The previously announced new Spice and Wolf anime project revealed a first trailer and a 2024 premiere date. The new project is a reboot and will be animated by Passione. The main cast from the original anime is returning.
Takeo Takahashi is the chief director for the new project, Hijiri Sanpei is directing. Kevin Penkin will be composing the music. The TV anime also revealed a concept visual:
Spice and Wolf anime by studio Imagin aired in the Winter 2008 anime season for a total of 12 episodes. It was followed by an OVA in May of the same year. A second OVA debuted in May 2009. Second season, which consists of 12 episodes aired in the Summer anime season of the same year. The sequel was animated by studios Marvy Jack and Brain’s Base.
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 currently ongoing. Yen Press licensed both the original series and the sequel, and the publisher describes the plot of Spice and Wolf as:
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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