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Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

Alternative Titles

English: Snow White with the Red Hair
Synonyms: Akagami no Shirayukihime
Japanese: 赤髪の白雪姫


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2015 to Sep 22, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 139,562 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #6822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #281
Members: 291,529
Favorites: 3,881


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Dec 9, 2015
NakeBenihime (All reviews)
Shirayuki, why are you so special and so loved by everyone you meet? This is the question I cannot help but ask with each episode I watch of this anime. The specialness of this very bland, boring, ordinary girl with a supposedly unusual hair color just goes way too far. If I'm not feeling it, then why are all of these idiots in her world?

Those who claim this anime sidesteps the usual shoujo anime tropes couldn't be more wrong. It falls awkwardly and unawares into most of them and sloshes around in the ditch water like a pig wallowing in its own filth. We have read more
Sep 21, 2015
Stark700 (All reviews)
Roses, tomatoes, and human blood. What do these all have in common? If you guess their color, then you would be correct. A certain girl with noticeable red hair also exists in a fantasy world where the colors of red decorates its colorful storytelling. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair) isn’t exactly a Disney tale where there’s just prince charming or Cinderella shoes. Rather, this show is what I’d envision as a unique fantasy story of vibrant coloring.

Adapted from the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Sorata Akizuki, the series focuses on a young woman named Shirayuki. She is read more
Sep 20, 2015
samui26 (All reviews)
There are anime series which excel because they have an original story (Clannad After Story, Stein's Gate and Madoka Magica) and there are those which soar due to well-written characters who carry an otherwise generic story. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime may be dismissed due to its straightforward nature which seems to religiously follow the shoujo genre but a deeper look reveals its characters that defy the tropes which makes it special.

Story: 5/10

The legitimate weakness of this series is that its story does not stand out. We were introduced to Shirayuki, a girl who ran away from her home because their prince wanted to make her a read more
Sep 21, 2015
Eniie (All reviews)
This review will not contain any spoilers regarding the series.


Akagami no Shirayuki-hime's story is straightforward and simple, it's concept and how it is formed is something that is very common with the demographic that it resides in. So in that regard, it is not something that has not been seen before. Despite it being so simple and straightforward, it gives the feeling of being magical and soothing. How the events unfolds towards the character is incredibly seamless.

While it may follow the specific tropes that come from the demographic, it tries its best to either break the trope and become surprising or execute it in a read more
Dec 8, 2016
morphinup (All reviews)
I’ve tried watching this anime twice now. The first time when it came out I got up to episode 5 before I stopped. The second time I decided to watch all the way through, because I rarely disagree with anime that are rated highly on myanimelist. I go through the anime on this site that are highly rated, when I'm wanting to watch an anime and have no idea to watch. This is actually the first time I have disagreed with the overall good rating of a show.

I don’t get the hype. At all.

Sometimes, even if I don’t like an anime, I can see read more
Feb 9, 2019
Skana (All reviews)
Taken from Sorata Akizuki's manga, the anime series by Akagami no Shirayukihime consists of 24 episodes aired on Japanese television and divided into two cours. Present in the ranking of the manga that the Japanese would like to see transposed into anime, it is one of those now rare cases of anime taken from Shoujo manga, the kind of stories that fans of the genre are increasingly hungry and never too full.

Shirayuki is a simple girl with a very special feature: a hair of an intense red that certainly does not go unnoticed. Raji, prince of her native country, is rightly noticed, who is intrigued read more
Nov 18, 2015
Ancrath (All reviews)
Okay the score is a little low but this is based on my opinion so everyone who's seen this and really liked it please put your knives down...
Story 3/10: the main reason for the low score was the story, I had high expectations for this anime when I heard about it, a girl that has to run away from her kingdom because the prince wants her and all that, but when the anime aired I realized that the first episode was the only good one. It wasn't bad, it was just boring! I found a complete lack of plot, and the only thing it had read more
Sep 23, 2015
NaraClan (All reviews)
I am reviewing this show after the final episode that aired a few days ago. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, translated to Snow White with Red Hair in English, was a romance anime running in the summer anime season of 2015. It was the only romance anime running in the season, or at least the only noticeable anime to have romance as its main genres. This I believe is the reason the show got the kind of views that it did, as it was the only choice this season for the romance enthusiastic.

Let's get started.

This time around there will be four categories that I will score read more
Jul 29, 2017
PakiUSA (All reviews)
STORY: 7/10
ART: 9/10
SOUND: 9/10

Like everybody else I was expecting a Snow-white anime but was surprised at the misleading title or so I thought since the MC’s name Shirayuki translates to Snow-White! In addition, the 1st episode drops a few hints from the original show too. Shirayuki’s flashy red hair gets everyone’s attention including the Prince of the country (Prince Raj) who intends to make her his concubine! Shirayuki escapes and meets with Prince Zen who happens to be the 2nd prince of the neighbouring country and that’s where the story progresses. She accompanies with Zen where she practices to become a skilled read more
Oct 1, 2015
Firechick12012 (All reviews)
I'm not gonna lie: the anime industry isn't what it used to be. Now, I don't mean to sound like one of those crotchety old people who say "back in my day things were much better!" However, there's no denying it: anime now just isn't as good as it was years ago. True, there were some duds, but creators back in the 70s, 80s, and even 90s were able to churn out many episodes of whatever the heck they wanted, loved doing it, put a lot of effort into them, and as a result, many of them are well known and beloved, with some titles read more
Oct 2, 2015
Gonzo-lewd (All reviews)
Like many Shoujo shows, they are sweet. Sweet as in they are sugar coated in ingredients that entices people who easily go for anything that is similar to its flavor. Not that people who follow Shoujo are easy to impress, but its a genre that many akin to when they do not want a complex story or complex characters. There are some exceptions to this and become classics in their own right. However, there are others that try to do this formula, such as Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, and come across as painfully average in the process.

