Spice and Wolf is a popular Japanese television show in the anime genre that was aired on TV between January 9 and March 26, 2008. The show is based on a popular novel series of the same name by Isuna Hasekura and Ju Asakura.
Season 1 and season 2 of the show touched the hit as soon as they were released, and since the finale of season 2, fans are awaiting season 3.
The show has gained immense popularity in its telecast days and is close to people’s hearts. It has been more than a decade since the finale, but fans are still waiting for maybe a spin-off.
What Is Spice and Wolf All About?
Spice and wolf are about a merchant who needs money to open his shop. The merchant is known as Kraft Lawrence, and as he met a wolf deity named Holo, it welcomed his luck.
Lawrence had worked hard for more than seven years in his business to raise enough money. However, not enough. One night on his way to a town called Paulo, Lawrence encountered Holo, who looks like a 15-year-old girl with a wolf tail and ear. Holo actually is 600 years old and is a wolf-shaped goddess. She tells him that she is the goddess of good crops.
When the village people tell her that she’s nothing but weak, she decides to go to her home in Yotsu. However, things don’t go as planned, and she has to travel to multiple territories with Kraft.
This unplanned trip of Lawrence and Holo gains him profits due to Holo’s wisdom.
The show is beautifully portrayed and won the viewer’s heart at once. It is full of trading and negotiations but at the same time not boring. The creators have blended fantasy and reality so beautifully that fantasy seems realistic. Not only that, despite being filled with fantasy and real-life trade, the show is simple and not clumsy.
What Is the Hype About Season 3?
The show’s season finale aired on September 24, 2009, and since then, fans are endlessly sticking up their hopes to a season 3 of the show.
The author Isuna Hasekura in 2016 announced that she had been working on another part of the novel series, and that glued fans to the fact that a season 3 might be coming.
Today, five years later, there is no news of the novel or season 3 coming. Let us dig deeper.
Is Season 3 Coming?
“We’re not interested in creating Season 3.”- says Hasekura. The statement only is a huge heartbreaker for all the fans. The fans have put in countless petitions and huge public demands to bring the third season, all useless.
They do not care if there will be a season 3 or not, they still talk about it and wait for a miracle. Well, to burst the bubble, that is not going to happen.
Hasekura has created a volume for the novel series, but there is no anime series for it. ASCII Media has also created a spin-off show named Wolf and Parchment for the fans, but the hopes are still fixed on Spice and Wolf. We will update this post as soon as we get a release date for Spice and Wolf Season 3.
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What Can We Expect?
Now that there are additions to the novel, a season 3 might happen sometime in 2021 or 2022. A third party would be the best news for the fans amidst a pandemic. The team would officially announce the news on social media with the release date if that happens.
Soon after the Manga series, wolf and parchment rumors filled in about season 3 of Spice and Wolf. If that happens, we would love to see Kraft and Holo still together, following adventures and facing difficulties. There might be some new characters too.