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View Poll Results: Spice and Wolf - Episode 13 Rating
Perfect 10 93 44.71%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 68 32.69%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 24 11.54%
7 out of 10 : Good 13 6.25%
6 out of 10 : Average 7 3.37%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 3 1.44%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2008-03-27, 08:13   Link #61
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*Yawn*

Just as with all the episodes, this episode really just bored me. It wasn't my anime to be watching, so that's understandable.

And massive carnage was kind of strange... I mean, I can understand why, but that just seemed a little forced. It also wasn't very exciting, since it was just a repitition of the end of the first arc in terms of carnage.

Again, a 5. I'm sure it was a great episode, this just isn't my series.
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Old 2008-03-27, 08:30   Link #62
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Just as with all the episodes, this episode really just bored me. It wasn't my anime to be watching, so that's understandable.
One may think this show isn't for you.
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Old 2008-03-27, 08:38   Link #63
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Because Horo's clothes was still in tact, we can be affirmed that she never transformed. So, I'm betting on her submitting to him and allowing him to believe that he was in charged. Basically conceding to his dominance as her "better"
but didnt she get rid of her clothes before she went to the other wolf? unsure
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Old 2008-03-27, 08:48   Link #64
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I loved that episode. 10/10
Now hoping for a second season with 26 episodes covering the next 4 volumes and of course much better animation!
Does anyone know, how succesful this series was in Japan?

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*Yawn*

Just as with all the episodes, this episode really just bored me. It wasn't my anime to be watching, so that's understandable.

And massive carnage was kind of strange... I mean, I can understand why, but that just seemed a little forced. It also wasn't very exciting, since it was just a repitition of the end of the first arc in terms of carnage.

Again, a 5. I'm sure it was a great episode, this just isn't my series.
So why did you watch it until the end? Boredom?
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Old 2008-03-27, 08:56   Link #65
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Pretty good ending I guess, but can't see myself jumping with excitment to go back and watch it again.
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Old 2008-03-27, 09:09   Link #66
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So why did you watch it until the end? Boredom?
It has hyped, so I was hoping it got better. Plus, I wanted to see that yellow haired girl. By the time I realized it wasn't going to get better, I was too far in to just drop it.
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Old 2008-03-27, 09:21   Link #67
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Honestly I was hoping to see more romantic development between Horo and Lawrence seems its seems like such an obvious plot device. Maybe this holds out hope for a second season.

Not the best episode in the series but no worse than any of the others.
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Old 2008-03-27, 09:23   Link #68
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I enjoyed it a lot and I am going to recommend it to my daughter. She might not like it but I think she should try it.

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Old 2008-03-27, 09:28   Link #69
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I definitely agree that spice and wolf is not eveybody's anime,just like how I never really got hyped up about clannad despite it being hyped up and almost everybody telling me to watch it.I did watch and I can't say I hate it but I don't love it either.For me, I loved spice and wolf because it was interesting to me.The setting,the themes,the concept,everything.The only thing it lacks is what the ctitics say,the excitment, and I think that was it's biggest drawback.However, thinking in over, I have to give credit to the studio for doing a good job since animating a light novel is no easy feat.I did disagree with the use of alot of korean animators in the credits even if it was to cut costs.
Bottom line, I have never said out loud before that {X} anime is boring or {Y} anime sucks because its just not very proper to generalise a series based on personal preferences.I think that as long as you are happy with watching a series then it is a good series.
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Old 2008-03-27, 10:30   Link #70
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but didnt she get rid of her clothes before she went to the other wolf? unsure
Her clothes were still clean, I doubt the other wolf would sit around waiting for her to get naked fold her clothes and place it in a clean spot under a tree..
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Old 2008-03-27, 10:57   Link #71
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Spice and Ending...

A lot of the draw Spice and Wolf has, is it's originality. It manages to break away from the heavily clichéd genres that tend to dominate the market. As with anything that breaks the trend, it's bound to have a fair amount of critics.

For my part, I came to enjoy the series for the unique character development and romance. Other aspects that provided no personal interest I simply took in stride.

