Going to help out my good friends over at FUNimation. They've been promoting the new Season 1 Box Set of Spice & Wolf and I thought it would be good to promo it some more (since I do have a very small ownership in the comapny ^^;;) plus I'm very interested in this series as well. I've heard great things about it.
Here's the official synopsis of series via ANN:
"Centuries ago, the great wolf Holo journeyed south from her northern birthplace and became the goddess of the wheat harvest after striking a bargain with a young man in the village of Pasloe. For ages she insured rich harvests in most years and traditions built up around her, but as time passed and a new local noble developed more advanced farming techniques, lonely Holo came to feel that her commitment was no longer needed. Taking human form as a teenage girl with wolf ears and tail, she hooks up with Lawrence, a traveling merchant who regularly does business in Pasloe, and convinces him to allow her to accompany him on a journey as much about companionship for both as it is about providing a convenient means for her to return north. Along the way she helps the enterprising Lawrence as he gets involved first in a complex (and ultimately dangerous) scheme involving currency devaluation and later when, after getting caught by surprise by price fluctuations, he must struggle to find a way to save his career, an effort which brings him into association with the shepherdess Nora – the one type of person Holo hates more than any other. When a spice-transporting merchant and a wolf come together, things are never dull."
As long as supplies last, I'll gladly special order the DVD set for anyone through my store over at Chuck's Anime Shrine. Here's the product page through my main supplier for pricing and such.
For those who have seen it, place a review or comments on it below...and try to keep the spoilers out ^^;;
Check out the promo video below: