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Don't be fooled by the presence of a wolfgirl - this series is really about medieval economics

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Review of Ookami to Koushinryou
by Rivka
Posted on February 25th, 2019
Positive 8
Overall Rating
 
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Your mileage may vary for this show, depending on how much you like learning about guilds, mercantilism and other staples of the European medieval economy. This may be set in a fantasy world that has all-new countries and a powerful it's-not-Christianity-we-swear church, with the addition of spirits of the land, but at heart "Spice and Wolf" is a story about a young couple navigating the rocky shoals of international commerce as up-and-coming merchants. 

I happen to like learning about trade and commodities of medieval times, but there's definitely a barrier to enjoying this show for anyone who knows they will be bored. The charming interplay between Lawrence and Holo - and the authenticity of their mature romance - might not be enough to keep such a viewer interested.

Rivka
Clarifying my rating system: Obviously I am constrained by the reality that the typical SIMKL user doesn't rate below 8 if they liked the show. My number key below is an attempt to parse the small differences between 7 and 8, 8 and 9, & 9 and 10. When I rate, I consider my own enjoyment, the characterization, the plot, the appearance of the animation and occasionally the soundtrack - in roughly that order. A show will lose at least 1 point for presence of deal-breaker tropes (for example, comedic pedophilia), and more if the trope(s) ruined my enjoyment. On the other hand, it will gain at least 1 point for artistry in animation or sound.

1-6: I would never rewatch/finish watching, or recommend. Further clarification:
1-3 is pure excrement, and I would rather be getting un-anesthetized surgery for the entire running time.
4-6 is the kind of thing where I would sincerely rather be doing chores, but could survive sitting through it if a friend begged me to.
Differences within those ranges relate to non-plot details (ex. beauty of animation) or presence of specific deal-breaker tropes rather than general badness.

7: There are two types of 7s.
7A: I watched at least part of it, and may have stopped due to not liking the plot twists, character derailment, etc. In this case, it started out with a higher score and slipped over time.
7B: I watched the whole show, but recognize deal-breaker tropes in it, and I'm unlikely to rewatch. It just wasn't enjoyable enough to forgive its flaws.
For both 7s, there would be huge caveats to any recommendation.

8: There are two types of 8s.
8A: Not my thing, but usually I at least respect it. Generally, I didn't like it enough to think I would rewatch it, but also didn't see huge problems in the plot, characterizations, etc. and thought it was worth finishing.
8B: I had a good time watching it, but it didn't move me the way a 9 or a 10 does; it's possible that over time I would upgrade it to a 9 if I liked it more on reflection. I'd consider it mostly harmless to view, with the occasional caveat.
For both 8s, I would recommend the show to the right audience.

9: I enjoyed very much. It may have had one or two issues, but not enough to diminish enjoyment. It's possible that over time I would downgrade it to an 8 (changing tastes) or upgrade to a 10 (realize it's never left my mind). I'm likely to rewatch, and likely to buy the DVDs. I'd recommend it to most audiences.

10: Virtually flawless. I'd definitely rewatch, and definitely want to buy DVDs. I would shill to anyone.
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