Whilst the similarities between the two are largely superficial, the short gap between their airing dates and period piece shoujo anime (complete with princes and sword fights) revolving around red-headed heroines not being terribly common still makes this recommendation obvious. Even without mentioning the cutting of hair.
What is most striking about the two is the very similar yet contrasting approaches of their adaptations. Akatsuki has a vibrant Korean period piece design, complete with an 'Ancient Asia' classical-style soundtrack. The world-building is also strong. Akagami has something of a medieval Europe design with a 'fairy-tale' bright colour palette and a 'magical' classical-style soundtrack. Both series absorb the viewer into the atmosphere created by the combination of period piece design and music.
The plots do differ considerably, though: Akatsuki is built around a princess being betrayed and is revenge-driven as a man/dragon-harem gathers to protect her. Akagami, meanwhile, is a more relaxing 'red-headed herbalist girl x prince' series, with some action but that not being the main focus. read more
Let's just get the obvious out of the way here, both female leads have red hair and that seems to be one of the defining traits of their character to many. However, both lead women are pushed out of their homes either by a coup in Yona or an insistent prince in Shiraiyuki where they are pushed out into the world to find there place.
While Yona is about a royal princess learning about the state of her world and the true role of a ruler, Shiraiyuki has the same themes to a lesser extent showcased in side character Raj as well as the other princes.
While Yona is more quest plotline-oriented, both shows actually have some okay romance as well, but more so in Shiraiyuki. read more
Darkness & Light, since always these two elements have never been the same thing but one was "completing" the other: that's what i think about Akatsuki no Yona & Akagami no ShirayukiHime. Let me explain better: Yona could be seen as a "darker" version of ShirayukiHime and viceversa; ShirayukiHime could be seen as a "lighter" version of Yona.
Let's start from the main fact here that the stories are definitely different from one another: in AnY we see a princess who's been betrayed and her reign has been overthrown therefor she's temporarily on the run in order to gather her strenght and companions and come back to take her revenge and to bring back some order to her homecountry; on the other side in AnSH we've been introduced to a honest and bright girl who's been studying hard in order to become a proper herbalist (or healer if you prefer) and along her life, during the leave from her country, she encounters a prince who will bring her in a whole "brand new world" to her and so the story begins.. See? The stories have definitely nothing to do with eachother, but still i think these two series keep having some common grounds:
- having mentioned above a tip of the plots, despite the clearly different stories we could still say that the beginning for Yona and Shirayuki starts in the very same way, meaning with them escaping from their own country, for different reasons tho.
- if we want to go ahead already and speak by appearence, which is the very first thing that strikes out and come to mind, yes, both heroines have red hair, which is an element of a certain importance throughout the story, and ironically enough both get to cut their hair for a reason or another
- both have a royal scenery and royal characters among the main ones, and all that's brought with them; although AnY's kingdom's style reminds more of an ancient chinese-type while AnSH's kingdom recalls more the european type-style.
- being both series tagged as "Shojo" we can largely expect -or anyway some- pretty cool romance scenes and great love stories (or heartbreaks?)
- both girls, despite being phisically somewhat weak, are very strong-willed and determined to do whatever it takes in order to protect their loved ones and to do the right thing
- all of the characters in both titles are very likeable, with interesting personalities and well developed backgrounds
- both stories can get serious, however Yona is on a different level when it comes to that and can get "darker" as i slightly mentioned before, with serious situations and die-or-live decisions; as well, both series can also be "lighter" with comical gags or anyway funny scenes, on this instead AnSH can show more than AnY. That's why i first spoke about "Darkness and light", that's what i was refering to.
Being titled Shirayuki Hime (translated as Snow White) the story starts as a totally revisited version of the well known fairy tale, at least at first, so i think that's why AnSH can be a more cheerful than AnY, because it has a more "Fairy Tale"-like vibe.
- both series have a splendid art syle and bright colors, also let's not forget both of the amazing casts that give life to our characters, absolutly won't let you disappointed.
Ok, that's it. I hope i made my point clear and i hope you will enjoy them because i personally did! Quite a lot!
What else is left to say? If you liked one of them, despite keeping in mind that the stories differs not that little, i truly think that you might easily like the another as well!
The heroines are physically fragile and delicate but mentally determined, spirited and strong-minded. Although their social status aren't the same, most can comprehend the heroines are able to give almost the same feeling towards the viewers.
The shows have almost identical genres and give the same sensation when you watch either of them. The artwork is splendid and has not failed to disappoint any viewers seeking for high graphical pictures.
To conclude, this two shows could be a pair. If you like either one, you may like the other one as well.
The anime's are similar to each other in which the female lead both have a unique hair color of red which is a rare sight for many and are strong willed females. Also, they both were chased out of their home and are targeted by others but along the way they meet other companions who protects them.
The difference between these anime is the plot. In Akagami, she's being targeted for her unique red hair while in Akatsuki she's being targeted by the empire of which she's the princess to however her father was killed by someone she knew and has taken over but she along with the male lead escape therefore he's after her to stop her from revealing he has killed the king to take the throne. read more
Both heroines may look weak physically, but they exhibit mental determination, perseverance and resilience and embody genuine strength. They emancipate themselves from political restrictions, strive for improvement and thrive for strength. Both shows have unique fantasy settings, great world building, and conspicuous characterisation. The studios do a great job in the art-style and visuals and both look gorgeous.
I really enjoy both of these stories, and they have many similarities~
1) Both have strong female leads
2) The female leads both have to work to prove themselves
3) There are political restraints, and antagonists in the series.
4) Both take place in past times, Akatsuki no Yona seeming to take place in old Korea, and Akagami no Shirayuki-hime taking place in what I assume to be old England.
5) Both are at least somewhat of reverse harems
6) Both have phenomenal art styles
7) Involve life threatening conflicts
8) Both mains have unusually red hair
Both involve a rare redheaded girl who cuts her hair and escapes a bad situation and finds a group of warriors, including some kind of bodyguard (Hak in Yona)/protector (Zen in Shirayukihime) who they fall in love with along the way, as well as a strong focus on characters and character development, with a cast of interesting, lovable characters. Both heavily involve politics and royalty, and a reverse harem, though it's less obvious in Shirayukihime. Yona focuses more on action/adventure and fantasy where Shirayukihime is more slice of life and has no magic. Likewise, neither is particularly dark, but in different ways. Shirayukihime is romance and pleasant slice of life, were Yona has a lot more comedy and silly characters. read more
Both shows are historical shoujo's. Both mc are not physically strong but have lots of determination. Mc has unusual red hair. Both mc run away from their home because they are being targeted. They end up with some people who will help/protect them. The shows have similiar humour but are also serious. Both involve royalty and kind of same type of action. A similiar "vibe" and some similiar characters. If you liked one you will most likely like the other.
-both main characters are girls who have unusual red hair
-both MC's run away from their home
-both MC's find a group of friends to travel with
Akagami has more of a fairytale feel while Akatsuki focuses more on the action and adventure.
Both have light hearted moments (Akagami more so than Akatsuki). The animation style in both is very bright and colourful. While the plots in each are quite different, both have a very similar fantasy feel as well as interesting characters.
Both series star a young red headed woman who must uproot her life and find her inner confidence when something terrible happens to her. You will like both series if you enjoy strong female protagonists. Both have similar medieval fantasy themes including nobility, drama, romance, and sword fighting.
These two shows are incredibly similar.
Not only are they both shoujo, but they are set in a fantasy world, and feature a red-haired heroine, and their odd colored hair actually plays a part in the plot, unlike most other anime.
The MC's of both shows are, while physically weak, greatly determined for reaching their goals. They can also fend for themselves in a tight spot; Shirayuki with her potions and powders, and Yona learns to use a bow throughout the show.
Both heroines are accompanied by a band of "protectors". Yona has her dragons, as well as Hak, and Shirayuki Prince Zen and his entourage.
They are also both great shows, that you should definitely check out. read more
Two young girls who call attention because of their red hair and because of some problems caused by the prince of his kingdom were forced to leave their land.
In the path of both protagonists, they end up meeting new people who will help them on their journey.
• Both of the anime series feature a protagonist with red hair, which is abnormal inside their worlds
• The equipment and clothing have the same feel
• The protagonist encounters/teems up with a man that fights and has a title of sorts.
• The protagonist is being pursued at some point
• They have a similar atmosphere
BUT, naturally, they do have many differences.
The two series both involve a female lead with unusual bright red hair, which they cut short in an act of rebellion of some sort, and run away from their home. Both female leads have a strong heart and strive to become even stronger to be able to protect/stand by the male lead of their own power.
Both series are of the fantasy, historical and shoujo genre with royalty playing a large role in plot development. However, Akagami is a lot faster paced than Akatsuki in the shoujo aspect. Akagami is a light-hearted and refreshing fantasy story without any real conflict while Akatsuki is more intense and involves more action. read more
Both anime take place in medieval settings with many of the same dynamics that occur with the power hierarchy throughout the show.
If you are looking for a female protagonist similar to Yona who develops beyond the stereotypical "damsel in distress" trope, then you would thoroughly enjoy watching how Shirayuki in Akagami no Shirayukihime develops and acts throughout the show. Both are strong, determined, and passionate about their respective causes, and both are independent individuals who don't have to rely completely on those around them. That's why it's exciting to see how they act and how they develop.
They both of heroines that have a lot to learn about growing up and both heroines have to leave their hometown on an adventure of self-discovery. They both have a little of romance and both girls have beautiful red hair.
Both anime series are centred around a girl with red hair and the journey she takes that changes her life. Both series include romance and adventure.
When I was watching Akagami no Shirayuki-hime all that I could think about was Akatsuki no Yona since the main characters and their romances reminded me of each other ^.^
Both shows have the strong red-haired female lead in the center. They are both determined on a goal they have. They'll ''fight'' for what they want. Both of the female leads are spirited, and have one male lead around them. And both of these two shows will give you the same feelings. Higly recommended!
How Akagami no Shirayuki-hime and Akatsuki no Yona are similar:
~They both have romance and a bit of comedy genres in them.
~Both have female heroines that are strong (emotionally) and are mostly independent.
~Both play off in a semi-fantasy like setting.
Both have a fiery, passionate, and pretty independent, Red-head MC, who are both "evicted" from their medieval set home for some reason. In my opinion, Yona of the dawn takes a bit of a reverse harem route, so if you don't quite want that, "snow white with the red hair" may be more up your alley since the MC seems to only fall for one guy. (also note, Yona of the dawn is apparently inspired by Korean history, where as "snow white" is very loosely based of the fairy tale.
- Both take place in kingdoms and the main charcters are both female.
- Both are interesting and funny fantasy stories about cute red hair heroines that are loved by people around them not only for their beauty, but also for their personality and kind hearts.
- Both anime have romance theme are well produced with bright colors and are overally optimistic in their mood.
- Both Shows center around royal lineage politics and such and feature role reversals.
- Shirayuki and Yona both have similar personalities and the stories are in similar time periods.
- Both end up cutting off their long hair as some sort of symbolism for not being portraid as a weak stereotypical girl.
So the story line is slightly different to Akatsuki no Yona in that Yona is trying to gather all the 4 dragons and bring eventual peace to the kingdom whereas akagami no shirayuki-hime is about skirayuki wanting to be a court herbalist and eventually finding love (hence romance). However, in terms of character both protagonists are very similar - other than the obvious red hair, they are both very passionate and strong-willed in what they believe in. Akagami no shirayuki-hime also has a few hot guys that like the main character and this is similar to akatsuki no yona. Both anime are light-hearted, funny as well as romance (but more so akagami no shirayuki-hime.)  read more
Anime similar to the main character and two Yona and Shirayuki where we find the two long red hair at the beginning of the story until something happens makes the two girls are based cut Her hair and this superficial reason, of course: p
The main reason is that both the two characters are based escort both Zen and Hack in their adventure to manage to protect their lives.
if you like akatsuki no yona you will love akagami no shirayuki! I always turned away from it thinking it was another romance anime with nothing really to it, but I was wrong. its pretty funny! she is determined just like yona is and always has something dangerous happening to her or around her. the second season is soo good! I'm waiting for episode 6 to come out on the 16th!! this is a must see if your an akatsuki no yona fan! :)
Both of the characters are praised because of their red hair. This is more of a nostalgic reason but both anime's give me too many feels for the female and male characters since I ship them so much. Most of the characters yearn over the red haired girl too.
Both have girls with rare red hair, romance, strong female leads (Yona is stronger in my opinion though), strong male leads, take place in an older time, and both are really good anime! Akagami recently finished the second season though, there is only one season for Yona. I recommend the manga for yona as well.
They are similar because of the following:
-The romance is heart fluttering.
-The heroine is treated specially as having a red hair. They have someone who will protect them. They have something fighting for.
-The art is really good.
- They have a good unique element of fantasy.
If you like red haired girls, you'll like Akatsuki no Yona (a.k.a. Yona of the Dawn). Both animes portray a strong willed female lead who believes in finding their own place in the world. However, unlike Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, Akatsuki no Yona is a reverse harem. Though that doesn't change the fact that there is definitely some romance. I would say both of these animes have very well written stories that grab your attention. Definitely check Akatsuki no Yona out!
These anime are not necessarily alike plot wise, but aesthetically, they are very close. Akagmi has a more lighthearted feel and is largely focused on the romance part versus Akatsuki. Akatsuki, on the other hand, has a lot more of a storyline and is focused on that more than the romance (which is still there). Akatsuki is more actiony.
These anime are alike with looks, as I said before. They both have red hair which sets them apart from people, and both have shojou elements. They are also very enjoyable.
The two main character's resemble each other,both having rare and beautiful red hair.Yona and Shirayuki are always protected by their special one,making good romance scenarios,while the other character's are jealous of Hak and Zen. Adding action to the romance genre makes it even better! Sometimes , the female MC gets in danger,and her hero comes to save her! I highly recommend watching both shows~
The protagonists of both shows are princesses with red hair. They also both cut their hair pretty early, too. The two girls have a guy who wants to protect the girl at all cost. Both shows have about 24 eps and a couple of OVAs. The biggest difference is that in Akatsuki no Yona, it is more of an adventure, introduce people along the way anime and Shirayuki-hime is more about her life and how her relationships with those around her matures.
1. are reverse harem series
2. Main female protag starts off weak and gains strength as the series progresses.
3. Main MC has red hair which is a point of discussion in the shows.
4. take place in a fantasy world.
5. have fight scenes (Yona has more fighting).
6. MC catches the attention of a prince/ king.
7. feature independent women.
8. have the MC gain allies as the show progresses.
9. Have a total of 24 episodes not including OVA and ONA's (Yona has 24, Snow white has 12 in two seasons).
Romance and adventure in one anime. Both female lead is similar in personalty and appearance where they both famous because of their hair and have some trouble because of their hair. Both anime will tell a romance story with interesting plot. If you're a fans of romance story i recommend you watch this
In these animes there are powerful female roles that don't do what others say, but are kind at heart and want to help others just like any other main character should want. Not to mention both are redheads and they use the significance of cutting their hair as something symbolic. Not only that but there are more than 3 boys who fall in love with them considering they're both both romance animes too.
Both have a female main character with red hair, which may seem unimportant, but actually their hair contributes to the story in the same way. They both stand out and that causes problems for them. Although, Yona actually has a reason for her red hair. Also, the settings are very similar, where royalty is prominent and there isn't any modern technology. In my opinion, Akatsuki no Yona is actually better than Akagami no Shirayuki-hime because there is more to the plot. Yona has way more character development. And I mean way more. Also, her conflicts have more depth to them than “oh no my hair is red.” read more
Historical-like scenery with royalty, a kingdom, a revenge, a betrayal, a life changing day, an adventurous journey and an imminent war? Check. These two series already are way similar and both scream out "Awesome", as them both keep an excelent high quality in story, characters, art and execution all together. Now, let's see what else these have in common, in detail:
- Arslan and Yona are both royal prince and princess of their related kingdoms who get overthrown and make our main characters have a very harsh and challanging start at the beginning of their story. They both face dangerous threats that have them escape and forces them on the run for sometime, which makes them start their journey.
- Both main characters grew up with their insanely strong bodyguards, Daryun (Arslan Senki) and Hak (Akatsuki no Yona), which are not just that, they deeply respect and care for their protected ones and they are also very important to our Arslan and Yona.
- Both Arslan and Yona start off as weak but in time they will learn to fight and will grow stronger in both body and mind.
- Artstyle for the character design is stunning and gorgeous in both series, with amazing bright colors and a very good cast of seiyuus which make of both titles extremely enjoyable to watch and listen.
- Consequentially to the harsh start, both main characters have their main goal to take back their kingdom (Although Yona is also driven by revenge, opposingly to AS that is the "villain" being the revenge driven)
- Along their journey both Arslan and Yona strive to search proper companions and will end up to gather greatly powerful and capable friends
- Su-Won (AnY) and Hermes (AS), the main villains, both bloodthirsty and revenge driven, ridicoulusly curious enough, are both blood-related to our main characters (being cousins).
- Being both series around kingdoms, political elements will be brought along with strategies and of course, big wars and battles.
Only important thing that differs them is that AnY could be perceived as adressed to a female audience mostly (because of the romantic element that grows stronger as the story goes on) as it is a Shojo after all, while AS is rated as Shonen (kinda the opposite type) and might have slightly more fights.
Still, if you don't mind that and are just looking for great stories then both won't disappoint you, as i personally think that if you liked one of these you might easily like the other as well!
1) Both kingdoms get over thrown and leaders children Yona/Arslan are on the run
2) Both MCs are weak and fragile but over time learn to fight and develop a stronger character
3) Both are supported and protected by the most powerful fighter/general of their army
4) Both are on the adventure to find more comrades to get their country back
5) Both main casts are kinda immortal. Main group plot armour.
6) Both MCs have unique hair colour
7) Fight for a throne between cousins
Differences... actually hard to say. I enjoyed both for what they stood.
1) I guess main difference is that Soo Won does not hate Yona while Hermis will gladly cut Arslan's head off.
2) Soo won and Yona grew up together, Arslan and Hermis never met until the war
3) In Arslan there are also other parties involved in taking over kingdom while in Yona it is more of a Civil War.
4) Soo Won is sneaky and crafty, winning with charm. Hermis is all about brutal revenge.
5) Yona might be a bit more female orientated series unlike Arslan
But if you love Adventure genre, you should enjoy both. read more
Prince Arslan aka Su-Wun/Yona life changes when their kingdom gets overthrown. Now they must find people to help relaim their kingdom and learn about the world. Hak/Daryum protects him/her and watches Arslan/Yona grow from this journey.
-Both contains stories of ancient powerful kingdoms being overthrown and their rulers- usually a king being murdered by a traitor.
- The MC character was portrait as weak, fragile and feeble.
- Each one though one were female and the other male, changed over the course of the journey they had to undertake.
- They both grew into some more. Something that wasnt expected of them.
- A story of adventure, betrayal, defeat and power.
Story of underdog crown prince/princess.You can summarize both series like that.Only real difference is gender of mc and this cause a focus change.In AS focus is military/diplomacy.ANY focuses recruiting "aid" for her cause and claim.But don't get me wrong.Both mc has a strong point and they are not totally useless leaders carried bt other.
Both anime feature a prince/princess who is trying to recover their country. They go on a journey and meet lots of people that are willing to help them to achieve this goal. They are recognized by their great and different leadership. They learn more about the world after leaving their cities/castles.
Prince/Princess is a soft hearted person
They are ignorant in how the world works due to their sheltered life style.
They lose their kingdom
They learn to fight and seek help in order to retake the throne
Royalty placed in a position unknown to them. Forced to survive and find companions to create a new life. These shows mirror each other in a lot of ways. However their differences make them both worth your time. Arslan Senki may lack some of the same fantasy or romantic elements, but makes up for it with strategy and action.
Both have a king overthrown and subsequently the heir is thrown out and is targeted by the the enemy.
Both the overthrowers claim to be the rightful heir to the throne.
The prince/princess is first protected by a strong general and then goes on to gain more support to make a comeback.
The plot is pretty much the same. The time in which the story is set is probably similar. There are more supernatural elements and romance in Akatsuki no Yona but both shows fall in the same genres: action, adventure and fantasy. Yona is just a shojou version of Arslan Senki.
Similarity: Sheltered youth who are driven from their homes. They begin their journey to recruit new allies and battle enemies for the power struggle. Settings are consistent with feudal Japan.
Personal Preference: Akatsuki no Yona has better storytelling.
Child prince(ss) is exiled from kingdom and travels in the outskirts of civilization with weapons-master, while collecting a party of more friends in an attempt to go back home and solve whatever problem drove them out of their kingdom in the first place.
- At the start of the series the main protagonist is a weak fighter who gets stronger through the series.
- Both of Yuna/Arslan have their loyal group of fighters who are ready to sacrifice their life protecting her/him.
A Prince(ss) with no knowledge of the outside world is thrust out through violent circumstances. Protected by the kingdom's strongest knight they go out to gather a party with which to retake the throne. Meanwhile learning about the world first-hand and righting many wrongs along the way. Their main opponent is another one with claim to the throne.
At some point they both deal with pirates in a harbour town too. (Season 2 in Arslan Senki)
-Both protagonists are forced out of their homes/pampered lives due to a coup, and flee with trusted high-ranking military men who are notorious for their strength
-They recruit strong people from different walks of life, including a strategist and those with special abilities or physical prowess
-Both protagonists begin the story as rather innocent but grow from their experiences and become extremely capable leaders
-Despite their appearances and young ages, Yona and Arslan are fierce when provoked but have generous and kind hearts
storywise, these two are very similar. excluding the fact that the titles have the main protagonist's name (lol), yona and arslan are both royalties who were forced out of their own kingdoms and are then trying to take it back.
both of them are soft-hearted and are practically ignorant to the outside world since they were originally a prince/princess.
they are both accompanied at the start with strong generals (hak for yona, and daryun for arslan) and as their adventure goes on, they gather allies or companions to fight alongside them.
lastly, the main protagonist, arslan and yona, are the type of characters who actually grow up and improve gradually. read more
Both main characters have similar personalities; mainly that they are very kind hearted and lenient to others, even those that try to hurt them. Both series take place in a historical setting, Yona having an Asian theme whereas Arlsan having that of the western middle-ages. Very enjoyable, rich and vast settings in both series.
The plot in both series is also extremely similar. Both main characters are part of royal families who rule kingdoms who come up against tragic events which change their lifestyle drastically. If you enjoy this kind of plot, then Yona is definitely something you should watch.
Finally both main characters have a "bodyguard" to protect them. The character chosen in both series is a strong warrior/soldier who is more than a match for most enemies in the story. Both have an emotional tie to the main characters which will also gauge your interest.  read more
Two royal blood protagonists who by misfortune of life or fate, end up losing everything and comes in looking for a new path. Showing their will power and the growth of the characters.
Dois protagonistas de sangue real que por infortúnio da vida ou destino, acabam perdendo tudo e se vem em busca de um novo caminho. Mostrando a força de vontade deles e o crescimento dos personagens.
protagonistes are both soft hearted without the slightest idea about the outside world...and one day they loose their kingdom and they are about to learn to live in a different away about the away they lived until now..
Both of these anime are historical and about a person who, during the anime, makes new friends and tries to get their kingdom back. The main characters are both kind people who don't like hurting others, but are really brave and can fight when needed.
Also, both of them have (a) really good opening(s) and ending(s), at least in my opinion. (since Arslan Senki is still airing right now so there's only one op and ed)
And Arslan (main character in Arslan Senki, obviously) has the same voice actor as Su-won, an important character in Akatsuki no Yona.
Last but not least... both of these anime contain long-haired hotties. <3 read more
Both stories are set in the historical times and is about trying to get back their kingdom. They both include war and betrayal. In Akatsuki no Yona, the leading character is a princess with her bodyguard/knight trying to find the other 'dragons' and getting back her rightful place. Similarly, in Arslan Senki, Arslan is the leading character who is a prince also tries to get back his kingdom with his knight and others. The storyline for both anime are very interesting as we see both leading characters become stronger throughout their adventures in accomplishing their goal.
Both tell the story of young princes who end up losing someone important in a palace / kingdom attack and because of this they travel with a small group of prince / princess colleagues. During their travels they meet new people, and learn more about their own realm.
Both anime are about displaced aristocrats who are trying to achieve something for their respective kingdoms. Notable differences are on the setting and on the handling of the story. Arslan Senki is set on a Middle East-ish landscape and is more focused on showing how the main characters are going to reclaim their kingdom. The series is serious most of the time with more concentration on the politics and on the execution of war strategies. Akatsuki no Yona, on the other hand, takes place on a location similar to China. It is a lighthearted tale that focuses more on the individual stories of the main leads. Also, Akatsuki no Yona has plenty of fantasy elements compared to Arslan no Senki.
Both series has a great exposition of their settings and has protagonists who grow through the series. You will be rooting for them because they make an effort to prove themselves. These anime, also, have good animation and attractive character designs that will lure you to watch. Lastly, both anime are enjoyable to watch, I hope you enjoy them as well
Both anime's have the main character driven from their homes as royalty and follow their stories and adventures of gaining companions to one day return to their home and retake it.
The obvious difference being the main character being of different genders and Akatsuki no Yona having a sort of reverse harem theme.
Both animes have excellent fighter main protagonists who fight for a cause or person. Both animes contain a good amount of action and drama so if you liked Arslan Senki I would strongly recommend this anime for your next watching.
Both protagonists are royalty who got into pretty bad events and changed for the better. They both had a guardian, followers, and they had their goal set. What started to have cowards of a royalty became worthy rulers of the land after going through series of events that changed their mindsets. :)
-Both have young ignorant weak prince(Arslan)/princess(Yona) who gradually develop and become stronger only because they are kicked out from the palace.
-Both have a historical setting. (Arslan Senki is in Persia/Iran and Akatsuki no Yona is in Ancient Korea)
-Arslan Senki focuses on Arslan becoming king, while Akatsuki no Yona focuses on Yona helping poor people in her kingdom.
Both are great animes to watch if you're a fan of historical animes.
Both main characters are an heir to the throne of a powerful kingdom that is taken away from them.
The main characters both embark on a journey with a very strong character with a spear/staff weapon.
On their journey both main characters gather a group of powerful warriors to help them take back their throne.
They are both about a person from a royal family leave the castle with a close friend.
Make friends along the way.
Has one friend that thinks they are useless. But over time like them.
Both have 6 people in their group counting them self.
Has a cousin that takes over the castle.
While doing something to their father either killing or torturing.
Both take place in the past.
The main characters are both next in like for the throne until a coup happens by an evil cousin, which forces them to flee from their home while being protected by the strongest warrior in the army. Both characters are weak combat-wise and rely on others to do all the dirty job, they go a journey to find strong warriors to help them reclaim the Kingdom.
These are fairly similar shows, I think Akatsuki no Yona has a bit more comedy and some better character moments. Not to say Arslan Senki is bad, it's a great series, but if you liked Arslan, then you'll love Yona, possibly
- Both have a "sheltered" main character who loses everything they have within one day except for that one loyal bodyguard who's willing to do everything for them. (Arslan and Yona).
- As mentioned above, both have an extremely loyal and powerful bodyguard who's willing to go very far to protect the main protagonist (Daryun and Hak).
- The main character gathers a group of people who are willing to support them to once again become king as the story progresses.
I suppose that Arslan Senki is more politics-centric and battle heavy compared to Akatsuki no Yona. The latter falls more into the shoujo genre while Arslan falls under the shounen genre. Both are good watches.
Let me begin by saynig that Arslan is far better than Yona in every conceivable way. Having said that, here are some similarities:
# Both royals live a privileged life till their fathers (the kings) are overthrown
# The coup happens bc of betrayal by someone they trusted
# Both have loyal servants by their side who are loyal (in the beginning) bc of their allegiance, but remain loyal (later on) bc of how good a rule they think their prince/princess would make
# Both MCs are stupid, weak and idealistic, but that is covered up by the show as a synonym for being a good/kind hearted person
# Both MCs show little to no growth, but fans will kill you if you say this out loud.
# They find people along the way that they add to their entourage - a motley group of misfits, if I might add
# The villains in both the series are far capable rulers (seeing how they are pragmatic, have more experience and are NOT cruel people) but the series will still want you to root for the MCs
it has a very similar vibe. Both shows have there kingdom taken away and are forced to work from the shadows in order to take back there kingdoms. They both also have funny and light hearted moments.
Princesses who are on a journey in search for the knights she have heard of in stories after being chased out of their own kingdoms. during the journey, they face many hardships in search for the knights to help them with their goals.
Both of these anime start out in very similar ways in which the princess of a kingdom is suddenly chased out and are being chased by the very people who protected them. They are joined with a very powerful person that protects them along their journey.
Akatsuki, has more drama to it while Nanatsu has quite a bit of comedy and less of the drama. If you enjoy an anime in which the heroine that is on a journey for the Knight's that she heard of and is guarded by a powerful person after being chased out of her own kingdom by the very people who were to protect her than you'll enjoy both of these anime's.  read more
Both involve a princess looking for allies and ultimately forming a group, as well as becoming stronger. The comedy and character interactions are done well in both. They both depict genuine character development and growth, especially in Akatsuki no Yona. Both shows have great action and fluid animation alongside a fitting and eargasmic soundtrack. Taizai is more action oriented while Yona is more about the actual journey and the detours.
The fantasy elements are evident in both, but more in the world of Taizai. Yona is based around a more historical setting.
Very similar plot.
Princess forced out of her castle, proceeds to find a strong bunch of heroes to make her comeback. Loyalty, friendship and leadership are the themes of both animes.
