The new Spice and Wolf anime project has revealed a special August Holo x Summer Festival visual, with more visuals planned to be released at the beginning of each month. The new project is a reboot and will be animated by Passione. The main cast from the original anime is returning, and it will premiere in 2024. Check out the August visual below:
The theme of the visual is “Fireworks are wonderful, but why could you watch me too?” The new project’s full title is Spice and Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf. Takeo Takahashi is the chief director, Hijiri Sanpei is directing, with Kevin Penkin in charge of the music. You can watch the trailer below:
The first Spice and Wolf anime was animated by studio Imagin and aired in the Winter 2008 anime season through 12 episodes. It received an OVA episode in May of the same year. A second OVA was released in May 2009, and a second 12-episode season by studios Marvy Jack and Brain’s Base aired in the summer of that year.
Spice and Wolf is based on a Japanese light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura and illustrated by Jyuu Ayakura. ASCII Media Works published it from 2006 to 2019. The light novel had a total of 22 volumes. A manga adaptation by Keito Koume ran from September 2007 to December 2017. A sequel novel titled Wolf and Parchment written by Hasekura and illustrated by Hidori is ongoing. Yen Press licensed both the original series and the sequel, and they describe the story:
The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine-that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of “Holo the Wisewolf” to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame?
Source: Official Website
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