus, is a widely-known species, mostly because they are the ancestors of many kinds of domestic dogs. They are known as the kind of animal being able of patience and scheming while pursuing their ...

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