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Akagami no Shirayukihime  
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Description
Shirayuki is a young woman born with unique apple-red hair. After catching word about her hair, Prince Rajin sends orders for her to become his concubine. With nowhere else to go, Shirayuki cuts her hair and escapes to a neighboring country. While traversing through the forests, she meets a young man, Zen, who helps her after she boldly cures his wounds. He soon, however, becomes poisoned by an apple meant for Shirayuki. What will happen to Shirayuki? What is Zen's true character? A refreshing fantasy story between an optimistic heroine and a prince who constantly stays on her watch.

Extra stories:
V.1 - Hachigatsu no Shikisa (Four-season Colour of August)
V.2 - Bokura o Tsunaide. (Bind Us)

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Красноволосая Белоснежка
紅髮的白雪公主
红发的白雪公主
赤髪の白雪姫
赤髮白雪姬
สโนไวท์ผมแดง
빨강머리 백설공주
Akagami no Shirayuki Hime
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
Bind Us
Bokura wo Tsunaide
Die rothaarige Schneeprinzessin (German)
Red-haired Princess Snow White
Red-haired Snow White
Red-haired Snow White Princess
Shirayuki aux cheveux rouges (French)
Snehvide med det røde hår (Danish)
Snow White with the Red Hair

Groups Scanlating
Aerandria Scans
Akagamins
Fallen Syndicate
Koutonori
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Latest Release(s)
c.73 by Akagamins (1d ago)
v.12 c.54 by Fallen Syndicate (2d ago)
v.12 c.53 by Fallen Syndicate (10d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Se 1)
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 17

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1112 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 16th 2016, 12:46pm PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #41 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #57 increased(+10)
3 Month Pos #74 increased(+17)
6 Month Pos #81 decreased(-2)

List Stats
On 4957 reading lists
On 1794 wish lists
On 237 unfinished lists
On 769 custom lists

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How did this get so popular?   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by crazyboutcute
December 21st, 2015, 8:34pm
Don't get me wrong -- I'm glad shoujo as a demographic is getting more exposure and more respect. It certainly deserves it.

But, like, why this one?

I read and dropped this manga maybe two years ago. Suddenly, it gets an anime, and I'm seeing it everywhere. It's crazy! There are so many amazing shoujo titles out there -- why is this lukewarm one getting so much attention?

This is a manga I really wanted to like. I love fairytales, especially subverted and twisted ones. This seemed right up my alley. But, as it turns out, the premise is far more interesting than the execution. I think the author really dropped the ball on this one. It could have been excellent, but instead, it meanders around in mediocrity.

My biggest qualm is that it's boring. Despite the charming and sparkly artwork, the dull plot and characters made this a chore to get through. And that's the manga's biggest downfall: Its flat characters. I find it hard to criticize them because there's nothing particularly wrong with them. They're just... boring. Dull. Devoid of life. Here's another word that I think describes this manga: Safe. The author plays everything very safe, from safe artwork to safe characters in a safe plot. Nothing pushes any boundaries. Nobody acts outside their archetype. And the characters are archetypes. They can be found in any historical fantasy series. There's nothing in Akagami that we haven't seen done before, and done far, far better. I feel like the author was too afraid to really push these characters -- kind of like a mom who's content to let her children get Cs in school just so long as they're passing. She's afraid to push them to aim higher because there's a possibility that they'll crash and burn, so she's playing it safe. But I would rather see these characters crash and burn than stagnate. At least then, you know the author is trying to push them out of their comfort zones. But this author takes no risks, and there are therefore no rewards. Everything is very bland and palatable.

Like I said, I really wanted to like this manga. But the mediocrity wore on me, and I have little patience for regurgitated archetypes. Give me more flare, more passion! I dropped this one about eight or so chapters in, so perhaps it does get better, but from what I've seen so far, it's just not worth wading through all that tedium just to get to the light that may or may not be at the end of the tunnel. I'd rather spend my time poking around for another, better shoujo.

5/10 because it's... average.
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Good so far   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by PZcolo
July 11th, 2015, 11:24am
Akagami no Shirayukihime is a nice manga, has a good setting, good chars, good relations and I like the art. It has all that but it lacks development so far, it lacks a sense of having the story moving forward, yeah, I know where it's steering to but I so far it's just building it's base for the most part, so I can't really rate it as high as I would till this moves a little forward with the plot. Can see others have similar ideas on this. I'm still hopeful thou.

