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NeoSam 2007-07-10 10:39

Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf) Generic Discussion
Ookami to Koushinryou

Official site:

Shounen light novel (light novel for boys).

Based on a light novel thats published under the shounen(boy's) light novel label Dengeki Bunko.
For now there are 6 volumes released of this light novel.

Shounen light novel.

Author: Isuna Hasekura
Illustrator: Juu Ayakura

A review by Andrew Cunningham (a light novel translator) of the first light novel volume is here:

A manga adaptation of the light novel will start in the seinen(young men's) magazine Dengeki Maoh on September 27, 2007.

Genre: Shounen, Fantasy

aorta 2007-07-10 11:06

Can't wait for this. :)

I wish the novels were translated.

NeoSam 2007-07-10 16:47

Here's a nice illustration of the wolfgirl in this link.


kaerstan01 2007-07-14 09:44

that fox/wolf girl is too flat chested imho =P but she's kinda kawaii...

NeoSam 2007-08-04 10:28

Volume 5 of Ookami to Koushinryou light novel has the anime announcement on its cover (volume 5 will be officially released on August 10th)

Yes an anime of this boy's light novel has been finally confirmed :D

cyth 2007-08-04 13:01

Summary copy-pasted from my blog. Kind of lazy to retype. :p

Wikipedia JP says the series talks about a peddler named Craft Lawrence, a traveling merchant who’s wandering around the country-side selling and buying various things in villages he visits. His life changes one day when he finds a beautiful girl sleeping inside his coach full of the village’s finest sheaves. What’s more, she looks to be a cat girl. More like a wolf girl, to be exact, as she introduces herself as the village’s wolf sage who’s kept it blessed with good harvests for years and years. Her name is Horo and she wishes to return to her hometown in the North. The cocky girl bargains her way out of the village by making a deal with Craft to take her with him.
The story is described as a fantasy novel with neither swords nor magic. I’m guessing Ookami to Koushinryou will be a very heart-warming series with inter-relationship comedy and twists.

NeoSam 2007-08-07 07:38

Official site opened (not working yet though) and more info:


Original Work: Hasekura Isuna
Original Illustration Work: Ayakura Juu
Director: Takahashi Takeo
Script: Arakawa Naruhisa
Character Design: Kuroda Kazuya
Animation Production: IMAGIN
Official site:


Meloria 2007-08-08 14:00


Originally Posted by kaerstan01 (Post 1041870)
that fox/wolf girl is too flat chested imho =P but she's kinda kawaii...

Hey, what's wrong with flat chests? :D

I check out a majority of all new series that start (unless otherwise...) so this is deffinitely one to check out.

Tangowr 2007-08-25 04:06

Ookami to Koushinryo - Merchant Meats Spicy Wolf
Official site

Based on the light novel by Isuna Hasekura.
Winner of the Silver prize of the 12th Dengeki Novel Prize
And winner of the This Light Novel is Awesome! 2007also.

The story is set in a fictional middle age European type setting
Main character is a 25 year old traveling merchant Lawrence, who met Horo a 250 year old wolf, who is also a goddess of harvest that escaped the village she's supposed to watch over, because she believed the people there have forsaken her, and she also believed she has kept her promise of making sure there will be harvest there, she wants to go north, back to her homeland, and also to travel and see the world that has changed while she hasn't.
The story is about their travel and adventure together.
The anime is set for 12 episode

Lawrence - His goal in life is to gather enough wealth and start his own shop, he is currently a traveling merchant with a wagon, and having 7 year experience, he's smart and somewhat calculating, but a nice person.

Horo - 250 year old wolf goddess, her human form is that of a 15 year old girl, except with wolf tail and ear, she can be childish at time, yet at other time show her wisdom and age.

Pretty nice read, kind of like Kino's journey of no central plot just traveling around and adventure.
Only five book so far, so anime with 12 episode...maybe...3 book will be animated.

