In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Isuna Hasekura and Juu Ayakura’s Spice and Wolf (Ookami to Koushinryou) manga, Hasekura announced that the series is getting a brand new anime adaptation. A teaser visual and video accompany the announcement.
The text in the visual read:
Shall we embark on a journey again?
Holo the Wisewolf and Lawrence the Merchant’s story continues
Here is the anime’s announcement video:
Spice and Wolf (Ookami to Koushinryou) is a romantic light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura with illustrations from Juu Ayakura. The series ran from 2006 till 2011 for a total of 17 volumes, and was published under ASCII Media Works’s Dengeki Bunko imprint. A sequel to the novel began in 2016 with a total of 6 volumes to date. An anime adaptation by Imagin (Strawberry Panic!, Love Love?) was produced in 2008 with a second season from Brain’s Base (Durarara!!, Baccano!) in 2009 – both directed by Takeo Takahashi (Yosuga no Sora, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha). An OVA, two games, and two VR games were also produced since the series’ inception. The light novels both inspired manga adaptations that have been published in Dengeki Maoh.
Here is the synopsis of the anime from MAL:
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.
A brand new anime adaptation of Spice and Wolf has been announced, with more details soon to come.
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