Spice And Wolf

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.0  (3,881)

Spice and Wolf is the twelve episode Japanese animation adaptation of a series of Japanese light novels. The show's setting is very medieval with a slight emphasis on the supernatural as well as covering the hows and whys of economics for the time, including currency speculation and trading through a guild. The show focuses on the adventures of twenty-something merchant Kraft Lawrence and Holo, an ancient wolf deity of the harvest. While Holo has served the village of Pasloe for some time, monitoring the wheat so that it could grow rich and lush, the humans have changed and progressed. Between these developments and the rise of an organized religion and its economically powerful church, Holo figures that the villagers of Pasloe don't require her divine aid anymore and follows Kraft, who is initially resistant to the idea. As the two travel together, Holo asks Kraft if he will help her find her original homeland, the icy realm of Yoitsu. Kraft agrees, and to discourage scrutiny, Holo assumes a humanoid form, mostly. Although she decides to assume the form of a 15-year-old female, said form includes a tail, which she is quite proud of and refuses to completely hide, and lupine ears atop her head (obscured by a hooded robe). However, Holo has had to assume her more natural form of a giant wolf on more than one occasion, which sent Kraft screaming into a mental blackout. The rest of the cast consists of nothing but humans, with the one exception in Dian "Diana" Rubens, whose true form is that of a bird even larger than Holo's wolf form with another notable character, Norah Ardent. Norah is a shepherdess who works, with her dog Anek, for the Church, yet receives barely even table scraps in exchange for shepherding travelers through the surrounding wolf-infested forests. Being a shepherdess, Holo takes an instant dislike of Norah and becomes amused by the notion that Kraft might fall for her simple charms.

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Seasons
Wolf and Amber Melancholy
13. Wolf and Amber Melancholy
August 2, 2011
After a tense encounter with Nora over dinner, Holo falls ill. As Lawrence tries to help her regain her strength, the little wolf's hazy recollections of the many miles passed cause her to see the merchant in new ways.
Wolf and Endless Tears
12. Wolf and Endless Tears
September 23, 2009
After Lawrence leaves Holo with the traders, he's forced to consider backing out of the plans he's made with Eve. When his decision leads to a violent confrontation, Lawrence finds his future with Holo on the line.
Wolf and the Decision to Part
11. Wolf and the Decision to Part
September 16, 2009
With Lawrence so close to finally achieving his dream of owning his own shop, Holo wonders if the time has come for them to give up their journey.
Wolf and Lonely Smile
10. Wolf and Lonely Smile
September 9, 2009
Holo's fate is up in the air after she agrees to take part in Eve's risky money-making scheme. With so much on the line, Lawrence sets out to learn more about Eve - and quickly discovers that she is not who she claims to be.
Wolf and Reckless Negotiation
9. Wolf and Reckless Negotiation
September 2, 2009
After Holo and Lawrence visit Rigoro's impressive estate, the little goddess admits that she fears her impending separation from the merchant. Later, Eve offers Lawrence a very surprising proposition.
Wolf and an Enchanting Traveler
8. Wolf and an Enchanting Traveler
August 26, 2009
Lawrence suspects shady dealings when he learns that visiting fur traders are barred from doing business in Lenos. Later, the merchant finds himself in the company of the cloaked stranger.
Wolf and Playful Days
7. Wolf and Playful Days
August 19, 2009
Upon arriving in the port of Lenos, Lawrence can't help but feel that something strange is afoot. His uneasy questions only multiply following several encounters with an enigmatic cloaked figure.
Wolf and Trustworthy God
6. Wolf and Trustworthy God
August 12, 2009
The price of pyrite is climbing, there's no news from Diana, and Amarty appears to have figured out Lawrence's intentions! The plucky merchant's plan might be doomed - luckily, Holo has a plan of her own.
Wolf, Hope and Despair
5. Wolf, Hope and Despair
August 5, 2009
Diana tells Lawrence that she's already made a deal for her pyrite, but her customer hasn't yet taken possession of the goods. As Lawrence waits for the situation to develop, he encounters Amarty and Holo.
Wolf and the End of Shallow Thinking
4. Wolf and the End of Shallow Thinking
July 29, 2009
Lawrence takes action to keep Amati from accomplishing his goal. After planting seeds of doubt in Amati's heart regarding Holo's willingness to become his wife, the merchant sets out to buy a large quantity of pyrite.
Wolf and the Gap That Cannot Be Filled
3. Wolf and the Gap That Cannot Be Filled
July 22, 2009
Tensions rise between Lawrence and Amati, who tells the merchant his plan to take Holo as his own. Later, the little goddess lashes out at Lawrence after she reads a letter he wrote about Yoitsu.
Wolf and the Calm Before the Storm
2. Wolf and the Calm Before the Storm
July 15, 2009
Hoping to learn more about the road ahead, Lawrence meets with an alchemist who is familiar with the region's folktales. Later, Lawrence grows uneasy when he notices how much time Holo is spending with a local merchant.
Wolf and an Inadvertent Rift
1. Wolf and an Inadvertent Rift
July 8, 2009
Holo and Lawrence arrive in a village where the citizens are preparing for an annual festival. After Holo pays the price for celebrating a little too enthusiastically, Lawrence heads out to do some business with the locals.
Description

Spice and Wolf is the twelve episode Japanese animation adaptation of a series of Japanese light novels. The show's setting is very medieval with a slight emphasis on the supernatural as well as covering the hows and whys of economics for the time, including currency speculation and trading through a guild. The show focuses on the adventures of twenty-something merchant Kraft Lawrence and Holo, an ancient wolf deity of the harvest. While Holo has served the village of Pasloe for some time, monitoring the wheat so that it could grow rich and lush, the humans have changed and progressed. Between these developments and the rise of an organized religion and its economically powerful church, Holo figures that the villagers of Pasloe don't require her divine aid anymore and follows Kraft, who is initially resistant to the idea.

As the two travel together, Holo asks Kraft if he will help her find her original homeland, the icy realm of Yoitsu. Kraft agrees, and to discourage scrutiny, Holo assumes a humanoid form, mostly. Although she decides to assume the form of a 15-year-old female, said form includes a tail, which she is quite proud of and refuses to completely hide, and lupine ears atop her head (obscured by a hooded robe). However, Holo has had to assume her more natural form of a giant wolf on more than one occasion, which sent Kraft screaming into a mental blackout. The rest of the cast consists of nothing but humans, with the one exception in Dian "Diana" Rubens, whose true form is that of a bird even larger than Holo's wolf form with another notable character, Norah Ardent. Norah is a shepherdess who works, with her dog Anek, for the Church, yet receives barely even table scraps in exchange for shepherding travelers through the surrounding wolf-infested forests. Being a shepherdess, Holo takes an instant dislike of Norah and becomes amused by the notion that Kraft might fall for her simple charms.Spice And Wolf is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on January 8, 2008.

Where to Watch Spice And Wolf

Spice And Wolf is available for streaming on the TV Kanagawa website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Spice And Wolf on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Google Play.

  • Premiere Date
    January 8, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (3,881)