Akagami no Shirayuki-hime S2 – Review

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Back in the summer season of 2015, I was absolutely in love with Akagami no Shirayuki-hime. I adored its characters, relationships, setting, animation, basically everything it had to offer. I will admit that it’s not the greatest shoujo series to have ever graced the world of anime, but what it lacked in intricate writing was more than made up for by the beautiful atmosphere the first season presented. The show streamed on Funimation.com every Monday here in the States, so watching Shirayuki was like an exercise of after work relaxation for many people. Sometimes you need a complex piece of fiction, but other times you just need something heartwarming and optimistic. Shirayuki definitely filled that void for me (while also just been really well put together in general), so I was clamoring for the second season even before the first one aired its final episode. So, did the second season live up to my high expectations? Continue reading

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime – Ep 7-12 “Final” Impressions

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Why must you do this to me Studio Bones? After stealing my heart and making me shout in fanboy delight, you end on an episode that is quite literally titled, “The End of the Beginning,” and then force me to wait for a second season in Winter. You’re cruel, oh so cruel. Anyways, in case you can’t already tell from those previous statements, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime has ended its first season, and with a long wait ahead of us there’s no better time talk about all this show’s many features. So with that said, let’s get this thing started! Continue reading

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime – Ep 1-6 Impressions

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Akagami no Shirayuki-hime is perfection… Okay, maybe not literally, but in my heart it’s king! Ever since Akatsuki no Yona ended in March, I’ve had a strong desire for a second season, and luckily for me Akagami definitely fulfills my need for a shoujo fantasy-adventure with a strong female protagonist (A very specific subgenre indeed). However, that doesn’t mean this show is just a clone of Yona. In fact, Akagami brings it’s only unique flavor to the genre, providing an experience that’s equal part classic Disney princess and smart, sentimental character drama. Continue reading