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Shoujo License Request: Akagami no Shirayukihime

Akagami no Shirayukihime by Sorata Akizuki is owned by Hakusensha and runs in LaLa magazine on a monthly basis. Translated it means Red-haired Snow White Princess. While it started out in LaLa DX – which only publishes every two months, readers demanded more of this popular series and soon it was running in LaLa. There are now 12 volumes available in Japan. With the reception of this series in Japan and other countries, I hope it’s only a matter of time until we get the license here in North America.

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Volume 1 Cover





The Gist: Shirayuki is born with unique apple-red hair. When Prince Rajin of her country sends orders for her to become his concubine, she cuts off her hair and escapes into the woods that border her country. Traversing through the forest, she encounters a young man, Zen, who helps her after she cures his wounds. She discovers she has entered the neighboring country and decides to try to make a life for herself there with the help of Zen.



The “Give Me” Factor: Shirayuki and Zen’s relationship is adorable to watch. It’s based on friendship and trust, and continues to grow and develop as the story progresses.  It has a slow start but picks up later on, probably due to the change in pacing the mangaka had to make when the serial changed magazines. Having sooner deadlines really helped the story development become tighter and the arcs more interesting. I just can’t wait to see how the series will conclude.

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Paneling





The Prospective Audience: It’s perfect for the tween/teen audience with light amounts of romance and plenty of entertaining plot developments. I enjoy the fantasy setting and the characters. If you like Kamisama Kiss or Dawn of the Arcana then you will mostly likely enjoy Akagami no Shirayukihime.

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6 Comments

  • This is another series that I came to love so much after watching the anime and I’ve been hoping that they’d license this so I can read the manga in person.

  • Ahh ><!!! I really want this to happen too!! The manga has such a heart warming and gentle atmosphere and I love every aspect to this manga. Reading Akagami no Shirayukihime makes me smile each time and I really hope that it can get licensed.

    I 100% agree with this request

    • I wish it would happen as well! It’s so many volumes now that it’s not very likely. That’s too bad, too. I love this story.

  • I have to second this request! I LOVE this series and also enjoy Kamisama Kiss and Dawn of the Arcana. I also have plenty of money set aside for manga, and if this were published, well that pile would go down 🙂 Really, I love this series! Please consider it!!

    • Yes. We hope that publishers will pay attention!!!

      • Also, I would be so happy if Princess Jellyfish were licensed!

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