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Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales (白姫抄 Shirahimeshō?) is a manga anthology created by Clamp, a creative team made up by Satsuki Igarashi, Ageha Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi and Mokona.

The three stories revolve around Yuki-onna, a yōkai found in Japanese folklore.

Shirahime-Syo was released by Kobunsha in 1992, and re-released by Kadokawa Shoten in 2001.

Content

Garō no Yama (牙狼の山 Wolf Mountain?, "On Wolf Mountain")

Fubuki, a young girl, befriends a spirit wolf who has saved her from a pack of dogs. Complications ensue between the girl's mother and her newfound friend.

Kōri no Hana (氷の花 Flower of Ice?, "Flower of Ice")

A man leaves his lover, Kaya, waiting by an ice-cold lake. He returns years later, believing she will have found someone else and grown old, only to find her, frozen dead in the lake, unchanged from the day he left her.

Hiyoku no Tori (比翼の鳥 Wings Side-by-side?, "Happily Married Couple")

A soldier loses his way on a snowy mountainside while returning home to his fiancée. In his frustration, he shoots down two herons only to discover upon his eventual return home that the herons had been guiding him.

A man lost in a blizzard meets a yuki-onna and her spirit wolves. He asks her about the snow and her tears. (It is a reoccurring theme in the previous stories that it snows because a yuki-onna cries.) She explains to him that snow is not the result of a yuki-onna's tears, but the tears of children, before leaving with her spirit wolves.

Releases

Shirahime-Syo was published by Kobunsha under their Haru Pretty imprint on June 10, 1992 (ISBN 4-334-80161-7). A re-release on Kadokawa Shoten's Asuka Comics DX line happened on August 2001 (ISBN 4-04-853393-2).

The Snow Goddess Tales have been licensed and translated into English by Tokyopop. In 2007, it was licensed in Indonesia by M&C Comics.

External links

it:La principessa biancapl:Shirahime-Syotl:Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales

uk:Shirahime-Syo

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