Whilst the similarities between the two are largely superficial, the short gap between their airing dates and period piece shoujo anime (complete with princes and sword fights) revolving around red-headed heroines not being terribly common still makes this recommendation obvious. Even without mentioning the cutting of hair.
What is most striking about the two is the very similar yet contrasting approaches of their adaptations. Akatsuki has a vibrant Korean period piece design, complete with an 'Ancient Asia' classical-style soundtrack. The world-building is also strong. Akagami has something of a medieval Europe design with a 'fairy-tale' bright colour palette and a 'magical' classical-style soundtrack. Both series absorb the viewer into the atmosphere created by the combination of period piece design and music.
The plots do differ considerably, though: Akatsuki is built around a princess being betrayed and is revenge-driven as a man/dragon-harem gathers to protect her. Akagami, meanwhile, is a more relaxing 'red-headed herbalist girl x prince' series, with some action but that not being the main focus. read more
Let's just get the obvious out of the way here, both female leads have red hair and that seems to be one of the defining traits of their character to many. However, both lead women are pushed out of their homes either by a coup in Yona or an insistent prince in Shiraiyuki where they are pushed out into the world to find there place.
While Yona is about a royal princess learning about the state of her world and the true role of a ruler, Shiraiyuki has the same themes to a lesser extent showcased in side character Raj as well as the other princes.
While Yona is more quest plotline-oriented, both shows actually have some okay romance as well, but more so in Shiraiyuki. read more
Darkness & Light, since always these two elements have never been the same thing but one was "completing" the other: that's what i think about Akatsuki no Yona & Akagami no ShirayukiHime. Let me explain better: Yona could be seen as a "darker" version of ShirayukiHime and viceversa; ShirayukiHime could be seen as a "lighter" version of Yona.
Let's start from the main fact here that the stories are definitely different from one another: in AnY we see a princess who's been betrayed and her reign has been overthrown therefor she's temporarily on the run in order to gather her strenght and companions and come back to take her revenge and to bring back some order to her homecountry; on the other side in AnSH we've been introduced to a honest and bright girl who's been studying hard in order to become a proper herbalist (or healer if you prefer) and along her life, during the leave from her country, she encounters a prince who will bring her in a whole "brand new world" to her and so the story begins.. See? The stories have definitely nothing to do with eachother, but still i think these two series keep having some common grounds:
- having mentioned above a tip of the plots, despite the clearly different stories we could still say that the beginning for Yona and Shirayuki starts in the very same way, meaning with them escaping from their own country, for different reasons tho.
- if we want to go ahead already and speak by appearence, which is the very first thing that strikes out and come to mind, yes, both heroines have red hair, which is an element of a certain importance throughout the story, and ironically enough both get to cut their hair for a reason or another
- both have a royal scenery and royal characters among the main ones, and all that's brought with them; although AnY's kingdom's style reminds more of an ancient chinese-type while AnSH's kingdom recalls more the european type-style.
- being both series tagged as "Shojo" we can largely expect -or anyway some- pretty cool romance scenes and great love stories (or heartbreaks?)
- both girls, despite being phisically somewhat weak, are very strong-willed and determined to do whatever it takes in order to protect their loved ones and to do the right thing
- all of the characters in both titles are very likeable, with interesting personalities and well developed backgrounds
- both stories can get serious, however Yona is on a different level when it comes to that and can get "darker" as i slightly mentioned before, with serious situations and die-or-live decisions; as well, both series can also be "lighter" with comical gags or anyway funny scenes, on this instead AnSH can show more than AnY. That's why i first spoke about "Darkness and light", that's what i was refering to.
Being titled Shirayuki Hime (translated as Snow White) the story starts as a totally revisited version of the well known fairy tale, at least at first, so i think that's why AnSH can be a more cheerful than AnY, because it has a more "Fairy Tale"-like vibe.
- both series have a splendid art syle and bright colors, also let's not forget both of the amazing casts that give life to our characters, absolutly won't let you disappointed.
Ok, that's it. I hope i made my point clear and i hope you will enjoy them because i personally did! Quite a lot!
What else is left to say? If you liked one of them, despite keeping in mind that the stories differs not that little, i truly think that you might easily like the another as well!