Nanatsu no Taizai will suit the younger audience more though with it's very straight forward storyline. Here's your role: Find good guys, beat the bad guys to pulp.
Akatsuki no Yona, on the other hand, is more matured and sophisticated.
The main difference is the main character, the princesses. What Elizabeth from Nanatsu no Taizai brings to the table is kindness, friendliness and a whole lot of shouting and screaming while Yona from Akatsuki no Yona is a strong spirited leader, starting out naive but maturing slowly but surely as more and more people join her ranks. read more
both are new series about a spoiled princess who had everything but was eventually betrayed by her closest allies, and both princesses went on a journey to become stronger and look for comrades to help her in reclaiming her kingdom.
The obvious: They share a somewhat similar storyline - young female princess is on an adventure to unite certain members of a powerful group for similar reasons and circumstances.
Both have good/great character backstories. Ill let you decide which you prefer as they are done a little differently. Sin's backstories all really connected well and clearly shape the characters, interactions, and relationships. Yona's backstories are more subtle and personal - typically showcasing why the character's might act a certain way and have certain defense mechanisms.
The main reason Im suggesting is more on an enjoyment level. Both share a great balance of comedy, action, and adventure with emotional heartfelt moments but stay relatively happy through most of the run - never forgetting to tell a joke from time to time to lighten the mood.
Sins clearly has a lot of shonen humor and Yona clearly has a lot of shoujo humor.
Sins has emphasis on powers and fighting - lots of one on one fights with characters holding back waiting to play their trump - Yona's action is a little more simple with only a few great fighters in the series that usually go up against a ton of opponents at a time. read more
A princess, who had everything
A princess, who'd lost everything
A princess, who became a "traitor", and someone close to her betrayed her and the king
A princess, seeking for power to help the kingdom and to take it back
A princess, wandering around with a super warrior to find the unbeliveble strong warriors with the unbeliveble superpowers
Personally, I liked Akatsuki no Yona more than The Seven Deadly Sins, but... WHO CARES
*sorry for my bad english
*The Main Female Protagonist is a daughter of a high-ranked person in the government
*The Female Protagonist formed a Coup d'etat against the wrongdoings of the government
*Female Prog. was looking for a legendary humans which is said to be non-existent
*Random comical skits
*Doesn't have a satisfying ending
*Both of them are my favorites <3
These animes have almost the exact same plot. A princess had to escape her own castle and kingdom because she needs to find allies to help her save it. While they are both similar, Nanatsu no Taizai has a more comedy side compared to Akatsuki no Yona, it focuses on the drama and historical side. I would say that the biggest differences are the personality of the characters. Since Nanatsuki no Taizai has a more comedy side, the characters are more childish and funny. In Akatsuki no Yona, they are more mature and friendly aspect to it. If you like a good adventure type anime that still has the same concept has Nanatsuki no Taizai, you’ll really like Akatsuki no Yona! read more
They are similar in terms of:
-Heroines have to find the characters in order to ask help to accomplish their objectives
-Heroines undergo from the traitor of someone close to them and loss their position for both of them came from a noble family
-Art is nice
-Characters are interesting and have unique powers
-Gives you a good action
Aside from both shows being a reverse harem with a historical setting, the main leads are quite similar. They are both very strong willed, never running away from problems, and they have a clear goal in which they're set on achieving. Both leads also have a protector who they knew since childhood, and that protector is willing to do anything to keep the main leads safe.
They are both historical reverse harem, so one makes you think about the other instantly. Somehow the design character of Soowon is rather similar to Ryuuki. The bodyguard Seiran/ Hak.. and the many more adventures of the main lady characters. Awsome soundtrack for both!
Let's see: Akatsuki no Yona and Saiunkoku Monogatari have quite a few things in common and yet they still do differ from eachother in an interesting unique way.
- They are both reverse harem which involves the main girl surrounded by amazing guys who will help her through the story; however in AnY, to avoid major spoilers to anyone, we can just say that it won't be the classic "reverse harem" that everyone expects with tons of romantic feelings everywhere around the corner; which, in my opinion, makes it even more enjoyable because is not typically predictable on this point of view.
- The series are both setted in this historical scenery which is kinda charming
- While AnY starts off with having this spoiled princess, SM already shows up this incredibly strong and smart heroine, but through experience the AnY princess will also learn to be strong, so eventually they both have a female badass heroine.
- Both girls travel a lot, who by necessity and who by choice, and have lots of adventures. They are always accompanied by their bodyguard and both of them are clearly in love with their protected one
- Since the stories evolve around a reign/empire, both have strong political elements who, in a way or another, not only enrich the plot but are also basic parts of it.
- [Note: you can avoid to read this last point if you didn't see SM yet, because is spoiler-ish] Both have the main heroine that, at some point, get to have very conflicting feelings towards the "villain" and this will lead them to suffer but also to grow up with time.
In addition a beautiful surprise is AnY that has also flawless artstyle and execution with a very well cured animation so far, which makes it a real magic pearl to enjoy.
Bottom end, if you liked one of these just give a try to the other, because you most likely won't be disappointed! read more
Similar feels, similar female protagonists. Special main girl who has a cult following of powerful, beautiful men who would give their lives to protect her. She is not a helpless Mary-Sue type female, and is very strong and determined and even inspirational. This anime gave me feels. Definitely one of my favorite anime, along with Yona. If you loved Yona, you will LOVE Saiunkoku Monogatari.
Both anime have a very similar story setting. The female leads in both are extremely determined young women who travel a fair amount and come across various interesting individuals during their journey.
Saiunkoku Monogatari has a good overall wholesome story, whereas Akatsuki no Yona feels incomplete.
Akatsuki no Yona is breathtakingly beautiful.
Both are taking place in a world with historical aspects with fantasy somehow involved. Are reverse harems with strong female leads that works for their goals while caring for the people in their country and are connected to the king romantically
In both series:
- Main heroine builds her future and realizes her ambitions herself
- The heroine is surrounded by many men, falling for her determination and charm
- Both anime are historical
- Heroine's bodyguards are similar in both shows
- Both shows have a political game going on, based in what the series are built
Both are historical dramas set in a fantasy twist on a historical location. Akatsu no yona is based on Korea while Saiunkoku is based on imperial China. Both have tons of political intrigue and drama. Both have strong female leads, with lots of supporting male characters. I would hesitate to call Saiunkoku a reverse harem (while Yona is definitely a reverse harem) but it has lots of opportunities to ship various male characters with the female lead.
Both Yona and Saiunkoku have following similarities:
- Both the anime have ancient setup
- Strong (Emotional) and challenging female lead characters
- There is romance as well as action
- Female Characters are willing accomplish their mission no matter what it takes
- Great storyline
- Finally,Characters Artwork and graphics are amazing
- Yona of the Dawn draws on fantasy, whereas Saiunkoku Monogatari is more political, but they both feel historical and have strong female leads.
- Both include supernatural events, drama, hints of romance, a strong male "body guard", a princess, and some comedy as well as a couple of completely hopeless but entertaing characters.
- Both anime feature a strong-willed female lead surrounded by men trying to make it in "a mans world".
If you liked Akatsuki no Yona then you might like Saiunkoku Monogatari.
If you liked the magnificent setting with emperors, princesses and generals in a made-up ancient Korea/China, portrayed in a colorful historical fantasy world with bishounen characters in long robes with long sleeves and gold brocades as in Akatsuki no Yona then Saiunkoku Monogatari should be something for you. If you also liked a different love story with a captivating protagonist, funny moments and a more serious plot that already begin at the first episode, you should try out this series.
Both shows are historical and fascinating, they both have romance, comedy, magic, and are really strong in characters department.
Fushigi Yuugi although old its one of the best animes I've ever seen, and Akatsuki no Yona its a refreshing anime with breathtaking graphics. Both of them a must watch for sure.
The heroine in both anime have red hair and similar personality. They both gather a harem of pretty boys with super powers in order to fulfill some kind of prophecy. Each heroine is betrayed in some way by their close friend and it causes them to toughen up. The main hero looks extremely similar in both anime as well.
Takes place in the same era. Main female is protected by her guardians. Similar personality. One series she is transported there while the other she isn't. Both of them learn the truth of the world and their fate.
This two animes are one of my favorites. Both have the inverse harem, full of handsome and strong guys to protect the main character. The two protagonists are both weak in the beginning but soon found their inner strength. You also have the fantasy/historical theme (and of course, the comedy) going on which I enjoy very much, although in Fushigi Yuugi you have two universes, and in Akatsuki no Yona is one universe.
Fushigi Yuugi is a much older anime that Akatsuki no Yona, but both have a strong plot and strong characters. Two very distinct animes but at the same time very similar.
I'm sure if you enjoyed Akatsuki no Yona you will enjoy Fushigi Yuugi! read more
Basically the same show.
Special, 'chosen one,' protagonist with short, red hair? ✓
She's nothing special yet is strong willed and admirable? ✓
Main guy is strong af and unconventional? ✓
Protagonist at first likes prince guy but grows to like the brooding man instead? ✓
Vaguely historic ancient Asia? ✓
Betrayal from friends? ✓
Protagonist and main guy have to go on adventure to find other magic boys? ✓
Harem of guys who might be mystical creatures that must protect her? ✓
the stories both involve a princess/priestess going on a journey to find her guardian dragons/celestial warriors.
although i have to admit akatsuki no yona is more dramatic and has a much deeper story. everything is actually connected and makes more sense. there is a reason why she is a princess, there is a reason why she has to collect her guardian dragons, while fushigi fuugi she just basically got lucky and chosen. (if you know what i mean)
-both main characters are girls who initially are clumsy but they need to strenghten their personality to endure the reality.
-their romance is lovable but not cloying,therefore is not like most shoujo.
-the main characters are surrounded by handsome men who would do everything possible to defend
Akatsuki no Yona is like the new era of Fushigi Yuugi, with much more decent main character. Yona is the red dragon, protected by the four dragons: Ki-ja, Shin-Ah, Jae-Ha and Zeno. Meanwhile in Fushigi Yuugi, Miaka is one of the priestess of the Universe of the Four Gods, destined to gather the seven Celestial Warriors of the god Suzaku in order to summon Suzaku and obtain three wishes. While in Akatsuki no Yona, the main character, the red dragon Yona is still searching for her path to take, whatever her resolve may be, Fushigi Yuugi is one of the best anime out there if you want a much more similar plot like Akatsuki no Yona.  read more
Fushigi Yuugi is slightly older yet one of my favorite animes of all times. Akatsuki No Yona has a similar vibe. Both animes center around a beautiful female lead who is innocent/kind and slowly transitions to a strong formidable character.
If you like romantic/period animes with really good looking male characters (*drool* .... sorry!) vying for female attention, yet the female only has one potential partner (unlike the ones where the leads cannot make up their mind) - then you will love both of these animes. Although in Akatsuki, it's a bit subtle - but then again it doesn't have a season 2... yet! so who knows.
These animes have a good story line, funny moments, strong character build up, and friendship elements between the male characters - which at times is hilarious as they gang up on each other.  read more
The two anime are both Historical and Reverse Harem.
The girl is protected by her guardians and the love bloomed in one of those guardians.
These two stories contain betrayal on the one you trust and how the protagonist deal with the hurt and difficulty she encountered along the way. Making her strong for everybody who protects her.
Yona of the Dawn is pretty much Twelve Kingdom's dumber little sister. While I enjoyed Yona a lot, I didn't feel it had anything that Juuni Kokuki did better. That being said, if you liked one of them, you'll like the other one too.
Red-haired heroines find themselves forced to make a transition from ignorant and inexperienced to queens/empresses (or, in the case of Akatsuki, growing as a person to be fit for the role) of kingdoms. They both have handsome protectors willing to put their lives on the line for them. And the character arcs required as they go from dependent to independent in order to become rulers makes the two series very comparable.
Both have ancient China/asian costumes and design. A key difference between the two is that Twelve Kingdoms is far more fantasy, with a talking mouse-person and the like; its plot starting with a high school girl from our world being transported to its fantasy-medieval setting. Akatsuki Yona is closer to being an outright period piece involving a coup d'état where its heroine has to go on the run to survive; far outside of her previously pampered comfort zone. read more
Shows recommended for those who'd like to watch the birth of great rulers.
Both are fantastic Asian-inspired fantasies with absolutely kick-ass heroines (they both have red hair too!) and a great cast of well-developed characters. The heroines have to go through a ton of hardships as they mature from naive young girls to capable leaders.
Made more similar in that both shows seemingly look like tired shoujo cliches but goes to completely smash that impression and be something awesome. Yona is more light-hearted of the two, while Juuni Kokuki/12 Kingdoms is more like the traditional epic fantasy (despite some modern elements).
Medieval eastern culture, the athmosphere, red haired heroine, fantasy.
When I started watching Akatsuki no Yona - I was hoping for the new Juuni Kokuki. Yona has more jokes, but still stays serious and characters are incredible. It's ongoing right now (19|24) and I'm not dissapointed and enjoy it to no end.
Both have female protagonists struggling for their righteous throne in a Chinese-inspired fantasy setting. Juuni Kokuki begins very confusing and dark, but has a major change in feel after the first arc and becomes a lot like Akatsuki no Yona. - Just the opening should give the same feel already.
Both anime show a slow build of the female protagonist from insecure and uncertain in themselves and people around them, to becoming more certain, finding their focus and what they want to do along with how they're going to do it.
There's a lot of differences as well, Akatsuki no Yona is more light hearted and has a great many humor scenes, while Juuni Kokuki is a more political and a bit of a scary anime. Juuni Kokuki is also a bit more slow moving, developing their characters differently from AnY.
With that said, AnY does not feel forced or fake, both series deliver what they want to deliver in their own ways and both ways are good. read more
Both relate to a queen retaking her throne from a usurper. Akatsuki no Yona focuses more on romance, it seems, while Juuni Kokuki is more concerned with setting up the world and the actual systems of the land.
Ok I'm not sure why Akatsuki no Yona has such a high score, because imho Seirei no Moribito contains similar themes and was just done so much better. In terms of overall plot, SnM is more exciting, less predictable, and more believable. In terms of animation, I have to say even though 7-8 years older, SnM has much more captivating and beautiful sequences that have my eyes glued to the screen. On the other hand, if we talk about character design, AnY triumphs if you're into bishounen and bishoujo.
Both fantasy series involve protagonists (Princess Yona in Akatsuki no Yona and Prince Chagum in Seirei no Moribito of royal blood fleeing their kingdoms and enemies who want to kill them for various reasons. They are protected by bodyguards (in both series, the primary bodyguards wield spears - Balsa in Seirei no Morbito and Hak in Akatsuki no Yona) and gain allies on their journey throughout the entire land. Over time, they learn about daily life and hardships among commoners and communities alike, as well as truths about themselves and the person they wish to become. There is political intrigue, action, supernatural elements, romance, and comedy in both - although Seirei no Moribito has a more mature, serious atmosphere whereas Akatsuki no Yona is more laid-back and fun in comparison. I highly recommend them both, especially if you enjoy adventures, character growth, and numerous battles. read more
I get kinda the same feeling with it. Someone takes over the throne, a prince/princess is saved, and travelling around the country with a bodyguard/bodyguards, trying to avoid the new ruler and their guards. Plus, spears. Mmm, spears.
Both Seirei no Moribito and Akatsuki no Yona have strong female protagonists, and both take place in feudal Japanese settings. Both animes have main characters who come from royal upbringings who have to face the wilderness, and grow through their interactions with various communities and characters they encounter in their travels. They also both center on conflicts involving royalty, and involve things like magic and spirits. Both Moribito and Akatsuki no Yona have beautiful artistic style and involve journeying through various outdoor settings.
I highly recommend both animes, especially if you like strong female characters that defy female anime character stereotypes, adventures, and character growth. read more
They both have strong female leads, and the story holds the fate of a kingdom in the balance. Balsa is more like Hak than she is Yona; she acts as Chagum's bodyguard - as does Hak to Yona, and they are both skilled in fighting (coincidentally both use spears as their main weapon)/knowledgeable of the outside world. They watch as Chagum and Yona lose their naiviety afforded to them due to a royal upbringing. Chagum and Yona have similarities too, as they are both exposed to a different kind of life and they are kind in nature, and pretty gutsy. Both series have fantastical elements to them, and contain a variety of complex characters. They have a pretty similar setting; a fantastical interpretation of historical Asia, and both have some really nice animation.  read more
Akatsuki no Yona tends to be more light hearted than Seirei no Moribito, though Akatsuki no Yona definitely has serious moments.
Both series contain a strong female lead. The MC in Akatsuki no Yona starts out weak and grows stronger over time, while the MC in Seirei no Moribito starts out strong.
Both are very good action adventure fantasies. Akatsuki no Yona also falls under the romance and shoujo genres, but don't let that turn you off if it isn't what you normally watch. It is done very well.
Main character uses a guandao, set in ancient times, similar goals of protecting the people they love.
Akatsuki no Yona is more shoujo based with more comedy and more tender moments, again if you're looking for a tender/romantic anime with pretty guys and some action with a lot of comedy, watch this.
Moribito is more serious and if you want an anime like akatsuki no yona with more seriousness and less romance, this would be it. Moribito is more like motherly love than princess with guardian love.
I think Akatsuki no Yona and Seirei no moribito are really similar.
- They are both escaping from the royal people
- Chagum and Yona both carries royal blood
- They both have really worthy bodyguards
- The protagonists both cut their hair
- Both of the anime is based in Korea/China/Japan
Both anime feature female main characters that start off weak but gradually grow as they learn more about the world around them and their own abilities. Another similarity is that both those strong mcs use bow and arrows as their weapon.
Besides that, both anime are great Fantasy/Romance, which, in my opinion, is a genre combination that isn't usually well made. In those two anime the feelings of the main characters are taken into consideration during their journey.
So yeah, if you're looking for more strong female leads which feelings are taken into account in a world with fantasy elements, there you are.
Akatsuki no Yona and Inuyasha are similiar because in both stories wee see the asian folk culture involved and so much mystic/fantasy events. Also the main characthers are so strong, cool and cute. I really love both animes so much. Highly recommended!
Both anime contain a good amount of action, yet also have a gentle feel that fans of the Shoujo genre can enjoy. These two series' are good for those who aren't a big fan of full-on Shonen plots with lengthy fight scenes, but still enjoy action in smaller doses. Same goes for those who enjoy some Romance, and even some Slice of Life, but don't want to watch something entirely dedicated to one of those genres.
With everything considered; hese two series both have a good ballence of aspects that make Shoujo and Shounen Anime enjoyable. Each of which all blend together nicely as a whole.
They also each follow a female protagonist who, while very kind and gentile, develops into a stronger character as the series progresses; in both physical and emotional traits. They also both feature a unique, likeable, supporting cast that have unique combat skills and fight to protect and assist the female protagonist. Each character is unique, and has a vivid backstory.
Another large similarity is that they take place in an ancient Japan-like setting, with many fantasy elements. While Inuyasha definately is in Japan, Yona is in a world of fantasy that takes in many ancient Japanese, and Chinese, elements. Making it a fantasy setting with the feel of a periodical piece.
The protagonists of each series are on long journeys to fulfill an ultimate goal, and various locations and settings are featured throughout each series.
While Akatsuki no Yona is still airing, (as of 2015) and it's uncertain how long it will be, the pacing is a bit quicker than Inuyasha. If you felt the pacing of Inuyasha was a bit slow, you may enjoy Akatsuki no Yona more.  read more
Prepare for an adventure in feudal Japan. Bot anime features the adventure of a girl which is in the middle of a quest together with a group of friends with extraordinary abilities. Akatsuki no Yona has more drama, although the relationship between Inuyasha and Kagome is very well developed in the series and I must say that is even more developed that the relation between the two main characters in Akatsuki no Jona, but Jona side characters are very well developed and you will enjoy the company of those characters. If you like Inuyasha, give a try to Akatsuki no Jona, you will not regret it. read more
-Takes place in the past
-MC surrounded by boys who want to protect her
-The female MC isn't useless
-Female MC is an archer
-The ppl travelling with the MC are "monsters"
-Storyline isn't only about romance
While I was watching Akatsuki no Yona(Yona of the Dawn), I retaliated it to Inuyasha a lot. It has the same kind of adventure/travel theme to it, though I liked Yona of the Dawn much better.
