Spice and Wolf series is getting a new anime project as part of the 15th-anniversary celebrations. A special promotional video was revealed:
They also revealed a new visual:
The author of the series, Isuna Hasekura, and the illustrator, Jyuu Ayakura also gave their comments regarding the new anime announcement:
Spice and Wolf is a Japanese light novel series by Isuna Hasekura with Jyuu Ayakura as the illustrator. ASCII Media Works published it from 2006 to 2019, and the light novel had a total of 22 volumes. A manga adaptation by Keito Koume ran from September 2007 to December 2017. Yen Press licensed the Spice and Wolf light novel series in English. The same publisher is also serializing a sequel novel titled Wolf and Parchment, which currently has 6 volumes.
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?Yen Press
An anime adaptation by studio Imagin aired in the Winter 2008 anime season, and it had a total of 12 episodes followed by an OVA in May of the same year. Another OVA aired in May 2009, and season 2, which consists of 12 episodes aired in the Summer anime season of the same year. It was animated by studios Marvy Jack and Brain’s Base.
In 2021, a Twitter account for the upcoming 15th-anniversary of Spice and Wolf was made. It announced that there will be upcoming new projects as part of the anniversary commemoration.
Source: Official Website
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