Happy watching~  read more
The heroines are physically fragile and delicate but mentally determined, spirited and strong-minded. Although their social status aren't the same, most can comprehend the heroines are able to give almost the same feeling towards the viewers.
The shows have almost identical genres and give the same sensation when you watch either of them. The artwork is splendid and has not failed to disappoint any viewers seeking for high graphical pictures.
To conclude, this two shows could be a pair. If you like either one, you may like the other one as well.
The anime's are similar to each other in which the female lead both have a unique hair color of red which is a rare sight for many and are strong willed females. Also, they both were chased out of their home and are targeted by others but along the way they meet other companions who protects them.
The difference between these anime is the plot. In Akagami, she's being targeted for her unique red hair while in Akatsuki she's being targeted by the empire of which she's the princess to however her father was killed by someone she knew and has taken over but she along with the male lead escape therefore he's after her to stop her from revealing he has killed the king to take the throne. read more
Both heroines may look weak physically, but they exhibit mental determination, perseverance and resilience and embody genuine strength. They emancipate themselves from political restrictions, strive for improvement and thrive for strength. Both shows have unique fantasy settings, great world building, and conspicuous characterisation. The studios do a great job in the art-style and visuals and both look gorgeous.
I really enjoy both of these stories, and they have many similarities~
1) Both have strong female leads
2) The female leads both have to work to prove themselves
3) There are political restraints, and antagonists in the series.
4) Both take place in past times, Akatsuki no Yona seeming to take place in old Korea, and Akagami no Shirayuki-hime taking place in what I assume to be old England.
5) Both are at least somewhat of reverse harems
6) Both have phenomenal art styles
7) Involve life threatening conflicts
8) Both mains have unusually red hair
Both involve a rare redheaded girl who cuts her hair and escapes a bad situation and finds a group of warriors, including some kind of bodyguard (Hak in Yona)/protector (Zen in Shirayukihime) who they fall in love with along the way, as well as a strong focus on characters and character development, with a cast of interesting, lovable characters. Both heavily involve politics and royalty, and a reverse harem, though it's less obvious in Shirayukihime. Yona focuses more on action/adventure and fantasy where Shirayukihime is more slice of life and has no magic. Likewise, neither is particularly dark, but in different ways. Shirayukihime is romance and pleasant slice of life, were Yona has a lot more comedy and silly characters. read more
Both shows are historical shoujo's. Both mc are not physically strong but have lots of determination. Mc has unusual red hair. Both mc run away from their home because they are being targeted. They end up with some people who will help/protect them. The shows have similiar humour but are also serious. Both involve royalty and kind of same type of action. A similiar "vibe" and some similiar characters. If you liked one you will most likely like the other.
-both main characters are girls who have unusual red hair
-both MC's run away from their home
-both MC's find a group of friends to travel with
Akagami has more of a fairytale feel while Akatsuki focuses more on the action and adventure.
Both have light hearted moments (Akagami more so than Akatsuki). The animation style in both is very bright and colourful. While the plots in each are quite different, both have a very similar fantasy feel as well as interesting characters.
Not only are they both shoujo, but they are set in a fantasy world, and feature a red-haired heroine, and their odd colored hair actually plays a part in the plot, unlike most other anime.
The MC's of both shows are, while physically weak, greatly determined for reaching their goals. They can also fend for themselves in a tight spot; Shirayuki with her potions and powders, and Yona learns to use a bow throughout the show.
Both heroines are accompanied by a band of "protectors". Yona has her dragons, as well as Hak, and Shirayuki Prince Zen and his entourage.
They are also both great shows, that you should definitely check out. read more
Two young girls who call attention because of their red hair and because of some problems caused by the prince of his kingdom were forced to leave their land.
In the path of both protagonists, they end up meeting new people who will help them on their journey.
• Both of the anime series feature a protagonist with red hair, which is abnormal inside their worlds
• The equipment and clothing have the same feel
• The protagonist encounters/teems up with a man that fights and has a title of sorts.
• The protagonist is being pursued at some point
• They have a similar atmosphere
The two series both involve a female lead with unusual bright red hair, which they cut short in an act of rebellion of some sort, and run away from their home. Both female leads have a strong heart and strive to become even stronger to be able to protect/stand by the male lead of their own power.
