Reviewed by: Priss
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 15
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 325 minutes
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
Hunting for riches more precious than gold! Lawrence, a travelling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern home. Armed with his street smarts and her animal instincts, a simple peddler and a forgotten deity begin a journey through the wild countryside. Along their path, the riches of happiness shall be reaped, even as the bankruptcy which dwells in the human heart is exposed.
If for you, the draw was the notion of a naked wolf girl, you can forget the fanservice. Spice and Wolf is a far cry from other kemonomimi works like Kanokon or Omamori Himari. The nudity, while comely, is incidental. Holo’s femininity is bound to her nature. It is just a facet of her sublime being, an ethereal and earthly presence that intermingles on screen to make a character as exotic as she is feral.