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.
This anime is one of those which I really liked in this years summer animes~
Name of the anime (in English: Snow White with the Red Hair) might right away make you think about Disney's Snow White. But the story isn't quite like that. The first episodes have some fairy tail like scenes and some of them are really suitable for Snow White story. But still even though it might sound really boring and many times used (not in animes though) to have girl who meet prince, this anime gives still a little different feeling than ordinary fairy tail story. The story is light and focuses more about characters and their relationships. I really liked this anime and that how cute and charming it is~
The art and animation is really cute and beautiful (I don't even remember right away anything bad looking scenes). Specially the coloring of this anime is really bright and colorful~ I really like that and it fits perfectly for this kind of fairy tail feeling story.
The relationships between the characters is what this anime is actually all about. They are all cute and I like the characters designs~ Shirayuki is very clever, independent on what she does and holds responsibility of what she does and try to repay any favor that she may hold to anyone. She reminds me really much about Yona from Akatsuki no Yona. They both are really similar characters, but somehow I like Shirayuki more. Zen, on the other hand, might seem like typical male shoujo character most of the time but happily he isn't a chick magnet, like usually that kind of characters are. It's actually pretty annoying how usually the sparkly main male shoujo characters are some kind of chick magnets... Of course there is Obi too! He is really good character too and have really important role in this anime even though it might not seem like it first. I really like those three characters and of course there are other good characters too in this anime~
Overall this is really cute anime and I really recommend this for those who like romance and shoujo genres~ Oh! And I wait so much the next season of this, which come up in next year!
That's all for now!