Title: Akagami no Shirayukihime （赤髪の白雪姫)
Creator: Akizuki Sorata
Length: 4 volumes
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Scanlated By: Aerandria, Omari's Sister
Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders 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 boy, Zen, who helps her after she boldly cures his wounds but then gets poisoned by an apple given to Shirayuki. Meanwhile, Prince Raji sends out henchmen to search for her. 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.
( taken from Aerandria)
Kind of amazed no one has started a topic on this manga, it's easily one of the best ones out there in my opinion. Great art, great leads, and not so mind numbingly irritating! Who's read it? and what are your thoughts ;P also obviously, if you haven't, i recommend you to pick it up
Last edited by Kaiten; January 18, 2010 at 07:38 PM. Reason: edited for info
It's my numero uno favorite manga. Best shoujo manga, imho. I love it so much *_*
Zen . . . squeee xD
Shirayuki . . . one of the extremely few leading ladies in manga that I admire.
I love this couple. It's one of the cutest ones >"<
Oh, yes, yes. Yes, indeed. I love this manga, I love Shirayuki and her beautiful red hair. It is one of the best written relationships in any romance manga...
The next chapter won't be out until June. Really not sure why a bi-monthly is taking an issue off
Y u no real, Zen!!!
Why is this thread dead? This thread definitely needs more love...
Zen and Shirayuki need more love...
They are one of the best couples ever!!
I squealed in delight when he holds her close after he rescues her and he mercilessly punish those who hurt her! Awww~~ >.<
I love this manga Zen and Shirayukis relationship is beautiful and sweet. I also like the fact that shirayuki is independent and doesnt have a unnatural reliance on zen. Wish this manga would get licensed so that i could buy it in english
Reading only two chapters so far, I can tell that I will like this manga. Zen is an easily likeable character, with his easy-going and positive attitude. Shirayuki too, with her strong decisions and her view of how she should live... Quite adorable.
*fangirl mode turns on*
Zeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen~ Everything about him is awesome. His face, his clothes, his attitude, his fighting skills... *faints in happiness*
I wonder, though, at chapter 2, how could he found Shirayuki? Seems to me that he sneaked out of the castle, got in to the ship undercover, and tailed Shirayuki? XD
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See? Zen is so lovable. He's the best prince in the world.
Chapter 2 huh... I already forgot. :P
Ah, chapter 30 is such a cliffhanger. I wonder what kind of trouble awaits them after this. <33
In all seriousness, I thought Zen was going to propose to Shirayuki there! I wouldn't mind at all if he did.
I have been enjoying how this story is being presented. Not only because of the lovely characters (not to mention Zen), but I think the plot is brought in a steady but firm manner. The plot is progressing; everyone is in journey to get a better idea of themselves, what they want to be, where they should stand, what they should do. The fillers are put at the right time, breaks between each arc, giving more insights into some of the characters. The characters are also interesting, including that Prince Izana with his twisted mind that I can't truly decide whether he's a good or bad boy.
On top of everything is, the art. I have never been disappointed with Zen's clothes. And other clothes too. It's just so awesome.
(If only I had read this sooner to nominate it in the awards. )
Next chapter better comes out quickly, I can't wait!
Hahaha... Indeed. The story is just so sweet, eh? I can't stop smiling stupidly whenever I read it. Shirayuki is not your typical shoujo heroine too.. Usually I want to smack many shoujo heroines because of their idiocy, but with Shirayuki, I just want to cheer her everytime.
And Zen is so princely. He is a bit naughty, but he's responsible. Not to mention, handsome.
Their love life is indeed going slow but at least it's steady. They are not shy about expressing their feelings too.
Prince Izana? Tbh, I like his appearance more than Zen's. If he cuts his hair, I'm sure no one can differentiate him and Zen. They are brothers, after all. We still don't know his position in the story... sometimes he looks like the bad guy, sometimes he appears as if he intentionally makes himself look bad. I hope it's the latter.
The art is also beautiful. And the clothes. The clothes are unique in a way, right? It doesn't look western, but it doesn't look eastern either. But whatever, they are cool. Oh, I love Zen's sword design too.
Definitely a cute couple and the female lead isn't the typical one even when it's of the shoujo genre. It was very nice at the beginning, but then I started to lose a little bit of interest; still reading it though from time to time. Their personalities are sort of a nice mix of the 'girl being overtaken by guy' and 'strong female lead' kind which makes it good, without all the sappiness.