Spice and Wolf – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Spice and Wolf
Synonyms: Ookami to Koushinryou
Japanese: 狼と香辛料



Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2008 to Mar 26, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Imagin
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


Holo is a powerful wolf deity who is celebrated and revered in the small town of Pasloe for blessing the annual harvest. Yet as years go by and the villagers become more self-sufficient, Holo, who stylizes herself as the “Wise Wolf of Yoitsu,” has been reduced to a mere folk tale. When a traveling merchant named Kraft Lawrence stops at Pasloe, Holo offers to become his business partner if he eventually takes her to her northern home of Yoitsu. The savvy trader recognizes Holo’s unusual ability to evaluate a person’s character and accepts her proposition. Now in the possession of both sharp business skills and a charismatic negotiator, Lawrence inches closer to his goal of opening his own shop. However, as Lawrence travels the countryside with Holo in search of economic opportunities, he begins to realize that his aspirations are slowly morphing into something unexpected.

Based on the popular light novel of the same name, Ookami to Koushinryou, also known as Spice and Wolf, fuses the two polar genres of economics and romance to create an enthralling story abundant with elaborate schemes, sharp humor, and witty dialogue. Ookami to Koushinryou is more than just a story of bartering; it turns into a journey of searching for a lost identity in an ever-changing world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


This is one of the rare shows where I like the dub more than the sub. The problem is that the show has constant non-stop talking and the dub is just a lot easier to watch.

Spice and Wolf is a great mix of romance and medieval economics, some of the schemes were so fascinating that I just needed to look more into it myself. This was the whole basis for the spice and wolf post I wrote and the fact that it taught me so much speaks for itself.

I like the twist and turns of the plot and the dub actors make it far more obvious that the characters love each other. The female voice actor for Holo sounds really bland and disinterested in spice and wolf however her dub voice actor, despite how generic she sounds, provided a more interesting personality for the character. I think the fact that I had spent so much time away from dubs saved it for me since the voices were unique enough that it really didn’t matter.

So watch it for economics talks, read my post if you don’t understand it; I had to research the things myself, and enjoy the love story at the same time.



Shows from the same genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Romance

Shows from the same studio: Imagin


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