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Apr 4, 2016 5:38 AM
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desertkona said:
FallIntoDespair said:
amazing finale! that neck kiss was unexpected but awesome!
Happy to see shirayuki and zen have a strong relationship makes me feel like obi doesnt have a chance which makes me happy even though i do like him, i definetly ship ZenYuki.
Hoping for season 3!!

I thought zen wanna do something dirty LoL

So did i! haha her reaction was cute!
Apr 4, 2016 10:29 PM

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I've had enough cheese for a lifetime thank you.
Apr 5, 2016 4:11 AM
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Shoujo meter went up 300%.
Ok, but nice kisses & funny faces.
Still don't trust Mihaya, but he gained back what he lost pre S1, that family nobility. Lol adoption!?
S2 highlight was Raj's amazing growth.
Fun new characters: Rona's tricks, Torou & Obi's relationship was quite nice, Kiharu too little screentime. Obi moments were nice, though the rest deserve more development.
Apr 7, 2016 5:17 AM

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Simply put, beautiful. Superb graphics. A real nice ending to the season. Expecting a third season as there's enough material to make one. That and I'm sure the ratings for this season is pretty high so expecting a third season.
Apr 9, 2016 11:57 AM

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The thing that irked me, and this is a minor thing was how he gave a BS peck on the cheek once they were on the rooftop. Like you pretty much tongue kissed out in the garden now you're gonna grab the reins? I'm not expecting a full blown 69 scene but shit. Anime has this nasty habit of dampening the moods with these awkward aversions. It was alright, I guess. They dodged most of the bullshit tropes that infests anime these days. 6.5-7/10
Apr 10, 2016 10:19 AM

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Everything went smoothly between Zen and Shirayuki. Like the first season, the romance is refreshing, i can feel the pureness in their relationship. But i ship Obi x Shirayuki, i don't know if Obi like Shirayuki or not, it seems like he does but if he doesn't do anything then Zen will be the one who will marry Shirayuki that's game over.

The end card says Fin, so i doub't if there's a 2nd season.

Overall score 8/10

That neck kiss tho ♥ *gasps*
Apr 12, 2016 1:34 PM

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Daaaaaaaaamn Zen, going in for the kill with that neck kiss! Satisfying ending.

All in all, I enjoyed this series a lot. I'm glad I decided to start watching it last year, I almost skipped over it.

The art in this show was downright gorgeous all the way through. The backgrounds were always beautifully colored, and the characters themselves always looked great. The animation ranged from good to great, never really looking bad or cheap. The colors of this show were so vibrant and bright, I just loved it. They added to the show's happy feeling.

The endearing characters are what really made the show. Shirayuki of course, being the star. She was strong, smart, independent, and charming. Zen was ok, but I don't think he's as near as good as other characters, like my boy Obi. Or even Raj for that matter. Everyone got development, which was terrific to see, with Raj leading the way. So glad he was able to make amends with Shirayuki.

The plot itself was pretty good. Not the most thought provoking, but Shirayuki tackling her own destiny is nice.

The music was very good, sure it was the typical princess-ey type music, but I think it fit very well and made the show even more pleasant.

This show was relentlessly charming and pleasant. This is almost like an anime version of a Disney film. Everything about it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I'd most definitely welcome more in the future. 8/10
Apr 13, 2016 12:05 AM

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Cheese? Corn? Enough vanilla for a bad case of diabeetus? Yes please.

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Apr 17, 2016 9:40 AM

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Romantic... I guess.

Pleasant end to a pleasant anime.
5/10 (average) Even if it's one of the better shoujo anime, it isn't good and it isn't bad, just average.
Apr 26, 2016 8:56 PM
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Where does this anime leave off in the manga???
Apr 28, 2016 9:01 AM

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Posts: 13057 heart sighs in sweet melodies when Zen and Shirayuki are together. This was a solid follow up to the first season, truly the epitome of a fairy tale love story. Of course, there was also the emphasis on repairing Shirayuki's relationship with Raj/Tanbarun as well as Obi's place by her and Zen's side. The ending once again connects Shirayuki and Zen's feelings for one another, that the place they want to get to is where each of them is.

