Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf (狼と香辛料, Ōkami to Kōshinryō) is a Japanese light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura, with illustrations by Jū Ayakura. ASCII Media Works has published 22 novels since February 2006 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. ASCII Media Works reported that as of October 2008, over 2.2 million copies of the first nine novels have been sold in Japan.[1] The series has been called a "unique fantasy" by Mainichi Shimbun due to the plot focusing on economics, trade, and peddling rather than the typical staples of fantasy such as swords and magic.[2] Yen Press licensed the light novels and is releasing them in English in North America.[3] ASCII Media Works has published three volumes of a spin-off light novel series titled Wolf and Parchment since September 2016.

Spice and Wolf
Spice and Wolf light novel volume 1 featuring Holo.
(Ōkami to Kōshinryō)
GenreAdventure, fantasy, romance
Light novel
Written byIsuna Hasekura
Illustrated byJū Ayakura
Published byASCII Media Works
English publisher
ImprintDengeki Bunko
Original runFebruary 10, 2006 – present
Volumes22 (List of volumes)
Written byIsuna Hasekura
Illustrated byKeito Koume
Published byASCII Media Works
English publisher
MagazineDengeki Maoh
Original runSeptember 27, 2007December 27, 2017
Volumes16 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byTakeo Takahashi
Produced byTatsuya Ishiguro
Tomoko Suzuki
Masanobu Arakawa
Yūichi Matsunaga
Naomi Tokuda
Written byNaruhisa Arakawa
Music byYuji Yoshino
Licensed by
Original networkCTC, KBS, SUN, Tokyo MX, TVA, tvk, TVS
English network
Original run January 9, 2008 March 26, 2008
Episodes12 + OVA (List of episodes)
Spice and Wolf: Holo's and My One Year
DeveloperASCII Media Works
PublisherASCII Media Works
GenreBusiness, Dating sim
PlatformNintendo DS
ReleasedJune 26, 2008
Anime television series
Spice and Wolf II
Directed byTakeo Takahashi
Produced byTatsuya Ishiguro
Tomoko Suzuki
Naomi Tokuda
Tomohiro Fujita
Written byNaruhisa Arakawa
Music byYuji Yoshino
StudioBrain's Base
Marvy Jack
Licensed by
Madman Entertainment
Manga Entertainment
Original networkCTC, KBS, SUN, Tokyo MX, TVA, tvk, TVS
English network
Funimation Channel
Original run July 9, 2009 September 24, 2009
Episodes12 + OVA (List of episodes)
Spice and Wolf: The Wind that Spans the Sea
DeveloperASCII Media Works
PublisherASCII Media Works
GenreBusiness, Dating sim
PlatformNintendo DS
ReleasedSeptember 17, 2009
Light novel
Wolf and Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf
Written byIsuna Hasekura
Illustrated byJū Ayakura
Published byASCII Media Works
English publisher
Yen Press
ImprintDengeki Bunko
Original runSeptember 10, 2016 – present
Volumes5 (List of volumes)
Spice and Wolf VR
DeveloperSpicy Tails
GenreVisual novel, Virtual reality
PlatformWindows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest
ReleasedWindows, Oculus Go
  • WW: June 3, 2019
PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
  • WW: September 5, 2019
Oculus Quest
  • WW: TBA
Wolf and Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf
Written byIsuna Hasekura
Illustrated byHidori
Published byASCII Media Works
MagazineDengeki Maoh
Original runMay 27, 2019 – present
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

A manga adaptation illustrated by Keito Koume began serialization in the November 2007 issue of ASCII Media Works' seinen manga magazine Dengeki Maoh. The manga was licensed by Yen Press, which has begun releasing the volumes in English. A 12-episode anime adaptation aired between January and March 2008, plus a single original video animation (OVA) episode released in May 2008.[4][5] A second OVA was released in April 2009 as a prequel to the second anime season Spice and Wolf II, which aired 12 episodes between July and September 2009. Both anime seasons were released in English by Kadokawa Pictures USA and Funimation. Two visual novels based on the series for the Nintendo DS were released by ASCII Media Works in June 2008 and September 2009.


