Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Manga Gets Summer TV Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's April issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine will announce on Tuesday that Sorata Akiduki's Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair) will get a television anime adaptation from Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Noragami) this summer. The anime will star Saori Hayami as Shirayuki (Snow White) and Ryota Ohsaka (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Valvrave the Liberator) as Zen.
Masahiro Ando (Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow, Blast of Tempest) will direct the series off scripts by Deko Akao (Noragami, Arakawa Under the Bridge), and Kumiko Takahashi (Card Captor Sakura, Ouran High School Host Club) is designing the characters. Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Patema Inverted) is composing the music and Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ouran High School Host Club) is serving as sound director.
The story of the shojo manga revolves around Shirayuki, a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman who has red hair, which is very rare in her country. When she is proposed and chased after by the prince of her country, she runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.
Akiduki began the manga in LaLa in its September 2006 issue, and Hakusensha shipped the 12th compiled volume of the series last October.
Image © Sorata Akiduki, Hakusensha/Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Production Committee