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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 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)


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Associated Names
Красноволосая Белоснежка
빨강머리 백설공주
Akagami no Shirayuki Hime
Bind Us
Bokura wo Tsunaide
Die rothaarige Schneeprinzessin (German)
Red-haired Snow White Princess
Shirayuki aux cheveux rouges (French)
Snehvide med det røde hår (Danish)

Groups Scanlating
Aerandria Scans
Fallen Syndicate

Latest Release(s)
c.79.5 by Akagamins (39d ago)
c.79 by Akagamins (50d ago)
v.13 c.62 by Fallen Syndicate (68d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol.1, Ch.1 (S1); Vo. 4, Ch.17.5 (S2);
Ends at Vol.4, Ch.17 (S1); Vol.8 , Ch.32 (S2); Alternative ending

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1140 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 14th 2016, 12:19pm PST



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LaLa (Hakusensha)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

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Monthly Pos #153 decreased(-8)
3 Month Pos #89 decreased(-19)
6 Month Pos #84 decreased(-37)

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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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Adorable.. Yet this one question haunts meh.. o3o'   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NonohaMaximize
January 26th, 2012, 8:58pm
I luuv this manga!~ The art is adorable, the story is cute, even thought it has nothing to do with snow white which is actually good in my opinion.. The romance between Shirayuki and Zen is quite cute.. i luv how they were friends first and grew to love each other.. but wht makes me wonder is how old they are.. they never said anything about their ages even though they look like their in the teens it still haunts me.. i give this a 10 ;DD
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Love this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yoshidasauce
January 16th, 2012, 9:44am
this manga is awesome! not only is it cute but there is no one that annoying in here. the lead character is cool and her relationship with the male lead is too cute to stand. i just think all people need to at least try reading this. did i mention i love this manga?
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Soooo goood!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
January 3rd, 2012, 1:09pm
Despite appearances, this story is nothing like Snow White story. Shirayuki means "Snow White" in Japanese, coincidentally. smile She has vibrant red hair, like an apple--this is apparently an extremely rare color, so she's naturally famous because of that. Zen is a prince. That's a spoiler right there. lol. But their romance didn't develop until later. Their relationship is strictly platonic--or so it seems until later in the book. (I just wanna note right here that I was totally CHEERING them on even though they acted as friends for some times). So they got closer as friends--And I think this is what makes the story interesting for me; the development in romance that's so smooth that I'd believe it and made fell in love with the manga more and more.

The art is awesome. Coloring is also well done. Very cute.

When I was reading it, I had a bit of a difficult time (more than my usual going straight to mangafox) finding the chapters. As for now (this post), there are 28 chapters scanlated. The scanlation group is Omari's Sisters. You can just go to their website to download the pdf version of the manga chapters instead of reading them online. Mangareader and mangafox don't have all the chapters posted on their website, so I had to hunt down the missing chapters. Lol. Not very fun when I was avidly reading it. But we should all support and thank the scanlating group for doing all this for us: THANK YOU!! (if they'd ever read this..haha)

The manga as a whole is quite addictive. I wanna go find fanfiction of it now, if there are any...

-romance (developing)
-17 years olds romance (lol, as if that's significant)
-royal family
-status issues (but not much)
-sword fights (little, but still present)
-adventure (
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
kidnapping attempts, horse-back traveling, ships, pirates
-the arts of medicinal herbs
-love triangle (but pairing is pretty clear...)

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2012, 1:09pm
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