Friday, October 7, 2016

Manga Review: Spice & Wolf Vol 1

Title - Spice and Wolf Vol 1 
Author - Isuna Hasekura
Series - Spice & Wolf #1
Genre - Fantasy Manga 
Format- Ebook
Published - December 15th 2009
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The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine-that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of "Holo the Wisewolf" to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame?

Spice & Wolf is the story of Lawrence a merchant heading through town during a wheat festival that picks up a stranger along the way with wolf ears and tail. She says that she is the ancient wheat goddess who’s decided that she wants to travel up north. Falling for her charm Lawrence agrees’s to let her tag along little did he know that the wolf girl is more than she appears and may just be assets if she doesn’t get him in trouble. 

I like Lawrence he’s a good guy who quickly accepts that Horo happens to be a wolf god who’s just wanting to go home. I like Horo she’s an interesting character a girl with wolf ears and tail that is connected to wheat. I also really liked how to the two just get along so well they seem to complement each other personality wise. 

I actually watched a few episodes of the anime several years ago so I thought it might be worth checking into the manga. The first installment is just enough to give you a basic idea of the story and enough action to get you hooked on the story. I felt I was able to connect with both characters easily. I loved the artwork it’s beautifully done and I was impressed by the detail of each page. I actually enjoyed the concept for this one a wolf goddess who's ties are to wheat who just wants to go home what’s not to love. I’m curious to dive into the next one. Beautiful artwork with a unique story a must for Manga fans. 

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