Both series are of the fantasy, historical and shoujo genre with royalty playing a large role in plot development. However, Akagami is a lot faster paced than Akatsuki in the shoujo aspect. Akagami is a light-hearted and refreshing fantasy story without any real conflict while Akatsuki is more intense and involves more action. read more
Both anime take place in medieval settings with many of the same dynamics that occur with the power hierarchy throughout the show.
If you are looking for a female protagonist similar to Yona who develops beyond the stereotypical "damsel in distress" trope, then you would thoroughly enjoy watching how Shirayuki in Akagami no Shirayukihime develops and acts throughout the show. Both are strong, determined, and passionate about their respective causes, and both are independent individuals who don't have to rely completely on those around them. That's why it's exciting to see how they act and how they develop.
They both of heroines that have a lot to learn about growing up and both heroines have to leave their hometown on an adventure of self-discovery. They both have a little of romance and both girls have beautiful red hair.
Both shows have the strong red-haired female lead in the center. They are both determined on a goal they have. They'll ''fight'' for what they want. Both of the female leads are spirited, and have one male lead around them. And both of these two shows will give you the same feelings. Higly recommended!
Both have a fiery, passionate, and pretty independent, Red-head MC, who are both "evicted" from their medieval set home for some reason. In my opinion, Yona of the dawn takes a bit of a reverse harem route, so if you don't quite want that, "snow white with the red hair" may be more up your alley since the MC seems to only fall for one guy. (also note, Yona of the dawn is apparently inspired by Korean history, where as "snow white" is very loosely based of the fairy tale.
- Both take place in kingdoms and the main charcters are both female.
- Both are interesting and funny fantasy stories about cute red hair heroines that are loved by people around them not only for their beauty, but also for their personality and kind hearts.
- Both anime have romance theme are well produced with bright colors and are overally optimistic in their mood.
- Both Shows center around royal lineage politics and such and feature role reversals.
- Shirayuki and Yona both have similar personalities and the stories are in similar time periods.
- Both end up cutting off their long hair as some sort of symbolism for not being portraid as a weak stereotypical girl.  read more
So the story line is slightly different to Akatsuki no Yona in that Yona is trying to gather all the 4 dragons and bring eventual peace to the kingdom whereas akagami no shirayuki-hime is about skirayuki wanting to be a court herbalist and eventually finding love (hence romance). However, in terms of character both protagonists are very similar - other than the obvious red hair, they are both very passionate and strong-willed in what they believe in. Akagami no shirayuki-hime also has a few hot guys that like the main character and this is similar to akatsuki no yona. Both anime are light-hearted, funny as well as romance (but more so akagami no shirayuki-hime.)  read more
Anime similar to the main character and two Yona and Shirayuki where we find the two long red hair at the beginning of the story until something happens makes the two girls are based cut Her hair and this superficial reason, of course: p
The main reason is that both the two characters are based escort both Zen and Hack in their adventure to manage to protect their lives.
if you like akatsuki no yona you will love akagami no shirayuki! I always turned away from it thinking it was another romance anime with nothing really to it, but I was wrong. its pretty funny! she is determined just like yona is and always has something dangerous happening to her or around her. the second season is soo good! I'm waiting for episode 6 to come out on the 16th!! this is a must see if your an akatsuki no yona fan! :)
Both of the characters are praised because of their red hair. This is more of a nostalgic reason but both anime's give me too many feels for the female and male characters since I ship them so much. Most of the characters yearn over the red haired girl too.
Both have girls with rare red hair, romance, strong female leads (Yona is stronger in my opinion though), strong male leads, take place in an older time, and both are really good anime! Akagami recently finished the second season though, there is only one season for Yona. I recommend the manga for yona as well.
They are similar because of the following:
-The romance is heart fluttering.
-The heroine is treated specially as having a red hair. They have someone who will protect them. They have something fighting for.
-The art is really good.
- They have a good unique element of fantasy.
If you like red haired girls, you'll like Akatsuki no Yona (a.k.a. Yona of the Dawn). Both animes portray a strong willed female lead who believes in finding their own place in the world. However, unlike Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, Akatsuki no Yona is a reverse harem. Though that doesn't change the fact that there is definitely some romance. I would say both of these animes have very well written stories that grab your attention. Definitely check Akatsuki no Yona out!
These anime are not necessarily alike plot wise, but aesthetically, they are very close. Akagmi has a more lighthearted feel and is largely focused on the romance part versus Akatsuki. Akatsuki, on the other hand, has a lot more of a storyline and is focused on that more than the romance (which is still there). Akatsuki is more actiony.
These anime are alike with looks, as I said before. They both have red hair which sets them apart from people, and both have shojou elements. They are also very enjoyable.
The two main character's resemble each other,both having rare and beautiful red hair.Yona and Shirayuki are always protected by their special one,making good romance scenarios,while the other character's are jealous of Hak and Zen. Adding action to the romance genre makes it even better! Sometimes , the female MC gets in danger,and her hero comes to save her! I highly recommend watching both shows~
The protagonists of both shows are princesses with red hair. They also both cut their hair pretty early, too. The two girls have a guy who wants to protect the girl at all cost. Both shows have about 24 eps and a couple of OVAs. The biggest difference is that in Akatsuki no Yona, it is more of an adventure, introduce people along the way anime and Shirayuki-hime is more about her life and how her relationships with those around her matures.
Romance and adventure in one anime. Both female lead is similar in personalty and appearance where they both famous because of their hair and have some trouble because of their hair. Both anime will tell a romance story with interesting plot. If you're a fans of romance story i recommend you watch this
In these animes there are powerful female roles that don't do what others say, but are kind at heart and want to help others just like any other main character should want. Not to mention both are redheads and they use the significance of cutting their hair as something symbolic. Not only that but there are more than 3 boys who fall in love with them considering they're both both romance animes too.
Redhead Heroine changes the life of the hero with her kindness and special "talent". In SSwU the heroine sings and in AnSh the heroine is a healer. In both the hero is from royalty. Heart warming slow romance with slice of life that will appeal to shoujo fans.
Taking place in a fantasy setting. A peasant girl falls in love with a royal prince/king. Both are very special to them They make changes within the kingdom and the people around them. Both are slice of life and romance.
These two series have somewhat become instant classics among fantasy and shoujo fans. It's unique charm and the magical Disney-like vibes make it very appealing and only adds to the heart warming themes to the shows. The female leads are the heart and center of the series and it's through them with their relationship with the male leads and interactions with the other characters, paint a colorful love tale.
It gives you the same feeling. That you don't realize how beautiful the world really is. Both involve main characters from different kingdoms.
Both male leads are prince's. Both female leads are charitable and want the best for the people even if they have to endanger their own lives. Both couples end up in love after they get to know each other.
-Both shows take place in a lighthearted medieval setting.
-The art, especially the backgrounds, looks very similar in the two shows
-Both female MCs are people who come to another country to meet the male MC and both have a unique trait/talent
-Both male MCs are part of the royal family, though one is king and one is a prince
-Both have romance as a large part of their show
If, you liked Akagami, you'll love Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii. It's all around better and has a more mature storyline and more lovable characters.
Viewing on the two adaptions of Shoujo Manga, both are romantic comedies set in a palace. Both series have wonderful soundtrack with a western fantasy feeling.
Shirayuki and Nike, both heroines are full of wisdom and bravery and willing to protect their beloved.
Soredemo Sekai and Akagami no Shirayuki-hime are both set in a medieval-like fantasy world. They both are about a girl that starts to work/live with the prince of a kingdom at the castle. Soredemo Sekai's heroine is a bit stronger and the hero - the prince - is younger than her. Also there is a little bit magic involved (her song influencing the rain) while Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (as far as I can remember) was without magic.
If you liked one of these shows I'd recommend the other one because both are interesting because of politics that are involved and the romance seems more authentic/realistic to me than in the very long "school shoujo" you usually got where there are always misunderstandings to keep the story going in order to go through all the different holidays, school festivals, valentines day and so on. Both of these anime dont' have such "forced" romance because there is still a lot of other stuff to deal with.
