Snow White (スノーホワイト), also known by her real name Koyuki Himekawa (姫河小雪), is one of the main protagonists of Magical Girl Raising Project, Magical Girl Raising Project: JOKERS, Magical Girl Raising Project: ACES, and Magical Girl Raising Project: QUEENS.
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In QUEENS, affected by Puk Puck's power, she became the main combat force in Puk's Faction.
As a human, Koyuki has short, dark brown hair. She has a long fringe which almost reaches her eyes. She usually wears a dark brown-and-white bow on the left side above her ear. She has brown-shaded eyes, and is fair-skinned.
As a Magical Girl, her hair length remains the same, but the color becomes a very pale pink (described in the Light Novels as "Platinum Blonde").
She wears a dark brown hair band with a giant unbloomed cherry blossom on her left, with a dark brown ribbon, similar to her human version, and some bloomed cherry blossoms on the right side of her hairband.
She has light tan eyes, and is also fair-skinned.
She wears a white schoolgirl uniform with a dark brown ribbon and lines. The sleeves of her costume reach her elbow, and there is a red-colored band on the left sleeve. She wears gloves which are lengthened from her elbow to her hand.
On her dress, there is a gold chain. There are also two long ribbons adorned with cherry blossoms, on the back side of her costume.
She wears a miniskirt which is gray and white in color.
Her shoes are knee-length and are white in color with dark brown stripes. There is something resembling a sky-blue wing on each shoe.
Unmarked (Arc 1)
Snow White is an idealistic magical girl. Being a fan of magical-girl shows since she was a little girl, she had a very naive mindset when it comes to magical girls and how they should act.
Her ideology as a magical girl is based solely around helping people. She believes magical girls exist only to help others, and as a result, was very reluctant when the Elimination Games were revealed to be a survival game.
When other magical girls resorted to fighting each other, Snow White remained true to her belief of helping others, and in almost all cases refused to try to get into conflict with other magical girls, preferring to focus on helping people in need instead.
Snow White is a very active Magical Girl and finds time in her daily life to do as many magical-girl activities as she can.
After Unmarked (Arc 1)
After the events of the first Arc, Snow White is no longer the idealistic magical girl she used to be, and has become jaded with what she has seen. She shows little to no remorse towards any magical girl who threatens the lives of people, also known as rogue magical girls. Her activeness from before is maintained, yet it's now focused on hunting down these rogue magical girls instead. Due to her effectiveness in arresting rogue magical girls, she has been nicknamed the Magical Girl Hunter, and rogue magical girls will usually surrender at the sight of her.
Snow White remains efficient, and hides her emotions very well, especially during the times when she has to fight. Rarely does she show any signs of weakness when dealing with the enemy, and no matter how she feels inside, she will not let it show outside.
She is also a lot more willing to fight, however, she doesn't fight unnecessarily. Snow White will still look for a peaceful solution. However, should things turn sour, Snow White will not hesitate to fight if challenged.
Snow White is also willing to take important documents from the Land of Magic officials without consent, but only when she absolutely needs them for information, such as when she needed to know who Keek's mentor was. But Snow White is not usually a thief, as she usually gets information when reading people's minds.
Snow White avoids working together with other magical girls, for fear of being unable to protect them, but also because she can't bring herself to opening up to others, in case she may lose them.
As shown during QUEENS, Snow White has a very low opinion of herself. She does not consider herself to be the "ideal Magical Girl" and savior that everyone seems to believe that she is. She even seems to despise being praised by others.
Snow White believed that she no longer cared about her own life. During JOKERS, when she believed that she was going to die, she was fine with it. However, during Aces, she discovered that some part of her still feared death. She realized that she was willing to accept death when the times comes, but isn't looking to die. However, this isn't because she cared about herself, but because she feared what would happen to those she sought to protect if she wasn't there anymore.
Snow White, when not hunting down rogue magical girls, is actually a friendly person, as she accepted Marika Fukuroi's invitation to chat and eat cake. When they met, she smiled and put her halberd away, as she knew Marika wasn't a threat in any way.