The main character, Yona is almost like Kagome, but Yona has more character development than her. She is a stuck up Princess in the beginning, and slowly becomes humble and strong. I watched Inuyasha to episode 104 or something, and she really hadn't changed that much from the girl in the beginning. There is also a Inuyasha like figure in Yona of the Dawn! Anyone who liked this anime would love Akatsuki no Yona! read more
Both have a girl as the main character that are forced to accept a cruel world and must deal with politics and their own feelings in order to achive their goals and meet everyone's expectations. The action in Akatsuki no Yona takes place in the past and the main character doesn't really have to pick up a guy, while the action in Hanasakeru Seishounen takes place in the present and the main character must choose the guy she loves the most. The most probably guy to be chosen in both animes has a great personality.
Hanasakeru Seishounen and Akatsuki no Yona have very different plot and settings, but I absolutely love the female protagonists. The female protagonists are in no way empty shells you want to yell at; they are both characters with favorable personalities.
While there are many differences between Yona of the Dawn and Hanasakeru such as time and location differences... If its about the love aspect in how you loved how Hak agonized over Yona and how they're childhood friends then Lee-Leng and Kajika from this anime will invoke a similar flame of moe in you especially in the later part of the series. Lee-Leng is also in the "body guard" type of position and can not express his feelings freely just as Hak can not because of his status and because of Yona's feelings. The pacing is not as fast as Yona of the Dawn until again, the second half, but both need to "find and befriend" handsome men: Yona of the Dawn collecting 4 dragons to protect her while Hanasakeru requires Kajika to seek out 3 husband candidates that her father chose for her. There isn't that much action in Hanasakeru as there is in Yona of the Dawn, but keep watching Hanasakeru and you'll find that both Yona and Kajika have a fierce will, different ways of approaching people that you thought possible, and have an aura that stands out from normal people, makes people want to follow her while the girl in question cuts her own path. Lastly, I can't reveal much about this last topic as it happens in the second half of the anime but all I can say is that both have royalty parties and there is a disruption in the royal family that involves the main character. read more
Akatsuki no Yona reminded me very much of Hanasakeru Seishounen. Hak is like Li Leng and Yona is like Kajika in that both share the same fierce eyes >:) (At least from what I remember). The story lines although different time periods have some similarities to them. Worth watching both!
These anime are similar because:
-Li-ren/Lee-Leng/Li-Leng (different spellings) is similar to Hak (similar protagonists)
-Kajika is similar to Yona(similar protagonists)
-The female protagonists are surrounded by 4 males (reverse harem)
-Both protagonists learn how unfair the world is
-Same atmosphere (childhood friends, bodyguards, secret feelings)
Although Akatsuki no Yona revolves around fantasy aspects, like dragons, and although Hanasakeru Seishounen revolves around politics, they are similar in:
1. Both heroines start off with a love interest that betrays them deeply which causes them to resent that person and act on revenge, vengeance.
2. Both heroines start off weak and slightly annoying and then by the end of the series, they are both BAD-ASS and awesome!
3. Not a whole lot of romance in both, but just enough to keep you watching the next ep.
4. Second love interest is disliked at first, but then the main character grows to like them.
Skip beat is about showbiz while Aka no Yona is slightly historical and more action-packed. BOTH AMAZING!!!
-Both of the female protagonists used to weak, but developed into confident and strong characters.
-They were betrayed by their loved one, and sought revenge.
-While Akatsuki no Yona is more of an adventure anime, Skip Beat is about the acting and the entertainment industry.
-They throw in a bit of romance here and there (but not all the time)
Both are great animes to watch if you're a rom-com fan.
Love, betrayal, and revenge. These feelings become the driving force behind Yona and Kyoko's development. By being betrayed by those they cared most, Yona and Kyoko embark on a journey to essentially plot their revenge. Initially seen as weak, delusional, and sheltered, both female protagonist strive to make changes in their life. Through the course of their journey, trustworthy friendships are formed, including new love interests (which Yona and Kyoko are oblivious to). Courage and strength are slowly gained by the female protagonists, but during moments of doubt and weakness, they are support immensely by the male leads.
Both series does a great job to straying from typical shoujo tropes, while addressing them in a comedic fashion. In today's swarm of anime, it is quite rare to find shoujo anime that stray from the "harem-esque" vibe, making these two series extremely refreshing and different to watch. read more
I swear to god, this anime is the SAME SHIT as Skip Beat.
Both of the main characters (Yona and Kyoko) start off as pussies who are weak as shit, and essentially dedicate their lives to a guy that they've fallen for (Su-won and Sho).
PLOT TWIST, both of these guys are certified cunts and only want to use the main character for their own benefit.
MC realises she's an independent woman™ and is now dedicating her life to revenge.
But, we never find out if they end up achieving their goal because they both have B U L L S H I T 'go read the manga' endings. ffs
Ok now bare with me on this one:
+both are Reverse Harems (although skip beat typically isn't seen as a reverse harem so this is more my opinion on this one)
+both have someone betray/ use them and swear to get over it by becoming stronger.
+this is a small thing, but they both have a sort of smart side character that sort of shakes their head when one of the main love interest's feelings are not conveyed. This guy is the smart planning type of person. I won't say who these characters are, but maybe after watching the two series, you'll also come to the same conclusion
+the main love interest can not convey his emotions to the girl,
+Akatsuki no Yona's setting is set in the past
+Yona is treated like royalty all her life while Kyoko was of low-class status
+in Akatsuki no Yona the boys around treat her lovingly and look out for her. While in Skip beat one of the primary love interests practically hates her for a long time.
+in skip beat when Kyoko plans to get stronger after being betrayed, her means of doing so is through acting. while Yona seeks more physical and mental strength, as well as the power to help her people and gathering the "dragons" to do all this.
+Kyoko isn't as mellow per say as Yona is? She gets really angry sometimes while Yona would probably get depressed. That's not saying that Yona is not a strong character, it is just that she gets stronger over time. While Kyoko is immediately strong due to hatred towards the one that has betrayed her, Yona is strong when she cares for someone else or knows she has to something for the benefit of the whole.
+driving force behind the plot
Yona of Akatsuki no Yona: to protect herself
Kyoko of Skip Beat: for revenge
Hopefully, this was helpful. read more
Both anime share an engaging, on-the-edge-of-your-seat storyline. Both are also very enjoyable. Both are also comedies.
Both shows are well paced, knowing when to be dramatic, romantic, or funny, and making it seem natural when they do.
Both are about a princess fleeing the kingdom. Both Yona and Pacifica are wanted by the kingdom and both girls are in need of protection and get that protection by someone close to them.
Lastly, both Yona and Pacifica are super duper kawaii
I know a few others have recommended the two but the main thing I would like to add is that the princesses in the two stories are VERY similar characters. If you thought the interactions between Pacifica and her adopted brother were cute and funny, you'll LOVE the dynamic betwen Hak and Yona. Yona has a little bit more of the feel of a comedy, its lends itself often to really cute digressions, but maintains the serious plot of a runnaway princess who transforms from "useless" diva into a strong leader
-Both reverse harem
-Both involves a sweet, kind princess
-Both involves going on a journey to find the people whom will protect her and guide her to her destiny because their the chosen ones
-The people the princess is searching for all has powers thats meant to protect the princess
-Both main guy lead are very similar in both animes
-Both same feel/atmosphere in both animes
-Both are one weak girl who becomes strong
- Both are one girl surrounded with here group of only guys
- Both have the guys protecting the girl with their life
- Both have a romance going on with the lead male, (Hak + Yona and Takuma + Tamaki)
- Both have the male characters being "monsters" that were judged at a young age because of it
- Both have the guys "destined" to protect the princess with their lives
- and they both have a similar feeling to them
Set in fantasy themed environments, both plot's involve a small group of protagonists who progressively become stronger to fight against multiple empire's for freedom. Underlying similarities also involving human slave trading & references to character strength representing that of animals. Magic oriented themes are also an involved in each main plot line, however this is much less present in Akatsuki no Yona as compared to the Magi series which is magic centered. They both contain surprising plot or character developments and interesting action scenes, which overall makes each worth the watch if you enjoyed the other series.
Both series are set in a world with various empires. The main protagonists both set off on a journey, meeting friends and enemies along the way. Various characters have special powers (though Magi has significantly more). There is also a strong, red-haired female main character in both as well as great friendship between the main characters. Similar art style, bright colours, comedic moments and fantasy vibes.
If you interested with the story that tell about kingdom and war, then this both anime is the solution. Both will give you an amazing adventure and action with epic battle event. Both main protagonist will search for the truth and justice for the world they lived. Accompanied by loyal and strong partners, Yona and Aladdin will give you an amazing experience about kingdom and war.
Both of these anime's have the same settings of deserts and royalty and those battling for the throne etc. They have a similar art style and you meet lots of new characters with each episode like Magi,
Both anime are somewhat similar:
- Main Characters - Girls
- Surrounded/Protected by Guys - Reverse Harem
- Lives Change
- Both Nanami and Yona are around the age 16.
The main differences that I notice right away are:
- Yona is a Princess and Nanami is a Land God
- Akatsuki no Yona is more about Princess Yona reclaiming her Kingdom
- earnest, hardworking, caring, and cute female lead (they have the same facial expressions and attitude!!!)
