Spice and Wolf
Today’s post is a little different, for the topic of this post isn’t exactly about werewolves. Gasp! But you see, occasionally I come across something that, while not about werewolves, is something I can see many werewolf fans enjoying. While scanning anime on Amazon I came across such a thing – Spice and Wolf. The wolf in this popular series isn’t a werewolf, but I think many werewolf fans will like her in spite of that. Have a look and let me know what you guys think.
Spice and Wolf originally started off as a series of light novels by Hasekura Isuna, and eventually was adapted into two anime seasons. The show, which has quite the fanbase, is about a young travelling merchant, Kraft Lawrence, who while stopping in at a wheat growing town during their harvest celebration, finds a girl with wolf ears and a tail hiding naked in his cart. This strange girl is Horo, who is a 600 year old wolf goddess that controls the harvest in this village. Unfortunately, times have changed and thanks to new harvesting machinery the people of the town no longer need Horo to aid them with their crops. So, Horo tags along with Kraft in order to go back north where she originally came from. On their way to her homeland, the plot follows Lawrence’s business, and how Horo’s wolf senses helps Lawrence’s trading. The two travelling companions then become an odd pair of business partners.
Check out the trailer below:
I know that there are no werewolves in this show, but Horo is a wolf goddess and that’s something any werewolf fan can sink their fangs into. While I have yet to check the show out, I definitely plan on it.
What do you guys think of Spice and Wolf? Yay or nay? Not enough wolf for you? Have any of you already seen it, if so, what did you think?
One of the writers for werewolves.com, as well as vampires.com.