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Funimation Acquires Spice and Wolf Fantasy Anime

posted on 2009-05-23 03:07 EDT
Based on Isuna Hasekura's acclaimed light novels about peddler and wolf girl's journeys

The North American anime distributor Funimation is announcing on Saturday at Anime Boston that it has acquired the license for the first season of the Spice and Wolf anime series. The anime adapts Isuna Hasekura and Jū Ayakura's acclaimed light novel series that avoids the usual sword-and-sorcery trappings of fantasy stories and focuses on how business (and religion) gets done in a medieval world — with a wolf girl. Jun Fukuyama and Ami Koshimizu play the peddler Lawrence and the wolf girl Holo, two unlikely companions who embark on a journey together. IMAGIN produced the animation, and Kadokawa Pictures USA handled the distribution arrangements.

A second anime season, Spice and Wolf II, will premiere in Japan this July. Yen Press acquired the original light novels and Keito Koume's manga adaptation for English translation.

Source: Anime Vice

Image © Isuna Hasekura, MediaWorks/Spice and Wolf Production Committee


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