Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 7 by Sorata Akiduki
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A romantic retelling of a classic fairy tale about a beautiful herbalist and a lovestruck prince.
Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself! Unwilling to become the prince’s possession, she seeks shelter in the woods of the neighboring kingdom, where she gains an unlikely ally—the prince of that kingdom! He rescues her from her plight, and thus begins the love story between a lovestruck prince and an unusual herbalist.
This volume closes the pirate arc, and gives us a bit more about Shirayuki’s family, and after that there are smaller stories playing out back in Wistalia. Zen and Shirayuki have already committed to each other, but they are taking things slow. During a open day at the palace, Shirayuki sees Zen in his regalia and feels a bit of a distance from him, but they do talk it out later on. Their romance is getting more fluffy by the chapter and I am so here for it! Her hair lands her in minor trouble yet again, when a traveling troupe, perfoming at the palace, rope her in as a replacement for the actress who injured herself. Zen magnificently saves the day and saves her hair from exposure. But there are also good things coming for Shirayuki as she gets promoted from an apprentice to a full herbalist, and gets another bump in her status thanks to Raj. Izana is a bit snarky about it, but maybe it is more to tease Zen – who knows what is going on in his mind. I like the slight antagonistic nature of his character, without it being too much drama and angst between him and Zen; it fits in with the light vibe of the story overall. Oh, and the most entertaining part of this volume was an incident where Mitsuhide gets a whiff of some hallucinogenic drug, that makes him act like all fancy and speak in flourishes, leading to everyone, especially Zen and Kiki (though I screamed at him acting all charming with her) to frustration!
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Viz Media LLC, via Edelweiss.
Previous books in the Snow White with the Red Hair / Akagami no Shirayukihime series
Releases on May 5, 2020
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I’ve never red the manga, but I LOVE the anime!