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Akatsuki no Yona


Alternative Titles

English: Yona of the Dawn
Synonyms: Yona: The girl standing in the blush of dawn
Japanese: 暁のヨナ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2014 to Mar 24, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.201 (scored by 149,551 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #165
Members: 304,046
Favorites: 7,408
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Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Episodes 1-2 were previewed at a screening at Shinagawa Intercity Hall, Tokyo on September 28, 2014. Regular broadcasting began on October 7, 2014.

The voice cast of the anime adaption includes voice actors from the Drama CD adaptation of the manga, allowing them to reprise their old roles alongside new cast members.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yun
Main
Minagawa, Junko
Japanese
Zeno
Supporting
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Su-won
Supporting
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Japanese
Ao
Supporting
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Japanese
Ao
Supporting
Miyamoto, Mitsuru
Japanese

Staff

Yoneda, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Inotsume, Shinichi
Script, Series Composition, Screenplay
Shikata, Akiko
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Akatsuki no Yona (暁のヨナ)" by Kunihiko Ryo (eps 1-14)
#2: "Akatsuki no Hana (暁の華)" by Cyntia (eps 15-23)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Yoru (夜)" by vistlip (eps 1-14)
#2: "Akatsuki (暁)" by Akiko Shikata (eps 15-24)



More reviewsReviews

Jan 11, 2015
Chizuki (All reviews)
This is my first review :D

First of all , Akatsuki no yona where have you been all this time? Where have you been HIDING dammit!

Sound : Im specifically starting with this , because lets face it , the soundtrack is absolutely amazing in this anime. Starting with the opening , Its only instrumental! ( How much time has it been since we got AN INSTRUMENTAL OPENING?)and yet you don't skip it and listen to it every damn time. The second opening isnt as great but is still awesome!
( seriously it gives you chills everytime there's a fight/emotional moment and the traditional music goes in).

Story read more
Mar 25, 2015
JKinky88 (All reviews)
By the end of this show, you will love it, its really something worth your time. Out of many shows airing today this show is really something to look forward to each week, now it can be enjoyed in its full glory even though the show does need a second season, dammit. Akatsuki no Yona is definitly a show you won't forget.

At first, this show seems like your average run of the mill shoujo reverse harem, but by the end of the first episode as the story goes on, it seems to be more than that, its really a well written story which focuses on read more
Mar 27, 2015
AceLe (All reviews)
At some point in the show, Yona mentioned something about escaping from her bubble of a spoiled princess, learning about the difficulties of life and such. Ironically, this show never managed to escape from its bubble of a shoujo-pandering, unbearably sappy, politically shallow, purposeless mess of tropes and forced superficial development.

Beware of spoilers used as discussion points

Featuring a middle ages Korea kingdom apparently in turmoil; Yona stars as a completely clueless princess with already 2 incredibly hot young men who can’t resist to “protect” her. A coup occurred, for reasons still unclear after 24 episodes, killing the king and forcing Yona to take flight read more
Mar 24, 2015
henyome (All reviews)
What would you do if you lost everything to the one person you thought you cared about the most? Trust is easily extended when you live a sheltered life, and it makes the betrayal all that much more bitter of a pill to swallow. Yet it is not revenge that spurs on our heroine ultimately – for the line between love and hate is thin and the subsequent balancing act is, in the end, a chaotic mess of feelings too tangled and difficult to boil down to one simple word.

Rare is the series that introduces a seemingly weak and sheltered female lead, who undergoes great read more

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