A second preview offers the latest look at this summer's TV anime adaptation of Sorata Akizuki's 2007, ongoing shoujo manga Akagami no Shirayukihime/Snow White with Red Hair. Masahiro Ando (Hanasaku Iroha, Sword of the Stranger) will be directing the Bones production with Deko Akao (Noragami) writing and Kumiko Takahashi (Cardcaptor Sakura, Witch Hunter Robin) on character design.
The series will bne debuting on networks such as Tokyo MX on July 6th. FUNimation simulcasting it North America,
The manga was originally serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa DX from 2006 to 2011, then moved to LaLa in November 2011. 13 tankobon volumes are currently available. The story follows a girl with red hair, named Shirayuki (means White Snow in Japanese), who initially lives in Tanbarun. The Prince of the kingdom, Raji Shenazard orders her to be his concubine because of her unusual hair color. She escapes to the neighboring kingdom of Clarinesa, then encounters a boy named Zen in the woods. She soon learns that he is the second prince of the kingdom.
23-year-old voice actress Saori Hayami, best known as Ayase Aragaki in Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni
Kawaii Wake ga Nai and Miho Azuki in Bakuman. is set to play Shirayuki. She will also make her solo
singer debut with the OP song for the anime, "Yasashii Kibou" (Tender Hope). Her debut convention live
will be live-broadcasted on Nico Nico Live from 20:00 on May 29.
Main voice cast:
Shirayuki: Saori Hayami (Ayase Aragaki in Oreimo)
Zen Wistalia: Ryota Oosaka (Haruto Tokishima in Valvrave the Liberator)
Mitsuhide Lowen: Yuichiro Umehara (Wakasa in Orenchi no Furo Jijou)
Kiki Seiran: Kaori Nazuka (Subaru in .hack//Sign)
Obi: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Eiji Niizuma in Bakuman.)
Ryuu: Yuuko Sanpei (Nozomi Yumehara/Cure Dream in Yes! PreCure 5)
Raji Shenazard: Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
Mihaya: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Mikado Ryugamine in Durarara!!)
Izana Wistalia: Akira Ishida (Athrun Zala in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed)
Garack Gazelt: Yuko Kaida (Shimei Ryomou in Battle Vixens)