Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf
Spice and Wolf

English Title: Spice and Wolf
Japanese Title: 狼と香辛料 — Oukami to Koushinryou — “Wolf and Spice”
Author: Isuna Hasekura
Illustrator: Juu Ayakura
Translator: Paul Starr (vol 1-14), Jeremiah Bourque (vol 15-17), Jasmine Bernhardt (vol 18)
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Economics
Original Run: February 2006 – May 2017
English Run: December 2009 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 22 (In Progress) (Note: ongoing sequel Wolf and Parchment)
Volumes Published in English: 21 (In Progress)
Average Price Per VolumePaperback $12 — Kindle $7 — Nook $7

Synopsis: 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?

Note: Some of the early volumes were originally released with a redesigned “live-action” cover. Later reprints as well as all subsequent volumes retained the original “manga-style” cover.

Volume 1
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Released December 15, 2009 — ISBN-13: 978-0759531048

Volume 2
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Released June 15, 2010 — ISBN-13: 978-0759531062

Volume 3
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Released December 21, 2010 — ISBN-13: 978-0759531079

Volume 4
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Released June 28, 2011 — ISBN-13: 978-0759531086

Volume 5
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Released December 13, 2011 — ISBN-13: 978-0759531109

Volume 6
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Released June 26, 2012 — ISBN-13: 978-0759531116

Volume 7 – Side Colors
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Released December 11, 2012 — ISBN-13: 978-0316229128

Volume 8 – The Town of Strife (Part 1)
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Released April 23, 2013 — ISBN-13: 978-0316245463

Volume 9 – The Town of Strife (Part 2)
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Released August 20, 2013 — ISBN-13: 978-0316245487

Volume 10
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Released December 17, 2013 — ISBN-13: 978-0316322362

Volume 11 – Side Colors II
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Released April 22, 2014 — ISBN-13: 978-0316324274

Volume 12
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Released August 26, 2014 — ISBN-13: 978-0316324328

Volume 13 – Side Colors III
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Released December 30, 2014 — ISBN-13: 978-0316336611

Volume 14
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Released May 5, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316339599

Volume 15 – The Coin of the Sun (Part 1)
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Released September 8, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316339612

Volume 16 – The Coin of the Sun (Part 2)
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Released December 29, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316339636

Volume 17 – Epilogue
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Released May 3, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316339643

Volume 18 – Spring Log
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Released June 20, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316471671

Volume 19 – Spring Log II
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Released March 27, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-1975300128

Volume 20 – Spring Log III
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Released October 30, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-1975302788

Volume 21 – Spring Log IV
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Released December 31, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1975386801

Reviews of Spice and Wolf

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptation
Season 1 — MAL Entry — 13 episodes. Aired January 2008 to March 2008

Season 2 OVA — MAL Entry — 1 episode. Releases April 2009

Season 2 TV Series — MAL Entry — 12 episodes. Aired July 2009 to September 2009.

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Manga Adaptation
MAL Entry — 16 Volumes. Published September 2007 – December 2017 (Japan). Published April 2015 – December 2018 (Yen Press English Release)
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13 thoughts on “Spice and Wolf

  1. A minor note that you might want to add to series information: Only the first 14 books were translated by Paul Starr. 15-17 were done by Jeremiah Bourque and 18(as well as the sequel series) is done by Jasmine Bernhardt.

      1. To further reply: Volume 19 is done by Jeremiah Bourque again. He’s my least favorite of the 3. Sentences just don’t seem to flow quite as nicely.

  2. Sorry, @ilkei, the Jeremiah Borque credit for vol 19 was an error confirmed by Yen Press – it was in fact Jasmine Bernhardt that did it. While it should be updated now for digital copies I think first edition prints will be stuck with the error, unfortunately. :(

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