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After many trials, the Hero has reached his destination: the throne room of the Demon King, where he hopes to end the war between the Demon and Human realms once and for all. What he finds, however, is not at all what he expected: the 'king' of the Demons is a woman, and a bouncy one at that - what's more, rather than fighting, she wishes to engage him in dialogue! She explains that he was never expected to succeed in his mission, because the war is perpetuated by parties in the human world who profit from it every day. Swayed by her arguments, he makes a pact with her to work toward peace for both their worlds. Together, they will better the lives of their people and create a world where war is no longer needed to ensure prosperity - despite those who would shed blood to keep the status quo.
Same director, same voice actors, both talk about economics, both MG are not human, The only difference.....
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha MG has a much more endowed figure than Spice and Wolf
Since both of them have the concept of economics and politics during the medieval period.Both of the main characters in those series are trying to share their ideas to find their way of not just only to survive to themselves, but also to their communities.
Spice and Wolf and Maoyuu Maou Yuusha are both shows about a human and demon working together for the common goal. Spice and Wolf and Maoyuu both share a plot about economics/ political gains, friendship with a hint of love, and two really great characters that you can't help but to adore.You will also notice that both series have a main female character wiith red hair, red eyes, and way with words.It is safe to say if you like one you will adore the other.
Except what bunnylovesanime wrote i'd like to add that Ami Koshimizu is seyuu which gives voice to both characters (Demon King and Holo) and Jun Fukuyama plays both protagonist roles (Hero and Lawrence)
if you liked Spice and Wolf, I would recommend Maoyuu Maou Yuusha because they have similar settings, (somewhere in europe during the middle/medieva ages) they both also refer to the church and its power. Both anime are adventurous and talk about the econamy during that time. but Maoyuu is about a war between the humans and deamons, while Spice is about travelling to Holos' homeland. but they are similar too in the fact that a human goes on adventures/joins-up-with an demon/god/spirit.
Both have similar charm and a lot subtle things to keep the story interesting. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has more fantasy elements and perhaps a bit too much breast-related lollygagging for my taste. I really enjoyed the all characters and the places they visit are far above average in design in my opinion.
Both series are medievalish fantasy ones with romance and semi-educational undertones. What's not to like?
Not enough? Both anime were produced by pretty much the same people (aside from the source material of course), so they're bound to be similar.
Both focus on economics and politics during a medieval period but Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has war is waging as well. Both series have 2 main characters being male and female where the female has a supernatural aspect to her where the male is just a plain human. Check either out if you liked the other.
Both anime seem to be set in the same time period, with a male and female(both with red hair and arent human) lead with a theme of economics and trade. They also share that they have a bit of romance and are great watches, If you like one im sure you will enjoy the other.
The dealings with economy, science, unequal balance of friendship and awkward love. Plus the wolf/demon looks and acts very much alike.
Maoyuu is basically Spice and Wolf with less economics and more flirting. Like someone stuck the characters in a different world and gave them a different backstory. I imagine the same audience enjoying both shows.
Same kind of style, and type of characters. Both main characters drawn to each other, but unable to find the words to make it work. Same type of plot too, characters hiding their relationship because of the taboos.
Each of these anime discuss trade and ecomonics and have strong female lead characters. Though Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has somewhat ecchi parts now and then like mentioning boobs, it doesn't over power it and ads some additional comic relief in contrast to the serious topics of war, political power struggles and ecomonics. While Spice and Wolf also has some humorous aspects they are not quite the bouncing boobs of the Demon King.
Both animes are very similar they both have good male and female leads, with witty and intelligent dialogue. As well as a great story to boot.
If you like one you have to give the other a try.
Both series has an intellectual charm that seems lacking in most other anime. They pull you in and teach you something important while keeping you entertained.
after watching maoyuu maou yuusha, i immediately thought of spice and wolf. if you like one you'll like the other.
They both have this smart approach in economy and how to turn things in their favor; they both take place during a medieval time. They both have a an un human element to them. I recommend both.
