Yona of the Dawn

Akatsuki no Yona

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Princess Yona lives a life of luxury and ease, completely sheltered from the problems of the seemingly peaceful Kingdom of Kouka; however, the sudden murder of the king and betrayal of her beloved cousin Su-won places Yona's life in mortal peril. Forced to escape only with Son Hak, who is both her childhood friend and bodyguard, the naïve princess soon discovers that Kouka is not the idyllic place she envisioned it to be. Poverty, strife, and corruption run rampant, making reclaiming the throne nothing more than a wishful fantasy given the kingdom's current state. Based on the popular manga of the same name by Mizuho Kusanagi, Akatsuki no Yona follows Princess Yona on a coming-of-age adventure as she faces the harsh realities of her kingdom. With only a mysterious legend to guide her, Yona must discover a way to restore Kouka to its former glory while being pursued relentlessly by the forces of the new King of Kouka.

User Rating: 4.4 ( 13 votes)


English: Yona of the Dawn
Japanese: 暁のヨナ
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2014 to Mar 24, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Producers: VAP, Hakusensha, AT-X, Delfi Sound, Marvelous AQL, Tokyo MX, Age Global Networks, Docomo Anime Store, Top-Insight International
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: Dual Audio


Kazuhiro Yoneda – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yukio Nagasaki – Sound Director
Takashi Andou – Episode Director
Shinichi Inotsume – Script, Series Composition, Screenplay
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Akatsuki no Yona (暁のヨナ)” by Kunihiko Ryo (eps 1-14)
OP2: “Akatsuki no Hana (暁の華)” by Cyntia (eps 15-23)
ED1: “Yoru (夜)” by vistlip (eps 1-14)
ED2: “Akatsuki (暁)” by Akiko Shikata (eps 15-24)

Episode List

01: The Princess Yona
02: Torn Bonds
03: The Distant Sky
04: The Wind Clan
05: Howl
06: Red Hair
07: God’s Will
08: The Chosen Door
09: Shaking Resolve
10: Anticipation
11: The Dragon’s Claw
12: Blindfolded Dragon
13: Echoing Fear
14: Light
15: To a New Land
16: War Games
17: The Pirates of Awa
18: Ties
19: The Senjuso Test
20: Chain of Courage
21: Spark
22: The Night History Is Made
23: Morning of Promise
24: From Now On



This show needs a season 2.


The growth of the MC is done incredibly. The art and colours used are beautiful as well as the music. Everything about this is top notch.


While I wish there was a second season, Yona still delivers a fantastic protagonist, cast of characters, antagonist, and some great arcs.


Carried by its fantastic main heroine, the most tragic thing about this fantasy adventure is that it ended just before it became great.


I love it! It’s funny and the female protagonist gets a lot of character development. (Plus, who can resist Hak?)


Beautiful, pretty characters and story. Cut off before its time and needs a second season.


short but good. for more awesomeness + yona as a badass after all the initial character development in the anime, read the manga.


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