The studio behind Maoyuu have CLEARLY embraced the fact that the source material came to be thanks to S&W making a serialised story of economics and love economically viable. They've also taken advantage of the desperation S&W anime fans feel for a S3 that - probably - won't ever be. Why not employ the same JP voice actors, the same director and other people that worked on S&W? It makes good business sense.
As an enlightened fellow pointed out in passing, Maoyuu started out on 2chan and - more than likely - panders to the wants of its target audience as much as it does because
The fact that both shows share a lot of similar anime-related features are clear as day, but the most fascinating part about both shows are how they take on the area that most anime can't: discussing actual knowledge.
Spice and Wolf series are a lot like Trading for Dummy printed in feudal age. They have feudal settings with a dash of fantasy, that's what we knew easily from the cover. But you don't judge the book by its cover, or you might overlook something nice.
Spice and Wolf discuss trading, politics, microeconomic and others relevant knowledge for an average feudal traders. It sure doesn't live up against
Both series have the same atmosphere and tone with an emphasis on how social and economic systems function in a by gone era. While there is danger for the main characters in each series it's not the major focus of the story line.
While Ookami describes trade and business in a medieval world, Maoyuu follows the story of two characters trying to evolve their war torn world into a place which can move on, two nations living in harmony, as opposed to one being destroyed by the other then trying to recover.
The two shows are very similar. Same lead voice actors, supernatural female protagonist, trades, lots of dialogues, female protagonist wants to go somewhere that ended her and the male lead to travel together. Maoyuu is good so far.
Both have a non-human female traveling with a man in between villages.
Both are a romance on the surface but change the expectations. Spice and wolf mostly has detailed explanations of economics and medieval trade.
while Maoyuu maou yuusha is a romance that deals with mostly politics of war and conflict.
both are great series. that you go in expecting something only to find the show is completely different then you first expected it to be.
has a very similar vibe. same old country setting. although the characters are not much alike, and there is magic in Maoyuu, and not much in spice and wolf
Both deal with economics and feature merchants and are set around the same time frame of the middle ages. Both also have magic elements and have the same style of subtle romantic tensions. Both highly recommended. =)
Similar music, both involves Economics (Micro and Macro), the art is pretty similar with medieval setting, the interaction between two characters is fun to watch, Holo and Maou likes to tease the male main characters, there are many psychological,intelligent and insightful conversations which provide us a different perspective on how to see things.
Directed by the same director, Holo's voice actress is also Maou's voice actress, the same also applies to Yuusha's voice actor. The singer who did the OP of Spices and Wolf 2, also perform the ED for Maoyuu. The most important parts are both anime are unique in its own way and
Either season, If you like Spice and Wolf you will like Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, same people made it same voice actors. I for one was hoping for a season 3 but Maoyuu Maou Yuusha might actually be better than that, it has the same feel as S&W as soon as I saw the first episode Spice and Wolf popped in my mind. Like Spice and Wolf, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha at its core is about Romance, not that typical Tsundere or too timid to do anything romacne but actual Romance.
Both shows contain romance and a supernatural element. Both are set in a less developed world. And both have themes containing; economics, agriculture, and trade.
It's no surprising that these two series have many similarities to be quite honest.
Both titles features a fantasy setting where a main male protagonist encounters a main female protagonist (strangely voiced by the same VA). From there on and out, they form a strange bond as they encounter various events.
Both series deals with the theme of economics rather than the traditional fantasy sword fighting to save the world.
Both series has a similar feeling that is more lighthearted but also covered with a fun adventure like background.
Both series has comedy, drama, and hints of romance.
A major portion of the staff for one is a part of the other and both focus on lady companion with a quirk and economics.
The fact of how Maoyuu Maou Yuusha can make me enjoy the first 2 episodes even though 2/3 of it its about economics remind me of Spice and Wolf.
Both Series have lovely Heroine and the setting its kinda similar.
Both are about the economics and explaining how it all fits together. OtK has more about the bonding between the two main characeters which I liked a lot. MMY brings is more of an adventure "to save the world".
The female lead is a 'Wolf Spirit' in Spice and Wolf and a 'Demon King' in Maoyuu
both of them are very wise and smart
the setup is in similar era
-> Economics and Trade matters are deeply explored
it also has romantic aspects between the guy and the girl which are explored very minimally in the anime
Both have a strong focus on economics while also having bits of action to keep things interesting. They also both have a weird but cute relationship between the two leads.
They both take a strong look at politics and economics of a pre industrial/medieval setting. It has interesting and engaging characters and a unexpected plot pretty much every episode. The main characters romance is often shoveled to the side of the main plot but still apparent and present during the series. Uses fantasy to enhance a story while maintaining intelligent and political facts and information about War,Economics and public perception. Ookamis Related works would also apply to this recommendation.
- Same seiyjuu
- A pretty close relationship between Yuusha and Maou.
- Similar music/ost and the circumstances overall.
