History LightNovel / SpiceAndWolf

9th Feb '16 1:01:00 PM Mentro140
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A sequel to the light novels has been announced to celebrate the series 10th Anniversarry as well as the tenth anniversarry of Hasekura's career that began with the release of the first volume, however the only known information is that it will be written by Hasekura and will run in Dengeki Bunko Magazine.
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A sequel to the light novels has been announced to celebrate the series series' 10th Anniversarry as well as the tenth anniversarry of Hasekura's career that began with the release of the first volume, however the only known information is that it will be written by Hasekura and will run in Dengeki Bunko Magazine.
9th Feb '16 11:40:13 AM Mentro140
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9th Feb '16 11:38:22 AM Mentro140
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Sequel.
''Spice and Wolf'' is a light novel that was eventually made into an anime in 2008, with a second season animated by a different studio the following year. The original name, "Ookami to Koushinryou", literally translates to "Wolf and Spice."
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''Spice and Wolf'' is a light novel written by Isuna Hasekura that was eventually made into an anime in 2008, with a second season animated by a different studio the following year. The original name, "Ookami to Koushinryou", literally translates to "Wolf and Spice."

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''Spice and Wolf'' is a A sequel to the light novel novels has been announced to celebrate the series 10th Anniversarry as well as the tenth anniversarry of Hasekura's career that was eventually made into an anime in 2008, began with a second season animated by a different studio the following year. The original name, "Ookami to Koushinryou", literally translates to "Wolf release of the first volume, however the only known information is that it will be written by Hasekura and Spice." will run in Dengeki Bunko Magazine.
5th Feb '16 11:04:34 AM ChaoticNovelist
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"more than that" NATTER!
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Shepherds are feared by townsfolk, because their ability to "influence animals", even wolves, is assumed to have resulted from some sort of pagan pact. In the manga, it's implied that [[SinisterMinister the priest who supervises Norah encourages this attitude to keep her isolated and dependant on him.]] ** More than that, it's implied that due to Norah's exceptional skill, the priest has literally thrown her to the wolves by ordering her to extremely unsafe fields and forest roads, hoping for her to have a convenient death so her "pagan pact" reputation won't reflect on the Church negatively. He also pays her at the back door and won't allow her inside the Cathedral.
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Shepherds are feared by townsfolk, because their ability to "influence animals", even wolves, is assumed to have resulted from some sort of pagan pact. In the manga, it's implied that [[SinisterMinister the priest who supervises Norah encourages this attitude to keep her isolated and dependant on him.]] ** More than that, it's ]] It's also implied that due to Norah's exceptional skill, the priest has literally thrown her to the wolves by ordering her to extremely unsafe fields and forest roads, hoping for her to have a convenient death so her "pagan pact" reputation won't reflect on the Church negatively. He also pays her at the back door and won't allow her inside the Cathedral.

* AlternateUniverse: Bonus tracks of the manga present a few.
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* %%* AlternateUniverse: Bonus tracks of the manga present a few.

* BabiesEverAfter:[[spoiler: Between Holo and Lawrence at the end of the series.]] * {{Badass}}: Within the realm of animal-spirits, Holo was apparently at the top of the food-chain (figuratively speaking; they seemed to form a normal society despite being animals).However, the [[BearsAreBadNews great Moon-Hunting Bear]] far outstrips her or any other spirit.
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* BabiesEverAfter:[[spoiler: Between Holo and Lawrence at have several children the end of the series.series, after the shop is finally opened.]] * {{Badass}}: Within the realm of animal-spirits, Holo was apparently at the top of the food-chain (figuratively speaking; they seemed to form a normal human-like society despite being animals).However, the [[BearsAreBadNews great Moon-Hunting Bear]] far outstrips her or any other spirit.

* BigEater: Holo, which is justified by a combination of the fact she's a shapeshifter (so her true stomach is technically that of a wolf bigger than an elephant) and the fact she has lupine instincts, meaning her nature is to eat any food presented to her just in case of famine, even if she is stuffed. Unusually for this trope, Holo is shown on many occasions to end up suffering a bellyache from eating too much, though she gets over them quickly.
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* BigEater: Holo, which Holo is justified by a combination of the fact she's a shapeshifter (so her true stomach is technically that of a wolf bigger than an elephant) and the fact she has lupine instincts, meaning her nature is to eat any food presented to her just in case of famine, even if she is stuffed. Unusually for this trope, Holo is shown on many occasions to end up suffering a bellyache from eating too much, though she gets over them quickly.

* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Diana/Dianna/Deanna, Marc/Mark, Lunt/Lant/Landt, Eve/Abe -- even the spellings of town names is uncertain. This fits the setting. Spelling in the Middle Ages generally was not fixed, and even literate individuals back then were not always consistent in how they spelled their own names.
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: SpellMyNameWithAnS: ** Diana/Dianna/Deanna, Marc/Mark, Lunt/Lant/Landt, Eve/Abe -- even the spellings of town names is uncertain. This fits the setting. Spelling in the Middle Ages generally was not fixed, and even literate individuals back then were not always consistent in how they spelled their own names.
28th Jan '16 11:11:53 PM omegafire17
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* WhoDares: Holo's "You dare say I snore?!"
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* WhoDares: Holo's "You dare say I snore?!"snore?!" [[spoiler: She does, if lightly]].
21st Jan '16 7:13:20 AM Prfnoff
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Work titles should be italicized, but not boldfaced
'''''Spice and Wolf''''' is a light novel that was eventually made into an anime in 2008, with a second season animated by a different studio the following year. The original name, "Ookami to Koushinryou", literally translates to "Wolf and Spice."
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'''''Spice ''Spice and Wolf''''' Wolf'' is a light novel that was eventually made into an anime in 2008, with a second season animated by a different studio the following year. The original name, "Ookami to Koushinryou", literally translates to "Wolf and Spice."
15th Jan '16 6:11:16 AM Zaiaku666
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That last part just don't make no sense.
* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Justified in universe. When Holo gets sick from fatigue, Lawrence treats her using the "four humors" method, which was prevalent in medieval society, despite it being mostly debunked by 21st medicinal knowledge.
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Justified in universe. When Holo gets sick from fatigue, Lawrence treats her using the "four humors" method, which was prevalent in medieval society, despite it being mostly debunked by 21st medicinal knowledge.society.
25th Dec '15 5:44:23 PM PolarManne
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->''"Merchant Meats Spicy Wolf"''
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->''"Merchant ->''[[GratuitousEnglish "Merchant Meats Spicy Wolf"''Wolf"]]''

The light novels concluded in 2011 with the seventeenth volume. Creator/YenPress is currently translating and releasing both the novels and manga in the United States. The anime has been licensed in North America by Funimation. Both seasons are streaming on their [[http://www.funimation.com/spice-and-wolf video portal]] and are available on DVD and Blu-ray (with season two a DVD/Blu-ray combo set) and the second season is on {{Creator/Netflix}} instant streaming.
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The light novels concluded in 2011 with the seventeenth volume. Creator/YenPress is currently translating and releasing both the novels and manga in the United States. The anime has been licensed in North America by Funimation. Both seasons are streaming on their [[http://www.funimation.com/spice-and-wolf video portal]] and are available on DVD and Blu-ray (with season two as a DVD/Blu-ray Blu-Ray/DVD combo set) and the second season is on {{Creator/Netflix}} instant streaming.pack.
25th Dec '15 3:14:20 PM freefall4242
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* ContemptibleCover: [[http://yenpress.us/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/spicewolf_1.jpg The redone cover]] for the first American release book got this complaint due to dropping the anime style Japanese cover for a pseudorealistic frontal shot of Holo running while naked (though mostly dark), drawing comparisons to a trashy romance novel cover. This was done in an attempt to reach out a more general audience at the insistence of distributors. For that first volume, they hastily released dust jackets of the original cover for the first volume to the distributors and in their magazine after the outcry. From volume two onward, that initial solution has been inverted; the original art is on the cover and the new art serves as the dust jacket (now depicting essentially the same scene as the Japanese version, but with Holo looking away), satisfying both distributor and fan demands as well as can be expected.
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* ContemptibleCover: [[http://yenpress.us/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/spicewolf_1.[[http://www.animenation.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/spicewolf_compare-450x330.jpg The redone cover]] for the first American release book got this complaint due to dropping the anime style Japanese cover for a pseudorealistic frontal shot of Holo running while naked (though mostly dark), drawing comparisons to a trashy romance novel cover. This was done in an attempt to reach out a more general audience at the insistence of distributors. For that first volume, they hastily released dust jackets of the original cover for the first volume to the distributors and in their magazine after the outcry. From volume two onward, that initial solution has been inverted; the original art is on the cover and the new art serves as the dust jacket (now depicting essentially the same scene as the Japanese version, but with Holo looking away), satisfying both distributor and fan demands as well as can be expected.
22nd Sep '15 1:23:00 AM jaeger07
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** [[spoiler:Holo, you can read?!]] This leads to her learning the AwfulTruth that Lawrence was trying to hide.
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** [[spoiler:Holo, [[spoiler:"Holo, you can read?!]] read?!"]] This leads to her learning the AwfulTruth about her homeland of Yoitzu that Lawrence was trying to hide.

