Chris writes the theme song for the thirteen part anime TV series Spice and Wolf (Okame to Koshinryo). The song: Ringo Hiyori: The Wolf Whistling Song contains classic elements of the lyricist’s phantasmagoria—a girl with apple-coloured eyes, a sky filled with peanut butterflies, mermaids riding whales, and silver spoons eating melting marmalade moons. Sung by Rocky Chack, it was released as a single in March 2008, and included on the anime’s original soundtrack. Interestingly, the DVD release came with a series of 500 piece jigsaw puzzles, obviously for serious otaku to spend hours of patient enjoyment over!
The Japanese “light novel” series that the anime is based on has sold over 2.2 million copies.