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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 (2d ago)
v.10 c.42 by Fallen Syndicate (176d ago)
v.10 c.41 by Fallen Syndicate (197d 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 (987 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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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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Dropped at 1st chap   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by monkry
December 30th, 2011, 10:11pm
Everybody has their own taste.

I read 1st chap, it's so shoujo-cliche with nothing new.
And I judged there'll be more cliche.
And there's nothing that forced me to read next chap.

The artwork good but nothing special, standard shoujo-style.

... Last updated on December 30th, 2011, 10:19pm
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My favorite.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ms_nobody
December 17th, 2011, 10:40pm
The definition of cliched: "Something repeated so often that has become stale or commonplace; hackneyed."
As far as I can tell, this is one of the most refreshing shoujos I've ever read. It has many aspects of a regular shoujo fairy tale, but the way it's told doesn't seem cliche at all. I can't remember the last time I read a story where the author's payed so much attention to little details in the plot in order to craft it out. I mean a romance that's actually developed? Beautifully clean and crisp art? Characters that don't act robotic or unconvincing?
This manga has it all.
Also, cliche isn't always a negative connotation. Two people falling in love is technically a cliche.

This story is take on the original Snow White, but it seems nothing like it. Snow White is changed into an intelligent, strong-willed female who thinks things through. She occassionally depends on Zen to save her, but to be honest, unless she was some sort of "I can get out of every situation without thinking" Mary Sue, it would be difficult on her own.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
You try getting off a sailing ship with your hands tied behind your back all on your own.
I'm not fond of the fact that everyone and their mother seems to fall for her, but at least a female WITH A BRAIN is getting men to fall for her.
Shirayuki isn't the only likable character. The whole cast is awesome and not irritating.

Even though this is a take on Snow White, the author only gives us two references (the only ones I could find): running away from home, and the poisoned apple.

And I have to laugh when people said the art makes the characters look the same. They obviously haven't read enough shoujo manga; characters are almost always cookie-cutter with the same face, but different hair. At least with Akagami no Shirayukihime, they have some identifiable features. Like Shirayuki's hair, Obi's scar, Kiki's eyes, ect.

If you can't handle slow, well thought out romances, I discourage you from reading this.

Edit: I seriously don't understand all the ones this manga's getting. Because I can assure you it doesn't deserve a score that low.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2012, 8:29am
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Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by whitespade
December 17th, 2011, 10:19am
that's the feeling i get from this manga. i dont know wether its the translation or the way it is, the words somehow not flowing and a bit awkward. sometimes i dont understand what they are saying. probably japanese will understand more about the unuttered words and subtle gestures? the actions and motivations are also vague, i dont understand how a bad guy can be a good guy in one turn of a page. the characters also look the same, even differing hair length is not enough. especially zen, his feature is just too common.

that said, i dont dislike this manga. even through its awkwardness there's a certain peaceful quality in it that make me keep reading. and i like snow white, she is a good character with good sense of self. her romance with zen is very sweet since its such a straightforward affair, i hate typical ones where there's misunderstandings, complications and drama. their love is very refreshing in their handling of it like two mature, rational adults. i'm looking forward to new developments.

... Last updated on December 17th, 2011, 2:31pm
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It's great :)   
Rating: N/A
by AddicTed to ManGas
December 7th, 2011, 3:59am
The female lead is strong and smart not like the others in typical shoujo mangas... The art is PERFECT!!! I love it biggrin wow, the one who drew this is extremely talented!! The other characters are also -not typical shoujo characters- smile it really is a nice and amazing story...
But i wonder why i could not get into it... I kept reading but... No use, i still had to skip chapters... I guess i continue reading it because of its art...
Oh well, i guess i can give it 7/10 or 8/10
Its recommended to people who like calm and peaceful stories (i am not really into these kind of stories anyway... i am into shounen and horror even though i am a girl...i read it because of the ratings...Maybe that's why i am not into this story..)
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Stop defending cliches already, geez!   
Rating: N/A
by hollabaloo
November 21st, 2011, 12:57am
Eh. I couldn't get into this one because of how cliched it was and Shirayuki struck me as a super-genius-and-everyone-loves-her Mary Sue, personally. I could only get through a few chapters before I got bored and dropped it.

(And the whining about "well all manga are cliched!!!!" is the stupidest thing I've ever heard and is not a valid defence for flawed writing. If you think the author uses these cliches well, then you need to read more. A lot more.)
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Don't underestimate it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TheAlmighty
October 5th, 2011, 4:56pm
The first few chapters may strike people as boring and cliche, but the story is far from it. Despite the cliche premises and that the heroine is not a strong fighter, she's strong in the the sense that she has the courage and strength to climb up for her goal without asking for anyone's help. Normally we would see the guy bending down and helping the girl to reach his level, but not for this girl. My favourite thing about her is the fact that she refuses to let herself be his weakness and she will work to be his strength rather than be a damsel in distress.
This may not strike people as interesting as for some to be not as exciting and passionate as some other manga, but its calmness and subtly is a welcome relief from other dramatic plot lines.
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