This also makes them a bit different from Akatsuki no Yona - which also is recommended often because of the red-haired heroine. From my opinion I can say: I liked Akatsuki no Yona less because it was more travelling around and less overall politics at the court which I thought to be more interesting in Akakamig no Shirayuki-hime and in Soredemo Sekai. read more
A girl of lower status becomes the center of attention for a person of royalty because of their strong will and kindness. The girl starts out only allowed to be in the presence of the lord due to their relationship, but eventually earns her way to be with him through her intelligence.
While it is easy to compare Akagami no Shirayuki-hime with Akatsuki no yona, I do feel that some parts of the story fit better with Saiunkoku monogatari (which can also be related to Yona).
Both main characters relate to a prince, but they take exams to work on things in palace, instead of depending on the prince.
Both are independent, strong, hardworking girls.
Saiunkoku is way longer, but its story plot is better, too.
Both is in a historical-royalty setting. Saiunkoku is more like in a Japanese historical setting, but it has the same atmosphere of romance,drama, and friendship. They both portray the daily life and struggles of people living within the walls in the castle.
They also both portray the classical romance and friendship theme.
Both main girl protagonist have also the same personality and dreams.
Cliche but nothing over the top. You will like this two series. Akagami is more fast paced and shorter though. :)
Both female leads are average girls who get close to royalty. They both are independent and hard working as they achieve their goal of working in the royal court. Both shows are enjoyable, if you like one, you will like the other.
Akagami and Saiunkoku share many similar aspects from the characters they have to the messages they both convey.
Both centre around a main female protagonist that becomes acquainted with a member of royalty (Prince Zen-Akagami, King Ryukki- Saiunkoku) that impacts their lives drastically. Shirayuki(Akagami) and Shurei(Saiunkoku) are both intelligent, independent, kind, strong women who are driven to achieving their dream careers.
Both series have numerous characters that's are incredibly easy to love; even the antagonists. They also are similar in the romance department in the fact that, while a strong element in both, it is by no means the focal point of the story.
They contain many similar themes as well due to them both having a royal aspect; kidnapping, concubines, treason, as well as sword fights fairly often.
Both are extremely riveting and beautiful to watch. If you like one I am certain you would like the other!  read more
Both anime follow a prince and are historical. If you enjoyed some of the conflicts that Zen had to deal with in Akagami no Shirayuki-hime then you would enjoy Arslan Senki. Also the art style is similar.
These two animes are nothing alike but Zen IS Arslan in 4 years. They look and act exactly the same, and they're both princes with an unfortunate family situation. Past that, the shows are completely different. One is a slice of life shoujo romance and the other is full of action, large scale battles, political scheming, and violence.
Both anime's are based off already existing products and have been improved from the original stories.
Snow White with the red hair takes place in the same sort of time period as Romeo X Juliet and has a commoner falling in love with a prince/noble.
At first the main heroine being Shirayuki/Juliet is in hiding and in both cases get found by the main character which progresses their romances from their.
Both series have side characters that support the main characters through their struggles to keep their relationship together, in which both animes share a similar theme where the main characters relationships are thought badly upon. read more
Romeo x Juliet is very similar to Akakgami no Shirayuki- hime since both male characters are princes and female characters both fall in love with someone they shouldn't have, Shirayuki and Juliet are very similar since they are brave, strong(mentally) and honest they will love Romeo/Ren no matter what anyone says.
Ren and Romeo are similar as well, they both love the person and do not care what there father/brother says or does.
Plus the female characters both run away from something or someone.Both animes are epic and interesting and great to watch!
Both protagonists are ambitious, goal-driven, capable, and resilient. If you love female protagonists like that, I recommend: Skip Beat!, Claymore, Hana Yori Dango, Kaichou ha maid-sama,
legend of Basara, Seirei no Moribito. Out of the list, Skip Beat! and Kaichou ha maid-sama is more light-hearted.
The story of both series center around female leads with strong character and unwavering determination to accomplish their goals. Most of the people in the show including their potential love interests, who continuously help them out reach their goals, are drawn to their character and charisma. The character design of Skip Beat might put you off but please consider it. Both are among the good shoujos out there.
These two animes have a very sweet romance. That is what really ties them together, along with that the heroines are quite different then most, which makes the story really fun to watch. But the romance is what really makes you continue watching.
-Both couples run into troubles that could possibly break them apart.
-Both Anime's have beautiful art style.
-Both Anime's inspire.
