Spice and Wolf

Alt titles: Wolf and Spice, Okami to Koshinryo

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Hatenkou Yuugi

Hatenkou Yuugi

One day, Rahzel's father decides that she should go on a journey and see the world, so he does the only reasonable thing – he kicks her out of the house! However, Rahzel is an optimist and decides to find a traveling partner, and within minutes she stumbles upon the beautiful silver haired red-eyed Alzeid. Rahzel tells Alzeid that she will free him from his boring life and take him on a fun and wonderful adventure. Joined by a mysterious yet lecherous muscle head named Baroqueheat, the travelers head out without a destination in mind, seeking enjoyment and fulfillment, and encountering friends and enemies at every turn.

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lythea lythea says...

This show is also about comradeship, not to mention that the characters are also travelling together. The ladies are witty and wise, with strong characters. If you like animes with a hint of romance in the air but it's never properly confirmed, this is the anime for you.

worosei worosei says...

At first instance both seem quite different from each other. Spice and Wolf is about a merchant and trade, Hatenkou Yuugi is more action and dark fantasy. However the feeling of both animes are very similar.

Both animes revolve around journeying without any real goal. The main focus of both thus relates to the various events that occur along the way to give light to a larger story. What give both anime's their charm though are the character interaction. Horo and Lawrence are a great duo providing witty dialogue, whilst similarly Rahzel, Alzeid and Baroqueheat provides a similar level of 'intelligent' dialogue; that is the conversations are amusing and funny but never silly.

Further both has the subplot of romance. The relationship grows for the audiece to see on their own without the producers forcing it conspicuously.

Both are short animes that doesnt rush things, but doest dwadle

Saiunkoku Monogatari

Saiunkoku Monogatari

In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and beautiful Shuurei more money than she could ever dream of in return for a favor, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn’t count on, however, is being asked to become a concubine to the recluse Emperor and help him transform into a better leader. What’s more, the Emperor shows little intelligence, seems to have no interest in ruling, and is rumored to prefer men. One thing’s for certain: Shuurei has her work cut out for her!

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egg egg says...

These are both anime that have characters that have to figure their way out of situations (rather than by brute force). The characters are fair and just in worlds that are not always so kind.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The female protagonists in Saiunkoku Monogatari and Spice and Wolf give off the same type of character feeling in how they approach situations.  Even in a time where the female was not look on as being smart these two female leads take every aspect of a situation into account and figure how to correctly deal with the problem

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

With the rise of the Iron Age in feudal Japan, man and nature grow increasingly at odds. As mankind infringes more and more into the kingdom of the beasts, many of the elder animal gods begin to succumb to their rage, cursing themselves as they lash out at rural and urban settlements alike. When a young Ashitaka, hero of his village, is imparted with one of these curses after slaying a crazed god, he forces himself into exile to prevent further harm to his village. As he ventures out into the world, however, he discovers just how dire the straights have become - with man and beast ready to break into all out war, his curse becomes the least of his problems. As both sides teeter dangerously on the side of outright slaughter of one another, Ashitaka sets his own problems aside and, using his charisma and honor, seeks to quell the hatred before it gets beyond repair - but will he be in time or is he simply delaying the inevitable?

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Howlingwar Howlingwar says...

Well in Princess Mononoke There is some romance and in this there is also romance. The relation is a guy falling in loving with a wolf girl. Also something not so important but something i admired was both animes had giant wolves.

dac69 dac69 says...

Both anime explore the bittersweet idea of the ending of the age of gods (particularly wolf-gods), and the beginning of the age of technology.  The atmosphere in both is one of primarily of serenity and wonder amidst troubling times.

Princess Arete

Princess Arete

Innocent, naive, and locked in the castle tower since birth, Princess Arete wants nothing more than to escape the royal life and live as the commoners live, and to see things that she has only dreamed about in her books. One day, her wish is granted -- though under less than ideal circumstances -- by the sorcerer Boax, who charms her into becoming his wife. On his flying machine from the days of magic, Arete embarks on a mystical journey full of discovery, enlightenment, and wonder beyond belief...

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valondar valondar says...

Both Spice and Wolf and Princess Arete are charming, intelligent medieval fantasies, more interested in character relationships, and to varying degrees social status, than warfare. Both also boast a thoroughly pleasing and appropriate soundtrack.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

Both Spice and Wolf and Princess Arete are sweetly slower paced anime starring main characters who are on an adventure to find themselves. Both tales unfold through watching the development of thee main characters as they discover their road to happiness. NBoth Spice and Arete have the same poignant atmosphere.  If you enjoyed one, give the other a try.

InuYasha

InuYasha

Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Although vastly different on a larger spectrum, SaW and InuYasha have a familiar feel to them. On the surface, InuYasha has a kind hearted women from another world team up with a wolf half-demon. In SaW, we have a wolf god turned into human form, (sort of from another world) and teams up with a merchant. SaW is focused in a medieval Europe based time, and InuYasha is in a feudal Japan based time. InuYasha can come off as repetitive and bland; an anime for young kids to get hooked on. However, SaW has a more adult feel to it, reaching out into politics, and business decisions on nearly every episode. If you enjoyed InuYasha as a kid, or still do, then try out Spice and Wolf :]

DuskFey DuskFey says...

The interactions between Lawrence and Holo in Spice and Wolf and that of InuYasha and Kagome in InuYasha may appear different, but both men are fairly clueless relationally. In the former, Lawrence is often certain that he understands what's going through Holo's mind, though she constantly surprises him. In the latter, InuYasha simply doesn't know what he's done to cause Kagome's wrath most of the time.

In both, there is an odd and ever-shifting balance of power between the man and woman, with humor, fights, and sweet moments along the way. If you enjoyed one, you may like the other as well.