Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf). This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)

10. Clannad: After Story
9. Otome Youkai Zakuro
8. Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
7. Mahoutsukai no Yome
6. Katanagatari
5. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
4. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
3. InuYasha
2. Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
1. Kuroshitsuji

10. Clannad: After Story


Synopsis – Clannad: After Story, the sequel to the critically acclaimed slice-of-life series Clannad, begins after Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa graduate from high school. Together, they experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Unable to decide on a course for his future, Tomoya learns the value of a strong work ethic and discovers the strength of Nagisa’s support. Through the couple’s dedication and unity of purpose, they push forward to confront their personal problems, deepen their old relationships, and create new bonds.

Similarity –After you watch Clannad you get a feeling in your heart almost like a hole that was left by Clannad and everyone just keep on moving on and oblivious to what you just felt and you are in search of some thing to fill that gap.

Spice and wolf slowly introduce its charters and lets you get to know them, it starts feels you have become submerged in the story like you have found something to fill that gap once more. you will laugh, you may cry, you may get mad.

9. Otome Youkai Zakuro

Synopsis – Second Lieutenant Kei Agemaki, the son of a famous general, has hidden his extreme fear of paranormal beings all his life. However, when he and two others are reassigned to live and work with youkai in the Ministry of Spirit Affairs, he is brought face-to-face with his worst nightmare. Now with the help of the fox spirit Kushimatsu, he and his fellow officers must learn to work alongside youkai maidens—Zakuro, Susukihotaru, Hoozuki, and Bonbori—to solve paranormal cases.

Similarity – If you look for some romance and cute girls with pointy ears, look no FURther as both of these series have them. Also, they both take place in a historical setting: Medieval European in Spice & Wolf and Japanese Meiji era in Zakuro.

8. Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho

Synopsis- n a world of constant war between humans and witches, there exist the “beast fallen”—cursed humans born with the appearance and strength of an animal. Their physical prowess and bestial nature cause them to be feared and shunned by both humans and witches. As a result, many beast fallen become sellswords, making their living through hunting witches.

Despite the enmity between the races, a lighthearted witch named Zero enlists a beast fallen whom she refers to as “Mercenary” to act as her protector. He travels with Zero and Albus, a young magician, on their search for the Grimoire of Zero: a powerful spell book that could be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands. During their journey, his inner kindness is revealed as he starts to show compassion and sympathy towards humans and witches alike, and the unlikely companions grow together.

Similarity – a Hardcore fan of Spice&Wolf, I can’t stop thinking of it when I watch Grimoire of Zero. There is the same feeling, the same ambiance, a similar development between the two main characters. This is very interesting!

I highly recommend watching Grimoire of Zero if you liked Spice&Wolf.

7. Mahoutsukai no Yome

Synopsis – Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior, she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to go home to. In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer got his hands on a rare “Sleigh Beggy.”

Similarity – -European inspired fantasy setting
-The romance between a human and a magical creature
-The chemistry between the two main leads
-Slow paced story
-Focuses on a specific aspect of its respective world (economics in S&W, magic in MnY)
-Themes of companionship
-Atmospheric and relaxing feel because of the detailed background art and serene soundtrack

6. Katanagatari


Synopsis – In an Edo-era Japan lush with a variety of sword-fighting styles, Shichika Yasuri practices the unique one: Kyotouryuu, a technique in which the user’s own body is wielded as a blade. The enigmatic seventh head of the Kyotouryuu school, Shichika lives quietly in exile with his sister Nanami until one day—the wildly ambitious strategist Togame barges into their lives.

Togame brazenly requests that Shichika help in her mission to collect twelve unique swords, known as the “Deviant Blades,” for the shogunate. Shichika accepts, interested in the girl herself rather than petty politics, and thus sets out on a journey. Standing in their way are the fierce wielders of these legendary weapons as well as other power-hungry entities who seek to thwart Togame’s objective. In order to prevail against their enemies, the duo must become an unbreakable team as they forge ahead on a path of uncertainty and peril.

