Today’s anime mascot of the day is…!
Dokkoi from Those Snow White Notes!
ok im in the middle of terror in resonance and
THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HAS GOTTA STAY OUTTA THIS BRUH
Coming up next in Snow White Winter:
Another animated mockbuster version, Snow White and the Magic Mirror from UAV Entertainment, 1994.
Uchwycone pieskowe ślady tuż przed pracą w Lipkowie 🐾
a bird went for a walk and was joined by a small friend
My snowflake during winter ❄🌨
Perhaps I have to come to terms with the thought that all of my adult life up to this point has really been trying to recreate the feeling of profound serenity that is winter in animal crossing.
The Legend of Snow White (Shirayuki Hime no Densetsu in Japanese) is something unique among the many adaptations of the tale: a Snow White series. Co-produced by Japan's Tatsunoko Productions and Italy's Mondo TV, it expands the story into fifty-three half-hour episodes that aired from 1994 through 1995. Like its sister series, Cinderella Monogatari, it adds many new adventures and new characters to flesh out the action.
Beginning with the story of Snow White's birth, it follows the little princess as she lives an idyllic life, until her mother dies and her father King Conrad marries the sinister beauty Queen Chrystal. Then, when Snow White is twelve years old, King Conrad is forced to go to war, leaving the kingdom and his daughter in the hands of the Queen, who treats Snow White with disdain and increasingly confines her away from the world. But amid this hardship, she befriends the handsome young Prince Richard from a neighboring kingdom, secretly meeting him for horseback rides and walks until he's forced to go off to the war as well. At the same time, Queen Chrystal's magic mirror proclaims Snow White as the fairest in the land... and the rest, as they say, is history.
The dwarfs in this version are said to be the forest's immortal spirits of happiness, and they all have names and personalities, only slightly reminiscent of their Disney counterparts: Boss (the leader), Woody (the gruff, quiet carpenter), Gourmet (the amiable cook), Vet (the timid one, who can talk to animals), Goldie (the brash, grouchy one), Chamomile (an expert in medicinal plants), and Jolly (the childlike youngest dwarf, who develops a crush on Snow White). But they're not the only friends Snow White makes. Over the course of the series, she and the dwarfs find many other allies, both human and of various fanciful species. Probably the most prominent of these are the goblins led by Prince Gobby, who start out as enemies but later become friends, and Jack, a mischievous teenage boy who also falls in love with Snow White and who turns out not to be human, but the fey Prince of the Forest. Snow White also has three faithful pets – a dog named Milk, a cat named Pocket and a dove named Cucu – and every now and then she reunites with Prince Richard, who ultimately comes into his own as a heroic warrior. Even the genie in the magic mirror has a name, Speck, and his own love interest, a female genie named Mylarka who dwells inside a magic sword.
Naturally, the plot is expanded as well as the cast of characters, with a wide array of adventures for Snow White and her friends that the Brothers Grimm never thought of. Some of these are confined to just one episode: for example, when Snow White is accidentally turned into a rabbit by her pets, or when she and the dwarfs fly on the fluff of giant dandelions and accidentally float to the palace of the cruel Ice Queen. Others are multi-episode arcs: for example, when Snow White accompanies Jolly on the "initiation quest" that all young dwarfs undergo, or when Queen Chrystal sends an evil fog spirit to possess the goblins and make them attack the dwarfs. The series format also allows room for all three of the Queen's attempts on Snow White's life: first a venomous snake that she magically disguises as a sash (this replaces the suffocating bodice), then the poisoned comb, and finally the poisoned apple. All of these require more elaborate magic to revive Snow White than just removing the deadly object, however, which expands the action even further. We also see more character development than in other adaptations. Snow White and Prince Richard's romance is one of the best developed versions of this particular fairy tale love story (though undoubtedly some fans of the series would rather see her paired with the Peter Pan-like Jack), and Snow White herself grows steadily in wisdom and courage, to the point that she sees through Chrystal's last disguise but eats the apple as a self-sacrifice to free the forest from a spell, then remains an active presence in spirit form.
Perhaps the biggest twist of all comes with the reveal that Queen Chrystal isn't naturally evil: she's possessed by a beauty-obsessed demon, who now plans to abandon her aging body and possess Snow White instead. The climax consists of Prince Richard battling this demon, aided by Snow White's spirit, to restore not only Snow White to life, but Chrystal to her true self.
The series has been dubbed into various languages and received two different English subs, one British and one American. The US dub, which can be watched in full on YouTube, has one interesting quirk: for some reason, after the first fifteen episodes, the voice actors were entirely recast, sometimes giving the characters very different voices than before. For example, the dwarf Chamomile changes from a stereotypical hippie/stoner (because he works with medicinal plants, ha ha ha) into a nerdy scientist.
This is far from a traditional version of Snow White. But it's definitely an engaging expansion of the story, fleshing it out into a series full of color and creativity. I highly recommend it to fairy tale lovers!
Taken sometime after I got them from the CAM.
Techwear-flavoured Lena showing off the snow in the backyard (which ended up being twice what we got in our last big storm back in 2014!!). 😱
Rainbow High Cheer Jade with custom cheek blush.
Winter Forrest Calm by Nino Kera
man i miss spring and summer so much
KYOUKA IZUMI HEADCANONS
Guys why do I feel like Kyouka would just really like photography. Like she'd go around and take pictures of the most random things but her pictures would always be like absolutely perfect. Atsushi would totally save up to buy her a camera if he found out she liked photography and she'd go around the agency taking pictures of Kenji's plants and ranpo's sweet wrappers and the coffee stains on yosano's desk but all the pictures are so aesthetically pleasing that the agency just keep them on a pinboard in the office.