VIZ Media announced that they have acquired the license to Sorata Akizuki’s Snow White with the Red Hair manga series. A statement from VIZ Media on the acquisition is below:
VIZ Media announced its latest publishing acquisition, SNOW WHITE WITH THE RED HAIR, during its official panel held at Anime Weekend Atlanta this past weekend.
The series, by creator Sorata Akizuki, is rated ‘T’ for Teens and joins the Shojo Beat imprint scheduled to launch in the summer of 2019. The ongoing series, which has been published in Japan since 2007, also spawned a popular anime adaptation.
In SNOW WHITE WITH THE RED HAIR, Shirayuki is an herbalist with bright red hair. Raj, the prince of her kingdom, catches word of her beauty and demands that she marry him! But she refuses and runs away. While on the run, she meets a mysterious brave young man named Zen who turns out to be the prince of the neighboring kingdom. Zen insists that Shirayuki moves to his kingdom and so her journey to become a court herbalist begins!
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The manga inspired two anime seasons with the first airing in Japan in July of 2015 and the second season airing in January 2016. In Japan, the series is known as Akagami no Shirayuki-hime. The manga has been publishing in Japan since August of 2006 and is serialized in LaLa DX.