Now, you can join in the fun of Holo and Lawrence’s journey!
Earlier today, developer SpicyTails announced that they are working on an VR anime project based on the Spice and Wolf franchise, aptly titled Spice and Wolf VR. The first cast and crew, plus a key visual were revealed for the project.
We break the details down below.
The image features Holo and Lawrence, holding hands as they stand outside of a wooded cottage.
Spice and Wolf creator Isuna Hasekura is planning the project and writing the scenario, while illustrator Ju Ayakura (Spice and Wolf) provides character designs. Keisuke Sakakibara is in charge of 3D Modeling and animation for the title.
The title will star the following:
- Holo: Ami Koshimizu
- Kraft Lawrence: Jun Fukuyama
Both actors are reprising their roles from the TV series.
Spice and Wolf VR will be released in 2019. The project, which will include English subtitles, will be available on HTC’s VIVE, the Oculus Rift, and other headsets. the project will not require a VR Headset to be used.
The Spice and Wolf light novels originally launched in 2006 under Dengeki’s Deneki Bunko imprint. The ongoing series currently has 20 volumes, with the most recent shipping to stores on February 10.
The series spawned two anime TV series, which aired in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Takeo Takahashi (Citrus, MAOYU) directed both shows at Imagin, with Naruhisa Arakawa (Steam Detectives, Outbreak Company) writing the screenplays. Kazuya Kuroda (Master of Mosquiton, Vandread) provided character designs for the first series, while Toshimitsu Kobayashi (Aoharu x Machinegun, El Hazard: The Alternative World) took over for the sequel.
Funimation currently holds the rights to the Spice and Wolf anime, which they describe as:
Lawrence, a traveling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo, a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern home.
Armed with his street smarts and her animal instincts, the simple peddler and forgotten deity begin a journey through the wild countryside. Along their path, the riches of happiness shall be reaped even as the bankruptcy which dwells in the human heart is exposed.