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How does a wolf come to live in wheat?

Throughout the first season of the anime, Horo makes reference to herself as a normal wolf She is probably trying to be humble or modest or is comparing herself to other wolves in Yoitsu because she ...
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At the start of 6th Spice and Wolf light novel, what's up with the discrepancy between “like” and “love”?

Apparently, the same word 好き is used in both instances in Japanese version of the light novel. Quoting the same lines from Page 345 of Spice and Wolf 5 (emphasis mine): それでも、ロレンスはホロを抱きしめて、そして。 「...
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Which is Kraft Lawrence's familiar name, and which his surname?

I'm pretty sure "Lawrence" is intended to be his surname/family name and "Kraft" his personal name. My recollection from the anime is that he is occasionally referred to as "Lawrence-san," which while ...
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How did the "silver devaluation" scheme work?

The comments on SingerOfTheFall's answer is on the right track but not quite got it yet. Yes, when new coins of lower purity are introduced to circulation, all coins of that type will lose value. It's ...
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Why does Horo call Lawrence Master?

Disclaimer: I'm no expert in Japanese, just a die hard fan of Spice and Wolf. Holo speaks in a dialect known as "Oiran" that often replaces the common "Watashi" to "Wacchi" among other things. The ...
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Information about Spice and Wolf Manga

And does the manga really extend beyond the 6th volume I already managed to find? yes. according to Wikipedia in the Manga part of the Info Box Manga Written by: Isuna Hasekura Illustrated by: ...
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What are Holo's roots in Japanese tradition?

For the most part, there is not much. The author Isuna Hasekura herself mentioned in an interview that Holo is based off folklore from France, Germany, and Slavonic countries. One particular story ...
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What are Holo's roots in Japanese tradition?

Okami written one way in Japan means 'wolf', but written another way means 'great god'. If you look up Okami, Honshu wolf, and Hokkaido wolf you find references to wolves as being venerated in the ...
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Does the Spice and Wolf anime follow the same events as the manga

SingerOfTheFall's answer has covered the relation between anime and light novel: volume 1-3 & 5, skipping 4. For the detail, according to Japanese Wikipedia: Season 1 adapts volume 1 & 2 of ...
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How did the "silver devaluation" scheme work?

The old trenni silver will technically be worth more in silver value even though on the face it's still worth the same to the average layman. The Kingdom of Trenni was having financial difficulties ...
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How did the "silver devaluation" scheme work?

Part of the answer to this(which isn't as explicitly mentioned in the anime), is that when Milone sells the gathered silver Trenni to the government, they actually make the government pay more than ...
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What are Holo's roots in Japanese tradition?

Horokew (Kamuy) is the Ainu word for wolf. And probably where Horo's name comes from. The r is important because unlike the Japanese language the Ainu language actually has the R-sound. Inserting it ...
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What is the proper romanization of the wolf-girl's name?

This indeed splits Spice and Wolf fans into two as ホロ is "Horo" in romaji, but in official English translation it's "Holo". For Japanese viewers, the name is "Horo" (ホロ). For English viewers, the ...
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