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Old 2015-11-23, 21:33   Link #1
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Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Season 2

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Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders her to become his concubine. With nowhere else to go, Shirayuki cuts her hair and escapes to a neighboring country. While traversing through the forests, she meets a young boy, Zen, who helps her after she boldly cures his wounds but then gets poisoned by an apple given to Shirayuki. Meanwhile, Prince Raji sends out henchmen to search for her. What will happen to Shirayuki? What is Zen's true character? A refreshing fantasy story between an optimistic heroine and a prince who constantly stays on her watch.
Also, latest cast announced:

Kazuki: Sachi Kokuryu
Itoya: Shintaro Asanuma
Rona: Inori Minase
Eugena Shenazard: Mikako Komatsu

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...january/.92345
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...evealed/.95723
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Old 2015-12-10, 11:46   Link #2
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Coming January 11, 2016. Same station as Summer.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/dail...uary-11/.96341
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Old 2015-12-22, 01:03   Link #3
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Funimation picking this up toohttp://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-12-21/funimation-to-steam-snow-white-with-the-red-hair-season-2-with-broadcast-dub/.96796
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Old 2016-01-11, 11:31   Link #4
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That was refreshing. Personally, I like the first season's OP song better but this one will do. The ED song imo is better than the previous season though.

The episode felt more like a buildup with a guy named Kazuki (almost thought it was a girl at first).
After Zen's request, I think this will settle with this season's adventure. I'm curious to know more about that guy. Artwork still remains fluid this season with Bones' production values.
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Old 2016-01-11, 13:19   Link #5
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Episode 1
Yaaaay! More Shirayuki kawaiiness!

The first half or so was peaceful with the semiannual cleaning going on. Shirayuki is learning new things through this cleaning.

Things get a bit serious as Mihaya shows up, this time to warn Shirayuki about a guy who wanted to know about the red haired girl. And at the same time, Raj asked for Shirayuki to come to his ball as he has supposedly turned into a proper prince thanks to what Shirayuki said to him when he visited Clarines. So Shirayuki need not worry about the now former douchebag as Raj wouldn't do anything stupid since it would be insulting to him and his country. Raj does have quite the timing as Kazuki is lurking about to kidnap Shirayuki or something. Mitsuhide is ordered to accompany Shirayuki to Tanbarun as her bodyguard. But I think if something were to happen to Shirayuki with or without Mitsuhide around, Raj would take some action (provided he isn't involved and also provided that he isn't a douchebag anymore) since his guest would then be in danger and he can't just sit around as he is a prince after all.

Shirayuki will have to undergo some training so that she doesn't end up embarrassing herself and Clarines since she would be representing Clarines to an extent.

This was nice. The OP and ED are a bit of a downgrade from last season but they are still good enough.
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Old 2016-01-11, 16:17   Link #6
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shirayuki is truly as cute as ever isn't she ?

i'm so glad to see more of this show, i freaking loved the first season. it was one of those few show that when it ended i was like "ok, amazon time, lets buy all the books currently available !"

obi's is still the best tho !
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Old 2016-01-11, 17:28   Link #7
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whoa... the plot suddenly become very heavy at second half
after the heartwarming scene between Obi and Ryu, suddenly a twist happened

quite surprised that Zen send Mitsuhide instead of Obi. Seems like he's become more careful at interrupting the development between Shirayuki and Obi
Zen's reaction toward Mihaya is funny though

I always hope Shirayuki might go back to Tanbarun again for a while but not under this condition
I hope Raj is in his right mind
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Old 2016-01-11, 18:54   Link #8
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Zen was a bit more hot-headed in this episode than I recall him being in the first cour. Izaya seems intent on finding some way to keep our young lovers' romance from developing, too. I expected status issues to become more prominent this season but didn't expect Shirayuki to be assailed on so many fronts at once.

I didn't really listen closely to the score in the first cour, but I noticed it much more this time around. There were some lovely melodies and orchestrations in this episode to go with the usual shiny artwork.
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Zen was a bit more hot-headed in this episode than I recall him being in the first cour. Izaya seems intent on finding some way to keep our young lovers' romance from developing, too. I expected status issues to become more prominent this season but didn't expect Shirayuki to be assailed on so many fronts at once.

I didn't really listen closely to the score in the first cour, but I noticed it much more this time around. There were some lovely melodies and orchestrations in this episode to go with the usual shiny artwork.
I dunno, he always seemed a bit hot-headed when it came to Shirayuki.

Anyway, SO happy the show is back. I just discovered it last week when I was watching a preview of new shows this seasons. It's good there seems to be an over arcing storyline developing, which I felt the first seasons lacked.