In her real life, she still maintains her Koyuki persona and does her best to act like how she was before the events of Arc 1 towards her real-life friends. She was shown to be friendly towards her childhood friend Akari, as they were laughing and reminiscing about old times.
To hear the voices of anyone under distress.
Snow White's powers allow her to hear the inner voices of people in distress. The cause of distress doesn't matter—only that the person is currently mentally stressed. The range of the ability is also variable and is dependent on the situation and the person's condition. However, it is possible for one to hide their thoughts from Snow White's magic during this stage.
After Unmarked (Arc 1)
Snow White's magic develops further after intense training. Her powers now allow her not only to hear the voices of people in distress, but also to pinpoint a person's distressed thoughts.
In this advanced version, she possesses a form of fear-based mind reading, wherein the fears, nervousness, and negative thoughts of a person can be heard by Snow White. She can also focus this on one person, being able to find things such as information that they don't wish to share, or weaknesses that she could exploit. This ability also helps her during combat, as Snow White is able to read her opponent's next move before they launch it. This allows her to seemingly move one step ahead of her opponents, as they are now technically thinking their moves aloud to her and creates a feedback loop.
4-Dimensional Bag: A Magical Item that allows you to store a variety of items, regardless of size. The bag itself is small and portable, but its contents are large.
Rabbit's Foot (Former): A Magical Item that grants good luck to the owner when they're in a pinch. However, it's quite unclear as to how it will manifest.
Ruler: A Magical Item. Similar to a halberd, it's a weapon with a blade length of 30 centimeters and handle length of 1 meter. It is completely unbreakable and indestructible. Formerly owned by Swim Swim, who named it Ruler.
Fire Scimitar: Princess Inferno's unique scimitar that emits a high temperature. The weapon emits heat that can evaporate a large amount of water in an instant and is strong enough to inflict damage to other magical girls. After Princess Inferno's death, Snow White possessed it and stored it in the 4-Dimension Bag.
Koyuki Himekawa and Souta Kishibe were childhood friends, both of which loved and admired magical girls since they were little. Koyuki was the only one with whom Souta could talk about magical girls while they were kids, and thus grew very close over their love for magical girls. Unfortunately, during middle school, they moved away from each other, and Snow White even expressed her desire to talk to him about magical girls again.
When they met again as magical girls, their relationship was rekindled, and they decided to become partners, and protect N-City together. Snow White is shown to be happy that they could meet again, and even happier that they both were able to become magical girls.
After La Pucelle's death, Snow White is shown to become extremely depressed and upset over the loss of her childhood friend. From then on, Snow White showed a lot more fear for her own safety without her friend around, even attempting to use her lifespan to buy a weapon.
After surviving the events of Unmarked (Arc 1), Snow White blamed herself for La Pucelle death, as she wasn't strong enough and needed her to protect herself. She thus vowed to get stronger so no one would ever need to protect her again. Snow White wants to live up to image of the "ideal Magical Girl" that he had in her, which is what drove her to become the Magical Girl Hunter. Years later, Snow White still struggles to cope with La Pucelle's death.
Snow White first met Hardgore Alice as Ako Hatoda and helped her find her key.
When two first met each other as Magical Girls, Snow White was scared of her, believing Alice had come to steal her Candies. This fear only intensified when she saw her murder Magicaloid 44, even though this was done to protect her. Snow White was terrified of Alice because a combination of her scary appearance, the creepy way she acted and the gore she causes when she fights.
When Alice gave Snow White the Lucky Rabbit's Foot, Snow White intended to return it, wanting to have nothing to do with Alice. However, when Alice requested to become her partner, Snow White agreed, but only because she was too scared of her to refuse.
Snow White dislike towards Alice finally reached a boiling point when it was announced that the remaining Magical Girls will be cut to four. She began ranting how there were no real Magical Girls left, but Alice tried to convince her that that was not the case. This caused Snow White to lash out against Alice; she forced her to take back the Rabbit's Foot and then left her.
