Spice and Wolf II's Act 0 to Ship on DVD in April (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The March issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Maoh magazine announced last Tuesday that an unaired "Act 0" for the upcoming Spice and Wolf II anime series will be bundled with next Spice and Wolf visual novel on April 30. The Dengeki Bunko Visual Novel imprint will bundle Isuna Hasekura and Jū Ayakura's Ōkami to Kin no Mugiho book with the Act O "Ōkami to Kohaku-iro no Yūutsu" DVD.
Since the DVD is advertised as shipping "right before the second season," the second television season will not start before April. The anime adapts the acclaimed 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 will reprise their roles as the peddler Lawrence and the wolf girl Holo who embark on a journey together.
Although Kadokawa Pictures USA acquired an in-house license for the first Spice and Wolf anime season in North America, no distributor has been announced yet. Yen Press did acquire the original light novels for English translation.
Update: The Dengeki Bunko imprint uses the term "visual novel" differently from other publishers. It uses "visual novels" for regular text novels and not computer or game software. For example, Dengeki Bunko published a Ballad of a Shinigami "visual novel" book with a CD and a Kino's Journey "visual novel" book with a DVD.
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