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Posted 2/21/08 , edited 3/1/08
Craft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things to make a living during a period much like Europe in the Middle Ages. One night when stopped at the town of Pasroe, he finds in his wagon a 250 year old pagan wolf deity girl named Horo. She appears to be that of a 15 year old girl, except for a wolf tail and ears. She introduces herself as the town's goddess of harvest who has kept it blessed with good harvests of wheat for many years. Despite having the responsibility to watch over the town, she wants to go back to her homeland in the north called Yoitsu, she believes the people have already forsaken her anyway and that she has kept her promise to maintain the good harvests. She manages to bargain her way out of the village by making a deal with Lawrence to take her with him. As they travel, her wisdom helps increase his profits, but at the same time, her true nature draws unwanted attention from the church.

Spice and Wolf is remarkably complex in its plot. Drawing on a uniquely imaginative theme, and intelligent story line, this anime immediately draws you into it and leaves you wondering what will happen next. The animation is good and I really like the music; that and the creativeness makes this series great to watch.


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Posted 2/28/08
Ah yes very interesting:
A strange pair working together to get something they both want
Lawrence wants to get a better trade while Horo wants to go home
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Posted 2/29/08
Interesting... But sometimes I get really confuse about this anime and sometimes it was really boring about it......
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Posted 2/29/08
can we just give spice and wolf the anime of the year award already seriously, it's that good for me. even better than haruhi
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Posted 3/3/08
Yes.. Spice and Wolf is just down right great!

Im a little wolf inside a girl...
Lets whistle around the world...

ALL HAIL TO THE TAIL!!! DO IT!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 3/4/08
Well considering Horo is voiced by Ami Koshimizu (who did Karen in Code Geass) this anime really brings a itself a life of its own... Though derived from a light novel, the manga is just as good, and the characters are just so well made!!

Though I can't say much more... since it isn't completed yet... I hope by the end of the first season, we should see where the story is headed^^
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Posted 3/8/08
Thumbs up ^^ A really refreshing change from all the magic+sword slashing etc etc anime out there
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Posted 3/27/08
狼と香辛料 - Season 1 (Spice and Wolf)



If you haven't heard what all the hype is about, Okami to Koshinryo (Wolf and Spice) is the latest refreshing anime to have hit the streets. Oh yes, you have your wonderful, edge off your seats, shaking in frustration, longing romance; the oh so indepth character development; the beautiful art work; Koshimizu Ami (voiced as Karen in Code Geass) lending her voice to your leading heroine; Oh and how could we forget, an anime set in the medieval realm, where swords and arrows aren't the grand scheme of the setting. Yes finally economy has made its way into the anime world. Its not a conquest of greed, nor a journey to find love... though those two attributes intertwine with our two main characters, Lawrence and Horo.

As for a first short season, Spice and Wolf probably debuted as one of the most sought after animes. It had gathered a large following, and I'm not surprised! For all those who don't know the saying: "Horoism, all hail to the tail". Its almost a cult following. This anime wasn't intended for the 12 year old, and thus it has a much more mature appeal to it.

What probably everyone can agree on is, it captivates, and never lets your attention go. After every episode, you long for me. People went ballistic when our resident subber said no more... But the incident blew away as quickly as it came. No one is infatuated with the nitpicky details, everyone wants their fix. Another thing that was either unintentional, or intentional is the relationship between our two main characters. Everyone wants to see them get together... but the creators are dragging us along, and make us sit at the edge of our seat as we wait in anticipation for it, knowing it won't happen for along time to come. They drop our couples in situations time and time again, but thats where the development comes in. Lawrence, being the younger one, keeps maturing under the keeps of Horo. And it just wouldn't be right if they got together at this point in time.

Since this the first TV installment, everyone is waiting for the next season to come. Though landing on a sharp note, the last episode didn't feel like a conclusion... Now that might not be a bad thing, but now it feels like we just ended on a typical episode. But we will have something to grab onto as episode 7 comes out as an OVA at the end of May. We may see next season in summer, who knows... but don't get your hopes to high...

WE WILL BE WAITING HORO!!!


~Space

On a side note, who would've thought our seiyuus would also make it into Spice and Wolf!? Aside from Kshimizu Ami (Horo, Karen), who also does Takuma in H2O:
Nakahara Mai who did the voices of many renown animes, Strawberry Panic! (Nagisa Aoi), Sola (Aono Morimiya), Myself ; Yourself, (Asami Hoshino), Clannad (Nagisa Furukawa), and that's just to name a few... She does Nora here. Oh and who could forget Fukuyama Jun, he did Lelouch in Code Geass; The seiyuu who does Nunnally in Code Geass is Nazuka Kaori, which also does Cloe.

So that's a lot of Code Geass Seiyuus in one anime don't you think?? Coincidence? I think not... So than let me remark on how great the voice acting is as well... You defiantly get the impression that they aren't acting, a very immersive experience. So, as our seiyuus calm their vocal chords for Code Geass... I can't wait and see what the next season will have with regards to the seiyuus... Hahaha. ~Peace
Posted 3/27/08
just finished ep 13 today. hopefully there will be a second season.

as far as anime's based on light novels go, look at how Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu turned out.

if it's any indication, (though it probably isn't) season two might come out in a couple of years
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