Wolf Meets Apples in Spice and Wolf Episode 3 Preview

The new Spice and Wolf: MERCHANT MEETS THE WISE WOLF anime has revealed the preview images and synopsis for episode 3, titled “Port Town and Sweet Temptation.” The episode is slated to air on April 15 and will be available to stream on Crunchyroll. Studio Passione is animating the series. Check out the preview images below:

Spice And Wolf: Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf Episode 3 Synopsis:

The official website for Spice And Wolf: Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf also shared the synopsis for episode 3:
Deciding to take advantage of the opportunity, Lawrence and Holo visit the port town of Pazzio, where they had promised to meet up with Zheren. After enjoying a wagon-load of apples in the town square full of stalls, the two go to the Milone Trading Company to sell their cargo of marten furs. While Lawrence and the assessor are bargaining over the value of the deal, Holo suddenly interrupts the business meeting.


The Spice and Wolf anime series is based on the Japanese light novel series of the same name, written by Isuna Hasekura and illustrated by Jyuu Ayakura. ASCII Media Works published it from 2006 to 2019, with a total of 22 volumes. The anime adaptation is directed by Hijiri Sanpei (Citrus), and produced by studio Passione (Interspecies Reviewers), with Takeo Takahashi (Ishura) as General Director. Meanwhile, Koji Haneda (Bakuman) is designing characters, Tomoko Koyama (Beast Tamer) is doing color design, Ayako Tan (The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten) is editing, and Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss) is composing the music with Tomohiro Yoshida (Brave Witches) as Sound Director. The main cast members of the series are as follows:

  • Kraft Lawrence voiced by Jun Fukuyama
  • Holo voiced by Ami Koshimizu
  • Norah Arendt voiced by Mai Nakahara
  • Zheren voiced by Daisuke Namikawa
  • Liechten Marhait voiced by Hochu Otsuka
  • Hans Remerio voiced by Hozumi Goda

A manga adaptation by Keito Koume ran from September 2007 to December 2017. A sequel novel titled Wolf and Parchment written by Hasekura and illustrated by Hidori is currently ongoing. Yen Press licensed both the original series and the sequel and describes the plot as follows:
The life of a traveling merchant is a lonely one, a fact with which Kraft Lawrence is well acquainted. Wandering from town to town with just his horse, cart, and whatever wares have come his way, the peddler has pretty well settled into his routine-that is, until the night Lawrence finds a wolf goddess asleep in his cart. Taking the form of a fetching girl with wolf ears and a tail, Holo has wearied of tending to harvests in the countryside and strikes up a bargain with the merchant to lend him the cunning of “Holo the Wisewolf” to increase his profits in exchange for taking her along on his travels. What kind of businessman could turn down such an offer? Lawrence soon learns, though, that having an ancient goddess as a traveling companion can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Will this wolf girl turn out to be too wild to tame?

Source: Official Website
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