Snow White met Alice one last time, as Ako, when the latter was dying. Snow White was shocked upon learning Alice's true identity and that her motivation was to repay her. Snow White took the Rabbit's Foot when Ako begged her to at least accept it. She could then do nothing but watch as Ako passed away in her arms.
Afterwards, Snow White ended up hating herself for how terribly she misjudged and mistreated Alice. After surviving the events of Unmarked (Arc 1), Snow White blamed herself for Alice's death, as she wasn't strong enough and needed her to protect herself. She thus vowed to get stronger so no one would ever need to protect her again. Snow White wants to live up to image that Alice saw in her, which is what drove her to become the Magical Girl Hunter. Years later, Snow White still struggles to cope with Alice's death.
Snow White first met Ripple when the latter requested a meeting with her. Upon finding out that Ripple intended to kill Swim Swim, Snow White tried to talk her out of it, but was unable to. Ripple then told Snow White that she had secretly always admired her, shocking the latter. When she believed that Ripple was dead after her battle with Swim Swim, Snow White was devastated.
After the events of Unmarked (Arc 1), being the only survivors, Snow White and Ripple gained a very close, almost sisterly relationship. However, the two were ultimately unable to see eye-to-eye. When Snow White expressed her newfound desire to hunt down rogue Magical Girls, Ripple talked her out of it, and when Ripple refused to train her, the two got into an argument. Still, Snow White was left in tears after her fight with Ripple, showing just how close the two had become.
In a way, their viewpoints from before Unmarked (Arc 1) have been reversed, with the sociable Snow White now trying to hide her emotions, and becoming ruthless and aggressive, while the ruthless and aggressive Ripple, who always tried to hide her emotions, now tries to become more sociable.
After the events of Unmarked (Arc 1), Snow White and Ripple became partners for a while, hunting rogue Magical Girls together. However, at some point Snow White cut herself off from Ripple, not wanting to lose her as well. Ripple would frequently send messages, but Snow White would ignore them.
Still it was shown that Snow White cared deeply about Ripple. During Limited, she traveled all the way to B-City when she heard that she was part an investigation team sent to apprehend a dangerous assassin. When Ripple went missing after the events of Limited, Snow White spent weeks looking for her. When she received the news that Ripple was reportedly been killed during the incident, Snow White fell into despair.
When Ripple suddenly appeared before her during the events of ACES, Snow White was overjoyed upon seeing her alive, and embraced her. However, when Ripple killed Sachiko, betraying the trust she had in her, Snow White slipped into a depression.
After the events of QUEENS, Snow White goes on a mission to find both Ripple and Fal again, whether Ripple liked it or not.
Sumire is one of Koyuki Himekawa's friends.
Yoshiko Yoshinoura is one of Koyuki Himekawa's friends.
Sari is one of Koyuki Himekawa's friends.
After the events in Unmarked, Pythie Frederica mentors Snow White. Pythie has a fondness for Snow White, calling her cute and blushing when thinking about her, though Snow White feels the opposite after she attacked Ripple.
After the events of Restart, Fal became Snow White's mascot. The two have a lot in common and care about each other a lot, Fal even comparing his care for Snow White to Pfle's care for Shadow Gale. After the events of QUEENS, Snow White goes on a quest to try to find Fal again.
Snow White was sent to negotiate with Keek during the event of Restart.
Shadow Gale gave Snow White Pfle's memory at the end of JOKERS.
Flame Flamey is one of the rogue magical girls who was hunted down by Snow White.
Both Princess Deluge and Snow White were involved in and survived the incident in JOKERS.
Princess Inferno and Snow White were childhood friends before JOKERS. After Inferno's death, Snow White kept her scimitar in her 4-Dimension Bag.
After the events in JOKERS, Marika Fukuroi and Snow White start to get close due to their shared experience. Marika is also Snow White's biology teacher.
Snow White received Puk Puck's request in rescuing Premium Sachiko.
Snow White partnered with Uluru during ACES. Uluru decides to follow Snow White after the events of QUEENS.
Snow White partnered with Premium Sachiko during ACES.
