Hello, I noticed that in your conversation with ProfGandalf you wrote "especially since the general consensus on the internet is there will not be a third season of the anime." I would like to ask, where did you find this information sir? is there any chance of a sequel?
Hi again Ajr337--I was directed by the Wiki to this on my conversations so I just wanted to let you know that I responded to you in an earlier post. Also if you would like to see what the light novels look like, you can visit this site:http://www.yenpress.com/spice-and-wolf-novel/
The art work is very special and is the basis for the images which come up at the end of every anime episoid.
Spice and wolf was an anime I stumbled upon back in the summer of 2012. While watching videos on YouTube I just happened to find a fan made trailer for it. It looked interesting so I downloaded it and I ended up liking the series so I ended up buying the light novels. Then I got impatient waiting for the novels to be translated and I found a site that had the entire novel series fan-translated downloaded the PDFs and finished reading the spice and wolf series around March of this year.
Spice and Wolf is one of my top three favorite anime series, the other two being “Gunslinger Girl” and “To Love-Ru.” All three of which are drastically different from each other. The plot of Gunslinger Girl revolves around young girls who were turned into cyborg to fight terrorists (this series has since ended). To Love-Ru is about an alien princess who accidently becomes engaged to a human boy.
Aside from those three I watch just about any other anime. I am pretty busy all day but I have multiple pockets of about 30 minutes free time that pop-up throughout the day which makes anime viewing perfect.
You should check out the manga “Magudala De Nemure.” It is by the same author and supposedly set in the same universe as Spice and Wolf.
You could also take a look at “Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.” The male and female protagonists of the series have a similar relationship to each other as the main characters of Spice and wolf. But in my opinion this series is not as good as Spice and Wolf.
Thanks for responding and for all your suggestions. You noted that all your favorites are very different and on a number of leves they are, but I note that they do all fit into what I have heard called "the magic girlfriend" subgenre of anime. I'm quoting Wikipedia here: "As Thomas LaMarre states, "Anime fans become familiar with a whole range of female figures that are either not really human (robots, aliens, deities, animals), or that possess extra-human powers of some kind or another (from cyborg enhancements to magical or psychic abilities), which take them beyond the merely human woman." It seems your choices all ga that way. I am sure I will enjoy them seeing that my first love was "Ah My Goddess." :)
I watched all of the first season of Spice and Wolf from and have meanwhile started reading the Manga. You can acess those at
Hulu + is showing season one but they only do the dub through episod 5 which annoyed me since I finally got my wife to share these with me. She's used to reading subtitles but there is so much dialogue in Spice and Wolf that is easy to miss the action while reading. (Also I think the English actors do a great job) I originally got it from WatchAnimeDubhttp://www.watchcartoononline.com/anime/spice-and-wolf-english-dubbed-guide
I will be looking forward to checking those suggestions out. Can you tell me what you thought of my forum question?
After a quick look through all of the anime I have downloaded, in one way or another you could classify most of it into the magical girl category. Out of about 50 or so different anime series I have only four or five of them have normal human beings in them.
With regard to Spice and Wolf: If you need to get a dubbed version, Amazon.com sells the blu-rays of Spice and Wolf, in which the description says that it is dual audio English/Japanese. However I downloaded both seasons from a torrent site (http://www.nyaa.se/), so I cannot comment on the quality of the blu-ray dub/sub.
The manga follows the anime almost line by line, unfortunately the translations stop after 9/7/2011. It would be nice to see the light novels all turned into manga; especially since the general consensus on the internet is there will not be a third season of the anime.
As for your forum question: I cannot find the thread. Could you provide a link to it?
So sorry to have not written sooner. Mid-term grades and projects took me off line for a long while.
I also had a hard time getting my browser to load the editing elements allowing me to post a responce to you.
Your point, meanwhile, that Anime is almost typlified by romantic relationships with one of the individual having super-powered is very interesting. Looking at the vast amount of material out there, I am profoundly aware that I am just a newbie, so I do not know what is general or not.
I just finished the old anime "Irresponsible Captain Taylor" which seems to be an exception to your claim and note that there is no supernatural female or male in that (unless Capt. Taylor's insane luck counts)
It is true that the one woman who finds him adorable, Azalyn, is an Empress of Holy Raalgon Empire (think of a more innocent version of the Martian Empress from Duck Dodgers :) ) And another Nurse Harumi is actually an android but neither uses their unique qualities and in fact the audience can easily forget that But the women and men are only special because they are space warriors. I am going to think about this more. I just finished Deadman Wonderland which supports your idea and I now watching Soul Eater but in that everyone has extrodinary powers--except various victims.
About the forums, it is possible that I placed them in the wrong place or misunderstood how forums work. You can find my two posts under the "Questions and Answers board." Under there I have noted the following:
It has been quite a while but I finally have some time to reply you.
A lot of Anime does have a super-powered character in in, though I wonder whether this is just because of a specific niche of Anime that we both enjoy watching.
I just finished watching Monogatari . In the Anime, all nearly all of the characters have been afflicted with a supernatural oddity and the main character attempts to help them. The plot and the animation are actually very well done. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began the series since the Wikipedia article was very confusing.
Another series I just completed is Sword Art Online. The argument can be made both ways as to whether or not the characters have any powers. All the characters are actually normal humans however their minds are trapped inside a video game. Despite the cheesy concept, this Anime was also quite good.
--With regard to your longer post--
It has been too long since I have seen/read Spice and Wolf for me to make any meaningful comments on your forum posts.
-- With regard to the shorter post on Gunslinger Girl--
Gunslinger Girl does get quite sad, though more so in the Manga as the Anime only covers five out of fourteen volumes.
They are indeed the same voice actor. According to Wikipedia John Michael Tatum is the voice actor for Kraft Lawrence and Victor Hillshire.