A while back Yen Press released the cover they would be using for their US release of Spice & Wolf Volume 1. I like many disliked this cover, a lot. Yen Press anticipating this reaction by those who already know and like the franchise, decided to have an alternate cover they would ‘gift’ with the release of the December issue of their magazine. This wasn’t a great solution in my mind, but it was something in the right direction though there were concerns that the cover wouldn’t fit in the magazine. It seems these concerns were well founded as can be seen above.
Despite Yen Press’ poor decisions I’ve not cancelled my order for the light novel, but my faith in Yen Press has been tested and the grades are not good. With the original announcement there was hope that the slip-cover would be alright, but all hope is lost now, even with Kurt Hassler’s mention of a possible upcoming announcement from nearly a month ago. Because even if it’s a re-release with a proper cover, that doesn’t change the fact I’ve already ordered the first.
Good job Yen Press… and a thanks to Itkatsu for pointing this out to me.
-Aka ( Horo)