- learns to become stronger
- female was forced to leave her home
- male lead who is their protector and is very strong
- somewhat of a harem, but not the main point
- in KH, it is about gods and such,b ut is set in modern day
- in AnY, it is actually set in the past
While Kamisama Kiss has much lighter tones than Akatsuki no Yona, the characters and messages are very similar, with the main characters being rather ditzy and non-chalant before entering a world of many responsabilities. However, while they are very similar, Akatsuki no Yona's romance is more of a sideplot as in Kamisama Kiss, the romance is a main plot.
Both series are reverse harem. Both stories has powerful male characters and they have to protect the female MC. The female MC starts weak then later she becomes stronger. The romance and comedy is pretty good.
In both series the main characters embark on a journey against the kingdom, however the circumstances in each series for the kingdom to be vilified are different.
Also, both of the series include a group that grows and changes as the journey continues.
Please note that Akame ga Kill is way more violent and tragic than Akatsuki no Yona.
Both anime have the rebel characteristic in them.
Akame ga kill is all about rebellion and so is Akatsuki no Yona. Akame ga kill focuses on one rebellion while Akatsuki no Yona focuses on more than one.
Different eras but with similar action scenes.
Akame ga kill is more violent and bloody (grafic).
Both have murders of those in power who doesn't deserve their status.
While Akame ga kill has a clear idea about who the bad guys are, Akatsuki no Yona makes you question if the bad guy is really bad.
Both contain romance "under the surface".
Both are neither your typical shoujo anime (based on an ongoing manga) with a redheaded leads. In both Akatsuki no Yona and Mahoutsukai our heroines are both gifted in a fantasy world, who learn and begin to form their own definitions of family and love. Both heroines share an underlying romance with tall, dark, deep-voiced males, as well as beautiful coming-of-age stories. They are also both REALLY underrated!
Red haired girls with unique power try to go ahead despite difficulties on their paths. The previous lives are broken up. They meet new friends that become a new family... and don't forget about strong romance line
Both animes are set in a more primitive past. While the setting of Akatsuki no Yona seems more Japanese/Korean and that of Rokka no Yuusha is more European, they both are a story of survival and adventure from the eyes of someone that was not viewed as possible a possible hero/heroine beforehand. They both have an interesting group of friends to help them along in their struggles.
-both main characters have red hair
-both involve a select group of people chosen to protect something
-both revolves around a journey to meet up with the other chosen ones
The main difference is that the chosen ones in Akatsuki are meant to protect the 'prince' (Yona), while in Rokka no Yuusha, they are chosen to save the world - defeat the Demon God. Both focus on action and adventure and they have very similar fantasy vibes and interesting characters.
I found that watching both anime around the same time was more exciting, mainly because both anime deal with the main character fulfilling their challenging journies. Although each story is different, it was very interesting to watch them both back to back. I like the fact that they are both filled with action, adventure, and fantasy. The characters are unique in both anime; but overall I'd say watching them together will give you a full effect of each anime, showing you two completely different stories within the same genres.
At first these anime might not display similarities: they are indeed centered around very different characters and plots and in the first episodes you would swear that they won't be anything memorable or interesting, you could even tell yourself that you're watching another cliché shoujo..so you ask, where do you find the "special" thing in them?
They indeed start as shoujo: a kind hearted princess who was sheltered in her kingdom.
Then both deviate from the usual: the princess who was supposed to be a weak heroine after being forced into a situation, slowly makes her path into becoming a strong character, not physically strong, but emotionally stronger by facing life challenges. The princess starts by travelling and getting to know the commoners and other cultures and people, broadening her view of the world. Also in both anime, the princess has a power which allows her to make people desire to follow her for her power and kindness.
Being shoujo both do present a lot of shoujo elements too: a slow romance and a hint of tragedy. At the end you realize that these shoujo becoming very interesting at aiming in heart warming moments, the power of friendship and love. ~These are shoujo worth watching even for male viewers. It doesnt contain any nude fanservice or lame romance moments: they both focus on a heroine and how her personal growth affects those around her. Personally I believe Akatsuki is more developped than Soredemo and has more intricate characters. So if you like Akatsuki no Yona you'll definitely enjoy Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii! read more
Both are slice-of-life shoujos with lighthearted comedy featuring a strong-willed and capable princesses as the lead protagonist along with a cast of well rounded characters. The main difference is that Soredemo is more romance based while Akatsuki is more action based.
Both female protagonists are remarkably strong emotionally. Although there is more romance in Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, while Akatsuki no Yona is based more on the adventure/action, the overall feel of the anime are similar. In addition, they both display an excellent lighthearted comedy as well. If you enjoyed Akatsuki no Yona or Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, you're almost undoubtedly like the other!
The female protagonist is a princess who, due to unfortunate circumstances, loses her kingdom and is forced to travel the world (or worlds, in Tsubasa's case) starting with just one companion, a man who protects her with utmost loyalty and has no trouble putting his life on the line for her safety. They gain other loyal companions/friends on their journey. The princess starts off very weak and defenseless, but has the strong will to shed away her ignorance and learn about the world and about fighting, too.
The princess also has to forget about her first love, though for different reasons. However, the hints of romance in both animes are very refreshing and there is a fair amount of comic relief that catches you off guard. In a good way. read more
A princess who gets strong willed as the series goes on and a boy used in fighting swore to protect his princess. He, who go to great lengths even if his life is on the line just to protect her. The main characters are childhood friends too. Cool fighting scenes. There are funny and cute moments but there are times that you just have to be serious. These two are the best romance-fantasy-comedy-adventure anime for me.
Both animes have a character/characters learning about something new and meeting new people you never
expected you would meet
Yui = Yona since both meet new people who are not 'human'
Both are great and have something to do with 'Gods' and 'learning and meeting new people'
This is a bit of a stretch but I'd recommend AkaYona if you liked OHSHC. Both main characters are strong female leads who want to stand up for themselves. However, they are surrounded by a group of males who want to do nothing more than to protect them. However both main characters are stubborn, and refuse to let the guys do everything for them. The males are hesitant, but they are happy to comply, and respect them and their decisions.
-All the guys are all so different you are sure to like at least one of them
-Both girls end up less girly than the average girl
-Both have a main guy that is obviously attracted to the heroin but they don't really know it
-Both are amazing comedies that are super fun to watch!!!
Both take place in the past, and both have the ''young girl and her bodygaurd'' setup, as well as traveling to find something from ''legends''. Both shows have really awesome fight scenes and soundtracks, if you've enjoyed one you'll enjoy the other.
Both series involves a couple of a boy and girl leaving on a journey in other to find certain things. You can also see similarities in how the boys and girls of both series treat each other. The time and space is also kinda similar. While the art styles are very different, they both have their own charms.
These two anime at first you think its just another generic anime and might even get turned off to watch them as AKA seems an otome anime and Denuyuuden a rpg adaptation, but don´t let them fool you, for they are nothing of that!!! They start as light hearted anime and slowly become darker going from slice of life to action and none centers around harem or reverse harem.
These anime at first sight aren´t really alike, but then as you get to know the characters you realize there are some similarities:
- One is shoujo, the other is shonen but both have a trio of best friends as protagonists, being those two boys and a girl (group will be split for certain spoilerific reasons).
- While in Denuyuuden the use of magical powers is common, in Akatsuki no Yona magic is not common to everyone only to special warriors.
- Both animes deal with reincarnation theme and present a happy go lucky girl (apparently), a spirited boy who likes the heroine and a gentle boy (apparently) who aims to be king and change the world no matter the sacrifices and for that creates conflict with his friends.
So if you like good characters, hints of romance, LOTS OF ANGST near the end, and groupies of magic users, you should enjoy one or other although you must keep in mind that Denyuuden is a shonen so presents lot of action while Akatsuki is a shoujo so presents more comedy. read more
Are you a fan of angsty characters, broken friendships, betrayal and battles? Also awesome Voice actors, animation and soundtrack?
These anime even though they have different settings (one is based in ancient Korea, the other is based in ancient Greece), and different plots (one is about evil vs good in the fate of the whole world, while the other is about different sides trying to unify/separate a kingdom), they both have many similarities:
- The heroine (Sasha/Yona) is someone that is considered "Divine" and she has a group of followers who have special abilities/powers. She is sweet and naive but through the years she becomes more fierce and independent.
- The hero (Tenma/Hak) is someone who excels in physical fights, he is playful and energetic and there are hints he likes the heroine in a romantic way. He would give his life for the people he loves.
- The anti-hero/villain (Alone/Soo-Won) is someone extremely intelligent and powerful that used to be the most innocent, kind and gentle of them all until something happened to make him switch sides.
These three characters were a group of best friends since childhood, having bonds like a family. Later certain events occur that turn one of them enemy of the other two. Reincarnation plays a big deal in both plots and the characters are all carefully crafted, mostly the relationship of the main trio which will bring out a lot of feelings from you, specially if after the anime you decide to read the manga of both.
While ANY has the focus more on politics, war and romance, SSLC has the focus more on fantasy, war and friendship but both are really well done, high-rated series, so if you liked one, believe me, you'll like the other because they really have many similar characters and feels.  read more
Both anime share a lot of common traits. They're stories focused on the break of a trio of friends, very close since childhood times.
There is the girl who has an important political/religious role in their society (Yona / Sasha); the strong warrior who protects her, being in lower hierarchy (Hak / Tenma); and the fragile corrupted villain (Soo Won / Alone).
While the plot of Akatsuki no Yona follows her journey to find her warriors (the Dragons), Lost Canvas focuses on the fights between the warriors (Saints) of Sasha and Alone themselves. Of course, there is much more involved.
Yona happens in a fictional ancient Korea. TLC, on the other side, happens in Greece/Italy in the XVIII century, few years before French Revolution.
You'll find GREAT character development in both series, also stunning animation and amazing soundtrack. The storyline itself is very well made (both have female authors).
Not to mention the awesome mythogy behind the manga, since one is quite original (with some elements that resemble Fushigi Yuugi and Avatar) and the other has Kurumada's Saint Seiya as base.
Those are two epics I highly recommend to anyone interested in a breath-taking story, with charismatic characters and great anime adaptation. If you're a fan of one of those series, then you must watch the other one.
