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Akagami no Shirayukihime  
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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 Zenís 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)


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Associated Names
Красноволосая Белоснежка
빨강머리 백설공주
Akagami no Shirayuki Hime
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
Bind Us
Bokura wo Tsunaide
Die rothaarige Schneeprinzessin
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

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.43 by Fallen Syndicate (1d ago)
v.10 c.42 by Fallen Syndicate (175d ago)
v.10 c.41 by Fallen Syndicate (196d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (986 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 31st 2014, 12:00am PST

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LaLa (Hakusensha)
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Weekly Pos #11 increased(+79)
Monthly Pos #49 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #52 decreased(-1)
6 Month Pos #47 decreased(-1)

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Really Great!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
March 17th, 2013, 10:48am
I had to plough through the first 7-10 chapters and i am really glad that i did....because the manga has grown on me and has become something really wonderful a Shoujo Gem as may i add

don't be put down by the initial chapters coz this manga really picks up later on and cultivates into something really awesome for a genre such as Shoujo and guess what this is by far the least Cliched shoujo i have read

all the characters are really awesome, including the secondary many people to root for so many sub plot romance going on including ....i am deeply invested in the couple as well the side couples of this story (KikixMitsu make it happen)

great manga...highly recommended

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Bad start   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by djenna
December 17th, 2012, 3:01pm
The first 7 chapters are terrible. The first chapter especially is rushed and does not give the reader a feeling of connection with he characters or between the leads. Read it anyway because after that rocky beginning it blossoms into something charming and absolutely worthwhile.
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Love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mana Sakaki
September 7th, 2012, 12:57am
This manga have beautiful art. I love how the mangaka draws her characters and clothes also ornaments on them.

You got different type main character that shoujo manga usually have.
The main female character is smart, kind, strong, brave, and support her love interest with her own way. She also have self-respect and common sense. She is not the type person that only can accept her fate without change it.
The main male character is smart, strong, kind, brave, not some stupid prince or just has handsome face character. He is independent and protect his love interest with his own way.

Although the story kinda slow but development in it make it interesting. The story got intrique and the characters you got not just good or bad character. They have their own reason for their action.

... Last updated on September 7th, 2012, 12:58am
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Perfect pace and not excessively cliched.   
Rating: N/A
by Ibleda
July 20th, 2012, 10:07pm
Yes, it has the points shoujos have. But you see, it's not the shoujo story that's bad, it's the mangakas that are incompetent and unable to pull out the potential in a basic shoujo storyline. Mainstream isn't bad, but many bad mainstream mangas make it look as if every one of them is horrible. Basically, this one is a nicely done typical shoujo.

The story is calm and certainly not dragging out. The pacing is nice and moves along smoothly and surely, while having the side stories as well and not just the romance between the two as if that's all there is in the world. The characters suit each other and do not feel like they were forced together by the mangaka, and properly play their roles and duties of bf/gf, or simply as friends and a human. They have common sense and basic knowledge of the society. While it is clean and shows the good side of the world, yet the manga itself isn't excessively emphasizing the "pureness" to the point that both bad and good is unrealistic and childish. It's more natural.
Like I said, it's shoujo. Certainly. That's what the genres say and that's what it should be. But it doesn't lack uniqueness nor does it fall in quality. It's nothing too special, but that's what's special about it =3

It goes the same for the art. Basic shoujo art, even shounens have similar as well. There's not much manga nowadays that doesn't follow that pattern. However, while I prefer older, more unique styles, it doesn't mean these are bad. It gives off a clean feeling and no obvious weird anatomies. I don't have a hard time identifying characters and there's no lack of pretty chars. I believe it's above the average shoujo, and you won't get tired from reading it. I don't see myself getting pissed off at the art and dropping it for being ugly (which it isn't). Just, accept what the world is, this is what you most likely will have reading a shoujo, why not pick one with average or better art and a good story?

In general, worth a read. I love fantasies, these kinds in a completely new world instead of one based off of our modern world or ancient Japan and China. That might play as an influence in my opinion, but I'm sure not many ppl can deny that fantasies are much less cliched. And even if they are, they are much more readable that just regular school life ones. In general, whether you like them or not, they are better unless the mangaka's ridiculously untalented.

