When will the new Spice and Wolf anime be broadcast? Predicting how far the original story will go

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The famous light novel “Spice and Wolf,” which celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2021, has been made into a completely new anime, which will be broadcast under the title “Spice and Wolf Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf” from April 2024—a fantasy work depicting the journey of a peddler and a girl with wolf ears and a tail.

In this article, we will introduce the work of “Spice and Wolf Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf,” provide broadcast information, and predict how much of the original work will be adapted into anime.

What is the anime “Spice and Wolf”?

The original work is a light novel by Hasekura Hasekura, published in 2006. This fantasy work begins when Kraft Lawrence, a peddler who travels around the country in a horse-drawn carriage, meets Holo, a beautiful girl with wolf ears and a tail. The cumulative circulation of the series has reached 5 million copies. Parts of the work depict the economic system in an easy-to-understand manner.

Although it is a fantasy work, it is also famous as a light novel where you can learn about economics. A book has even been published that includes famous scenes and teaches you about monetary economics. In addition, the animal-eared heroine Holo is a trendy character, winning first place in the female character category of “This Light Novel is Amazing!” in 2007.

The first season of the TV anime aired from January to March 2008, and the second season aired from July to September 2009. A VR anime was also produced in 2018. The official title of the new anime to be aired in 2024 is “Spice and Wolf Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf.”

When will the new Spice and Wolf anime be broadcast? What is the broadcasting station?

“Spice and Wolf Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf” will be broadcast every Monday from 25:30 starting April 1, 2024. The specific broadcast stations and broadcast days are as follows.

TV Tokyo: Every Monday from April 1 (Monday) 25:30 ~
TV Osaka: Every Monday from April 1 (Monday) 25:30 ~
TV Aichi: Every Monday from April 1 (Monday) 25:30 ~
BS TV Tokyo Every Tuesday from 24:30 from April 2 (Tuesday) *Press for the first 29 minutes
AT-X: Every Wednesday from 22:00 from April 3rd (Wednesday) *Repeat broadcasts available *Every Friday at 10:00 am 00 / Every Tuesday at 16:00

Is there online distribution/free distribution?

“Spice and Wolf” will also be distributed online and exclusively in advance on ABEMA every Monday from 26:00 starting April 1, 2024. In addition, it will be distributed sequentially on various platforms such as the Anime Store, U-NEXT, Prime Video (Amapura), and NETFLIX from 26:00 on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Can I watch it for free?
ABEMA will offer free broadcasts and one week of free missed episodes of the latest episodes.

Is there a new season of “Spice and Wolf” anime?

This time’s “Spice and Wolf Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf” is touted as a “completely new anime,” if you look at the synopsis and first PV posted on the official website, the story is the first scene from the original work. You can see that it begins with the encounter between Lawrence and Holo. Therefore, calling it a remake rather than a third season would be appropriate.

How many episodes in total? How much of the original work will be adapted into an anime? It has been revealed that the new “Spice and Wolf” anime will be released on Blu-ray in all four volumes, and the 4th volume will include episodes 20 to 25. Therefore, the number of episodes of “Spice and Wolf” will be 25 in two seasons.

As for how much of the original work will be adapted into the anime, in the first season of the anime broadcast in 2008, the contents of volumes 1 and 2 will be included. Still, in the second season of the anime broadcast 2009, volumes 3 and 5 will be adapted into the anime, excluding volume 4 of the original work.

The volume has been made into an anime. Considering the past works, four volumes of the original novel are expected to be made into an anime. Also, with this new anime, the contents of volume 4 may be visualized for the first time.

Who is the staff for the new “Spice and Wolf” anime?
Original work: Tosuna Hasekura (Dengeki Bunko “Spice and Wolf” / published by KADOKAWA)
Character design: Ju Fumikura
General Director: Takeshi Takahashi, Director
: Hijiri Sanpei Character design: Koji Hada Color design: Tomoko Koyama Art setting: Kaoru Aoki Toshiki Amada Reiji Obata Art Director: Kazuhiro Inoue Director of Photography: Koji Hayashi Editor: Ayako Tan Sound Director: Tomohiro Yoshida Music: Kevin Penkin Producer: ENISHIYA Animation Production: Passione

The original author, Isuna Hasekura, won first place in the work category in “This light novel is amazing! 2007” in 2007, even though she was a newcomer with Spice and Wolf”, and has continued to work on Sleep in Magdalene” since then. He has released famous works such as “Billionaire Girl.”

The general director, Takeo Takahashi, previously directed the “Spice and Wolf” anime and is affiliated with Passione. Passione is a studio known for works such as “Heterogeneous Reviewers” and “Rokka no Yuusha,” and they will also be working on the animation production for “Spice and Wolf Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf.” The director, Sanpei Hijiri, is known for “High School Girl’s Wasting Time” and has been involved in many of Takahashi’s works.

Kevin Penkin, in charge of the music, is an Australian composer who debuted at 18 in collaboration with Nobuo Uematsu. He has created many musical accompaniments for recent famous works such as “Made in Abyss,” “The Rising of the Shield Hero,” and “The Apothecary’s Monologue.”

Who are the voice actors for the new Spice and Wolf anime?
Craft Lawrence: Jun Fukuyama
Holo: Ami Koshimizu
Nora Arendt: Mai Nakahara Seelen
: Daisuke Namikawa
Lichten Mahrheit: Yoshitada Otsuka
Hans Lemelio: Hozumi Goda

All voice actors announced before the broadcast are from the previous anime version. Jun Fukuyama, who plays Lawrence, is known for his roles as Lelouch in “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion,” Ichimatsu Matsuno in “Mr. Osomatsu,” and Dracula in “The Vampire Dies,” and is known for his roles in serious roles. He is a famous voice actor who can flexibly handle everything from comical to comical roles.

Ami Koshimizu, who plays Holo, is known for her roles as Anemone in Eureka Seven, Nadya Applefield in Tomorrow’s Nadya, and Mizuki Nakahara in Licorice Recoil. In past series, Holo’s unique way of speaking, such as “Wacchiha~” and “~Kuryare,” attracted attention for its cuteness, but with the new anime broadcast, there may be another “Wacchi” whirlwind.


“Spice and Wolf” remains extremely popular even as the series celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2021. Enjoy the story of Lawrence and Holo, rewritten using the latest animation technology, on TV or online.

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