Author Isuna Hasekura‘s official web site started streaming a video on Friday to announce {that a} new anime based mostly on his Spice & Wolf mild novel sequence has been green-lit. The announcement doesn’t specify whether or not the anime is a sequel, remake, or an authentic work, nevertheless it options the taglines, “Shall we embark on a journey again?” and “Holo the Wisewolf and Lawrence the Merchant’s story continues.” The sequence is at present celebrating its fifteenth anniversary.


Yen Press publishes the novels in English, and it describes the sequence:

The lifetime of a touring service provider is a lonely one, a truth with which Kraft Lawrence is properly acquainted. Wandering from city to city with simply his horse, cart, and no matter wares have come his method, the peddler has fairly properly settled into his routine—that’s, till the evening Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the type of a fetching lady with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests within the countryside and strikes up a cut price with the service provider to lend him the crafty of “Holo the Wisewolf” to extend his earnings in trade for taking her alongside on his travels. What type of businessman might flip down such a suggestion? Lawrence quickly learns, although, that having an historic goddess as a touring companion generally is a little bit of a blended blessing. Will this wolf lady transform too wild to tame?

Hasekura launched the Spice and Wolf novel sequence with illustrations by Jū Ayakura in 2006. The novels took a break after the seventeenth quantity in 2011, and returned with the 18th quantity in 2016. The twenty third and newest quantity shipped in September 2021. Yen Press printed the twenty second novel in North America in November 2021, and can also be publishing the manga adaptation. Hasekura started a by-product sequence, Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf, in April 2016. Yen Press can also be releasing the spinoff sequence in English, in addition to its manga adaptation.

The novels additionally impressed two TV anime seasons from director Takeo Takahashi and scriptwriter Naruhisa Arakawa. The first season aired in Japan from January to March 2008, and the second season (Spice and Wolf II) from July to September 2009. Funimation launched each seasons on dwelling video.

A digital actuality anime adopted the tv anime and debuted in June 2019 for Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE, and Oculus Go Edition. A sequel debuted in December 2020.

Source: Isuna Hasekura‘s website