Love. Fantasy. Romance.
These words describe the story of Akagami no Shirayukihime perfectly. The anime fans are waiting for almost four years to watch the next season. Here’s everything we know about Snow White With the Red Hair Season 3!
Snow White With the Red Hair, also famous as Akagami no Shirayukihime, is a Japanese romanticized anime series. This show, just like most of the anime, is based on a manga series of the same name. Sorata Akizuki, the famous manga writer and illustrator, has produced the manga. The first manga series was published on August 10, 2006.
After a long time, Bones Studio and Warner Bros. decided to make an anime tv series, and Snow White with The Red Hair debuted with its first season on July 7, 2015.
It was an instant success, and the viewers fell in love with the show, and soon the makers announced a second season. Akagami no Shirayukihime season 2 premiered a year later, on January 12, 2016.
Since 2016, there has been a long break, and the makers haven’t announced anything about season three. The viewers are getting impatient to find out what will happen next in season 3.
What Akagami no Shirayuki hime Is About?
Snow White focuses on a fictional world where the main events take place in two countries – Tanbarun and Clarines.
Akagami no Shirayukihime is a story of a cheerful girl named Shirayuki. She works as a pharmacist at a local apothecary in Tanbarun. While Shirayuki wants to live a peaceful life, her unique and gorgeous red hair attracts many men.
Eventually, Tanbarun’s vain prince, Raji Shenazard, got attracted to her beauty. The rest is a story of what happens when Shirayuki meets the prince and how they will get along.
The main reason why this anime is so popular is because of its title, as it’s similar to one of the famous stories by the Grimm brothers. Some people also think of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ when they hear ‘Snow White With The Red Hair.’ However, it only gets the title, and everything else is a unique story on its own.
For those who haven’t seen the anime, here’s what happened in the first two seasons of Snow White With the Red Hair!
The Synopsis Of Snow White With the Red Hair Season 1 and 2
In the first season, we saw that after getting attracted to Shirayuki, Prince Raji wanted her to become his mistress. Even if Shirayuki didn’t want to spend the rest of her life in the prince’s servitude, she couldn’t deny it since the prince’s order is a royal decree.
Being a strong woman, Shirayuki cut down most of her hair to dodge attention and tries to leave Tanbarun.
When she tries to flee and heads into a dark jungle, she meets a young man called Zen Wistaria, who was seemed poisoned. He must have had an apple which Prince Raji has poisoned to capture Shirayuki.
Shirayuki, being a herbalist, uses her knowledge of herbs and succeeds in curing Zen. The viewers come to know that Zen is a member of the royal family of Clarines, a neighboring country. With the help of his two friends, Kiki and Mitsuhide, Zen sneaked Shirayuki out on Tanbarun into his realm.
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To repay the obligation to Zen and his friends, Shirayuki clears an exam and becomes a court herbalist in Clarines. As the story proceeds, it follows Shirayuki’s efforts to start a new life in Clarines and Zen’s attempts to be a man worthy of being a ruler.
In the second season, Zen and Shirayuki start developing romantic feelings for each other and dreamed of having a better future. Things start changing with the couple when Prince Raji invited Zen’s elder brother, Crown Prince Izana, to Tanbarun for a diplomatic summit.
Being a member of the royal court of Clarines, Shirayuki is also bound to attend the meeting and has to stay in Prince Raji’s court for seven days.
While she worries that Prince Raji will recognize her, she also has to deal with a mysterious guy named Kazuki, desperate to ask her out for unknown reasons.
The first two seasons were quite popular among fans as it describes a romantic love story with many twists. Now, as the story is incomplete, the fans are eager to watch season 3.
Is Snow White With the Red Hair Season 3 Confirmed?
The production studio has released 24 episodes and an OVA in approximately one year of duration. The manga writer had issued 19 volumes to date. Hence, they have enough source material to animate and make the third season of Akagami no Shirayukihime. Besides, the manga series is continuing. So, there’s no reason to end the anime because of the shortage of reference material.
Even though there’s no official announcement regarding the renewal, we still expect Snow White With the Red Hair Season 3 as Zen and Shirayuki’s love story is not complete, and the anime needs one more season to wrap it up.
It is quite common to take long breaks between two seasons in the anime world. Many popular anime series such as Noragami and One Punch Man have taken long gaps before returning to the screens. But What is holding the producers from making the third season? Let’s try to find the answer in the next segment!
Why Are the Producers Delaying the Third Season?
There are a few reasons why an anime doesn’t get a sequel. One of them is the lack of resources, which this anime definitely have. It’s when we look into the profit that the makers have made from both seasons, we start seeing a clear picture.
According to sources, on average, Bones Studio usually spends $2 million on making. So, the chances for the renewal depend on the Blu-ray/DVD sales. We know that the second season got fan and critics’ admiration and love. Sadly, the studio didn’t make the expected share in the profit from the previous seasons and OVA.
Another reason for the delay or cancellation of Snow White With the Red Hair could be the busy schedule of Studio Bones. It is a well-known studio that is currently working on some major projects such as ‘Mob Psycho 100 Season 3’, ‘My Hero Academia Season 4’, and ‘Bungo Stray Dogs 3.’ And thus, the makers might not have time for this anime.
Akagami no Shirayukihime Season 3: Release Date
The production team hasn’t made any announcement about Snow White with the Red Hair Season 3. The loyal fans are still expecting the season to make its comeback with another romantic adventure.
However, the chances for is renewal are very low. It seems that the series has received positive reviews, but unfortunately, it couldn’t make enough profit for the producers. Still, there’s no confirmed news regarding the renewal or cancellation of the show.
We initially believed that we would hear something about the anime in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic might have caused some setbacks. If everything goes well for Snow White, the next season might arrive sometime in 2021.
What To Expect From Snow White With the Red Hair Season 3?
The viewers believe that the next season will continue the story where it ended in season 2. The new season will describe Shirayuki’s journey in the Kingdom of Clarines in the northern region. The Scholar District is renowned for its comprehensive knowledge because the people share and collect data about the herbs. Hence, with Ryuu, Shirayuki will research and discover new herbs.
During this, Shirayuki might see Prince Izana, who keeps a low profile in the Lilias Pavillion. She then will remember the first meeting she had with him, where he inquired about her relationship with Zen. On the other hand, the next arc reveals what Zen is up to. After his work, he goes into his chamber, and recalls Shirayuki’s touch, and misses her badly.
In the meantime, someone enters his room with the news that influences him to go to the northern territory. But the question is, what was in the news? Why did Zen decide to travel to the Northern region? We will have to watch the third season to find out the answer.
Let’s hope that the producers won’t disappoint the fans and announce Snow White With the Red Hair Season 3 soon. Till this happens, you can get the latest updates about your favorite anime and TV shows HERE!