And of course, Obi remains my favorite.
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Old 2016-01-11, 22:19   Link #10
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Back for anther season and Shirayuki all ready in trouble then there Zen who sleeping after a paper cut and now over protective
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Old 2016-01-11, 22:32   Link #11
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quite surprised that Zen send Mitsuhide instead of Obi.
That was my first thought as well. But then I realized that this is a quasi-formal diplomatic mission. The request was all done formally and in the open, and so is Clarines' response. Mitsuhide is an acknowledged bodyguard to the royal family whereas Obi operates in the shadows. Obi has no political standing to publicly accompany someone who is visiting royalty of a neighboring country whereas Mitsuhide does.

Besides if Shirayuki needs a crash-course in courtly etiquette to not embarrass Clarine's high court, can you imagine how much training Obi would require to be her official escort in such a situation? There isn't enough time for that much training before Shirayuki is expected to appear before Prince Raj.
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Old 2016-01-11, 22:44   Link #12
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I think the ideal is to have Mitsuhide there as the blatant escort for Shirayuki, with Obi staying around out of sight to provide backup who's good at spotting what might be lurking in the shadows.

Anyway, I wonder what the heck this new guy wants? It seems excessive for random people to be hunting her across countries just for her hair color, so I assume there must be something more to it.
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Old 2016-01-12, 00:59   Link #13
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Ep 01

While I am glad the series is getting two cour a part of me can't help but feel that the nature and strengths of the story itself does not lend itself as well to a split cour treatment. The first ep felt a little jarring and disconnected from the overall effect the first cour produced in me, and in a series where the slow yet noticeable organic growth of the story is in the forefront to experience a disconnect is...disconcerting.

That being said, it was nice to be back and with the characters once again - I especially liked the beginnings of interactions between Ryu and Obi. Still I think it will take time for some of the viewers to return to the warmth the first season cultivated.

The visuals, voice acting and background music is as lovely as ever. The OP of the first cour interested me a bit more, while the ED of this ep seemed more my thing.
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I enjoyed it, I'm curious to see what this Ball is going to turn into honestly
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Ep 01

While I am glad the series is getting two cour a part of me can't help but feel that the nature and strengths of the story itself does not lend itself as well to a split cour treatment. The first ep felt a little jarring and disconnected from the overall effect the first cour produced in me, and in a series where the slow yet noticeable organic growth of the story is in the forefront to experience a disconnect is...disconcerting.

I just watched episode 12 a few weeks ago, having realized that I'd not watched it when it first came out, so that worked well to warm me up for the return of this series. Having a bit of a refresher by going back into some of the previous season might help things settle back into place.
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I just watched episode 12 a few weeks ago, having realized that I'd not watched it when it first came out, so that worked well to warm me up for the return of this series. Having a bit of a refresher by going back into some of the previous season might help things settle back into place.
Yeah...am thinking that I might do just that before giving ep 13 a rewatch. Prolly was a smart move on your part. ^^
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It was a really good episode, IMO, since it drives right back into the story. I'm looking forward to how this turns out, and I'm looking forward to Shirayuki hopefully meeting the king and queen at some point this season.

It is interesting that Izana suggested that Shirayuki's hesitation had to do with seeing no benefits to rise in her position, or am I misinterpreting that translation? It should have been obvious to him that this situation should make Shirayuki uncomfortable because of the history and underlying meaning in this invitation.
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It was a really good episode, IMO, since it drives right back into the story. I'm looking forward to how this turns out, and I'm looking forward to Shirayuki hopefully meeting the king and queen at some point this season.

It is interesting that Izana suggested that Shirayuki's hesitation had to do with seeing no benefits to rise in her position, or am I misinterpreting that translation? It should have been obvious to him that this situation should make Shirayuki uncomfortable because of the history and underlying meaning in this invitation.
i took it for one more example of his cunning attitude to make her approve despite of her reticence, i don't think he really thought it to be true
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He, and others, have more than once accused her of taking advantage of Zen's interest in her to improve her social standing, essentially calling her a social climber. I read this as more of the same. Izana is intelligent and crafty, but it seems to me that he expects people to fit into certain molds, and the idea that Shirayuki might be doing what she's doing out of genuine honesty rather than political or social motiviations doesn't seem to fit his perspective of people.
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I think the ideal is to have Mitsuhide there as the blatant escort for Shirayuki, with Obi staying around out of sight to provide backup who's good at spotting what might be lurking in the shadows.
That's what I expect to happen to be honest. But I doubt Zen could officially ask for it to happen that way.
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