Friday, 13 April 2012

Review: Akagami no Shirayuki Hime [Manga] By Sorata Akizuki

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance and Shoujo
English Title: Red-haired Snow White
Tankoubon (Volumes): 07 – OnGoing
Chapters: Unknown
Released: 2007 to (?)
Age Rating: Older Teen (14+)


Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders her to become his concubine. With nowhere else to go, Shirayuki cuts her hair and escapes to a neighboring country. While traversing through the forests, she meets a young boy, Zen, who helps her after she boldly cures his wounds but then gets poisoned by an apple given to Shirayuki. Meanwhile, Prince Raji sends out henchmen to search for her. What will happen to Shirayuki? What is Zen’s true character? A refreshing fantasy story between an optimistic heroine and a prince who constantly stays on her watch.

From: Akagami no Shirayuki Hime - MyAnimeList

My Thought:

This Manga is about a girl named Shirayuki, who is due to her rare hair color, gets a proposal to be a concubine of the foolish prince Raji and because she cannot decline the proposal Shirayuki decided to run away to the neighboring country.

While traveling, she meets a boy named Zen [19-year-old prince], who accidentally get injured, and she boldly cures his wounds. Zen wasn’t alone at the time, he was with two aides miss Kiki and Mitsuhide. Anyway, Zen and Shirayuki become friends, and she finds out that Zen is actually a second prince of the country she is running to after Zen saves her from being taken by Raji.

After that she go with him to his palace, where she applies for the job of Palace Pharmacist, to be able to go freely to the castle where Zen is. Moreover, Zen and Shirayuki start to fell in love with each other although Shirayuki is not aware of her own feeling.

In Zen country Shirayuki start to know more about Zen and the people surrounding him, for example Mitsuhide Rouen 23 years old, he is one of Zen’s close aides who was introduced to Zen when Mitsuhide was 17 by Zen’s brother, The first prince Izana. Mitsuhide is one with an outgoing and honest personality. He shares a close relationship with Zen and can often be seen having a friendly teasing with each other.

Also there is Obi who works for Zen. Obi, is a strange [but light hearted mostly] and unusual character in the story. His first appearance is when he tries to frighten shirayuki by shooting an arrow to the wall next to her. He tends to hide his face under a mask, which makes many people think of him as a bad guy. Later Obi starts showing to have feelings for Shirayuki, for she is the only person that understands him. Out of all the characters in the manga, he is the only character with unknown motives for following Zen so far which makes him a rather mysterious character.

Overall, I like this manga so very much … it is so AWESOME. The thing I love the most is how the relationship developed between the characters and the ROMANCE in the book just FANTASTIC :D

Rating: 4/5


  1. Great review I have never read a manga I'm curious about it. You read them like backwards or something right? That sounds really freaky! haha

    1. some you read backwards but some is just like the usual read ... but it is nice and i know if you tried it you will like it :)

  2. How gorgeous is that illustration?! I think I would enjoy reading mangas just to flip through and see all the beautiful artwork. Love that this one has a strong romance in it, I'm a sucker for romance. Awesome review Lilly!

    1. Thanks Jenny, when you try reading manga ... i really would like to read your review on it :)

  3. I never heard of this manga, but I'll have to check it out. It sounds really good. Great review!

    1. Thanks Cathy for dropping by ,,, and yes it is AN AWESOME MANGA :)