Spice and Wolf Screen Shots
This looks like it may be an enjoyable fantasy series, it looks like its set in medieval Europe just before the Christian church had absolute authority. It’s based on a light novel series by Isuna Hasekura, the seventh volume of the series is due out in Feburary. According to ANN the pair travel together as merchants but Horo draws unwanted attention from the church. This was a good introductory episode and I look forward to seeing more of it. I like storylines were the characters are travelers, it gives the viewers a chance to experience more of the writer’s world. It probably started back when I was in grammar school and read the Hobbit. There were no action scenes in this episode but it reminds me of a European setting of the Guardian of the Sacred Spirit / Seirei no Moribito anime so if you liked that anime or Aria you should check this one out.
Download the first English fansub episode here.