Spice and Wolf's story revolves around Kraft Lawrence, a 25-year-old traveling merchant who peddles various goods from town to town to make a living in a stylized, fictional world, with a historical setting with European influences.[6] His main goal in life is to gather enough money to start his own shop, and he already has been traveling for seven years while gaining experience in the trade. One night when stopped at the town of Pasloe, he finds in his wagon a wolf-deity named Holo who is over 600 years old. She takes the form of a 15-year-old girl, except for a wolf's tail and ears. She introduces herself as the town's goddess of harvest, who has kept it blessed with good harvests of wheat for many years. Holo has experienced increasing isolation and disillusionment at the townpeople's move away from her protection towards their own methods of increasing the harvest. She is especially hurt at their forgetting of the promise made between her and a farmer when she arrived in the village and their criticism of her as a "fickle god" for needing to replenish the soil with smaller harvests. Because of these changes, she wants to go back to her homeland in the north called Yoitsu; she believes the people have already forsaken her and that she has kept her promise to maintain the good harvests. Holo also wants to travel to see how the world has changed while she has remained in one place for many years. She manages to bargain her way out of the village by making a deal with Lawrence to take her with him. As they travel, her wisdom helps increase his profits, but at the same time, her true nature draws unwanted attention from the Church.


Kraft Lawrence (クラフト・ロレンス, Kurafuto Rorensu)
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English)
Kraft Lawrence, who chiefly goes by 'Lawrence', is a 25-year-old traveling merchant who goes from town to town buying and selling various things in order to make a living. When he was twelve, he became an apprentice to a merchant relative, and set out on his own at eighteen. His goal in life is to gather enough money to start his own shop, and he has already been traveling for seven years while gaining experience in the trade. He meets Holo one night and eventually agrees to her traveling with him. She helps him by providing her wisdom which helps to increase his profits and get him out of jams. As the series progresses, both Lawrence and Holo demonstrate a growing affection toward each other. Although Lawrence rarely shows different facial expressions, he truly cares for Holo. He shows his affection through his actions, such as when Holo gets captured by the Church and Lawrence completely panics.
Holo[7][8][9][a] (ホロ, Horo)
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese); Brina Palencia (English)
Holo is a wolf harvest deity originally from a place in the north known as Yoitsu, which draws parallels to the legendary land of Hyperborea. She made a promise with inhabitants from a town called Pasloe that she would ensure the town would have good wheat harvests year after year. However, as time went on, the townspeople slowly started to forsake Holo, regarding her as unnecessary, and resented the occasional bad harvests that Holo told Lawrence were necessary to rest the land. As such, Holo escapes from town in Lawrence's wagon and started traveling with him to see how much the world has changed since she has been in Pasloe. Holo has chosen the form of a 15-year old girl,[11] though she still retains her large white-tipped wolf tail, ears, and two sharp fangs. At times she can produce an ear-shattering howl. Her true form is that of a very large wolf which many people feared. In the anime she as a wolf looks to be about 30 feet high from the ground to her shoulders in episode 1, and about 10 feet high in the sewer in episode 6. In the novels she is large enough to carry Lawrence like a horse, and she can easily leap the walls of Ruvinheigen, but is small enough to fit in Hans Remelio's office with Remelio and Lawrence. In human form, she has a peculiar way of speaking, modeled after that of the oiran high-class courtesans.[12] She is able to speak to humans as a wolf. Holo is fond of delicious food and alcohol, but she always loves something new in each novel. In volume 1 it is apples. In volume 2 it is apples preserved in honey. In volume 3 it is eel (i.e. lamprey). She takes pride in her tail and takes special care of it, constantly combing and maintaining it. In the novel, volume 1, page 65, it is described as hanging past the back of her knees. In the anime it is longer and reaches nearly to her ankles.
Holo refers to herself as "Holo The Wise Wolf" (ヨイツの賢狼, Yoitsu no Kenrō, Wise Wolf of Yoitsu). She is typically very haughty and self-sufficient, though due to her isolation for hundreds of years in Pasloe, she gradually feels very lonely, and sometimes shows a more fragile side of herself. She relies on Lawrence for company as she fears loneliness, which is something that Lawrence is very aware of and tries to comfort her in his own way. Holo is also very aware of the different time spans that she and Lawrence have, as a human lifespan is like a blink of an eye for her kind. Holo is quite scared of that fact, but hides it with jokes. Although she jokes about her affections for Lawrence at first, she slowly but surely falls in love with him. At the end of the series, Holo settles down with Lawrence and they have a daughter, Myuri, who inherits her mother's traits and is the main character of the sequel light novel Wolf and Parchment.[13]
Yarei (ヤレイ)
