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Snow in the Dark  
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Collection of 4 oneshots:

1. MP0
Prototype version of Mx0.

2. She Monkey
A boy has come to a deserted island to meet his scientist father who is working on a top-secret experiment. There he meets a beautiful girl who knows him, but he doesn't know her.

3. Snow in the Dark
A one-shot fairy tale which shares many elements of the traditional story of Snow White but is certainly unique and complex enough that it is more than just a reinterpretation.

4. Kirino Sako to Nakamatachi (story: NIKOHARA Daisuke)


Related Series
Mx0 (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
スノウ イン ザ ダーク
Kirino Sako to Nakamatachi
She Monkey
Snow in the Dark 叶 恭弘短編集Ⅲ

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Latest Release(s)
c.1 - MP0 by Evil Genius over 13 years ago
c.2 - She Monkey by Furinkazan & Korean Manga Translations over 10 years ago
c.3 - Snow in the Dark by Aku Tenshi over 13 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (187 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.2 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 29th 2014, 3:57am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Akamaru Jump (Shueisha)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

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Weekly Pos #544 increased(+289)
Monthly Pos #1393 increased(+440)
3 Month Pos #2614 increased(+1033)
6 Month Pos #4817 increased(+527)
Year Pos #5714 increased(+1537)

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On 226 wish lists
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Snow in the Dark   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JJTang
February 7th, 2008, 6:41pm
Beautifully drawn, written, and translated. Tragically sad ending though. Completely different from anything I've read by Kano Yasuhiro, or any other mangaka for that matter. Very good.
It's not Olde English though. It's Elizabethan at best. You would have to be daft to not understand it. The only notably differences are "thy/thou" instead of "you", and the occasional "-th" or "-st" at the end of a verb. Like you can't figure out what cometh means.

MP0/Mx0 and She Monkey are funny reads taking a much lighter tone comparatively. Well worth your time. No idea what 桐野佐亜子と仲間た ちis though.

... Last updated on February 7th, 2008, 6:45pm
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Read this a while back.   
Rating: N/A
by myopius
April 29th, 2008, 12:59am
This is an incredible story which shows that the mangaka of Mx0 and Pretty Face has the potential to create very deep and serious stories. That there are mixed ratings for this manga is disappointing. Was the translation really what people disliked? I personally loved the presentation. Maybe people came expecting Mx0 and therefore left disappointed?

As two other commenters said, this is a beautiful story. Moving, really.
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Very good!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by In-tuition
September 15th, 2007, 4:35pm
The story is a wonderful (and bloody!) remake of Snow White. I like how the translations are in old English; it's much more elegant and gives off a fantasy-like feel.

The art is also really nice. ;D
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Well done   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by emperor26
February 6th, 2009, 9:09am
A far cry from what Kano-san is normally known for, Snow in the Dark is both great and tragic for a shonen comic.

The plot, though similar to the original Grimm story, is more of a tragic drama, and yet, it is well written and the art is quite good for this one-shot.

If Kano-san could pull off such a great work, then perhaps his next project will be third times the charm and be the next big hit for WSJ.
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Rating: N/A
by bl0nd3sn4k3
March 19th, 2009, 3:51am
Snow in the Dark's translation was definitely not old English, though as someone else pointed out it might be close to Elizabethan English (sort-of). It was written more as a prose with barely a nibble of old English words. For someone not used to prose it might seem a bit hard to understand, but once you have the rhythm you will find it quite enjoyable.

I love Poe and Grimm (the real stuff not the remakes) and as such loved this story. (Though this was a far cry from Poe or Grimm, it still hinted at the depth that could be found in either of those two's works.)

Very excellent for a oneshot, could not ask for more from the story either.

The other two that are currently translated are cute, though I wish they had been in another book, for they take away from Snow in the Dark.
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very good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
October 23rd, 2011, 11:24am
i love sensei's other works and this is no exception. the first story, MP0, is a base for mx0, his long series which is one of my favourite. it's intersting to read this one shot where he derived his idea for mx0 from. 8

the second story is cute and funny too. there's not many manga that include pedophilia and bestiality without me feeling a bit dirty, and thus prop for this. very cute. 8.3

the third story is the best. this is a very dark story seldom made by sensei, and he execute this very well. prop for the translator for using faux old english thus heightened the gothic atmosphere. never had i so thankful for a great translator working on a great manga. the caracters are interesting and the plot is exciting, a must read. 9.9
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by france
July 12th, 2007, 10:47am
the art was good but i didn't understand most of it because the translation was in old english =(
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