Snow White with the Red Hair Anime to Have 2 Split Seasons
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The staff of the television anime adaptation of Sorata Akiduki's Snow White with the Red Hair (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) manga revealed at the first episode's pre-screening and talk show event on Saturday that the anime will have two seasons. The staff plan to air the second season in 2016. Voice actors Saori Hayami (Shirayuki), Ryota Ohsaka (Zen), Yuichiro Umehara (Mitsuhide), and Nobuhiko Okamoto (Obi) appeared at the event.
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.
The main cast includes:
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
Akira Ishida as Izana
Yuko Kaida as Garack
Additionally Yuko Sanpei will play Ryū, and Katsuyuki Konishi will play Sakaki, Raji's retainer.
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 (Cardcaptor 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 on July 6, and Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.
Akiduki began the manga in Lala in its September 2006 issue, and Hakusensha shipped the 14th compiled volume of the series on July 3.
Images © Sora Akiduki, Hakusensha / Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Production Committee