This weeks episode told the story of the fairest one in the land, yes it was none other than Snow White. The twist in this version was that she had red hair. The episode began with our heroine picking various plants from the forest, perhaps she wanted to make something from them. Shortly after, a bell in the distance was heard so undoubtedly she was late for an appointment. As she ran home, her glistening red hair signifies her unique attribute.
The next scene introduced what only could be assumed to be Prince Charming. He seemed to think very highly of himself as he prepared for possible morning rituals. Along side him was his attendant who seemed to not be amused with the attitude of the prince. The episode pans back to Snow White, and she was working in a small shop in the village. When the village was first shown, it looked like the little town from the Disney film, Beauty and the Beast. Snow White runs the shop with her grandparents, and they sell herbs and spices.
A soldier suddenly appeared at the door, weapon drawn, seemingly to give bad news. He might have been a tax collector or something. That night, she makes a certain mixture to help her plight and cut her hair. She left in the night and took the next horse drawn carriage out of town. She arrived at a large house and knocked on the door, no one seemed to be home. The next morning she meets a young man in fancy clothing, which mystifies her. He was with a few other boys. They asked her why she was there, and she told them.
The boy in fancy clothing had a sword that Snow White hurt her self on, she put some cream on it and was instantly healed. She must make these special creams, medicine, and potions. Her and the boy started to spend time together. It seemed that the man in the beginning was Prince Charming, but the boy in the fancy clothes was thought to be more of the lover candidate. She shared her true purpose for leaving home, and what her plan was. The boy only laughed at her.
After their walk, they return to the boy’s large home and they see a basket of apples left outside. The note inside the basket of apples seemed ominous. Snow White picked up and examined an apple. The boy takes a bite of the apple, and instantly he falls to the ground unconscious. He may be dead. The soldier from the beginning appears, and her hiding place was found.
Snow White is brought before the Prince, and he scolds her for fleeing town. He revealed his plan for her, and she was shocked. Prince charming turned out to be the villain in this story, and Snow White slaps him. Suddenly the boy in the fancy clothes barges in and brandishes his sword and has a brief fight with the prince. The apple’s effect did not have lasting damage after all. They save Snow White from the prince’s clutches. The prince is shocked his plans are foiled. As the the final move before they all leave, Snow White gives the prince the poison apple. They all returned to the big house in the woods, and there they were relieved to have resolution. And the boy in the fancy clothes asked Snow White to stay, and she accepted.
Overall this episode was not very exciting and straight forward. Perhaps the story might develop overtime, but of course only the first episode of the series will ever be watched, as always, in the original Japanese. I hope next week, Lusipurr will provide an episode that will be more exciting. For the readers, if you have suggestions for episodes to be watched in the future, please post in the comments. Until next time, Excelsior!