8/10, I wholeheartedly welcome more if only to see Zen finally put a ring on Shirayuki.
Apr 30, 2016 12:30 PM

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I'll miss it but awesome end. I hope for S3 but doubt it'll come. One of my fav anime

I'll read the manga and awesome kiss! ShirayukixZen forever.
May 4, 2016 10:50 AM

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Just no. I can't handle that Obi isn't showing any despair or jealousy.. just can't, and that's annoying. Even a love triangle would be better for me..
I hate it when someone accepts defeat or isn't fighting at all.
May 5, 2016 4:04 PM
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What chapter does this anime leave off on so I can just start in the manga to finish the story.
May 11, 2016 6:37 AM
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Katsu-kun said:
Just no. I can't handle that Obi isn't showing any despair or jealousy.. just can't, and that's annoying. Even a love triangle would be better for me..
I hate it when someone accepts defeat or isn't fighting at all.
Relax there big guy you must have forgotten a couple scenes I distinctly remember him asking her to ride on his horse with him after noticing she was wearing the hair thingy he gave her as well as the time he accidentally almost called her by her fist name as Westerners it may be hard for us to understand because we regularly call people by first names but in Japan but doing so is a sign of intimacy so it's not strange if you didn't understand that part but there was also the time he was gazing at those flowers. It really seems like he treasures the feeling of peace and happiness with his new companions the stray cat bastard now has a home he cherishes. He might ship Zen and Shirayuki harder than anyone besides Mitsuhide and my favorite fan-girling guard. Obi always the kind of man to not show his emotions so quickly or have you forgot his character already even if he did I doubt he would act on it because he has a slightly twisted but strong sense of honor.

Also for those who are complaining about the kiss scene relax, cause first this entire show has been rife with glorious gooey lev bits and secondly that last kiss and hickey were easily more sexuall than 99 percent of most shounen, shoujou, Josei, and some seines manga. Plus we all wanted to see the mrk he left in comparison to her red hair just like the first kiss scene when she blushed.
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May 15, 2016 2:29 AM

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BurntJelly said:
Romantic... I guess.

Pleasant end to a pleasant anime.
5/10 (average) Even if it's one of the better shoujo anime, it isn't good and it isn't bad, just average.

If you believe MAL when they say 5.0 is average (mediocre would have been a better word choice), check which shows average a 5/10, it's not pretty. It's kinda like saying getting a D+ is average when it's "barely passable and you probably shouldn't take more courses like this." Realistically average is somewhere around 7.5; kinda just like with school, a B. Tons of shows fall somewhere in there.
May 25, 2016 10:25 AM

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Dammit. I thought he was giving her a hickey to mark his territory LOLOLOL xD Neck kisses are my weakness too, mang <3 I'm glad Yuki got a taste of her first one, mwahhahaha >;]
Jun 5, 2016 11:03 AM

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These moments Shirayuki x Zen were beautiful. I will miss them ...
It was a perfect ending for this anime, I hope to see a third season.
Jun 10, 2016 8:25 AM

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That neck kiss though xD

Now, I have to wait for 3rd season :(
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Jun 19, 2016 12:52 PM

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It was alright. I usually avoid anime with female MCs or a Shoujo/Romance theme but this was bearable enough watch. I still think the first season was better. The romance didn't progress much after the confession since S1 rather it felt somewhat childish and vague even in the end. I still can't tell if Shirayuki's feelings for Zen are genuine or superficial because of her indecisive nature and airhead personality. It also has a reverse harem feel to it which I don't like at all.
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Jul 18, 2016 6:54 AM
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A rare occasion where I believe the second season is better than the first. Not a bad anime to watch, hopefully there will be a third season
Jul 18, 2016 5:33 PM

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What I like the most ( besides Zen & Shirayuki moments ), is Raj's development from a total douche to a nice, reliable guy.

Great show.
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Jul 23, 2016 4:56 PM
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When I first started Snow White with the Red Hair, I expected magic, talking animals, evil people in power doing evil things, and a straightforward romance that would follow a paint-by-numbers pattern. I am so happy to be wrong.

It's been a long time since I've watched a romance that wasn't bogged down by misunderstandings, obstructive love polygons, and the plot derailments caused by them. To my delight, this series was a pleasant fantasy medieval romance with no magic. It makes the series somewhat plain, yes, but it allowed for a greater focus on the characters and their relationships, as opposed to visual splendor distracting from the characters themselves. In fact, much of the budget seemed to have gone into visually showing off the characters interacting with one another. This is seriously a great looking show.

