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Lawrence, a traveling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo - a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern home. Armed with his street smarts and her animal instincts, a simple peddler and a forgotten deity begin a journey through the wild countryside. Along their path, the riches of happiness shall be reaped, even as the bankruptcy which dwells in the human heart is exposed.
In the fantasy-adventure Spice and Wolf (2008), Craft Lawrence, a young peddler in a realm that suggests Renaissance Europe, finds himself in a pagan ritual come true. For ages, the farmers of one region believed the wheat harvest was ensured by a powerful wolf-spirit who periodically appeared in the form of a beautiful woman. As he leaves the area, Lawrence discovers a naked girl with furry ears and a tail sleeping in his wagon. The girl declares she is Holo, the wise and powerful wolf. People no longer believe in her, so she wants to return to her home village of Yoitz in the far north. It's not clear why Lawrence devotes himself to Holo: she insults him, spends his money, and drinks excessively. But he apparently enjoys the role of doormat. Although he's supposed to be a capable trader who buys low and sells high, Lawrence's fortunes take a decided downturn when Holo joins him. The stories are very talky with only minimal action, and the filmmakers cut corners, reusing backgrounds and animation. The ending suggests a third season may be in the works: Lawrence and Holo are only slightly closer to their goal than they were at the beginning of the first season, and the myth of the "Moonhunting Bear" that destroyed Yoitz could be developed further. The humor runs to drinking and reverse-sexism gags, with Holo repeatedly declaring, "Men are fools!" Her ears and tail give the fan service nudity an unwholesome tone that suggests Spice and Wolf was designed for adolescent furries. (Rated TV 14: nudity, violence, alcohol use, risqué humor, potentially offensive religious imagery) --Charles Solomon
(1. A Wolf and One's Best Clothes, 2. A Wolf and a Distant Past, 3. A Wolf and Business Ability, 4. A Wolf and a Helpless Partner, 5. A Wolf and a Lover's Quarrel, 6. A Wolf and a Silent Farewell, 7. Wolf and a Tail of Happiness, 8. A Wolf and a Proper Scale, 9. A Wolf and a Shepherd's Lamb, 10. A Wolf and a Whirling Conspiracy, 11. A Wolf and the Greatest Secret Plan, 12. A Wolf and a Pack of Youngsters, 13. A Wolf and Setting Off on a New Journey, 0. Wolf and Amber Melancholy, 1. Wolf and the Inadvertent Rift, 2. Wolf and the Calm Before the Storm, 3. Wolf and the Gap that Cannot Be Filled, 4. Wolf and the End of Shallow Thinking, 5. Wolf, Hope and Despair, 6. Wolf and Trustworthy God, 7. Wolf and Playful Days, 8. Wolf and an Enchanting Traveler, 9. Wolf and Reckless Negotiation, 10. Wolf and Lonely Smile, 11. Wolf and the Decision to Part, 12. Wolf and Endless Tears)
Spice and Wolf is truly a series that doesn't come around very often. From the well thought out teasing between the characters, to the beautiful scenery and artwork as they travel. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Justin
My only complaint is that the box has the DVD form factor and so does not fit on the shelf with my other blu-rays. This is a show I love and will always cherish.Published 7 months ago by MarioWorldLover
Or lack thereof. I was not expecting to be blown away by what nearly deterred me as furry-pandering, and I am so glad that I did not follow up on that feeling. Read morePublished 7 months ago by GrandMasterGris
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|Season 1 Blu-Ray Quality||
nope, i think it was only season 2 that was HD. Season 1 is like dvd quality :( .
Aug 26, 2013 by kaori | See all 4 posts
There is always a possibility however the light novel has already ended in Japan and it is very unsual for animation studios to retake finished publications either manga or light novels. The good news is that you can by the novels here in Amazon it seems that they will publish the whole story.... Read More
Jun 30, 2014 by Manuel Gaitan | See all 2 posts
|New release in future or stick with this one?||
well from what im seeing the new one is going to be more expensive for basically the sam content i have this one and its perfect so il say stick with this unless you can fin the new on cheaper. hope that helped
Apr 8, 2014 by Stephen A. Rodriguez | See all 2 posts
|season 2 bluray or dvd ?||
Jun 6, 2013 by D. Bryant | See all 2 posts
It looks like it will be stacked just like the release of the dvd/blu-ray disc combo sets for the 2nd season.
Jul 31, 2012 by Jason Smith | See all 2 posts
|i will be buying this amazon at christmas time so keep selling theses||Be the first to reply|