Spice and Wolf 16th novel will be last

4 12 2010

The 16th volume of light novel series Spice and Wolf will be the last in the series, according to Temple Knights website.

The unique medieval fantasy light novel series which focuses on economics and religion has spawned anime, manga and drama CD adaptations.

The Temple Knights website mentions there is still a possibility of Wolf and Spice short stories in the future.

The 16th novel will release on Feb. 10.

July Anime Preview — Part II

3 07 2009

Well, here it is! The last installment of the summer anime previews. They been both laborious and a pleasure to write, bringing both insights into what’s coming up in anime (and what’s destined for the clearance bin) and writing this has been an education for this anime viewer. 

This installment includes the new Spice and Wolf, maybe the most anticipated of the series listed, along with some clunkers and plenty of “could be cool, could be lame” stuff. For this installment, I’ve removed the excitement level and likelihood of stateside release, the former because many of the series I really wasn’t sure, and the latter because it occurred to me that it’s sort of a moot issue these days. Series become popular in the anime insider crowd long before they, if ever, see actual release in the U.S. The fact that there are was so much English information about these shows available (saving me the trouble/pitfalls of translating Japanese sites) is a testament to that. 

So, without further ado, please enjoy the last of the summer anime previews:

JG Princess LoverPrincess Lover

Chiba TV, 07/05, Sun. 24:30

Admittedly, the plot here sounds similar to To Love Ru: A parentless boy who is supposed to be successor to a powerful father figure gets involved with a large-chested, pink-haired bubbly princess. Sound familiar? Comparisons at this point aren’t entirely fair, of course, and the source material for this anime series comes from an adult adventure game, and the tone of the show seems to be light-hearted hentai comedy.

Website: Here!

Trailer: Here!

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Second Spice and Wolf DS game announced

29 06 2009

JG WolfThe light novel adapted into anime series Spice and Wolf will be getting a second DS game, Spice and Wolf: The Wind That Spans the Sea on Sept. 17.

The first game (Spice and Wolf: Year One), just released on June 26, is both a dating and business simulation, and the latest game will follow the visual novel style.

A movie for the first game can be found: Here!

New Trailer for Spice and Wolf II posted

11 06 2009

JG WolfThe official website for Okame to Koshinryou (Spice and Wolf) has posted a trailer for the second season of the anime adaptation in anticipation of its debut on July 8.

Based on a series of light novels, Spice and Wolf follows the story of a medieval traveling salesmen who is befriended by a half-wolf, half-human girl that local villagers consider the god of the harvest. 

To see the website with the new trailer (you’ll need to be able to play asp files) click: Here! Otherwise, here’s the original 15 sec. video, Here! (To be updated when a better source for the first video is discovered.)

Rights acquired to Spice and Wolf

28 05 2009

JG WolfPopular anime series Spice and Wolf has been picked up by Funimation for release in the United States.

The medieval series, based on a light novel series by Isuna Hasekura, is about a traveling merchant who befriends the somewhat human reincarnation of a wolf god, who traditionally protects the fields for the harvest. She has a tail and ears but otherwise looks human, though revealing her transforms her into something terrible.

The series will be releasing its second season in Japan this June. To see the opening for Spice and Wolf, click: Here!