Main Staff

* Director: Takeo Takahashi
(Representative Works: “Rizelmine”, “Rozen Maiden”, “Kaibutsu Ohjo”)

* Script: Naruhisa Arakawa(”BLUE SEED”, “Kotetsu Tenshi Kurumi”, “Rizelmine”, and others)

* Character Design/Executive Director of Animation: Kazuya Kuroda
(”Vandread”, “Chrono Crusade”,“Kaibutsu Ohjo”)

* Color Design: Hitomi Sano

* Art Director: Toshihiro Kohama (Studio Biho)

* Art Design: Yoshinori Shiozawa (Studio Biho)

* Director of Photography: Shinya Matsui

* Editor: Unknown

* Sound Director: Hajime Takakuwa

* Sound Production: Jinnan Studio

* Music Production: Victor Entertainment

* Music: Unknown

* Animation Production: IMAGIN

NeoSam 2007-08-25 04:09

I already have a thread for this here:

Tangowr 2007-08-28 16:42

Horo speak very traditional and formal...something like Middle English I believe, which I am not familiar with to translate~~

Horo: I want to travel with you, ok?

[The self proclaimed Goddess of Harvest Horo asked happily]

Lawrence: *Sigh* Well, since I think this is I'll let you travel along.

Horo: So..nice to meet you..umm..

Larwrence: Claff Lawrence..on the job I call myself Lawrence

Horo: Larwrence~

Horo: I shall let your name become a legend to be passed down forever

[So the fantastic journey between Lawrence and Horo started]

[Many thing happened]

[With misunderstand and path seperation]

[But together they overcame those obstacle, searching for Horo's homeland Yuizu, Together they traveled north]
[This is something that happaned on their journey to Yuizu..]

Lawrence: Because of a mudslide, so we can't travel forward anymore?

Soldier: That's correct, The flood from a couple of day ago, collapsed the bridge, it will take a couple of day to fix.

Soldier: Sorry, but I have to go back to my job.

Lawrence; Thanks for the information

Lawrence: <That man look like the captain of an army>

Lawrence: *Sigh* Ahh...uhh..

Horo: what are you troubled about? Just stay in the inn at this small town.

Larence: No, if it's going to take a couple of day, let's travel back and go to the church to sta...

Lawrence: < Uh...maybe that's not so good...>

Lawrence: that you say it...on the way to the church we'll have to sleep outside in the wild...

Lawrence: Just for a few day, staying at a inn should be ok.

Horo: REALLY!? <Ear moving>


Horo: Ommm~

Horo: But I really am suprised, because it's been a while since really resting..

Lawrence: All the two person room are full?

Horo: Isn't there any other room?

Owner: We still have a single person room...payment we can just charge one person.

Owner: Beside you two look like a married isn't this better?

Horo: Hoo~ I can finally relax

Lawrence: Haven't slept in a bed for a long time, is that why you're so happy?

Horo: Of course I'm happy, Because I'm currently a normal weak girl...

Horo: So of course you'll cleanly let me use the bed, since I've traveled for so long and is so tired.

Lawrence: .........

Horo: we really look like a married couple?

Lawrence: ...Did you eat something weird again?

Horo: YOU IDIOT!!! WHAT did you think I was?

Horo: umm..that...

Horo: While we're here, can you treat me like a wife?

Lawrence: Wha!?

Tangowr 2007-09-08 18:29

Sister Princess 2007-09-08 20:39

Whoa, 2 main voices from Code Geass? Damn.

serenade_beta 2007-09-09 04:05


Originally Posted by Tangowr (Post 1119439)
Spoiler for size:

Horo's way of refering to self was the only thing that caught me off guard.


cyth 2007-09-09 04:14

Too bad this series is going to be done by IMAGIN. They're notorious for their crappy production values (Cosmopolitan Players, Love Love? etc).

blitz1/2 2007-09-09 16:04


Originally Posted by Sister Princess (Post 1138017)
Whoa, 2 main voices from Code Geass? Damn.

Which ones?

Tangowr 2007-09-29 19:37

Ch.1 of manga out

NeoSam 2007-09-30 03:38

I can't wait to get the first volume of the manga, but when is that going to be :uhoh: half a year from now :uhoh:

Tangowr 2007-10-31 14:03

Ch.2 is out~ Horo is tiny...but she is supposed to be 14~15 aged girl...

Potatochobit 2007-11-02 17:36

This show looks like it might be interesting. where u planning on working on it tango?

even with a bad studio producing it, the show still might be good. lovelove was horrible torture, but I liked hanaukyomaid tai TV series also by MOE alot even though it was low Q production.

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