When I say that it is average, or just borderline read more
Oct 10, 2015
KaiDestinyz (All reviews)
Before I start, I'll have to disagree with megaan about some of the points mentioned, and that giving this anime a score of 4 is the biggest insult in anime history.

First of all, to state that the characters' personalities are outright flat and that their conversations with each other are boring already showed glaring flaws in the review. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime is not your typical anime nowadays that over-dramatize everything to invoke humor/or just to bring a point across.

This anime focuses on its more relaxed nature and keeping its innocence. It's like giving a bad review/score for a romance anime because it doesn't read more
Sep 21, 2015
Cauthan (All reviews)
(This is a spoiler-free review adapted for this site)

[Synopsis]: Shirayuki(Hayami, Saori), a strong-willed girl with exceptionally rare red hair, led a normal life as a town herbalist in the kingdom of Tanbarun until her beauty attracted the attention of the first prince Raji (Fukuyama, Jun) who requested that she become one of his concubines. Unable to outright refuse his demand due to her social status, she fled the kingdom and had a chance-encounter with a stranger by the name of Zen (Osaka, Ryota) who, after curing him of a poisoned apple meant for her, is discovered to be the second prince of the kingdom of read more
Apr 24, 2017
pizzalovescrust (All reviews)
Supposedly Akagami no Shirayuki is one of the better shoujo animes out there, and I can reluctantly admit to this. However, this also makes me incredibly sad about where shoujo anime is currently at. And the reason, AnS is one of the better shoujo animes is because Shirayuki isn't an idiot and sometimes she does things on her own without the help of the prince. (Note: I do admit the art is very pretty to look at, and Shirayuki + Zen are kinda cute together)

Many reviewers have mentioned how Shirayuki is an independent, strong and intelligent character, and it seems each episode attempts to demonstrate read more
Oct 15, 2017
elledriverxc (All reviews)
I'm as much a sucker for romance and quasi-reverse-harem anime as the next girl, but nothing about Akagami no Shirayukihime really drew me in. I suppose the biggest compliment I can give to Akagami no Shirayukihime is that I finished the series. It wasn't bad enough on any level to compel me to stop. That being said, there wasn't too much about it that had me invested in the story, the characters, or any other component of the series.

The emotional relationship between Shirayuki and the Prince, Zen, is developed to around 90% completion in the first episode -- that is to say, they are read more
Aug 23, 2018
Tomm01p (All reviews)
"Most shoujo female protagonists tend to be weak, so let's make ours the strongest willed person to ever walk across this god-forsaken world."

I guess this was roughly the general idea when creators were coming up with the premise of Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime. And I'd gladly support that under normal circumstances. Having a female character who doesn't blush every three minutes does spark a lot of interest and promise in an otherwise very average piece of fiction. Sadly enough, the show is not able to capitalize on its strong premise and instead gives us a world full of empty characters and meaningless emotions. Which is a read more
Sep 27, 2016
Yveni_ (All reviews)
The trigger to the female main character Shirayuki meeting who she'll meet, getting into messes she'll be getting into is all because of her red hair, but in the anime you have a silver haired prince, a blue haired attendant and a dark green haired character, it makes no sense for her hair to be the solely unique one.
Apart from that, the story development is very entertaining, the anime doesn't empathise her looks too much and focuses on a good character build. But the character backgrounds of most characters are lacking or very anti-climatically explained and the protagonists don't really have an antagonist to balance read more
Mar 1, 2016
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This review has been adapted from my blog/reddit thread. Spoilers ahead!)

(As supplementary material for this review, please refer to my writing on the similarities of this anime, Shirayuki and Snow White Similarities, found here: http://thechuunicorner.com/2016/01/04/shirayuki-and-snow-white-similarities/)

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?” This iconic phrase is most often credited to the animated, Disney-made film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. That is actually a pretty difficult question to answer, no matter what is being compared.

I would consider myself a big Disney fan. I like Goofy and Donald – mostly thanks to my extensive time playing the Kingdom Hearts series – but read more
May 9, 2018
kotatsuneko123 (All reviews)
I will be reviewing this anime as someone who has been reading the manga before the anime was released.

I really love the story line and characters in "Akagami no Shirayukihime", and I think the anime is made very clean and neatly, but I find that the story is shown too much like a "fairy tale". When reading the manga, I really liked the ethnic & detailed background, and feel. I would have liked it if the anime used more realistic colours with less vividness.

Also, I feel that the anime puts more power into the romance parts rather than loyalty, pride, and responsibility, that I read more
May 1, 2018
KPaladin (All reviews)
TL;DR: If you like a story that resembles a Disney movie, romantic cliches, heartwarming romance, and like having everything go your way in terms of story, give this a watch. If you don't like very stereotypical shoujo romance anime, I wouldn't suggest this anime in particular, but give it a go.

Having been a fan of the manga for a while and not being aware there was an anime adaptation the whole time, I was ecstatic beyond belief to begin the first episode in the two season series we've all come to know and love. Personally, the premise of the story reminded me of something that read more