Fans have been eager and hopeful about Spice and Wolf Season 3 but have been thoroughly disappointed as they continue to get no updates from the creators. The show, which is based on a light novel of the same name might make a comeback. ‘Imagin’, the studio which created the series hasn’t said anything about renewal but fans aren’t ready to give up just yet. There is a lot of source material to work with.
The first season covered volumes 1 and 2 of the light novel while the second season covered volumes 3 and 5. The light novels have a tremendous 22 volumes so there is definitely some hope, even though it’s been over a decade since the last season.
Spice and Wolf Season 3: What It Is All About
The story which takes great influence from medieval Europe for its setting follows the life of a traveling merchant named Kraft Lawrence. One day Lawrence hopes to open up a shop of his own through the money he earns.
While traveling through the town of Pasloe, Lawrence meets Kenrou Horo, the deity of harvest for that town. She is a wolf deity who has taken a human form. She explains to Lawrence that the people in Pasloe have stopped believing in her because of which she wants to go home to the mountains in the far North.
If Spice and Wolf Season 3 does happen, the story will carry on from volume 5 of the light novel where the second season left off.
Spice and Wolf Story So Far
The Spice and Wolf series was produced to sell more copies of the light novel which emerged in 2004. When it comes to anime, a lot of shows produced to sell more books and are a marketing technique. The light novel was adapted into an anime and a manga which were very well received at the time.
There have been a few shows which have had a 5-year gap between seasons but after more than a decade-long wait, Season 3 might seem unlikely. There is a lot of source material left so if there is a lot of demand from the fans, anything is possible.
Spice and Wolf Spin-Off Series or a Remak Rumor
There is potential for the show to come off as a spin-off series rather than a new season. The light novel on which the show is based had a spin-off light novel series titled ‘Wolf and Parchment’. While the creators have not mentioned anything, any studio can pick this up as a project. If this happens, it could be Season 3 or a spin-off; an entirely new project altogether. Shows like ‘Fruits Basket’ have been remade. The 2001 show was revamped in 2019. This could also be a possibility for Spice and Wolf.
Spice and Wolf Season 3: Release Date
The first season of the anime aired on January 9th, 2008, followed by the second season on April 30th, 2009. The last episode aired on September 24th, 2009 and there hasn’t been any official word about a Season 3 since then.
However, there has been a lot of talk among fans on social media and forums saying that they want more. The dedicated fan-following lost all hope when the light novels stopped being published in 2011.
In 2016, the writer Isuna Hasekura started publishing again. Since then, 5 new books have been published giving hope to the fans once again. Neither of the companies associated with the series has said anything yet. If they do decide to make a third season in 2020, we won’t be seeing it at least until 2021.
Spice and Wolf Trailer
Spice and Wolf Season 3 might take a while but in the meantime, you can binge other shows. We have created a list of the top 3 shows to watch while you wait. But, before we get to the list, the first thing you can do is refresh your memory of the first two seasons. They are available for viewing on Netflix.
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Shows to Watch While you Wait for Spice and Wolf Season 3
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