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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
8 January 2008 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Hunting For Riches More Precious Than Gold See more »
Plot:
Kraft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things... See more »
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A compelling tale of merchant and wolf. See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Jun Fukuyama ... Lawrence (13 episodes, 2008)
Ami Koshimizu ... Holo (13 episodes, 2008)

Brina Palencia ... Holo (13 episodes, 2008)
J. Michael Tatum ... Lawrence (13 episodes, 2008)
Yukitaro Namura ... Shonin / ... (11 episodes, 2008)
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Series Directed by
Takeo Takahashi (12 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Ju Ayakura (13 episodes, 2008)
Isuna Hasekura (13 episodes, 2008)
Naruhisa Arakawa (12 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Colleen Clinkenbeard .... line producer: FUNimation (13 episodes, 2008)
Masanobu Arakawa .... producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Kazuyoshi Fukuba .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Tatsuya Ishiguro .... producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Naoko Koyama .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Yuichi Matsunaga .... producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Tomoko Suzuki .... producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Naomi Tokuda .... producer (12 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Yuji Yoshino (12 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Shinya Matsui (12 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Naoki Watanabe (12 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Toshihiro Kohama (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Kazuya Kuroda .... character designer (13 episodes, 2008)
Takeo Takahashi .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2008)
Masae Nakayama .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Hiroyuki Shimazu .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Justin Nordell .... adr director (13 episodes, 2008)
Hajime Takakuwa .... sound director (12 episodes, 2008)
Nick Parker .... adr engineer (8 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Niki Cooper .... post production assistant (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Animation Department
Yuji Nakatsuka .... animation producer (12 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Yukako Inoue .... music producer (12 episodes, 2008)
 

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Also Known As:
"Ôkami to kôshinryô" - Japan (original title)
"Spice and Wolf: The Complete First Season" - USA (DVD box title)
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Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | New Zealand:M | South Korea:15 | USA:TV-14

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Followed by "Ôkami to kôshinryô II" (2009)See more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A compelling tale of merchant and wolf., 1 March 2012
Author: kevinxirau from United States

When I first learned about this series, I was naturally curious because there hasn't been anything like this before. Going into it, I was amazed of how well-made Spice and Wolf really is. Right from the first episode, this series left such an impact on me that it is difficult to describe the beauty of it and the direction the story went through.

So here's how it goes: Young merchant Kraft Lawrence goes from town to town selling products from wheat to furs. While going through the town of Pasloe, he encounters a mysterious being: Holo, the wolf-like deity of harvests in the form of an amazingly beautiful young woman. Together, these two go about traveling from town to town making intricate business deals, getting on each other's nerves, and trying to avoid the attention of the Catholic Church that will like nothing more to destroy poor Holo. As the couple continue heading towards Holo's original homeland, both begin to develop fond feelings for each other.

Spice and Wolf is quite different from other anime I've seen. Character development is superb and the interactions between the characters are a load of fun to watch. The animation is top-notch and the music is incredibly compelling, suitable for certain scenes in the episodes. I am actually moved by all this and any series that can do that certainly deserves more than enough credit.

The two protagonists are the ones that make it all possible. Lawrence is very interesting as he is knowledgeable in the art of trading. He's also a guy you can count on to have your back and he can usually turn a bad situation around no matter the stakes. Holo is probably the best anime woman I have ever seen. She's fun, clever, and is able to stand up for herself. Holo is also very easy on the eyes, from her soft hair to her stunningly beautiful eyes. For all this, this wolf girl is not without complexity as she has some vulnerable emotional qualities that make her pretty sympathetic. The combined qualities and compatibility of Lawrence and Holo are what truly drive this series.

Overall, Spice and Wolf is a compelling tale you would not want to miss. It is so well made that it begs to be more recognized by the world for it's story, characters, animation, and music. It has some good themes to keep it going and the drama really pulls some heartstrings. It is highly recommended that you check this series out and enjoy.

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