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.
Stills from Spice and Wolf: Season One (Click for larger image)
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In the fantasy-adventure Spice and Wolf (2008), Craft Lawrence, a young peddler in a realm that suggests Renaissance Europe, finds himself caught up 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 young woman. As he leaves the region, 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; now that people no longer believe in her, she wants to return to her home in the far north. How wise she is may be open to question, but she's definitely a fussy wolf, endlessly berating the long-suffering Lawrence. 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. A scheme involving currency speculation blows up in his face, and an attempt to deal in armor leaves him bankrupt. Lawrence and Holo wander from town to town, but they don't get much of anywhere: this set could end two episodes earlier or later without affecting the minimal plot. The humor runs to heavy drinking and reverse sexism, 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) --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. A 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)
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Great anime, adult relationship between the two main characters. This story will make you think and make you laugh as it progresses.Published 25 days ago by John King
Bought this as a gift not too familiar with the anime stories myself but from what he says its a fine addition to any anime collection the disk was in great condition and we... Read morePublished 7 months ago by mom of three
This anime acomplishes what so many other try to but fail. Perfect charter development.
The story is honestly JUST about the two charters and their relationship. Read more
This is the first anime I enjoy, I really enjoy the story and plot I plan on buying season 2 as well and hope they make season 3Published 9 months ago by Bryan Martinez
a traveling salesmen joins company with a wolf deitiy that's on here way home. well developed charateris that have more then one dimention. Read morePublished 11 months ago by chris herndon
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|Brina Palencia as Horo. Does anyone like this choice for an actress?||
she was juliet in Romeo x Juliet
Pricilla in Claymore
Miharu in Nabari no Ou
Mikoto in School Rumble
shes been in alot of stuff, shes good so i think its a good choice for Horo. She can have that bubbly personality too.
Oct 27, 2009 by anthonyq | See all 15 posts
|Chances of a Blu-Ray||
Send them feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you'd buy a Blu-Ray of it if they made one. Blu-Ray releases for anime all depend on if they sell well as regular DVDs.
Dec 13, 2009 by GuardianSoulBlade | See all 5 posts
|Super Expensive for just 13 episodes on standard dvd.||
The Amazon video-on-demand and download of the series is the way I went. discs are becoming obsolete, just as cassette and vhs. I spent about $21 for season 1. Though I do admit it would be nice to have them on DVD for collection purposes, and I just might considering its about $60 (not too bad).
Jul 29, 2010 by Micah P. | See all 5 posts