Snow White partnered with Sorami Nakano during ACES.
- Snow White's real name, Koyuki Himekawa, roughly translates to "River Princess" (姫 Princess and 河 River), and "Snow", or "Light Snow" (小雪 Snow ).
- Despite her hair being portrayed and described as pink in JOKERS, ACES, and the Anime adaptation, in the 1st Arc and Restart, her hair color has been described as "Platinum Blonde".
- In the Anime, Snow White is a fan of the in-universe Anime Cutie Healer. A character from the show, Dark Cutie, is an actual Magical Girl.
- In the First Character Popularity Vote, Snow White ranked #1.
- In Fanbook 1, Snow White has the following stat:
Physical Ability: 1/5
Communication Skill: 3/5
Magic Rarity: 3/5
Magic Experience: 1/5
Mental Strength: 2/5
Physical Ability: 4/5
Communication Skill: 4/5
Magic Rarity: 3/5
Magic Experience: 4/5
Mental Strength: 4/5
|Snow White - Ripple - La Pucelle - Top Speed|
|Team Ruler||Ruler - Swim Swim - Tama - Minael - Yunael|
|Nemurin - Calamity Mary - Magicaloid 44 - Sister Nana - Weiss Winterprison - Cranberry, The Forest Musician - Hardgore Alice|
|Non-Participants||Fav - Pythie Frederica|
|Team Clantail||Pechka - Clantail - Rionetta - Miyokata Nonako|
|Team Daisy||Magical Daisy - Nokko-chan - @NyanNyan - Yumenoshima Genopsycho|
|Team Bell||Detick Bell - Lapis Lazuline - Melville - Cherna Mouse|
|Team Pfle||Pfle - Shadow Gale - Masked Wonder|
|Non-participants||Keek - Fal - Palette - Snow White|
|Pure Elements||Princess Deluge - Princess Inferno - Princess Tempest - Princess Quake - Prism Cherry|
|Foreign Affair Division||Lady Proud - Umbrain|
|Freelancers||Filuru - Uttakatta - Kafuria|
|Information Bureau||Grim Heart - Shufflin|
|Others||Snow White - Fal - Marika Fukuroi - Styler Mimi - Stuntchica|
|Non-participants||7753 - Pfle - Shadow Gale - Pythie Frederica|
|Team Puk||Snow White - Uluru- Premium Sachiko - Sorami Nakano - Fal|
|Team Pfle||Pfle - Shadow Gale - Patricia|
|Secret Team||Dark Cutie - Monoshiri Mi-Chan- Glassianne|
|Team Osk||CQ Angel Hammer - Shufflin Ⅱ|
|Team Deluge||Princess Deluge - Blue Bell Candy - Armor Arlie|
|Others||Ripple - Pythie Frederica- Puk Puck - The First Lapis Lazuline|
|Team Puk||Puk Puck - Snow White - Shadow Gale - Armor Arlie|
|Team Osk||Lethe - CQ Angel Hammer - Shufflin Ⅱ|
|Examination Division||Mana - Uluru|
|Human Resources Division||Pfle - Dark Cutie - Glassianne - Princess Deluge - Blue Bell Candy|
|Others||Fal - Yoshioka - The First Lapis Lazuline|
|Land of Magic|
|Drama CD Characters|
|Magical Girl Raising Porject in Dreamland||Nemurin - Beautiful Calamity Mary - -Snow White - La Pucelle - Pfle - Shadow Gale - Detick Bell - Lapis Lazuline - Rain Pou - Postarie - Marika Fukuroi - Ideal Snow White - Ideal Pfle - Ideal Shadow Gale - Ideal Detick Bell - Ideal Lapis Lazuline - Ideal Rain Pou - Ideal Postarie - Ideal Marika Fukuroi|
|The Wall Between Me and You||Sister Nana - Weiss Winterprison - Ideal Sister Nana - Ideal Weiss Winterprison|
|The Two Monsters Final Battle in the Dream City||Swim Swim - Sonia Bean - Ideal Ruler - Ideal Pukin|