Spice & Wolf is more about the adventure, it does have a plot and in every episode they're closer to the plot though, they don't put that much interest in it. It's a great slow-paced anime.
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha on the other hand is all about the plot, every episode is a vital part of the anime. It's more about how to unite two worlds, the demon world with the human world. It's an awesome anime that'll be sure to hook you.
Both of these anime have an amazing medieval feeling, not to mention great animations, and although Holo spends some time in the nude and the Demon King has great tracts of fertile land, there is no ecchi, and instead has a well-developed plot. Plus we have Holo and the Demon King as red-haired, red-eyed deities.
They both have the middle-ages feeling and both have to do with increasing profits and prosperity.
Both of these are in Medieval times and have a diety along side a human character. They are very both deal with economics and a non typical love story.
Both anime try to show the viewer in how the economy works. Both strongly cover business and economy, while Maoyuu Maou Yuusha focuses on an inter-regional scale and Spice and Wolf focuses on the individual businessmen.
Fantasy, Romance & Economics. Not much more I can say that will descrive the similairity better than that.
In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.
Both series have a very original and refreshing take on the fantasy genre, without the cliché swords and sorcery affairs. They are the kind of "stories" that entertain and ALSO leave you thinking a little after each episode.
And the main characters are somewhat similar too. Both shows have a traveler type character and a companion as the protagonists. In Kino´s Journey it is a pure traveler accompained by a talking motorcycle, and in Spice and Wolf it is a merchant traveler accompained by a fox(y) god.
Each one of them is very original. I think I already said so, but I will say it again. Both shows have that unique fantasy feeling that makes the "fantasy" seem real and organic, not like a mere invention.
Kino´s Journey deals with moral dilemmas, and Spice and Wolf with economical profits and wit (yes, you heard well, an interesting anime about BARTERING, I am still suprised that was possible...)
In the differences department, the only thing that comes to mind is that Spice and Wolf has a pleasurable comedic and romantic side, while Kino no Tabi prefers a well executed dramatic approach.
Both Spice and Wolf and Kino no Tabi carry very subtle, atmospheric feels that play on the intricacies of human interaction. Where Kino no Tabi would be classified as a more philosophical piece, however, Spice and Wolf centers around the faculties of romance and plays down its intellectualistic qualities in favor of more emotional ones. Each, however, tends to be rather serious in nature, and both carry a relatively mature quality about them that might put off younger audiences. Even so, if you've enjoyed one definitely give the other a shot - I can almost guarantee your enjoyment.
Kino's Journey and Spice and Wolf tell stories in which travelling is of the utmost importance, in both there is a rather unlikely duo who must cross many lands during the course of the narrative, encountering all sorts of adventures along the way. With this said, Kino's Journey is very thoughtful and philosophical while Spice and Wolf is more conventional.
Both series have a similar ambience and the overall style of animation has many things in common. Also, the protagonists are traveling throughout the series. So if you like travelling anime series with concluded episodes, go ahead and watch it, you'll love it!
''Spice and Wolf'' and ''Kino's Journey'' are both very atmospheric and soothing anime that use the theme of journeying as a plot-device to trigger storylines and convey messages. So in short, both series have a similar premise.
That being said. There's one major difference between both series:
Kino's Journey is a more event driven series that always builds itself up towards a moral lesson or a message for every episode. Spice and Wolf focuses more on the characters and how they react to situations around them.
Both are excellent anime. And if you watched one and enjoyed it, you may want to give the other a try because of the similarity in premise and art-direction may prove appealing. While the shows differ from each other enough to make for different types of experiences that are (about) equally excellent.
An odd couple of travelers, alone against a world of other people trying to survive how they can. Both shows are atmospheric and serene, showing the goodness and evil of the world, as well as the complexity that causes people to behave in wildly different ways.
Kino's Journey and Spice & Wolf are both slow-paced shows about a journey and traveling, driven by an engaging story. Instead of focussing on action and plot twists, these anime are all about the meetings and conversations the main characters encounter. There is something interesting going on every episode, but don't be expecting explosions and robocops in these shows.
