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Akira Ishida, Yuko Kaida Join Snow White with the Red Hair Anime's Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New key visual, character designs revealed for series premiering in July

The staff of the television anime adaptation of Sorata Akiduki's Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair) manga revealed a new key visual (pictured below), character designs, and additional cast for the series on Saturday

The new cast members include:

Akira Ishida as Izana

Yuko Kaida as Garack

Previously revealed cast members include:

Saori Hayami as Shirayuki (Snow White)

Ryota Ohsaka as Zen

Yuichiro Umehara as Mitsuhide

Kaori Nazuka as Kiki

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Obi

Jun Fukuyama as Prince Raji Shenazard

Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Miyaha

Additionally Yuko Sanpei will play Ryū.

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. Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Noragami) is producing the animation.

eyelis, a musical unit consisting of composers Satomi Kawasaki (The World God Only Knows), Takeshi Masuda (Zettai Karen Children, The World God Only Knows), and Wataru Maeguchi (Zettai Karen Children, Hayate the Combat Butler), will perform the anime's ending theme song, "Kizuna ni Nosete" (Riding on Bonds). Hayami will perform the opening theme song "Yasashi Kibō" (Kind Hope).

The series will premiere in July.

The story of the shōjo 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 13th compiled volume of the series on April 3.

Images © Sora Akiduki, Hakusensha / Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Production Committee

Source: Comic Natalie

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