It’s finally arrived! The splendid manga has been adapted and it was on point! Like I’ve said before, if your want to watch a new anime, really watch shirayuki but, as many other people have said… do not go into this show thinking it’s going to be like Akatsuki no Yona, Yona is a completely different story, theme, characters. Just because both of the main heroines in both stories have red hair doesn’t make the two shows the same. Really keep that in mind. Okay, that’s out of way, let us begin!
So I have read the manga and I’m going to try my best to not spoil anime-only watchers in my reviews. So this episode was a fantastic first episode! We are introduced to our main heroine, Shirayuki… believe me she is gonna get great character development throughout the course of the episodes. Same with Raji, he is a huge idiot in the first chapter but he gets superb character development later on. Don’t hate him please, he is a good boy.
After Shirayuki leaves Tanburn, we meet Zen. ZEN MY BOY!! HE IS AMAZING AND YOU WILL LOVE HIM. It was so great to hear Zen’s voice, it was just as I imagined his voice when reading the manga. At first I thought his voice sounded like Tatsumi but, it wasn’t and I’m cool with that. Mitsuhide and Kiki were amazing! Like exactly as they should be, Bones you did really good. Shirayuki and Zen become friends and it’s gonna so much fun seeing their relationship develop all over again.
After being poisoned, we are back in tanburn and Shirayuki defends herself from Raji! THATS MY GIRL, SLAP THAT HAND! Zen got an awesome fight scene! Defends Shirayuki and scares the crap out of Raji… we find out Zen is actually the second Prince of Clarines, Zen Wistalia. Hehehe he’s awesome. After all the crapping of thy pants, Shirayuki makes the decision to join Zen on his path.
OPENING TIME!!! IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!! My favorite part was when Shirayuki and Zen put on their coat and cloak at the same time… to me that represents their relationship in terms of although they are fond of each other, they both have their duties to do even though they both share the same path. I might be thinking to far into it but, whatever. GOT TO SEE OBI!!! SO HYPED TO SEE HIM GET INTRODUCED AND GET THE AMAZING CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT HE GETS!! The opening song was nice, fit very well for this series. Overall this first episode of Akagami no Shirayukihime was amazing. I can’t wait to watch this series and experience it again with even more hype. Can’t wait for the next episode :D