Spice and Wolf (both seasons) and Kino's Journey are slow-paced anime about a journey that two characters go on (one of which is human). Each place that they visit has different customs, and most of the entertainment value comes from the differences in places (Kino's comes directly from these differences, while S&W's comes with how the protagonists deal with the differences in order to profit). Both use a muted, earthy palette.
These series mix together a bit of fantasy, a set of travelling compainions, and a large number of different cultures. If you like seeing characters interacting with different cultures, these series work well together.
In the distant future, mankind has mastered space and spread empires across the galaxy. While many choose to colonize distant planets, others choose to remain amidst the stars, ultimately giving rise to a new brand of humanity known as the Abh. Both genetically and culturally different from their Earth-dwelling peers, the Abh soon find themselves engaged in a bloody war that rages across hundreds of planets and set out to restore peace by means of conquest. Enter Jinto, a nobleman and ambassador of the recently acquired Hyde system whose duty is to represent his peoples' interests and rule on the Abh's behalf. In order to be officially coronated to this position, a cold-but-beautiful Abh princess named Lafiel arrives at Hyde to escort him back to the empire's capital. When they are suddenly attacked by an anti-Abh liberation front, however, the festivities are cut short, and the two must flee for their lives against all odds.
Crest of the Stars and Spice and Wolf are strangely similar, despite the great difference in genre, plot, and setting. However, in terms of character interaction and wit therein, they share a common thread. In terms of rapport between male and female leads in dramatic, story-driven environments, these two series are a cut above almost all others. Additionally, both series are unusually intelligent without being obtuse.
For some reason, i was perusing the recommendations for Spice and Wolf, and saw the above user have a recommendation for Crest of the Stars, and completely agreed with it.
Both have totally different settings, though with both's settings incredibly detailed and diverse.
The character interactions of the two, however are very similar. Horo and Lawrence are on a journey up north, with Jinto and Lafiel simiarly heading to Lafiel's homeplanet. Whilst that is the plot, the largest driving force of both series is the strong willed female, and the strong yet 'weaker' male that still manages to hold enough with the female so that they both develop along the way.
Really, it seems there's no relation between theese two series. But wen you look closer, you see one important link: characters. In both films there are interesting characters, and, even more, both series are built around them. Lafiel with Jinto and Horo with Lawrence create unforgettable duets, absolutely self-sufficient. Even without middle-ages in SaW and futuristic detailed universe in CoS, those guys would make you all the attention. But there is a world around them! And it is interesting too - in each case in own direction, but, anyway, alike.
While both series settings are immensely different the methods of story telling and ways in which the characters interact are inherently similar. If you enjoyed either series don't hesitate to take a chance on the other.
Both series have a strong focus on the relationship between the two leading protagonists and the character development and interactions between them. Despite the vastly different settings, the two series are remarkably similar. If you liked one you will like the other.
The interaction between the 2 main characters, coming closer together while coming from very different worlds make these 2 anime both a joy for the adult viewer
It wasn't till long after watching spice and wolf that I noticed the relationship between these two animes and perhaps why they are both so great. They both feature great characters and most of the fun of the shows are the character interactions and not the action happening around them.
Both series main point is the interaction between the male and female lead as well as some of the interaction they have with other people in the world. While set in completely different time eras they both have similar somewhat similar plots and will at times have some action and it usually is nicely done and very interesting. Each series also has a male and female lead who are completely different from one another in Spice Wolf it's a human and a wolf deity and in Crest of the Stars its a human and and alien. So if you like one of these series then you'll probably like the other.
It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation that greets them upon awakening or chases them into sleep. For the mushi researcher Ginko, it isn't a feeling at all; it is a knowledge which guides his travels and motivates his life. Found in the cracks between what is conceivable and what is not, are the varied life forms collectively known as mushi. They surround us and affect us, but their intensely different nature makes them unrecognizable to most. Ginko brings these life forms into perspective for the lives of those most affected and most in need of an explanation.
