Spice and Wolf Tag

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  • 2024 Spring Three-Episode Check-In

    A quarter done already? This is one oddball spring, though there are still some standouts worth investing your time in.

  • The possession and performance of relationship in Spice and Wolf

    Holo and Lawrence’s relationship is initially held back by the circumstances upon which they first meet, rendering Holo as an owned object rather than an equal companion and stifling both leads’ feelings behind layers of performative inauthenticity. Part of the appeal of Spice and Wolf is watching these two characters overcome the gendered norms of their medieval setting, as well as their own personal flaws, to achieve an emotional reciprocity that is narratively satisfying.