Spice and Wolf Unveils Special Christmas Visual for December Featuring Holo

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The latest monthly visual for the new Spice and Wolf anime has been unveiled to commemorate the upcoming Christmas season in December. The anime is scheduled to air in 2024. 

The visual showcases Holo in a Santa Claus costume riding a sleigh and reindeer in the night.  

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Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf Season 1 and 2 director) is serving as chief director for the series, with Hijiri Sanpei (Yuri is My Job!) as series director, and Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss) as music composer. Passione is handling the animation production. 

Ami Koshimizu and Jun Fukuyama are reprising their roles as Holo and Kraft Lawrence for the new Spice and Wolf anime series

The anime is based on the light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura and illustrated by Juu Ayakura, which were first published under Kadokawa’s Dengeki Bunko label on February 10, 2006. A total of 24 volumes have been released as of January 2023, with Yen Press releasing both the light novels and manga adaptation in English. 

A sequel spin off light novel series titled Wolf and Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf, focusing on Holo and Lawrence’s daughter Myuri, was published on September 10, 2016. Nine volumes have been released as of July 2023. A manga adaptation of the spinoff series by Hidori was launched in 2019. Yen Press also releases both series in English. 

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The previous anime adaptation aired its first season in 2008, with the second season following in 2009.

Crunchyroll has licensed the series and will stream it under the title Spice and Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf. It describes the synopsis as: 

Lawrence is a traveling merchant selling various goods from a horse-drawn cart. One day, he arrives at a village and meets a beautiful girl with the ears and tail of an animal! Her name is Holo the Wisewolf and she brings bountiful harvests. She wishes to return to her homeland, and Lawrence offers to take her. Now, the once-lonely merchant and the once-lonely wisewolf begin their journey north.

Source: Spice and Wolf Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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