FUNimation is digging into its summer 2015 anime season shows a bit more for some new material for their YouTube channel and that means some good stuff for the fans. The latest is an easily shareable version of the opening sequence from the series Snow White with the Red Hair. The opening is performed by Saori Hayami, the lead actress for the series, but unfortunately we don’t get any subtitles with it thanks to the always fun music rights issues that crop up. Still, it’s a visually appealing opening that you can get more from sometimes by watching it outside of the show itself.
The work comes from Sorata Akizuki which began back in 2006 in the LaLa magazine and has twelve volumes out so far. The series translates as Snow White with the Red Hair and will be produced by Studio Bones this year with Masahiro Ando directing based on the scripts by Dekao Akao. Kumiko Takahashi is on board as the character designer. Eyelis will be performing the ending song for the series.
The series is stars Saori Hayami as Shirayuki, Ryota Ohsaka as Zen, Jun Fukuyama as Raji Shenazard, Kaori Nazuka as Kiki Seiran, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Obi, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Mihaya, Yuichiro Umehara as Mitsuhide Roen, Akira Ishida as Izana, Yuko Kaida as Garack and Yuko Sanpei as Ryu.
Plot concept: 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.