Or “Spicy Wolf” as I like to call it, since she is naked basically the entire first episode. I initially watched this anime 3 years ago, back when I was still running the anime club. I’ve heard many good things about this series, so I decided to pick it up again.
As a forewarning, there is not much action in this anime, but you can obviously see that just from watching the serene OP. Speaking of which, the OP theme –– “Tabi no Tochuu” by Kiyoura Natsumi –– is simply, for lack of a better word, beautiful. I couldn’t help myself from humming it whenever I was in my car.
Also, you gotta love the “Engrish” ED. Whistle ’round the world… ^_^
As you would expect from an anime about 25-year-old Kraft Lawrence, a traveling merchant, there is lots of dialogue and economics. Luckily, you don’t have to be an accountant to enjoy this anime –– anyone who has a basic knowledge of (fictional) currency and exchange rates will have no problem understanding the various scenarios.
I really liked Lawrence. He is a smooth talker and doesn’t freak out (much) when he sees Holo naked, unlike some other teenage boys from other anime who are like, “OMG, a female body! What is this? My teenage mind can’t comprehend!” Lawrence’s objective is to make as much money as possible. And who wouldn’t want that?
Holo, Lawrence’s partner, is not only a wolf, but a goddess…no, literally. She helps Lawrence along his merchant travels. Apparently, not only do gods have perfect bodies, but they are very good at making trade deals and witty, too! A wise wolf, indeed…
Soon, romance starts to develop, as is the case with any anime featuring a man and a woman. About the only other female besides Holo that is there to care about is a cute shepherd named Nora, but she doesn’t appear until Episode 8 of this short 13-episode anime. If there was only one disappointment I had with this anime, it was that it ended pretty quickly, but I guess that’s why we have a Season 2.