Yarei is a light novel and manga-only character. He is a farmer of Pasloe and has a long history of facilitating deals with Lawrence. On the day Lawrence passes through Pasloe Yarei "catches the wolf" in the town's yearly harvest festival. Instead Holo escapes to a larger sheaf of wheat in Lawrence's wagon. When they meet again in Pazzio, Yarei certainly knows of the existence of Holo. He subsequently avows his faith in modern methods and seeks to turn her over to the Church for burning.
Chloe (クロエ, Kuroe)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese); Jamie Marchi (English)
Chloe is an anime-original character. She is a villager of Pasloe and has known Lawrence for a long time. In fact, Lawrence taught her how to be a merchant. She had a slight interest in Lawrence, but tries to push the feelings away. Despite still not knowing how she should feel about him, she respects him as her teacher and a good friend. Their friendship is later broken when Chloe allies with the Church to capture Holo and Lawrence. She substitutes for Yarei in the anime both to fill the plothole in which Holo had no knowledge of Yarei but informed Lawrence of him nonetheless, and to deepen the drama when Chloe turned on Lawrence, her former teacher and old friend. In the anime when Chloe leads the sewer attack on Lawrence and Holo, Holo has a chance to kill Chloe, but refrains from doing so.
Nora Arendt (ノーラ・アレント, Nōra Arento)
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (Japanese); Leah Clark (English)
Nora makes her first appearance in volume two of the novels. She is a skilled shepherd from a church-town named Ruvinheigen. Her companion in this profession is a well-trained sheep dog named Enek (Enekk in the anime). Lawrence entrusts her with a difficult task of gold smuggling after they meet.
After the mission is accomplished, Nora gains enough funds to emancipate herself from the Church.
Fermi Amarti (フェルミ・アマーティ, Ferumi Amāti)
Voiced by: Saeko Chiba (Japanese); Ryan Reynolds (English)
Amarti, who like Lawrence mainly goes by his surname for business, makes his first appearance in volume three of the novels. He is a young man who works as a fish broker. He has a crush on Holo, and proposes to her. Due to Holo's good acting, he believes her to be gentle, kind and a soft spoken, polite young lady.
After listening to Holo's fake story of being Lawrence's traveling companion due to her owing him a (non-existent) huge debt, Amarti attempts to buy her liberty and win Holo over by publicly declaring a contractual deal with Lawrence in the merchant's guild. However, he loses almost everything emotionally and financially after the pyrite's price crash and Holo's dedication to stand by Lawrence. According to Marc, due to the methods in which he built his fortune, Amarti looks down on the connections and acquaintances forged by other merchants, and believes it shameful to make use of such connections to secure a deal.
Dian "Diana" Rubens (ディアン・ルーベンス, Dian Rūbensu)
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese); Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)
Dian, who first appears in volume three of the novels, is a chronicler, living in Kumersun's walled ghetto with other "suspect" persons such as alchemists. She loves to collect Pagan tales and beliefs and has written them into a set of books. Lawrence had come to her to ask for information about Holo's birthplace, Yoitsu. Since Dian sounds like a masculine name, Lawrence at first doesn't recognize her as the chronicler he seeks. Thus, she asks Lawrence to call her Dianna. According to Holo, Dian is not human, but a bird even bigger than Lawrence. She fell in love with a traveling priest and spent a few years helping him build a church, but left because he noticed that she never seemed to grow old and became suspicious. Due to her solemn and noble bearing and somewhat mature appearance, it can be logically assumed that she's possibly much older than Holo.
Her influence appears to be quite vast. As Marc states, she protects the alchemists living in the ghetto; anyone wanting to get to them has to go through her, a task implied to be incredibly difficult. As for the feathers scattered around her shop, it's not known if she transforms often, or simply has a pair of wings kept hidden by her robe, as does Holo with her ears and tail.
Marc Cole (マルク・コール, Maruku Kōru)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)
Marc Cole is a town merchant, a wheat seller in Kumersun. He and his apprentice, Eu Landt, assist Lawrence in his contest with Amarti, and provide dialog counterpoint to Lawrence and Holo. Marc is roughly eight to ten years older than Lawrence and very proud of his little shop and his family. He strives to hold onto his good name for their sake, though he clearly goes to great lengths to help Lawrence in any way he can. He's also the first merchant in a long while that Lawrence comes to realize and accept as a true friend and not just a business associate.
Eve Boland (エーブ, Ebu)
Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese); Stephanie Young (English)
Cloaked and shrouded in mysteries, Eve is a merchant from the port town of Lenos. Due to events in the past, this trader is wary of just about everyone and goes about her trade dressed as a man. Although hard to approach, Eve is talkative under the right circumstances and has a keen eye for people and business alike. She is in fact a fallen noble that was once sold as a bride to another merchant after her family's fall. She slowly laundered money from him and when he died, she started her own business. She organized a secret smuggling operation with the church then left it after she felt that they don't need her cooperation anymore then made a contract with Lawrence. Her real name is Fleir von Eiterzental Mariel Boland.


Light novelsEdit

Spice and Wolf began as a light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura, with illustrations by Jū Ayakura. Originally, Hasekura entered the first novel in the series into ASCII Media Works' twelfth Dengeki Novel Prize in 2005 and the novel won the Silver Prize.[14] ASCII Media Works published 17 novels between February 10, 2006 and July 10, 2011 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint.[15] The tagline for the novels is "Merchant meats spicy wolf.", an example of Engrish. The author of the novels has commented that what "meats" in the tagline really means is kept a secret, alluding to a possible intentional misspelling of "meets".[16] In celebration of the series' 10th anniversary, Hasekura began writing a sequel in the 49th volume of Dengeki Bunko Magazine, released on April 9, 2016.[17] In 2016, publication of new books in the series resumed with the release of the eighteenth volume, along with the start of a spin-off series titled Wolf and Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf,[b] focusing on the characters Cole and Myuri, Lawrence and Holo's daughter.

In September 2008, the novels were licensed by Yen Press for distribution in English.[3] The first volume was released in December 2009, and a new volume is released every four months.[7] While Yen Press redesigned the cover of the first novel, a dust jacket retaining the original cover art was released to select online retailers,[18] and Yen Press also bundled the same jacket in the December 2009 issue of their manga anthology magazine Yen Plus.[19] Despite the different cover art, the illustrations within the novels remain unchanged.[19] Yen Press later announced that future volumes of the series and reprints of the first volume would retain the original artwork while dust jackets would carry the new covers, citing that the redesigned covers were requested by retailers in order to appeal to a wider audience.[20] Yen Press has also licensed the Wolf and Parchment series.[21]


A manga adaptation illustrated by Keito Koume began serialization in the November 2007 issue of ASCII Media Works' seinen manga magazine Dengeki Maoh. The first tankōbon volume was released by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Comics imprint on March 27, 2008; 16 volumes have been published as of February 2018. Yen Press licensed the manga series at New York Comic Con 2009, and began releasing the series in English in North America.[22]

A manga adaption of Wolf and Parchment by Hidori began serialization in the July 2019 issue of Dengeki Maoh.[23]