* PleaseDontLeaveMe: The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one.
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* PleaseDontLeaveMe: The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one. Even Lawrence admits one time that he wants his horse to at least make conversation with him during those lonesome times.

** The harvest festival is a perfectly accurate representation of the real life "wheat wolf" tradition found in most of Germany and parts of France, which indeed survived long into the Middle Ages.
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** The harvest festival in Pasloe is a perfectly accurate representation of the real life "wheat wolf" tradition found in most of Germany and parts of France, which indeed survived long into the Middle Ages.

* ThreesomeSubtext: Once Cole joins Lawrence and Holo, all bets are off. Cole's crush on Holo is only matched by his devotion towards Lawrence and his absolute faith that Lawrence and Holo need to get together. Holo, for her part is a lot more affectionate (and manipulative) towards him, and Lawrence constantly kicks himself because he's trying to apprentice Cole so hard but at the same time respects Cole and his distinct goals too much to steal him away.
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* ThreesomeSubtext: Once Tote Cole joins Lawrence and Holo, all bets are off. Cole's crush on Holo is only matched by his devotion towards Lawrence and his absolute faith that Lawrence and Holo need to get together. Holo, for her part is a lot more affectionate (and manipulative) towards him, and Lawrence constantly kicks himself because he's trying to apprentice Cole so hard but at the same time respects Cole and his distinct goals too much to steal him away.

* UngratefulBastard: The inhabitants of Pasloe. For generations, Holo blessed it with one good harvest after another with only the occasional bad one to let the soil rest. The village went from worshiping her out of respect to hating and fearing her for the rare bad year. By the time she leaves, the village had abandoned her for a new religion. One villager and friend of Lawrence (who depends on the media) tries to turn both of them over to the church for burning to advance their own career.
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* UngratefulBastard: The inhabitants of Pasloe. For generations, Holo blessed it with one good harvest after another with only the occasional bad one to let the soil rest. The village went from worshiping her out of respect to hating and fearing her for the rare bad year. By the time she leaves, the village had abandoned her for a new religion. One villager and friend of Lawrence (who depends (whose gender varies on the media) tries to turn both of them over to the church for burning to advance their own career.

* WillTheyOrWontThey: It is quite obvious that Holo and Lawrence have something going on between them, and as time goes on they flat out flirt openly but won't admit their feelings for one another. Lawrence is shy and gentlemanly while Holo is just plain stubborn. It eventually becomes clear that they think such a relationship would never work out, and plan on parting ways at Yoitsu before things get too serious. [[spoiler: They start a shop and family together. See BabiesEverAfter above.]]
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* WillTheyOrWontThey: It is quite obvious that Holo and Lawrence have something going on between them, and as time goes on they flat out flirt openly but won't admit their feelings for one another. Lawrence is shy and gentlemanly while Holo is just plain stubborn. It eventually becomes clear that they think such a relationship would never work out, and plan on parting ways at Yoitsu before things get too serious. [[spoiler: They start a shop hot spring inn in Nyohhira and family together. See BabiesEverAfter above.]]

* {{Yokai}}: The "pagan gods" in the series seem to be inspired by {{Obake}}, in that they are various giant animals with human-like sentience and, it's implied, other magical powers; Holo herself has the power to bestow abundant harvests of wheat, while in the series she encounters another Wolf God and a Bird Goddess who has taken up near-permanent human form. Not to mention the never-seen yet evidently real "Moon Hunting Bear" and the tribe/pack of Wolf Gods that Holo herself belongs to. * YoungerThanTheyLook: Lawrence is only 25 -- the years on the road really take their toll.
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* {{Yokai}}: The "pagan gods" in the series seem to be inspired by {{Obake}}, in that they are various giant animals with human-like sentience and, it's implied, other magical powers; Holo herself has the power to bestow abundant harvests of wheat, while in the series she encounters another local Wolf God and God, a Bird Goddess Spirit, a shepherd and his art dealer friend who has are both sheep, and others who have taken up near-permanent human form. Not to mention the never-seen yet evidently real "Moon Hunting Bear" and the tribe/pack of Wolf Gods that Holo herself belongs to. * YoungerThanTheyLook: Lawrence is only 25 -- the years on the road can really take their toll.
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