Spice and Wolf - A Fantastic Fantasy Anime Series *Spoilers?*

Topic started by JJOR64 on Oct. 31, 2009. Last post by JJOR64 4 years, 8 months ago.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16

 Spice and Wolf
 Spice and Wolf
Plot Summary: Kraft 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 Holo. 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. ( ANN)
 
The next anime I chose to watch from my list was Spice and Wolf.  At first I really didn't have much expectations for this show.  I figured it was going to be a fun and
 Sexy Holo make me a happy panda.
 Sexy Holo make me a happy panda.
enjoyable fantasy anime but, I was wrong.  Spice and Wolf was a fantastic show (both seasons).  The show resolves around Kraft Lawrence and Holo.  During the course of the show Lawrence just wants to make money since he is a merchant.  While trying to make a profit, Lawrence is trying to get Holo to her homeland, which she hasn't seen in years.   The story twists and turn.  At a moment everything is fine and then everything goes bad but, this is what makes the show great.  Another great thing about this show is Lawrence and Holo themselves.  Both of them are great characters and give to the atmosphere and mood of the show (plus Holo is sexy :P).
 
Sadly with both seasons combined and both OVAs, there are only 25 episodes.  The light novel and manga are still going on so hopefully there will be a another season next year.  I would love to read the manga but, it's not far at all.  I was going to check it out online but, there are only 12 chapters out right now and I beat what is covered in the manga is already covered in the anime but, I could be wrong.  If you are looking for a new fantasy anime, give this a shot.
 
My Score - 4.5/5
 
If you would like, check out my blog for my other reviews.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I really enjoyed the first season, though I never got around to the second. I dunno, guess I was saving myself for the DVDs.
 
Also, since I started with the name Horo, Holo sounds silly.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@John_Martone: Holo does sound kinda goofy.  And I'm also used to Craft, not Kraft.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@JJOR64: Yeah, a lot of people are having trouble with the name Holo. I'm trying to use it since it's official and to respect the creator's opinion, but I think Horo has a warmer sound to it, which suits the character and the feel of the show.
Post by AjayRaz (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
it looks kinda interesting. Holo looks awesome :3
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@AjayRaz: I think you will probably love this show.  Have you watched anything else since K-On?
Post by AjayRaz (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@JJOR64: umm, i'm watching the Letter Bee episodes that gia's sharing, i'm trying to watch BECK but i didn't around to it, and i might start watching Saki.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@AjayRaz: Saki is hard at first, since they don't teach you anything about majong, but I'm addicted now
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
I loved the show I sure hope they continue it anime form through a new series or OVA's in the future.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@Void_Wizard: Me to.
Post by AjayRaz (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@John_Martone: i actually just saw the first episode, and i had no idea what they were talking about. it was amusing to watch, but i was so confused. if you're addicted, i guess i'll continue to watch :) 
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@AjayRaz: I was still kinda confused through out the show but, it was still fun to watch.
Post by Sonata (35,097 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Very nice review, a nice streak of watching good animes you got goingXD
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@Sonata: Thanks.  :)  The stuff on my list are mainly no-brainers at the moment.
Post by king_m (393 posts) See mini bio Level 6
wait which one is right because I've been saying horo
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@king_m: It's actually Holo.
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