Similarity – Both series deal with the relationship between two protagonists of the opposite sex who – more or less – meet by chance and join each other to go on an epic journey in a beautiful, somewhat medieval, fantasy setting. Their, kind of vague, purposes may differ (in Katanagatari it’s some kind of treasure hunt, in Spice and Wolf it’s the desire to explore the world) and while Katanagatari involves some politics and battles, whereas Spice and Wolf deals with trading and bargaining, both heavily rely on dialogues and the characters’ interactions along the way, which have a lot in common as well. Both females, for instance, are cunning little creatures who not only like to tease their respective partner with cutting remarks but also know how to manipulate the people around them, which often comes in handy for getting what they want.

5. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha


Synopsis –Fifteen years have passed since the war between humans and demons began. Dissatisfied with their slow advance into the Demon Realm, the Hero abandons his companions to quickly forge ahead towards the Demon Queen’s castle. Upon his arrival at the royal abode, the Hero makes a startling discovery: not only is the Demon Queen a woman of unparalleled beauty, but she also seeks the Hero’s help. Confused by this unexpected turn of events, the Hero refuses to ally himself with his enemy, claiming that the war the demons have waged is tearing the Southern Nations apart.

Similarity – Both deal with economics and feature merchants and are set around the same time frame of the middle ages. Both also have magic elements and have the same style of subtle romantic tensions. Both highly recommended.

4. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime


Synopsis – Although her name means “snow white,” Shirayuki is a cheerful, red-haired girl living in the country of Tanbarun who works diligently as an apothecary at her herbal shop. Her life changes drastically when she is noticed by the silly prince of Tanbarun, Prince Raji, who then tries to force her to become his concubine. Unwilling to give up her freedom, Shirayuki cuts her long red hair and escapes into the forest, where she is rescued from Raji by Zen Wistalia, the second prince of a neighboring country, and his two aides. Hoping to repay her debt to the trio someday, Shirayuki sets her sights on pursuing a career as the court herbalist in Zen’s country, Clarines.

Similarity – The age it take’s place in is almost the same. Having similar themes.

3. InuYasha

Synopsis – Based on the Shogakukan award-winning manga of the same name, InuYasha follows Kagome Higurashi, a fifteen-year-old girl whose normal life ends when a demon drags her into a cursed well on the grounds of her family’s Shinto shrine. Instead of hitting the bottom of the well, Kagome ends up 500 years in the past during Japan’s violent Sengoku period with the demon’s true target, a wish-granting jewel called the Shikon Jewel, reborn inside of her.

Similarity – Both anime are related between a relationship of a sage or half demon (Both are canines) and a human. If you enjoy the relationship between Inuyasha and Kagome, you will definitely like Ookami to Koushinryou. The main difference between the series is that Inuyasha is more shonen making it a series with a lot of action. Ookami to Koushinryou has more complex drama making it an exquisite anime.

2. Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Synopsis – Hana, a hard-working college student, falls in love with a mysterious man who attends one of her classes though he is not an actual student. As it turns out, he is not truly human either. On a full moon night, he transforms, revealing that he is the last werewolf alive. Despite this, Hana’s love remains strong, and the two ultimately decide to start a family.

Similarity – This animes have both half-human half-wolf characters. In Wolf Children, the kid’s father is a werewolf and in S&W Holo( she’s a female) has wolf ears and wolf tail.I think they are both good animes.

1. Kuroshitsuji

Synopsis – Young Ciel Phantomhive is known as “the Queen’s Guard Dog,” taking care of the many unsettling events that occur in Victorian England for Her Majesty. Aided by Sebastian Michaelis, his loyal butler with seemingly inhuman abilities, Ciel uses whatever means necessary to get the job done. But is there more to this black-clad butler than meets the eye?

Similarity – Both are set in the past and revolve around a human and an immortal being.
Also, both include a lot of talking about food.
The soundtracks for both anime are similar.

Credits – MAL

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