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Spice and Wolf, Volume 1 (Manga)

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With his carthorse as his only companion, the young merchant Kraft Lawrence slowly wends his way through dusty back roads in search of profitable trade. But this monotony screeches to a halt when, one night, he encounters a harvest goddess in the guise of a beautiful young girl . . . with wolf ears and a tail! Longing for the northern lands of her birth, Holo the Wisewolf joins Lawrence as he follows the ebb and flow of trade through the countryside. And when the two come across a compelling but suspicious ...

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Overview

With his carthorse as his only companion, the young merchant Kraft Lawrence slowly wends his way through dusty back roads in search of profitable trade. But this monotony screeches to a halt when, one night, he encounters a harvest goddess in the guise of a beautiful young girl . . . with wolf ears and a tail! Longing for the northern lands of her birth, Holo the Wisewolf joins Lawrence as he follows the ebb and flow of trade through the countryside. And when the two come across a compelling but suspicious opportunity for profit, will Lawrence with his mercantile chops and Holo with her ancient instincts be able to separate the truth from the lies - and make some coin while they're at it?!

This manga adaptation of Isuna Hasekura's acclaimed Spice and Wolf novel series, also available from Yen Press, is an investment that promises the greatest of entertainment returns!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316073394
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 4/20/2010
  • Series: Spice and Wolf (Manga) Series , #1
  • Edition description: Not Apropriate For Children
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 105,586
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Isuna Hasekura's debut novel, SPICE AND WOLF, earned the Silver Prize in the 2005 Dengeki Novel Prize with the series going on to total seventeen novels and both manga and anime adaptations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

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    So i purchased this without having every seen the show, read the

    So i purchased this without having every seen the show, read the novel, or even looked up anything about the series. I simply heard it was very good from countless people and decided why not take a leap of faith. I was not disappointed, for me this book is basically the exact opposite from what i normally read/watch in anime but i really liked it. Its just very calm and just a smooth ride(so far, I've yet to go past volume 1). If your looking for something that is out of a legend or fairy tale, back in the middle ages then give this a try. Even if the middle ages discourages you i have to insist to at least give it a shot. Also at the very end of the volume their was about 5-8pages of the Spice&Wolf Novel Volume 1, now for me i never gave a second thought to reading the novel but since it was their and i paid for it i decided to read it and i really liked it. Honestly i think i was able to follow it easier as the novel than in the manga so i'll probably be purchasing the novels since i liked it so much. The art work is just fantastic, the characters, everything i absolutely loved it!

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Great illustrations!

    After reading the Spice & Wolf light novels and watching the anime. I must say that the manga is yet another thing you must have if you are a fan of the story. In manga form, you can really love the expressions of Holo's emotions put in emphasis. Buy, it! It's worth the read.

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

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    A mellow manga so far!

    I've been wanting to purchase this and finally I have. And I must say, when I was looking for something that didn't have any to little action this Is It! I love It because It suites my need for a mellow read; I just might buy the next volumes!

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    Give it a shot, you may just love it!

    If you like witty humor, and the ideas of traveling as a merchant... this is perfect for you! Even if that just sounds weird, give it a chance, it'll be worth it. :)

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    Great read.

    After seeing the anime, you can most certainly make out the differences b/w the book and the anime. But still it was diffinitely worth reading and was a lot of fun as well.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

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    Spice & Wolf

    I've watched both seasons of spice and wolf the anime, and I figured this would be the story retold, so what's not to enjoy. I later realized the style is a bit different, which actually made the manga more interesting than the anime. I recommend and otaku or manga collector to grab this!

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