Spice & Wolf Light Novel Series Gets Sequel on 10th Anniversary
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The 48th volume of Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko Magazine is revealing on Wednesday that author Isuna Hasekura is writing a sequel to his Spice & Wolf light novel series to celebrate both the series' 10th anniversary, and the 10th anniversary since his novel writing debut with the first Spice & Wolf novel in February 2006. The sequel will appear in the 49th volume of Dengeki Bunko Magazine, which Kadokawa will ship on April 9. The announcement features an illustration of Holo by the novel series' illustrator Jū Ayakura, with the text "The story of Holo the Wise Wolf and the peddler Lawrence is set in motion once more!!"
The novel series' story centers around the travels of the merchant Kraft Lawrence, who strikes a deal with the wolf god Holo that sees him transporting the homesick god back to her remote northern homeland. Along the way, Lawrence conducts business along many towns and cities, illustrating medieval trade, commerce, and religion. Holo, in both human and wolf form, often becomes a decisive factor in his endeavors, and their relationship grows as they travel.
Hasekura published 17 volumes for the novel series from 2006 to 2011. Yen Press is publishing the light novels in North America, and it published the 16th volume last December. The novels were adapted into two television anime series, as well as an ongoing manga by Keito Koume in Kadokawa's Comic Dengeki Maoh magazine. The first 13-episode anime series premiered in 2008, while the second 12-episode series premiered in 2009. Funimation released the first series on DVD in 2009, and on Blu-ray in 2011, and it released the second series on Blu-ray and DVD in 2011. Funimation re-released both series together in one package in a DVD/Blu-ray Disc pack in 2012. Yen Press is publishing the manga in English, and it shipped the 11th volume last September.
Hasekura also worked on the Billionaire Girl manga, as well as the World End Economica visual novel series. Hasekura visited last year's Anime Expo as a guest, and will hold a Q&A panel at the AOD convention in California on Saturday.
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