Internet radio showsEdit

An Internet radio show hosted by Animate called Ōkamikku Radio (オオカミックラジオ) aired ten episodes between December 7, 2007 and April 25, 2008.[24] One episode was broadcast every other week on Friday, and the show was meant to mainly promote the anime series. The show is hosted by Jun Fukuyama who plays Kraft Lawrence in the anime, and Ami Koshimizu who plays Holo.[25] The show contains eight corners, or parts to each broadcast which includes news about the series, comments and submissions from listeners, and a radio drama. A second radio show titled Ōkamikku Radio II aired ten episodes between June 10 and October 28, 2009 with the same producer and hosts.


An anime adaptation produced by the animation studio Imagin aired in Japan between January 9 and March 26, 2008 on the Chiba TV Japanese television network;[26] twelve of the thirteen episodes were broadcast, with episode seven being a DVD exclusive.[27] The episodes are being released in six DVD compilation volumes in Japan; volume one contains three episodes while the subsequent volumes contain two episodes each.[5] The volumes were released between April 2, 2008 and August 29, 2008 by Pony Canyon in Japan; volume three contains an original video animation (OVA) episode in addition to episode six of the television broadcast.[5] A Blu-ray Disc box set of the series was released on January 30, 2009.[28] The series is directed by Takeo Takahashi, written by Naruhisa Arakawa, and character designs are provided by Kazuya Kuroda. Takahashi was quoted as being a big fan of the novels.[29] The opening theme is "Tabi no Tochū" (旅の途中) by Natsumi Kiyoura, and the ending theme is "Ringo Hiyori: The Wolf Whistling Song" (リンゴ日和 ~The Wolf Whistling Song) by Rocky Chack; both maxi singles were released on February 6, 2008.[30] The anime's original soundtrack was released on March 12, 2008. The anime is licensed for release in English by Kadokawa Pictures USA and Funimation Entertainment,[31][32] and a complete thirteen-episode DVD box set was released on December 22, 2009. The series made its North American television debut on November 16, 2010 on the Funimation Channel.[33]

A second season of the anime titled Spice and Wolf II aired twelve episodes in Japan between July 9 and September 24, 2009.[34] Most of the staff from the first season returned, except for Toshimitsu Kobayashi replacing Kazuya Kuroda as the character designer and chief animation director, and Spice and Wolf II is animated by Brain's Base and Marvy Jack instead of Imagin. The voice actors from the first season retained their roles.[35] Another OVA, animated by Brain's Base and Marvy Jack, was released bundled with a picture book entitled Spice and Wolf: Wolf and Gold Wheat (「狼と香辛料」狼と金の麦穂, Ōkami to Kōshinryō Ōkami to Kin no Mugiho) written and illustrated by the same creators of the light novels and was released by ASCII Media Works on April 30, 2009 under their Dengeki Bunko Visual Novel imprint.[36] Funimation licensed Spice and Wolf II[37] and released the series in English on August 30, 2011. The second season made its North American television debut on August 31, 2011 on the Funimation Channel.[38] On September 11, 2012, Funimation released a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of both seasons. The April 30, 2009 OVA is included on the season two disc as episode 00.[39]

Visual novelsEdit

A dating and business simulation visual novel based on the series was released on June 26, 2008 under the title Spice and Wolf: Holo's and My One Year (狼と香辛料 ボクとホロの一年, Ōkami to Kōshinryō Boku to Horo no Ichinen).[40] The game is made by ASCII Media Works playable on the Nintendo DS.[41] The player assumes the role of a nameless character (the titular "Boku" who closely resembles Kraft Lawrence) as he travels around with Holo for a period of one year in the game. The story differs from that of the original novels or anime and is presented as an additional Spice and Wolf world.[42] Ami Koshimizu provides the voice of Holo in the game.[41] The game was released on the same day in limited and regular editions; the limited edition was sold at a higher price, but comes with a life-sized poster of Holo, among other things.[41][43]

A second dating and business simulation visual novel was released on September 17, 2009 titled Spice and Wolf: The Wind that Spans the Sea (狼と香辛料 海を渡る風, Ōkami to Kōshinryō Umi o Wataru Kaze).[44] The game was again made by ASCII Media Works and playable on the Nintendo DS. The player once again assumes the role of Kraft Lawrence.

