WorldCat Identities

Ayakura, Jū 1981-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 184 publications in 4 languages and 2,593 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Comics (Graphic works)  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy comics 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PZ7.H2687, 741.5952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jū Ayakura
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Lawrence and Holo put into motion the final phase of their plan to extricate themselves from the jaws of financial ruin, they are confronted by an unforeseen obstacle. With the wolves at the door--both figuratively and literally--can the travelers keep their wits about them and come out ahead of the pack?"--Page 4 of cover
Spice & wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling merchant Kraft Lawrence's life is turned upside down when he finds Holo, a wolf goddess in the form of a girl, asleep in his cart, and she asks him to take her along on his journey
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lawrence and Holo are on the run, desperate to save both their profits and their lives! With enforcers from a rival company in pursuit, though, Holo may need to resort to extreme measures to safeguard herself and her traveling companion. Can Lawrence cope with the terror-inspiring true form of Holo the Wisewolf?!"--Page 4 of cover
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly arrived in Pazzio, the traveling merchant Lawrence and his companion, Holo the Wisewolf, are poised to turn a huge profit on a currency scheme. When the deal goes sour, though, and Holo is abducted, will Lawrence's dreams of earning enough to become a proper town merchant fade? Or can this meek merchant devise a new strategy to rescue both his profits and the girl before Holo is delivered to the hands of the Church?"--Page 4 of cover
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proud of his skillful transaction in Poroson (with more than a little help from Holo), Lawrence turns his cart toward Ruvinheigen in hopes of swelling his profits. Along the way, Lawrence and Holo meet the shepherdess Norah, whom they engage to 'protect' them along the way. As it turns out, though, it isn't wolves from which Lawrence needs protection, but his own ambition. The threat of a merchant's worst nightmare awaits him in Ruvinheigen: bankruptcy"--P. [4] of cover
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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?"--Publisher's web site
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in a new town, twenty-five-year-old merchant Kraft Lawrence tries to balance his growing feelings for his traveling companion Holo, the ancient pagan wolf-goddess of the harvest, with his desire to make a profit in the fur trade
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Facing financial ruin, Lawrence casts about desperately for the funds he needs to survive this latest disaster. When all hope seem lost, though, just how far is the merchant willing to go to protect his livelihood-- and his life?"--Page 4 of cover
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the dangers, Lawrence and Holo decide to escort Elsa and Evan back to Tereo in an effort to rescue the village from calamity that Enberch has orchestrated. But with the town in dire need of a miracle, is this a job for the Wisewolf of Yoitsu, or is a simple merchant better suited to meet the challenge at hand?"--Page 4 of cover
Spice & wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The struggle for the legendary sea beast is underway, but how will it end? Drawn into the fight over the narwhal in Kerube, Lawrence finds himself in a dangerous position. Despite this Holo continues to scold him and plead with him--but why?!" -- Unedited summary from the book
Spice & wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scheming abounds in Kerube, and the fate of the entire town hangs in the balance! Lawrence has gotten swept up in machinations--again--and this time he's not even sure which side he's on. With Holo's help, he's going to have to see through the lies to discover the truth of the plans surrounding the narwhal, and if he fails, not only will crucial information about Holo's homeland slip through his fingers, but the merchant woman Eve could pay the ultimate price!"--
Spice & wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence and Holo's long journey to Yoitsu is finally approaching its conclusion. Having arrived in the town of Lenos, they encounter a jolly bookseller named Le Roi--but is he truly the fool he seems? They're closer than ever to laying their hands on the forbidden tome whose contents threaten to transform Holo's homelands, but in the world of merchants, sometimes the only one you can trust is yourself
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thanks to the silversmith Fran, Lawrence now has a map of the North. But Lawrence's gladness at the thought of finally being able to take Holo back to her home is short-lived, as upon revisiting Lenos he is embroiled in the strife surrounding a forbidden text. It is said that this mysterious book contains details of methods that threaten the land of Yoitsu itself. But in trying to get his hands on the book, Lawrence, who must return to the marketplace, finds himself running out of time to head for Yoitsu with Holo... Pressed into making a decision he may ultimately come to regret, which option will Lawrence choose?!"--Page 4 of cover
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hearing rumors of a 'leg bone of the wolf' being used as an artifact of the Church to showcase its power, Lawrence and Holo head to the site to gather more information. Holo can't just turn away from what might be a relic of her own kind, after all. Of course, upon arrival, the travelers find that the town is the center of a giant trade dispute! Seems that Col will be getting a lesson in microeconomics!"--Page 4 of cover
Spice & wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lawrence and Holo draw ever closer to the wisewolf's homeland of Yoitsu. But as they near the final leg of their journey, the two of them hear about a mercenary band that shares its name with one of Holo's oldest companions, Myuri. Their investigation brings them to astonishingly prosperous town of Lesko, a place seemingly overflowing with opportunity and success. But Lawrence has never heard of a town that has no walls or tariffs. How could this be? More importantly, what connections do the Myuri mercenary band have with Lesko's masters, the mighty Debau Company?"--Page 4 of cover
Spice & wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the Debau Company's plans to introduce a new currency, the town of Lesko is brimming with hopes and dreams. And with Holo by his side, Lawrence has decided to open a shop. But just before he can, he is confronted by two men who bring him Col's traveling bag. A rift within the Debau Company separates Holo and Lawrence, who find themselves pulled apart yet again. What will become of the merchant and the wolf?"--
Spice and wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over ten years after Holo and Lawrence open "Bathhouse Spice and Wolf" in Nyohhira, the two climb up the mountain in order to help at the festival in Sverner. But Lawrence has an additional objective: to find more information about a new hot spring town near Nyohhira."--
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lawrence and Holo take a ship downriver following Eve, they meet and help a boy named Col, who has run into trouble at a checkpoint, and learn shocking information about Holo's ancient home of Yoitsu
Spice & Wolf by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several years after the incidents surrounding the Coin of the Sun, Norah and Eve receive a letter from Holo and travel north, meeting Diana the alchemist along the way
Wolf & parchment by Isuna Hasekura( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even though the explosive events in Atiph have ended, everyone can still feel the tension in the air. A holy war is coming, and Heir Hyland of Winfiel intends to be ready. She sends Col to the northern islands to scout for potential allies, and Myuri tags along at the first hint of adventure. However, Col can't help but feel worried about entering a den of pirates when he hears rumors about heretics who worship something called the Black-Mother!"--provided by publisher
 
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Alternative Names
Ayakura, Ju

Ayakura, Ju 1981-

Ayakura, Juu.

Ayakura, Juu 1981-

Ayakura, Jyuu.

Ayakura, Jyuu 1981-

Jū Ayakura

Jū Ayakura artiste japonais

Jū Ayakura Japanese artist

Jū Ayakura Japans illustrator

Jyuu Ayakura

Jyuu Ayakura 1981-....

Аякура, Дзю

문창십 1981-

아야쿠라 주우 1981-

아야쿠라 쥬 1981-

아야쿠라 쥬우 1981-

アヤクラ, ジュウ

アヤクラ, ジュウ 1981-

文倉十 1981-

Languages
English (85)

French (14)

Polish (4)

Japanese (1)