Based on the popular light novel of the same name, Ookami to Koushinryou, also known as Spice and Wolf, fuses the two polar genres of economics and romance to create an enthralling story abundant with elaborate schemes, sharp humor, and witty dialogue. Ookami to Koushinryou is more than just a story of bartering; it turns into a journey of searching for a lost identity in an ever-changing world.
Spice and Wolf (狼と香辛料 Ookami to Koushinryou) is a Japanese light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura, with illustrations by Jū Ayakura. The series has been called a “unique fantasy” by Mainichi Shimbun due to the plot focusing on economics, trade, and peddling rather than the typical staples of fantasy such as swords and magic.
A manga adaptation illustrated by Keito Koume began serialization in the November 2007 issue of ASCII Media. A 12-episode anime adaptation aired between January and March 2008, plus a single original video animation (OVA) episode released in May 2008. A second OVA was released in April 2009 as a prequel to the second anime season Spice and Wolf II, which aired 12 episodes between July and September 2009.
Holo is a powerful wolf deity who is celebrated and revered in the small town of Pasloe for blessing the annual harvest. Yet as years go by and the villagers become more self-sufficient, Holo, who stylizes herself as the “Wise Wolf of Yoitsu,” has been reduced to a mere folk tale. When a traveling merchant named Kraft Lawrence stops at Pasloe, Holo offers to become his business partner if he eventually takes her to her northern home of Yoitsu. The savvy trader recognizes Holo’s unusual ability to evaluate a person’s character and accepts her proposition. Now in the possession of both sharp business skills and a charismatic negotiator, Lawrence inches closer to his goal of opening his own shop. However, as Lawrence travels the countryside with Holo in search of economic opportunities, he begins to realize that his aspirations are slowly morphing into something unexpected.
[06/02/2008] OP: Kiyoura Natsumi – Tabi no Tochuu
[06/02/2008] ED: ROCKY CHACK – Ringo Hiyori
[12/03/2008] Spice and Wolf Original Soundtrack
[05/08/2009] ED2: ROCKY CHACK – Perfect World
[05/08//2009] OP2: Akino Arai – Mitsu no Yoake
[23/09/2009] Spice and Wolf II OST