Both Spice and Wolf, as well as Mushishi, share a few main similairities. Both are about people inherantly alone in the world, traveling through it. Though it is mostly a gut feeling, i would suggest for anyone who enjoyed one, to watch the other. Their ties to folklore and our interactions with them lead to many intresting stories and memories.
Both Mushi-shi and Spice and Wolf give you the same feeling when watching them. They are both slow passed yet interesting enough to keep you going, they both focus on traveling, and both take place in fantacy worlds (although it is more prevalent in Mushi-shi). Even though Mushi-shi follows one character and Spice and Wolf two, the way the main characters act in some of the situations are similar. Overall, both very good and similar anime that I would both recommend.
Each of these series are very slow paced and conversation heavy. Also, each series lends itself very much to the supernatural. If you liked one of the series you'll definitely like the other.
Both of these slow paced anime are set in societies still heavily invested in trade. Both are full of conversation, so keep a hand on the pause button if subtitles are on. Aside from rich cultural aspects, both of these animes go into depth about how the supernatural is both revered and hated.
Both series are great for chilling with awsome leading characters. Thats about it. Need more words.
The main characters Ginko and Lawrence are very similar... they are both very methodical/, down-to-earth, they both travel all over the place meeting new people, and they both find ways to solve problems without resorting to violence. Neither of these show contains much action but they find other ways to keep you wanting to see what happens next, and both are very well animated
There's something about these two shows- their quiet, reflective nature, their seemly ancient settings, their wise, mature characters- that make you want to join Ginko, Lawrence and Holo on their journies and see the world through their eyes as they take life one day at a time and face each challenge as it comes.
In the wake of a rebellion that shook Japan twenty years prior, Togame Hida, general director and strategist for the army, seeks to obtain the 12 "deviant blades" created by master swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki to help add stability and security to the Bakufu government. To aid in this endeavor, she looks to enlist the help of Yasuri Mutsune, head of the Kyotou-ryu school and hero of the rebellion. But when she arrives on the island where he lives in exile, she finds him dead, succeeded by his skilled yet slightly daft son Shichika. Undeterred, the two set off from the island in search of the swords armed only with Togami's sharp strategic mind and Shichika's powerful, swordless Kyotou-ryu.
There are only few similarities but significant enough to recommend Katanagatari if you liked Spice'n'wolf and vice versa:
1. the main characters - trust me on this (saying more would be a spoiler)
2. a deep sense of an epic journey, though different in ways, they both have it at the highest quality level
note 1: there's close to zero fighting in Spice'n'Wolf
note 2: there's nothing about trading/economy in Katanagatari
Both of the series follow to two odd characters whom have come to together under strange circumstances and have a lot of fun dialogue between the two of them and the story follows their journey; though their Journeys are different if you enjoyed one, I'd reccommend the other.
Easily the biggest similarity between the two is that both stories are almost completely driven by conversations between the male lead and the female lead with other characters also contributing greatly to the conversations as well. In addition to this both series follow a man and woman as they journey together both in search of something. Also both will have brief periods of action though this is more common in Katanagatari than in Spice and Wolf.
Both series are about a man and a woman on a journey together, and mostly about the interactions between them(They're talking mostly, don't get the wrong idea). Katanagatari has more action involved in it, while spice and wolf has the edge on character development(IMO).
If you liked one, check out the other.
Katanagatari is a good follow-up to Spice and Wolf if you're looking for another show with a central couple whose dialogue and co-dependence are a central feature of the narrative. Horo and Lawrence have a steady, teasing relationship that's highly appealing, and Togame and Shichika will deliver more of that with a stronger comedic bent.
These series both focus on the relationship between the two main characters as they go on a quest. As the series progresses, you realize that they have an odd relationship, but grow to appreciate it. If you like the journey and the relationship between the two leads in one series, the other is worth checking out.
The relationship between the leads, playful banter and whatnot is very similar as both sets of characters embark on an adventure filled with comedy, drama and action.