Snow White with the Red Hair (赤髪の白雪姫) is a 2015 shōjo, romance, slice-of-life anime series that was produced by Studio Bones and directed by Masahiro Andō with two seasons and twenty-four total episodes. It became a marvellously surprising gem for me when I watched both seasons back in December. I desperately needed a happy distraction, something to make me feel an air of optimism as we shifted into the new year and this anime fulfilled all of that and more. Today, I want to share five reasons why y’all should watch this show if you haven’t picked it up yet.
As I began thinking about the next set of twelve months to come, I tried to focus on the things I wanted to accomplish with respect to my hobbies and the activities that I enjoy the most in life. Manga instantly popped into my brain as I’ve realised that I love the medium quite vehemently, yet I haven’t read nearly as many volumes and serials in 2020 as I would’ve liked. Naturally, this led me to creating a high-priority reading list to conquer in 2021!
Snow White with the Red Hair follows a young herbalist, or natural pharmacist, named Shirayuki. She resides in the kingdom of Tanbarun and is relatively known for her beautifully flowing bright red hair. When this unique quality catches the interest of the kingdom’s prince, he demands that she turn herself over to him as his concubine. Disenchanted by his boorish and entitled attitude, Shirayuki chops off her hair, leaving it behind in her humble shop as a gift for the prince, and then flees to the neighbouring country, where she encounters a dashingly handsome young man and his two childhood chums.