While I watched Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji I was reminded of Akami no Shirayuki.
If you enjoyed Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji for the story of romance I can guarantee that you will love and enjoy watching Akami no shirayuki.
I know I did!
Both series take place in the royal/kingdoms times, and the character cast that are full of quirks. Both also revolve around a bright red-headed protaginist (Luke fon Fabre and Shirayuki), that have to leave their hometown by force. Both protagininsts were also kidnapped at some point in the series, adding plot to the series. The art animation styles are viusally similar, and are very pleasing to watch. The only difference is that Tales of the Abyss has a more advertuous and fantasy theme, and Snow White has more of a shoujo and romantic feel to it. Both animes are both really great, and fun watches.  read more
The thing that reminded me the most of Kemono no Souja Erin was the heroines. I would say they have almost identical personalities, where they are extremely kind, caring, witty, and smart, with a strong determination to accomplish their goals.
They also both have to escape their home villages from people who are trying to capture them.
They are both discriminated, Shirayuki for her red hair, Erin for her green eyes and hair since she is a descendant of the mist people.
They are also both learning to become master healers, Shirayuki being a herbalist, Erin being a Touda breeder and healer.
Because of their gifts, both heroines become extremely valuable to the government.
Both series are set in a non-modern fairy tale type era.
They are also much more intense and violent than they seem at first glance sometimes.
Overall both shows have the same feel about them. If you liked Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, I would recommend Kemono no Souja Erin.  read more
both show a girl with a strong sense of determination. never backing down from a challenge, and working as hard as they can. they both also have a strong and cool male love interest that falls for them because of their determination and willingness to push them selves far beyond their limits. which causes the main male to slow them down so they can rest and helps them so they don't over do it
Their plots are very similar: a red haired girl with a strong and determined personality meets a hero who is a prince/earl, the hero hires the girl and their love begins.
In Akagami the heroine is a herbalist while in Hakushaku the heroine is a fairy doctor.
The settings and time are also pretty similar: around 1700-1800, towns full of happy people.
If you liked one, you will probably like the other one too.
The cute romantic moments of Shirayuki made me think of The Pilots Love Song.
An enthusiastic gentlemanly prince character going out of his way for a girl, and the girl finding a way to be prince where the prince is. In both anime they are somewhat kept apart because of social status and end up stealing time for themselves when others aren't around.
Shirayuki is somewhat lighter and Pilot is a bit more serious, but both have a similar color scheme and show changes between character relations. There are similarities here and there but both shows have unique stories.
-Very similar characters
-Romance story set in a non-modern era
-Main female character has red hair
-The two main characters have very different backgrounds
-There are a couple love interests, although both animes tend to focus on the two main character's potential relationship with each other, instead of any other possible relationships.
Although the settings are a bit different--Akagami no Shirayuki-hime is set in a historical fantasy version of Europe, and Emma is set in a historical 1880s-1890s London, the tale of a lower class girl and an aristocratic man still strike the same chord. Both Prince Zen and William Jones are gentlemanly heroes who respect their love interest despite her social position. Shirayuki and Emma are both hard-working women who take pride in their work.
Both have fantasy worlds. The romance between Shirayuki and Zen is very similar to that of Van and Hitomi. Zen is also a prince, much like Van. Shirayuki is an outsider to Zen's country, much like how Hitomi is an outsider to Van's country.
There are two main protags: a hero who is sort of a cross between and adventurer and the brave one (Logy and Zen have the same hair color to boot) and a heroine who is somewhat bubbly and friendly but is well-versed in their profession (Escha and Shirayuki, an alchemist and herbalist, are similar jobs that require chemistry and biology to understand) The settings are also similar as to a town full of people who go along with their lives as the protags and troupe of friends (Each series have their own supporting cast) go around solving problems and going on quests and adventures!
Both animes have a prince and a princess like figure in them. Both animes also use swords to fight their battles, but unlike Snow White with the red hair saijaku no bahamut also use robot mechs to fight with alongside with a sword. Both animes have similar main characters in terms of them having a sense of protection towards others (main girl protagonist). Each of the animes are set in a kingdom for saijaku no bahamut tis would be "the new kingdom" and for Snow White with the red hair this would be "Clarines".