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Spice and Wolf is a light novel written by Isuna Hasekura, illustrated by Juu Ayakura. Kraft Lawrence, a 25-year-old traveling merchant who peddles various goods from town to town to make a living. He travels with Holo, a wolf-deity girl.

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What is the proper romanization of the wolf-girl's name?

There is a debate between fans as to the romanization of the name of the wolf-girl character in Spice and Wolf. Some claim it should be romanized as Holo, whilst others say Horo. Is there official ...
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How did the “silver devaluation” scheme work?

I need help understanding what is going on with the Trenni silver coin scheme plot that is mentioned throughout episodes 3-7 of Spice and Wolf season 1. Let me explain what I understand and hopefully ...
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Where is the title of Spice and Wolf from?

I bought volume one of Spice and Wolf today, and I read the summary on the back. I understand that the main female character is a wolf and the main male character is a merchant, but he doesn't just ...
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Are the honey-pickled apples from Spice and Wolf historically accurate?

If you've seen or read Spice and Wolf, you probably remember that they had apples pickled in honey and spiced with ginger. That sounds delicious. In fact, this tumblr blog claims to recreated the ...
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What happens if Holo eats all the Wheat?

At the start of the anime, Holo says to Lawrence that the only way she was able to leave the fields was though the wheat Lawrence had brought, and it was key to her being able to remain with him. ...
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What are Holo's roots in Japanese tradition?

The rich background of Holo: being a minor deity of harvest, her forms, shapeshifting, powers and limitations, likes and dislikes, traits character etc - how is it grounded in Japanese beliefs, myths, ...
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At the start of 6th Spice and Wolf light novel, what's up with the discrepancy between “like” and “love”?

Note: Please no spoilers beyond the start of the 6th novel. At the very end of the 5th Spice and Wolf novel, Lawrence says "I like you". Love is never once used by Lawrence toward Holo so far in ...
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Does the Spice and Wolf anime follow the same events as the manga

I've been thinking about whether or not I should start getting the Spice and Wolf manga, or to wait to see if there is a season 3 to the anime. So I am wondering, does the anime closely follow the ...
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What breed is Enek?

What breed is Norah's sheepdog, Enek? I was looking at sheepdog breeds at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep_dog and thought he sort of looks like a Border Collie, but I'm not sure. Edit: After ...
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Is there more than 1 type of light novel in the Spice and Wolf series?

I've always thought there is only 1 type of light novel for this series (which is translated to other languages). But I saw on Amazon that they are offering to sell 3 types of the same light novel. ...
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How was Holo unfair in this argument in volume 9?

Sometimes I have difficulty understanding Holo and Lawrence's wit, such as in this conversation on pages 48-49 of volume 9 of the light novels: Holo: Aye, we're all greedy, always running about in ...
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What happened in the last arc of spice and wolf season 2?

I have a couple of doubt about what happened in this arc. In the anime, the merchant Eve decided to get revenge against the church by plotting something. And that something should be: buying a lot ...
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Information about Spice and Wolf Manga

So I completed the Spice and Wolf anime, seasons yesterday. And found the ending unsatisfying, so incomplete. Now I want to complete the story, so I tried looking for the manga on some websites ...
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Which is Kraft Lawrence's familiar name, and which his surname?

Regarding the character of Kraft Lawrence from Spice and Wolf, I've often wondered whether Kraft was supposed to be his familiar name or his surname. Kraft sounds more like a surname to me, but ...
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Why does Horo call Lawrence Master?

Horo calls Lawrence "mushy-o" (phonetics), which in the translation I'm watching is translated to "Master", which seems strange for a proud wolf. I've never heard that word before, though I ...
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How does a wolf come to live in wheat?

How does a wolf come to live in a field of wheat? Throughout the first season of the anime, Horo makes reference to herself as a normal wolf, but wolves don't seem to inhabit many things. Even the ...
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Is Holo different from other nonhumans?

It seems to me that the introduction of nonhumans who aren't wolves introduced a break from the initial premise, and additionally it seems that all other nonhumans don't clearly have all of the ...