So I just finished Spice and Wolf 2, and must say that behind Clannad and Clannad AF, this is my favorite anime. Of all time. Ive always been a very visual person, which is why i stick to anime. But the problems are these: a 3rd season for Spice and Wolf is already on edge, and even if they did end up doing one, it would be quite the wait for the english dub. Call me a stickler but I just cant follow a series anywhere near as well when its simply subbed.
My point is this. I want to supplement myself with Spice and Wolf, because, even now, mere minutes after finishing the anime, find myself wanting so much more. I know the light novels are being translated now, but I'm curious. Does the manga follow the light novel series (wherein it is already a finished product, unlike the anime which is still infantile) or does it follow the anime. Being that I am a visual person, I think the manga would suit me to a tee if I cannot have the anime. But if the manga doesn't cover what I have yet to see, I can easily survive with the light novels.
My final question is, what part of the light novels does the anime cover? I've come to a bit of my own understanding that its up to Volume 4. But reading around it seems they omitted quite a large part of it.
Ok so i lied, THIS is my final question. Would it be better for me to start from volume 4 or its equivalent manga installment, or volume 5. Considering I have watched the entire anime series. Or should I just say screw it and read the entire manga/light novel series from page 1?
Sorry to be so talkative but I shamefully admit that I've only been a part of the anime world for less than a year. And it has yet to extend into the manga. Mainly because what I do watch is the entire series. The only anime I know of that continues on in manga (other than S&W) is gunslinger girl. And I can't bring myself to read them, knowing how painfully sad they are. The anime was far to straining as it were. I guess I should thank anyone who takes the time to read this all. I really do love this series and would love to hear from people far more knowledgeable than I.