Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Pretear
Prétear: The New Legend of Snow White
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Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Pretear

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Japanese: 新白雪姫伝説プリーティア
English: Prétear: The New Legend of Snow White
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: May 30, 2000 to Jul 18, 2001
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: None
Authors: Naruse, Kaori (Art), Satou, Junichi (Story)


Score: 7.331 (scored by 21802,180 users)
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Ranked: #38802
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Popularity: #3231
Members: 4,655
Favorites: 76

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Spring is here, but not in the air as a strange spell of red snow has also appeared—setting the stage for the story of 16-year-old Himeno Awayuki. After her father's remarriage, Himeno's ordinary low-class life changes as she and her father move into her step-family's lavish mansion. Though she misses her late mother and feels unwelcome in her new home, Himeno refuses to give in to loneliness.

Unexpectedly, Himeno's life is further shifted from the ordinary after meeting a little boy while heading to school. This encounter leads her to wake up in another world where she later finds him with six other boys, all wearing strange outfits! This group of seven, the Leafe Knights, protect the source of energy of all life, Leafe, from the Princess of Disaster. As the villain begins to steal Leafe through her red snow, the Knights find themselves unable to protect it by themselves.

Their only hope is the legendary Pretear, a princess who can help protect the Leafe and turn the snow white. Though Himeno doesn't believe them at first, she later accepts the Leafe Knights' request to become the Prétear after seeing the Princess of Disaster's evil seeds for herself—an action that begins this dramatic magical girl take on Snow White.

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Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Pretear was published in English as Pretear by ADV Manga from June 8, 2004 to January 18, 2005.

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Aug 30, 2008
PeachPieWaffle (All reviews)
Created with the historical fairy-tale of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in mind, Pretear proves to be a mediocre and lacking tale of one school-girl's journey to save the world with the aid of seven, note-worthy adorable, magical young men.

The story takes place in the present-day world, where magic and special powers are nothing but intriguing elements in fantasy novels. The main protagonist, sixteen year old Himeno, is initially presented as an ordinary girl with her share of problems. However, almost as immediately as she is introduced, it is made clear that there is more to Himeno than meets the eye.
Fast paced at read more
Dec 23, 2007
miricalestar (All reviews)
If you have heard or read of the usual fairytale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", then this anime will certainly resemble that old story from the past. Except this time, the princess isn't all cute and friendly. She's got a short temper and lives in a hard situation with her family - introducing, Miss Himeno Awayuki. This girl only wants to live a normal life, but finds herself wounding into the strangest situations - a great twist to the original "Snow White" story.

The manga art is quite sketchy, and at times the lines are so thick that the visual alone is blurry and difficult read more
Feb 25, 2014
angelsreview (All reviews)
Remember the pretty stories of Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, you think of a little damsel in need of rescuing. You rarely think of the damsel being the one able to help save the knight in shinning armor but that’s sort of the feeling about this. Such a pure and sweet little girl with a heart of gold; YA RIGHT! This little princess isn’t as pure as the story but she does have a small sad story to tell. With an alcoholic Dad who didn’t really bring money in with his books, she pretty much had to grow up fast and take care of read more
Apr 16, 2009
purple_neko (All reviews)
It's a short series, since it only ran within one year, with 4 volumes in total. It's actually titled Prétear - The New Legend of Snow White, which I only learned when I was browsing it through (

I was able to see the anime version of it first, and thought that it was the typical magical girl show, with the costume changes and magical powers and being surrounded by a harem of good-looking young guys.

The anime and manga version of it differ somewhat, both in characters and plot, though unlike some of the manga-anime I've recently read/watched, I actually like the anime better than the read more


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