That aside, I think my favorite character out of all this was Raji. He seemed like a throwaway cowardly villain character from the first season, so seeing him improve as a character overtime was amazing. What makes him better is how he didn't pull a complete personality swap. He's still cowardly, prideful and weak, but seeing him act self-aware and humble, as well as seeing him put forth effort to improve his demeanor made him a much more realized character. I'm glad he wasn't just tossed to the way side.

And yeah, Shirayuki and Zen really make for a cute couple. It felt a bit matter-of-fact like to see them fall in love in the first season, possibly because they didn't really have as much time to speak to one another. I think this season allowed more of that time, so by the end, it actually felt like watching two people who really liked each other, as opposed to two puppets taped together by plot. In some ways, this is a fairy tale romance, featuring an ordinary girl meeting a literal prince. However, with all the crap they had to go through, along with a number of fleshed out characters surrounding them, I think I can actually believe in this story. Yeah, this is a fairy tale romance that was earned.
Jul 28, 2016 9:38 PM

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Overall, okay enough show. I have the same thoughts on each of the aspects of this season as I did the first one. This season was better though.
Aug 8, 2016 1:40 PM

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From the episode thumbnail, I thought a time skip was going to happen and I thought Zen and Shirayuki would be married already. I'm SO glad that didn't happen because for a story like this, a time skip would ruin the authenticity for me. I like going with the flow of their lives and watching their love expand and grow. That being said, this episode was VERY intimate to say the least. Everyone's talking about the neck kiss and admittedly it made me red in the face. I love passion like that. That's why even though this is not my favorite anime, Zen and Shirayuki are my favorite anime couple right now. Their genuine affection and dependence on eachother is brilliant. They really do bring out the best in one another.

I'm glad Raj sent the title, necklace, and letter to Shirayuki. It was so sweet to see their bond develop as well (Even though Raj's english voice is annoying).

If a season 3 is made, I will definitely be there!!
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Aug 12, 2016 1:12 AM

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Eh, this season was basically a repeat of the last season...more drama, more subtle jealousy, more shirayuki getting kidnapped and that kidnapping arc being half the season....all in all, this season wasn't necessary at all. Their relationship in this season went from pronouncing love for each other ending of last season, to having more subtle awkward moments in which they pretend they don't know how the other feels for the once again reaffirming their love for each other.

Total definition of a milked season, so I kind of hope to be spared of a continuation with this going no where story.

So, this season was definitely meh...which is a shame because it does lack a lot of what has became very bad standards for romances in this industry.

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Sep 2, 2016 9:59 PM

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Decent series overall, but if you ask me, if it wasn't for the art, I probably wouldn't have completed the series. The story was kind of weak, and in my opinion, the VA for Shirayuki didn't really do a great job at expressing Shirayuki's personality other than a few generic traits. Her VA went overboard with Shirayuki's weak side, so much that she annoys me.

As much as I like the ZenxShirayuki ship, I would really love some real interaction between them other than the doki doki moments. I feel like I just didn't receive much from them to really invest in their relationship.

Frankly, the series is not as good as I remembered it was. I wish the story would develop the relationship between Zen and Shirayuki more. I am glad the author didn't start a love triangle with Obi though, that's a breath of fresh air. Speaking of romance and pairing, I like the Mitsuhide x Kiki ship. Kiki is so gorgeous, and Mitsuhide is such a great friend of Zen. I cant wait for this pairing to get developed in the future!

The opening and ending themes are nice. Bones generally did a great job with this series. Wouldn't mind a third season.
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Oct 29, 2016 10:31 AM

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I really,really wanted to love this series.Even before it aired I had my eyes on it and waited for the right time to really sink my teeth into it and hopefully enjoy a genuinely great shoujo romance series and perhaps a new entry into my all time favorite series.What soon followed left me overall pleased ,but slightly disappointed that it didn't live up to its full expectations.

The first season ,while not perfect,was good and genuinely endearing .Can't say I was a fan of how they just threw the 2 main character together with very little build-up,but I could have left that slide if they actually explored the depths of their relationship. Its episodic nature was also very questionable,but overall it was a great start to what otherwise could have been a top notch series.