... Last updated on July 20th, 2012, 10:10pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by xox-l-emo-n-xox
June 19th, 2012, 1:33pm
Some points on this manga so far:

Typical Shojo:
- a girl who happens to be very special
- a guy always watching her
- guys that try to take her away
-her love interest takes her back through some sort of "cool"/heroic feat.
- cute, fuzzy feel good moments
-characters have same look as other shojo manga charcters

"Snow White" Theme/Twist
- Poison Apple
- Similar-ish time period
- instead of blood as red as roses, its hair as red as apples ( red variety)
- prince who saves the day
-instead of animals, she takes care of plants
-ran away from home and found a new one
- forests

-really boring at first, had to plow through first couple of chapters
- piles of questions i had in the beginning were somewhat answered
- nothing spectacular, pretty predictable

Why I still read it/ high rating
- personal preference
- decent story= i only read for development between characters
- its not over, it could get better
-cute,fuzzy moments
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...It's good, but not my type...   
Rating: N/A
by slykid
June 5th, 2012, 11:31am
Errr...tbh in the beginning I found this very boring but still kinda was good but I soon lost interest at chp 4 and I should of gone with that and not read the rest of the manga...but I did because of the many comments on here saying how good it gets towards the end etc....Tbh, yes this mangas not bad but...its just too plain and boring for me, I seriously loooove this and at certain points I was rolling around in my bed because of this :L but later on after just passing the first few boring chapters it got good SPOILER:where the red head was kidnapped SPOILER.

To sum up I'd say its good but, a little lesson learnt for me is that if its not so great in the beginning you it won't be later on.

... Last updated on June 5th, 2012, 11:35am
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Pretty good   
Rating: N/A
by devnamae
April 21st, 2012, 2:21pm
Push through the boring first few chapters, and you'll be rewarded. I thought I'd drop this manga after a few chapters but I actually ploughed through all available chapters (32 at this time) in one go... The story gets into a good pace and the arcs aren't drawn out. Artwork isn't something to shout about; but it's pretty clean and everyone looks ok.

The heroine isn't always a damsel in distress, actually thinks for herself but still has little behaviors only a fluffy shoujo will have. (blushing furiously, having some sorta scent that makes everyone and their mother attracted to her...etc.) I feel that the side characters should break out of their cookie cutter roles a little, but at least they aren't annoying. Main hero (Zen) seems kind of slow in character development... he's basically too nice and too dependable from the start...

But overall a shoujo manga different from the norm and should be given a chance.
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Not what I expected   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by BlackAriel98
March 6th, 2012, 1:29pm
When I first saw this manga, I thought that it would be like the other shoujo romances where I want to barf instead of smile. But while reading this, the sweet moments that Shirayuki and Zen share together make me act sort of like a fan girl... and I NEVER act like one unless it involves FMA or the Beatles! And yes, I prefer shounen mangas over shoujo. I rarely enjoy reading many shoujo romances (especially fantasy/supernatural ones) because they are really girly most of the times, but when they are good, I can't help but love them and Akagami no Shirayuki is one of those shoujos!

Also, not only is story good, but the art is much better than many other shoujo art. You won't find oddly misproportioned bodies and faces in this manga which is more common than you would think as I have noticed. Another great thing, is that Zen isn't like one of those popular, perfect, and calm characters. It's a nice change of scenery from the usual cliched shoujo mangas with beautiful, popular, calm, yet easily angered/embarrassed lead male that is in almost every single shoujo manga out there! I recommend this to anyone looking for slow and sweet shoujo romances. WOW... was that ever a really long comment!
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fairy tales don't need dragons and witches...   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Lorska
February 8th, 2012, 1:07pm
... this manga will show you, you just need love!
An amazing story of love between a commoner and a prince frome another country. And finally a manga where both of them have an actual personality and the will to change something. A girl who doesn't want to get spoiled and actually does something on her own, and a prince who doesn't want to sit idly in his study, but actually cares for those around him, and the all the people in his country. Sounds cliche? Well if that's not enough to lure you in, it can't be helped, you'll just miss one of the best romance and fantasy mangas out there, and with it time giggling or grinning like a small girl when actually something happens betwen the two of them.

great plot, nice characters and very beautiful art, just give us a bit more from the side characters: 9.5/10

... Last updated on February 8th, 2012, 1:08pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by idontevenknow
February 2nd, 2012, 10:51pm
I have been keeping up with this manga for so long and I thought I would share how much I love it. Every single time they have one of their moments it is too cute!! And I'm not talking about the mushy "I love you" *blush blush I'm so shy* stuff. It's more natural and neither of their lives completely revolve around the other, which is so refreshing.

Like many others have said, it has a very calm, laid-back vibe, and I happen to like that more than the typical overdramatic scenes to keep people reading. The series is interesting enough without the unrealistic (although this is a kind of fairy tale based story so it is unrealistic already in a sense....) and frankly, annoying extra characters and scenes.

I would definitely suggest this manga to all. 10/10
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