A virtual reality visual novel titled Spice and Wolf VR (狼と香辛料VR, Ōkami to Kōshinryō VR) made by Spicy Tails, a dōjin group founded by Isuna Hasekura, was released on June 3, 2019[45] for Microsoft Windows supporting the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets as well as the standalone Oculus Go headset. It was later released for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on September 5, 2019, supporting the Nintendo Labo VR Kit and PlayStation VR respectively.[46] A port to the Oculus Quest headset has also been announced, as well as a sequel coming at an unknown date.[46]


ASCII Media Works reported that as of November 2009, over 3.5 million copies of the first twelve novels have been sold.[1] The light novel series has ranked three times in Takarajimasha's light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! published yearly: first in 2007, and fifth in both 2008 and 2009; in the 2007 issue, Holo won Best Female Character.[47] The first manga volume of the English release in North America debuted at No. 4 on the New York Times Best Seller Manga list,[48] while the third volume reached at No. 3.[49]

In April 2008, the maid café Cafe with Cat in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan hosted a specially themed event called Cafe with Wolf for a period of three days between April 4 and April 6.[50] The event included three new items on the menu and tied in with the sale of the first anime DVD volume which went on sale on April 2, 2008. People who bought the DVD from the Comic Toranoana Akihabara Honten store (which is on the first floor below Cafe with Cat) and brought the receipt with them into Cafe with Wolf were entered into a lottery to win rare Spice and Wolf goods.[51]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Concerning the spelling of Holo's name, Yen Press has stated that they "were instructed that the proper spelling of the character's name is indeed Holo" by the Japanese licensor.[10]
  2. ^ In Japanese: Shinsetsu Ōkami to Kōshinryō Ōkami to Yōhishi (新説 狼と香辛料 狼と羊皮紙)
  1. ^ a b "Spice and Wolf media franchise website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved May 31, 2009.
  2. ^ "Book Review: Spice and Wolf". Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). November 30, 2007. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Yen Adds Hero Tales, Wakaba-Soh, Spice & Wolf Novels". Anime News Network. September 28, 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2008.
  4. ^ "Wolf and Spice Television Anime in the Works". Anime News Network. August 6, 2007. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  5. ^ a b c "DVD section at Spice and Wolf's official website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved January 9, 2008.
  6. ^ "Outline of Spice and Wolf's world at the series' official website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  7. ^ a b "Spice and Wolf by Isuna Hasekura". Yen Press. Retrieved October 7, 2008.
  8. ^ "Spice and Wolf anime English official website". Funimation Entertainment. Retrieved June 13, 2009.
  9. ^ "Names & Spellings". Yen Plus. Yen Press. 3 (1): 3A. January 2010.
  10. ^ Hassler (September 25, 2009). "Spice and Wolf Unveiled!". Yen Press. Retrieved October 1, 2009.
  11. ^ "【狼と香辛料とは?】 | 狼と香辛料II Official web site" [What's Spice and Wolf? | Spice and Wolf II Official web site]. Brain's Base. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  12. ^ "Spice and Wolf: Koshimizu Struggling with Oiran Words". Mainichi Shimbun. December 26, 2007. Retrieved November 22, 2008.
  13. ^ "Wolf and Parchment: New Theory Spice and Wolf I review". Anime News Network. December 7, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "Spice and Wolf wins the Silver Prize in the twelfth Dengeki Novel Prize" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Archived from the original on April 21, 2006. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  15. ^ "Spice and Wolf Light Novel Series to End in February". Anime News Network. December 4, 2010. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
  16. ^ "Official blog entry for Spice and Wolf by the author of the novels, Isuna Hasekura" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Archived from the original on January 12, 2008. Retrieved January 20, 2008.
  17. ^ "Spice & Wolf Light Novel Series Gets Sequel on 10th Anniversary". Anime News Network. February 9, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  18. ^ "Spice & Wolf Novel's J Cover Offered to Web Retailers". Anime News Network. November 20, 2009. Retrieved November 20, 2009.
