Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales
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Japanese: 白姫抄
English: Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 10, 1992
Genres: Drama Drama, Supernatural Supernatural
Serialization: None
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)


Score: 7.251 (scored by 31353,135 users)
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Ranked: #53262
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Popularity: #3535
Members: 5,933
Favorites: 40


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Legends say that when it snows, it is because the snow princess is crying. A collection of three tragic tales, all connected by the bond of snow. Shirahimeshou is CLAMP's tribute to traditional Japanese form and storytelling. Featuring luscious watercolors and gentle brushstrokes, it is a beautiful departure from CLAMP's usual fare. Discover for yourself the mystery behind the snow...

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Shirahimeshou was digitally published in English as Shirahime-Syo by VIZ Media under the VIZ Select imprint on January 13, 2015. Before this, Tokyopop published two editions with the included subtitle Snow Goddess Tales, first in hardback on December 1, 2003, and later in paperback on June 1, 2004. It was additionally published in Spanish by Norma Editorial, in French by Glenat, in Italian by Star Comics, in German by Egmont Manga, in Indonesian by PT Gramedia, and in Polish by Waneko.


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Aug 2, 2010
Shirahime, the goddess of snow, which is said to be her tears. Shirahime-Syo is a collection of short stories, connected by a motive of snow - tears of the goddess.

Story - 7. Every chapter contains another story, and each of them gives another feeling, so it's a bit hard to rate, but every story is very special. You can also see the inspirations from Japanese legends.

Art - 10. In fact, Shirahime-Syo is for me more of an artbook than actual manga. The art is stunning. All characters are beautifully, studiously drawn, backgrounds as well. There are even few coloured pages, which are also amazing.

Characters - ...
Jan 2, 2023
Shirahime Syo is a book of short stories detailing the encounters various people have with an enigmatic snow goddess on separate occasions. The snow is said to come from tears of humans and a Snow Goddess is said to live deep within the mountains.

The chapters of the stories are very emotionally driven. The first chapter in the book is actually the epilogue to the final chapter of the book. Each chapter focuses on a different encounter someone has with the Snow Queen and each individual views the experience differently.

The emotions of the individuals are deeply felt because of the way the ...

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