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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)

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Aerandria Scans
Fallen Syndicate

Latest Release(s)
c.79.5 by Akagamins (40d ago)
c.79 by Akagamins (51d ago)
v.13 c.62 by Fallen Syndicate (69d 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)
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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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I Really Like This Story c:   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LaLaLinzo
September 2nd, 2011, 6:34pm
The art is fantastic!


Seriously, stop whining xD. Cliches are just events that occurs in stories a lot! They are popular story ideas! It's how authors use those " cliches" that makes the story good or bad!! Akizuki Sorata uses them well c:.

This story is a bit laid back. (NOT BAD WAY, KEEP READING -->)Like, it's not taking place in a war scene, or anything, and the main lead (WHO I ADORE) is a calm person, and you get that vibe in the story. C: BUT IT IS AN AMAZING PLOT.
I love it. xD I'm reading another manga I love about a red-head girl who is an outcast (Reimei no Arcana). They both have strong characters, who even though they're different, they somehow do resemble eachother (not just the red hair factor).

Anyway, why I love this manga:
*Good characters (some people do seem "shallow", but I mean, the story isn't about the side characters! Seriously!)
*GREAT ART (I love just looking at pages *u* It's really pretty<3)
*The Plot (I love the idea of a strong girl out facing the world c: Plus the romance makes it nice<33xD)
*EVERYTHING ELSE...( can think of. c: I really don't think there are any faults with this manga, besides the fact it's a calm vibe. But that isn't a problem at all! I like it, its very unique biggrin )

Read this manga! It's cute, adventurous,funny, and a great read! C: I'm so happy a new scan just came out 2 days ago!<3333 I'm off to read it now!! >;P

... Last updated on September 2nd, 2011, 6:38pm
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Beautiful, but not very exciting...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Konstantine2010
September 1st, 2011, 10:12pm
First of all, the art is fantastic. The quality and amount of details on every page is just impressive. It's definitely a work of art. I also liked all the characters. The female lead is farm from a pathetic crybaby (much love to strong female leads), the male lead a sweet and well developed (not a one dimensional idol), and they're really just very cute together. and for whatever reason I'm a huge fan of the spy obi. haha In fact I don't think there was really a character I disliked. Even the story itself isn't bad.

However despite fantastic artwork, and good characters...I find myself bored. I think it just lacks some drama or major conflict. Yes, it has that, but I'm never really drawn in to the point that I HAVE to find out what happens next. It's more of a story that just sort of floats along peacefully, and even when conflicts arise you no nothing bad is truly going to happen from the start. It's like a fairytale kind of.

If you're looking for a pretty, peaceful love story, I'd definitely check this out. However I kinda got bored after a while and dropped it at about chapter 18....
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My favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mo-chan
August 25th, 2011, 11:57pm
Aside from the cliches everyone points out i mean really if thats all then you should just stop reading manga you will find at least one cliche in all of them = n =

The art: It is simply amazing~ its simple and clean they style is very relaxing and the designs! TTUTT SO GOOD. The mangaka is also one of my favorites.
The story: Actually this is a very original plot, it keeps me guessing as to what happens to them next. And the theme goes so well with everything. No it doesnt have the big evil plot, no it doesnt have insane rivalry, and no it doesnt have heartbreaking moments, but what you'll find is how the characters develop throughout the story. The story flow and romance are very well played too~
The characters: I LOVE THEM ALL. Our heroine is a strong girl and i love it i hate the weak typical shoujo heroine who waits for the hero to rescue her, instead the heroine is very strong as well as the hero both beside each other as the story progresses we watch as their feelings grow, as well as trying to find who they are. Even our secondary characters make big impacts. They humor, the personality, and the design of each one are very original.

This is my favorite manga i've read it so many times and i dont get bored of it, its a fun light read~

... Last updated on August 25th, 2011, 11:59pm
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The one flaw   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nroejb
August 3rd, 2011, 3:23pm
I am no shoujo fan, but I realy love this one.
The interplay of the art, the plot, the storytelling pace and the character development, is one the best I've ever seen in a manga.
Everything fits so well that I would give this series the label "art" that seems to be so sought after recently.
So far there was however one flaw, it almost made me stop reading, just as it did stop others (as to see in comments here and on other sites).
This flaw is the unlucky choise to have two situations in which the prince has to rescue the girl come across in the first two chapters.
Many non shoujo readers, like me, have little patience for damsels in distress, especially as protagonists, and I would have stopped reading if it wasn't for the pacing and artwork.
In my opinion all reviews should warn the readers qabout this awkward part off the first chapters and inform them that in later chapters the protagonist is as far from a distress damsel as a non combatant can possible be.
Many reviews say that they started liking it after 7th chapter.
While that might be true for them, I would advice you not to trust the same to be happening to you.
The pacing and characterisation doesn't really change, in fact I have the suspicion, that most people who wrote this just needed time to get used to the unusual, rather slow pacing.
Anyway for people used to slow pace, which in my point of views make for the best stories by far, this shouldn't have the 7th chapter effect, for others, it might really need some 7ish cahpters to get in to.

... Last updated on October 9th, 2013, 5:51am
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