Akatsuki no Yona

Yona of the Dawn

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Synonyms: Yona: The girl standing in the blush of dawn
Japanese: 暁のヨナ
English: Yona of the Dawn
German: Akatsuki No Yona: Prinzessin der Morgendämmerung
Spanish: Akatsuka no Yona: Yona of the Dawn
French: Yona: Princesse de l'Aube
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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: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.031 (scored by 405385405,385 users)
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Ranked: #5602
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Popularity: #204
Members: 829,726
Favorites: 15,869

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The kingdom of Kouka is blessed with a beautiful princess whose childlike innocence charms all who come across her. Named Yona, she has grown up sheltered in the royal palace, shielded from any danger that may befall her. However, all good things must come to an end.

Yona's perfect world comes crashing down when a heinous act of treason threatens to erase all that she holds dear, including her birthright as the princess of Kouka. Left with no one to trust but her childhood friend and loyal bodyguard Son Hak, she is forced to flee the palace. Faced with the perils of surviving in the wild with a target on her back, Yona realizes that her kingdom is no longer the safe haven it once was.

Free from the shackles of naivety, Yona vows to do everything in her power to become strong enough to crush her enemies. With Hak by her side, she must piece together the remains of an ancient legend that might be the key to reclaiming her kingdom from those who conspired to steal it from her.

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

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Minagawa, Junko


Shimono, Hiro


Kobayashi, Yuusuke


Yamamoto, Nozomi


Miyamoto, Mitsuru


Tominaga, Yoshihiko
Yoneda, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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)

Ending Theme

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


Sep 11, 2023
Give the show a chance. Let it pull you in and you wont regret it. I say it's pretty mild for an adult but I would rate it moderate for teens due to lots of sexual comments, advances and it covers a topic later in the season that is all too real but often overlooked today. We are romantics but love a good fight seen and comedy. This show not only had those but pretty great character development for what was shown. The art style was also pretty darn good. IT NEEDS ANOTHER SEASON in order to complete the character development. It is absolutely outrageous ...
Jun 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Lend me your ears, my pack! I've got a tale to tell that's worth more than a silver moon on a clear night. It's your frosty friend, Kiba Snowpaw here, ready to run through another anime review. Today, we're venturing into a world of feudal kingdoms, breath-taking landscapes, and one princess's journey from despair to empowerment. Prepare for a glorious sunrise as we tackle 'Akatsuki no Yona' or as we know it in the west, 'Yona of the Dawn.'

Now, I don't know about you, but every so often, I fancy a good ol' princess story. Not the "damsel in distress waiting for prince charming" kind ...
Aug 27, 2023
If you go into this with high expectations you'll be very disappointed. The story is extremely weak and the show barely progresses anywhere.

The show picks up from episode 6 then goes back down after episode 21, at times the individual episodes are very enjoyable; the art is great, some of the action scenes are great and a fraction of the main cast are very entertaining to watch.

other times it is painfully cringey and nonsensical. To think anyone would have any sympathy for a two faced murderous liar that ordered for them to be captured and forced into marriage/killed.

wild story man. only watch this if ...

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