- Same atmosphere (medieval)
- Travelling as a couple
- epic romance story
first of all they have the same voice actors for the two main characters, but the theme of the story is also the same as they are both about money and how it affects the world in different ways.
and they both have romance
It's like its sister anime because it has the same art and flow. A lot of the anime uses economics and merchants.
While this series is clearly not the same as Spice and Wolf, it deals with similar themes and concepts. If you enjoyed Spice and Wolf, this series may satisfy your 'itch' after finishing Spice and Wolf
If blatant fan-service turns you away from a series don't be alarmed, the fan service is toned downed after the first couple episodes. While there are brief moments of fan-service throughout the series, they are far from many( On a scale of 1-5; a ~3).
Both have economic and trade quarrels and a little bit of romance.
Both anime are around the middle ages and involve buisness.
Both the anime have a smart female lead and some romance.
In Spice and Wolf (Ookami to Koushinryou) the female is more of a tsundere where
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has more action.
Spice and wolf or Ookami to Koushinryou take place in the medieval age, same as Archenemy and Hero or Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.
The creator of Maoyuu also wrote Log horizon.
The plot is really good in both anime, there is only a season one of Maoyuu and there wont be a season 2. There is however a season 2 for Spice and wolf, but sadly there will not be a season 3.
The art in both are good, but spice and wolf far excels in that category.
But if you watched spice and wolf for its plot and how its about economy you will like Maoyuu. However Maoyuu
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha basically wants to be S&W but doesn't quite make it to the level of S&W. If you're really desperate like me to watch an anime very similar to S&W this would be the one. Maybe you liked Maoyuu Maou Yuusha if you did I highly recommend watching S&W.
They both are Dialog centric anime and shows the working of world . They both include lot of economics ( in interesting way ) . They both takes you the anime world itself and you just keep on watching them .
Maoyuu has very similar elements to Spice and Wolf down to the romance between the main characters and the alternative history setting. Spice and Wolf is a lot more of a serious anime with litte comedy, but they both have a likeable charm about them that makes you want more,
Instead of purely economics, you have a bit of politics involved and a very frustrating romance element.
Although not nearly as good as Maoyuu, it's still worth watching (especially for the 2nd season) if you like anime where everything the heroes do is explained in great detail. The cuteness factor is there (c'mon it's a wolf-girl).
Do watch the full anime, the 2nd season gets a lot better and focuses more on the relationship of the two main characters.
Both shows have the same seiyuu for the main characters.
Both are also made by the same director.
Both shows take place in a medieval world and speak about economy
Moreover, the male main character is human and the female main character is not.
In the end we can clearly see that Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has been a lot inspired by Ookami To Koushinryou to the point that they took the same director and voice actors.
If you liked one of them, i highly recommand to watch the other because there is a big probability that you will enjoy it aswell.
At first i was a little suspecious of what people told about this being like Spice and Wolf.
But after as little as 2 episodes i was completely betaken by the fantastic anime.
What similar with these two ?
1. The romance - although S&W is way better, this is the next best thing i found.
2. The leading female is only part humand and have lived for longer than the male.
3. The medival world.
4. The way they protect each other
5. The horrofied too early ending.
I would highly reccomend.
- Both deal with economics/citizenship
- Both deal with merchants/traders
- Both are set in a middle age setting
- Both have romance between couples
- Both female heroine have supernatural features.
If you're looking for something similar to Spice and Wolf this would be the ideal choice. I highly recommend!
These shows are placed in a medieval age, have mystic elements and focus on economics and the society, rather than action
- same director.
- same seiyuu for the main characters.
- take place in a medieval world
- Economy talks
- the male main character is human and the female main character is a demon/god
Both series are based around romance between a woman of a separate race than the MC.
In both series, economics is a key part of the story.
They both explore technological advancements.
Again the Tag-Team of Ōkami to Kōshinryō (Spice and Wolf) generated an interesting anime about medieval economics.
Maoyu Mao Yusha has something for the usual audience as well as for those who are more interested in the sophisticated and intellectual themes of the show. Nevertheless the anime is smart enough to entertain the whole crowd.
The similarities to Ōkami to Kōshinryō are obvious, the story takes place in a medieval, fantasy world with similarities to late medieval Europe and the two main protagonists (male/female) act on economic issues and at the same time a romantic subplot takes place.
But there are some differences. On the one hand the
Medieval fantasy settings with focus more on trading/economics, rather than warfare. In both cases, there is a clever and witty female lead
Story about commerce, in a more eroic universe but not an eroic story.
The background of these two anime is very similar: Both anime feature a human working with a supernatural being in order to achieve a common goal in a fantasy setting. Holo and Maou are two intelligent main characters you can't help but love (they also share the same 声優/seiyuu, though Maou is zoftig and Holo is slender). The unique flavor that both shows have are backed up by witty and often amusing dialogue and a quirky romance.
It's safe to say they're excellent anime of the fantasy genre and if you like one, then you'll enjoy the other.