  19. ^ a b "Spice and Wolf Novel's Original Cover Ships with Yen+". Anime News Network. September 26, 2009. Retrieved November 20, 2009.
  20. ^ "Spice & Wolf Novel 2 Has Original Cover, Photo Jacket". Anime News Network. April 26, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  21. ^ "Yen Press, LLC Announces New Acquisitions at New York Comic Con 2016". Yen Press. Hachette Book Group. October 17, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  22. ^ "Yen Press Adds Spice and Wolf, Yotsuba&!, Crescent Moon Story". Anime News Network. February 7, 2009. Retrieved February 8, 2009.
  23. ^ 電撃文庫. Twitter (in Japanese). March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  24. ^ "Animate's official website for the Internet radio show" (in Japanese). Animate. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  25. ^ "Information on the Internet radio show at Spice and Wolf's official website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  26. ^ 狼と香辛料 (in Japanese). Furusaki Yasunari. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  27. ^ "Spice and Wolf official episode listing" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved January 9, 2008.
  28. ^ "Spice and Wolf Blu-ray Disc news report" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. October 24, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2008.
  29. ^ "Interview of the two main cast, original writer, illustrator, and anime director at Spice and Wolf's official website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  30. ^ "CD section at Spice and Wolf's official website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved January 9, 2008.
  31. ^ "Kadokawa USA Announces Six New Licenses". Anime News Network. July 6, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2008.
  32. ^ "Funimation Acquires Spice and Wolf Fantasy Anime". Anime News Network. May 23, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2009.
  33. ^ "Funimation Tue 16 Nov 2010". Funimation. Archived from the original on November 13, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  34. ^ "Second Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu TV Anime Green-Lit". Anime News Network. February 5, 2009. Retrieved February 5, 2009.
  35. ^ "Spice and Wolf's 2nd TV Anime Season Confirmed". Anime News Network. October 5, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2008.
  36. ^ "Spice and Wolf II's Act 0 to Ship on DVD in April". Anime News Network. February 2, 2009. Retrieved February 3, 2009.
  37. ^ "Funimation Adds Chobits, Eden of the East Films". Anime News Network. April 3, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  38. ^ "Funimation Week 36 of 2011". Funimation Entertainment. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  39. ^ Spice and Wolf (Media notes). Flower Mound, TX: Funimation. 2012.
  40. ^ "Spice and Wolf: Holo's and My One Year official website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved April 27, 2008.
  41. ^ a b c "Nintendo DS game information at Spice and Wolf's official website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  42. ^ "Official ASCII Media Works blog entry on the DS game" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Archived from the original on December 9, 2007. Retrieved December 8, 2007.
  43. ^ "Life-Sized Poster of Holo Goes on Sale" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. April 8, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2008.
  44. ^ "Spice and Wolf: The Wind that Spans the Sea official website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved May 31, 2009.
  45. ^ Luster, Joseph (July 16, 2018). "Spice and Wolf VR Project Revealed for 2019". Crunchyroll. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  46. ^ a b Hayden, Scott (2 September 2019). "'Spice & Wolf VR' Coming to PSVR & Nintendo Labo VR Soon, Sequel Now in Production". Road to VR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  47. ^ "Introduction section at Spice and Wolf's official website" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved January 26, 2008.
  48. ^ "Best Sellers: Graphic Books: Manga". New York Times. April 29, 2010. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  49. ^ "Best Sellers: Graphic Books: Manga". New York Times. December 19, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  50. ^ "Cafe with Wolf official event website" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2008.
  51. ^ "Spice and Wolf Cafe Open!" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved March 13, 2008.

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