The ending was pleasant, and I expect nothing less from Spice and Wolf. It closes the arc nicely while setting the stage for another season. I'll be looking forward to it. On another note: Purely speculation here, but I'd be willing to bet Lawrence didn't call either name when the bells rung, which would make what he says after they stop, that much more significant.
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Old 2008-03-27, 11:12   Link #72
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the "because your name is a bit shorter" made me laugh a lot
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Old 2008-03-27, 11:27   Link #73
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I loved that episode. 10/10
Now hoping for a second season with 26 episodes covering the next 4 volumes and of course much better animation!
Does anyone know, how succesful this series was in Japan?

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Might be giving Lawrence too much credit on the revenge thing. It was simply better financially to go the other route. Could only get 100 at best from that gold. If they split that with Nora they'd only get 50. Since their debt was 40 they'd only get out of it with 10. Other way he's getting 500 over the next 10 years, easy to see which is the better option. Though Lawrence probably isn't big on annihilating the people in that company it was probably more based on the money than anything.

Must of been one hell of a ride on Horo. Going at speeds people just aren't capable of moving at in that time must've been something.

Overall really have enjoyed the series. Maybe it didn't have a ton of action, but really that was just fine. Had some great moments sprinkled in there and really wasn't the main part of the series.

Horo, Lawrence, and their interactions really were the highlight of the series. Horo still is such a great character. Got plenty of depth and sides to her which always made the episodes interesting. First arc really displayed the lonliness and sadness she had to endure for so long. Second had the jealousy, but also a lot about her current relationship with Lawrence.

Ending was pretty much as I expected. Tie up the loose ends here and leave things in fine condition for a second season.

Now to wait for the DVD episode and probably re-watch the series.
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Old 2008-03-27, 12:11   Link #74
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Not really sure about this whole serie. I've had a hard time grasping the plotline/storyline as it feels like its only been a few minor things happening (apart from the debt). Maybe I was expecting somthing more. Its a very good looking anime thou with fun and likable characters.

Now to the episode! pretty cool overall. I somhow like finals coz it makes everything clear. Horo showed off her powers which was pretty nice as we've only seen it in the sewers before and now it was more open.

Some jabs and laughs and flashes of how people were doing...But I could not help but wonder "was that all?". Im expecting a second season because Horo didnt reach her destination.

Feels like a cliffhanger even if it really isnt. I suppose this feeling means their adventure as just begun...
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Old 2008-03-27, 12:21   Link #75
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She bowed down? That's even worse than not showing a fight! I change my vote to a 5
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Old 2008-03-27, 13:11   Link #76
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Peacable conclusion...

Souten no Seigyoku, it may be true the 'popular' series like Naruto often settle conflict through combat, but this is by no means the only way to resolve an issue and is in fact furthest from reality. For a show like Spice and Wolf which boasts a mature perspective, submission in that circumstance is a much more acceptable course of action for Horo the wise.

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Old 2008-03-27, 13:12   Link #77
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What a great end to my favorite Winter series. The ending in the courtyard with Horo and Lawrence was awesome. I loved how he turned the tides. It's usually Horo toying with Lawrence.

and YAY they left the door WIDE OPEN for second season

I would love to see a second 24 episode season. Maybe give 8 episodes to each novel rather then 6. Sometimes throughout the season it felt like a little too much material was being squished in an episode.

But overall: Great series. Not for everybody. Certainly lacks in a few areas but makes up for it with a pair of great characters and a solid storyline. It' also has a ton of charm and wit to it.
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Old 2008-03-27, 13:12   Link #78
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Spice and Wolf has been a special treat this season considering that there have been very few good animes to keep up with during it. I'm disappointed that it's come to an end, and I definitely would like to see another season. Especially this episode represents why it's so good. It felt really short, just like this season .

The banters of Horo and Lawrence are definitely great to follow.

This episode earns a 9/10 for me.

This series earns a 8.8/10. A very good rating for me and is definitely worth buying if I ever wanted to spend the money.
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Old 2008-03-27, 14:41   Link #79
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Wow.

I thought this episode was great. The ending suited it well.... ONLY if there is going to be a second seasion. I hope this show is picking up popularity in Japan (If it hasn't already). I will definately support 'em by buying the DVDs.

However, if there is ony one season, then the ending sucked.

I liked the Horo x Lawrence interaction at the end. I love the way Horo handles getting teased.

Great series. I definately want more.
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Old 2008-03-27, 17:47   Link #80
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I'd say that this series' most glaring flaw is that it's short by a few dozen episodes (with related number of story arcs, of course).

Even if there were part of the story I found rather shoddy, the characters were just too likable.
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