The second season however was a visible step down compared to the first,most notably how the romance between the 2 main characters was put pretty much at a standstill from EP11 of S1 and if it weren't for the last episode it would have felt almost completely skip-able. Also didn't see the need to introduce a third wheel in the form of Obi ,and have the viewer victim blame him all throughout (exactly like Kiznaiver) when its clear he has no chance of ever being with Shirayuki.
Also there was a shockingly low number of scenes only between the 2 main characters and when it did happen it felt more like fanservice towards the female viewers for them to gaps at Zen's tenderness and all those shoujo tropes,instead of adding or exploring new layers of their relationship.

I would still recommend it and think its a good series,just don't set your expectations very high the same way I did.
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Dec 20, 2016 12:20 AM

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All of this anime is magnificent, soundtrack, drawings and story. Really recommended. It has really excited me. I look forward to the third season that MUST be made to give a final worthy :) :)
Dec 22, 2016 5:28 PM
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Does Obi ever find a love interest of his own in the manga?? I'm curious..
Dec 28, 2016 4:05 PM
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WHAT CHAPTER DID SEASON 2 end on? Because I wanna read the manga since bones confirmed there won't likely be a season 3 ;-;
Jan 7, 2017 9:24 PM
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Kiki is best grill
Feb 5, 2017 3:51 AM
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This show is the first shoujo anime that i loved this much
I love all the characters especially Obi and Raji
A beautiful way to end this season
Those Zen and Shirayuki moments were adorable
I hope there will be a third season but i don't think there will be one
Mar 27, 2017 3:34 PM

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Everything else there is to be said about this episode seems to be already said, so I'll just add this:

Good job, Raj, it takes considerable skill to be able to drool into your own nose like that!
Apr 21, 2017 12:20 AM

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I like that ending so much, i hope this show will get a season 3. But now, i just gonna read manga, love this show so much <3

Jul 5, 2017 8:30 AM

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Great ending for such a wonderful show. However, I felt that the ending was a bit too weak in the end as I expected something more impactful to say the least. Well, this is just how majority of Romance anime is anyways and I'm not bragging about it by the way. Shirayuki and Zen are practically married and the trio of Prince Zen's attendants seem to be in high spirits too. It would have been much satisfying had there been a relationship between Mitsuhide and Kiki but all of the romance solely pointed towards Shirayuki and Zen wasn't too bad either. Prince Izaya seems to be taken of, though I'm sure he will be looking to stir up some more trouble in order to please himself. Superb to see how much Prince Raj has changed throughout the course of the series though as well as Obi. Fantastic finale, in short, but the story isn't just done yet or so I felt...
Aug 29, 2017 1:56 PM

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that kiss!! XD what took 2 long years of waiting and demands in the manga (a really good kiss) turned out pretty fast for a seasonal anime.. kinda shows how fans, and time, can butcher an anime lol. pacing in anime and manga is just so far apart like, seriously?

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Oct 6, 2017 9:43 PM

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WTF! He's giving her a hickey.
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Garack. Finally! I thought this would end without seeing you.

It was okay. Felt like a drag for the most part. Best things were Garack, Kiki, Toro, and the fights.
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Oct 23, 2017 7:32 AM

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they at least should have declared their engagement, that doesn't mean they half to marry soon, i know some engagements that have lasted years, this progression is to slow
Nov 7, 2017 8:05 PM

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that neck kiss was in the manga, right?
Dec 7, 2017 7:16 PM

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Shirayuki has an official title given by Prince Raj now lol

A lot of Zen x Shirayuki moments in this final episode which was appropriate.

I enjoyed this season more than the first.
Dec 9, 2017 2:12 AM
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seeing as how she has a title, does that make her marriage material in the eyes of nobility yet?
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Mar 12, 2018 7:25 PM

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But. GODDAMN that neck kiss. Jesus I want more of this but sadly that "fin" says otherwise... I really want to see everything animated until the end that they get married...

Apr 14, 2018 6:33 PM
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I loved it. The series had the feel of a slice of life style. Plenty of Drama involved with a veyr fairy tale kind of ending. Beautiful.

Apr 16, 2018 9:00 PM

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I'm dying because of the sweetness of this episode.

I WAS LIKE GODDAMN when Zen kissed her neck mygoodness!!!!!!!!!!

really enjoyed the series, I am planning to read the manga next.
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Apr 6, 7:36 PM

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By no means a masterpiece, but Zen-Shirayuki made it more than worth the watch for me.

2019 and no S3 though...
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