... Last updated on July 12th, 2015, 8:38pm
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Loved this but....   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
January 4th, 2015, 5:43pm
Yet another manga I loved at the beginning. I followed this basically since it was first released, but it's started lagging. I sincerely hate it when mangakas do that. This should have ended long before or the mangaka should have found new direction and pushed forward with developing characters and plot more. It really kills the series for me when they start dragging it out. I understand why they do it (popularity, etc) because it's good for business, but it's so detrimental to the story.

Dropped.
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Lacked Direction   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by smily_lois
May 20th, 2014, 6:08pm
That's my problem with this manga. I read manga mostly because of escapism, but there's not much character development and the story lacked an overarching story line. It's a huge shame, since I thought that Akagami no Shirayukihime had tons of potential.

The manga itself isn't bad at all though. Characters are fairly realistic and likeable. You don't see a lot of the overused shoujo manga cliches. The art is nothing spectacular but well above average. It's more of a slice of life set in a fantasy world, and that made sense. Still, it wasn't my cup of tea. As I said, without a Real Plot it just didn't look as appealing to me.

Recommended Audience (IMO) - Those who like slice of life, a light story and a sweet, not-so-cliche romance. Or those who wanted to kill time xD

... Last updated on May 20th, 2014, 6:08pm
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Slice of Life   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bajuwa
May 3rd, 2014, 9:00pm
I think this is a great, easy going series that is happily devoid of any cliches. It honestly feels like a Slice of Life genre with an almost fantasy-esque historical setting, and from reading some of the negative reviews it seems they dislike it for its Slice of Life style, as opposed to disliking the series itself.
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Love It   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BonnyBons
April 23rd, 2014, 8:19pm
This series is one of my favorites! Definatly in my top 5! I know a lot of people say it has a slow begining but I had no trouble picking this manga up I read the first 9 volumes in about 3 days. I am just waiting for more to release in the US or for someone to udate online. I highly recomend this series for anyone who wants to read a good romance fantasy manga.
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WELL...   
Rating: N/A
by quick_star_blossom
March 30th, 2014, 4:47pm
I liked it more when I thought it was a one shot. The are is wonderful and the story is just I'm not sure where its going. I feel that is just been dragged on when it should have already ended.

STILL I do enjoy reading it to kill time.

... Last updated on March 30th, 2014, 4:55pm
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Really Great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Izumi45
February 18th, 2014, 8:56pm
I love this manga. from the start to the end. Manga's like these grow on you. i dont know why people thing think its bad. i guess they just dont have romance.
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Really nice but boring   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by cherrykookie
January 18th, 2014, 4:57am
I've tried reading this manga so many times. The first time I tried which was maybe 2 years ago, I couldn't get past the first few chapters. After reading reviews, I decided to give it a go again. I got past the slow beginning, and I did get into it a bit after, but stopped in the middle of volume five and can't seem to pick it up again no matter how many times I try.

The characters are nice, art is nice, story is nice too, but I find everything to be "flat". I like the characters but they lack a special zap that makes them stand out. I might update this review seeing if I ever am able to read further..

... Last updated on January 18th, 2014, 4:58am
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Great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by CodeG
December 17th, 2013, 4:07am
It has a bad start that is not interesting at all but afterwards, as the arcs starts it becomes very good.
This manga has everything needed:
1) A strong and determined female lead which cries rarely(when appropriate) thus not an exaggerated MC which is either super strong or super fragile
2) A decent male lead that is not arrogant,tsundere or whatever clichés that are available out there
3) Great and neat art as from the middle of the story
4) Great and lovable characters which are well drawn and funny
5) This story doesnt really have a fixed plot and its an asset if you dont like manga which are stretched and stretched till it makes you lose interest
6) A good and simple love that doesnt go through misunderstandings or other stupid situations
7) Historical background
8) A light hearted story that develops slowly and thus makes it interesting
The only bad point in this story is that the couple is fixed from the start and thus the reader knows there's no chance for the love rivals

... Last updated on December 17th, 2013, 4:17am
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