(Btw, I'm 100% sure Shin-Ah's master is Deuteros <.<) read more
I've found that pirate anime are hard to come by. OP focuses pretty much solely on pirates, but if you've been craving some more, AnY has an arc that is solely based around pirates.
Chosen family is also very present in both series, and the mains will do anything to protect their friends.
Occasionally allies are left behind, but they tend to be referenced and you get the feeling that they'll be back.
I think Akatsuki no Yona is a Shojo version of One Piece. It have adventure, action, and comedy like One Piece, and it also have romance while One Piece haven't. Both main characters recruiting more strong ally as the story goes by, the supporting characters are also have their unique powers. In the end, JaeHa = Sanji.
You won't believe how how many similarities you will find between Akatsuki no Yona and the famous Berserk by Miura Kentarou - plenty.
Su-Won - a very handsome and intelligent antagonist of the series has a lot in common with Griffith. They both have very similar characteristics, are great warriors, strategists and emperors. Both are destined for greater things.
Hak is very much like Guts, tall, dark-skinned, strong, wields a powerful weapon and has earned a title of the strongest general in the kingdom.
The love triangle between Yona, Su-Won and Hak resembles the same love complexity between Casca, Guts and Griffith.
Casca and Yona are strong women protagonists. Both being protected by men that are in love with them.
All in all, both series focus around similar emotions, noticeable revenge drive, changes in the society, journeys, new world order, supernatural powers and fantasy features. read more
These two anime have similar vibes
- Both are supernatural and fantasy
- Both about searching for life changing people (Dragon Warriors and The Bead Holders)
- Both are action packed
- The female protagonist of Akatsuki no Yona reminds me of the make protagonist of Hakkenden
- Both the female and male protagonist from Akatsuki no Yona and Hakkenden are protected by tall and handsome men
- Both are Shoujo
- Both have similar character designs
- Both are based around historical times
- Both have hints of BL scenes
Attention this rec might contain minor spoilers.
Both anime display some similarities:
- An important member of the heroine's family is killed, ultimately leading her to her change of path.
- A main guy who used to be kind but then became a cruel king.
- The heroine seems weak at first but later becomes a strong leading lady.
- The heroine cuts her hair and becomes the leader of a large group.
- Heroine adopts a small animal.
Princess Ange and Princess Yona worlds turned upside down. Their kingdom back stabs them. Now on the run from them. Both princes hope to change and change the people around them. One series is a mecha anime by Sunrise. The other a fantasy/romance adventure series.
Both revolve around a princess who initially refuses to adjust to her new life she's been forced into, but eventually, come to grips with it, and accept it. Build up a toughness for the real world. They also cut their hair.
Both animes have a female lead, who is fairly strong (at least mentally) and a reverse harem (lots of bishounens yeah!).
Akatsuki no Yona's lead is princess while Hakuouki's is a commoner, however both stories have them overcoming life difficulties, growing stronger, surviving and having a mission. Both animes are set up in historical/fantasy worlds. Lots of action and thrill guaranteed.
Although the plots are very much different, both animes tend to use a lot of graphical extended metaphors for various actions by the main characters (this is particularly prevalent in Akatsuki no Yona towards the end) (#_#)/
- Both have a main female MC with Red Hair ( that happens to be special and/or rare)
- Both Females are connected to royalty somehow
- Both have strong independent female MC
- Both have a romance going between the main male and Female
- Both stories center around a female MC trying to strike it out on her own in the world with some help from people along the way
- Both are fantasy romances
- Both have a main male love interest who , at first, protects the MC , but is later help and/or protected by the MC later on
- Akagami is a lot more lax than Akatsuki no Yona , as Yona is a bit more action and adventure centered than Akagami
- Akatsuki no Yona is a Reverse Harem, while Akagami is simply a fantasy Romance with a bit of a love triangle
Well, these two anime are quite different. But I don't know why I got a similar vibe between Arata x Chihaya and Hak x Yona. And Soo won is comparable with Taichi (?). But both has romance, mature romance and both are unfinished. Chihayafuru 3 and Akatsuki no Yona 2 are one of the most awaited project in anime lovers but probably both got axed. Art sound, character designs, comedy style are very similar. The background music during Hak Yona scene is very similar to Chihayafuru.
I have noticed a lot of similarities between these two series. I only listed a few but I'm sure you'll understand once you watch it!
- Both based around an adventure setting
- Both are about fighting for what's right and protecting your comrades at all cost
- Both female leads and male leads have close relationships (so they're not reverse-harem)
- Both about embarking long journeys around the world, to gather life changing things (RAVE stones and, Dragon Warriors)
- Similarities between Knights of the Blue Sky and the Dragon Warriors
- Both female leads are physically and mentally vulnerable but have the tendency to be strong-willed and courageous at the right times.
- Both male leads are strong, admirable, handsome and over protective over the female leads
- Male protagonist from Groove Adventure Rave has a similar duty/goals as female protagonist from Akatsuki no Yona
- Both have similar OST
- Both have unforgettable characters
- Both have similar character designs
- Both make you feel like the stories are based around real life events or characters but are not
Both anime, though set in completely different settings, have some very similar elements:
-dense main character
-same love triangle dynamics (you'll see when you watch them)
-main character aims to round up a motley crew
-lots of internal conflicts
-good dose of comedy
-quite a bit of crying
-stuff about family
-paying tribute to Japanese culture, history and traditions
-both are unfinished :'(
-both are really awesome!!
Stories and characters may highly differ for these two series but some themes coincide with each other. First and foremost is the involvement of "dragons" for both series. In speaking of themes, both has political undertones behind the plots although much noticeable for Souryuuden. Also, power struggles are present for both series. For anime enthusiasts who are fond of stories that revolves around dragons, these stories are must-watch.
This anime is similar to nijuu mensou no musume because they both have girls dealing and learning how to use weapons. In akatsuki no Yona the girl left her castle because her father was killed by her crush who later became the king and earns the 4 dragons as companions while in nijuu mensou no musume the girl leaves home to avoid being poisoned.
Akatsuki no Yona's Hak aids the heroine, Yona, in times of need while teasingly liking her by himself. Usui from Kaichou wa Maid-sama has basically the same character as Hak, though he shows less self restraint because he is not Misaki's bodyguard. I get the same feeling from both Hak and Usui and would recommend you to watch both series if you are into good character design
Do you want a strong female protagonist, a great story and good characters? Well both are excellent choises. VnB is located at the time of the famous French revolution is a classic shoujo that has marked generations. A beautiful story about tragedies, passion and a woman's struggle for freedom. Akatsuki no Yona is the journey of a fragile spoiled princess who saw her world fall and her incredible development as she faces her destiny head-on to become a great leader and warrior. Two works of different generations but that manage to deliver a beautiful material of quality. Watch and you will not regret it.
Similarities: female MC starts off super lame but develops to become better/stronger, devoted knight-like male MC, gods, have elements of historical/rural Japan and traditional Japanese culture
Differences: pretty different experiences (you may like one but the other you might not - depends on the viewer), RDG has more supernatural elements while AnY is has more traditional combat (weapons, fighting etc), AnY is a reverse harem while RDG isn't, AnY has more comedy than RDG
Both anime have plenty of action in it.
Both of the main characters parents were killed.
In both anime, the main characters are a group of elite skilled fighters.
Both anime the main characters are struggling to survive.
One anime is about the characters fighting to survive against mutated monsters, and the other anime fights the empire's army.
One anime includes more mettle, while the other anime includes swords, spears, and claws
One anime includes the Gastreas, the conflict of the story, while the other includes humans possessing dragon's abilities, which are the protagonists.
Both female leads are strong and confident and use that to their advantage to get through difficult situations. Not only that, they both have people with special talents (Special A is just normal talents while in Akatsuki no Yona "talents" refers to more of a fantastical element) who support the female lead and will be by their side no matter what.
Although Akatsuki no Yona is more serious than Special A, both contain comedic elements and a little romance. I recommend watching both if you want to see a strong female lead kick some ass!
Akatsuki no Yona is similar to dance with devils because the main character is a young girl. That girl is unaware of reality. For the MC in dance with devils it was being unaware of vampires and devils being real and for the MC in Akatsuki no Yona it was being unaware of the fights and diseases in other places other than her home even though she's a princess she knows nothing of the world outside her castle. Another similarity is that the MC starts to make some comerades as they both start out with one comerade that is serious about protecting them and they go on adventures to fight for what they need to. But watch them each if you want to know more and if you like romance and action together in one then these animes are for you. So you there, yeah you, what are you doing you should start watching one of them! totally recommend both of them but I recommend Akatsuki no Yona the most. :) have fun! read more
Rather than the couple having a 10cm difference, the love interests in Akatsuki no Yona (Hak and Yona) have a whopping 31cm difference, and it shows in the slower progression of their relationship. If you're a sucker for shoujo like I am, and want to see a story set with characters about the same age in a completely different time and place, definitely watch Akatsuki no Yona.
Both Akatsuki no Yona and Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi revolve around a female protagonist, who after a certain incident, is forced to leave her home and proceed to go on a journey. They encounter interesting characters along the way, and learn more about the world they live in.
-Both are about gathering people to fight for a noble cause.
In akatsuki no yona, the MC is a girl and the one who's gathering strong people to fight with her. Whilst in brave 10, the MC is a strong male warrior who acts as a body guard to a girl he saves and gets asked to join and fight for someone. Basically, the MC in brave 10 is like Hak.
guy protecting a girl , even though they are figting all the time. the guy is from the tribe of wind like in both animes. also there are other tribes like fire and there it is. if you like this one , you'll like kaze no stigma too
The story or main topic is not similar at all (mechas and historical kingdom doesn't come together) but what both of them have in common is the character development!
Yona and Shinji are characters that really changed during the anime, both somehow realized what's important and what's not and both threw away their old self that lived a peaceful life with no big worries in order to become someone who can protect the others. And it was a painful way for both of them.
Both are adventure stories that, while having their fair share of action, deal more with the relationships between the characters. They both have a sense of family or community building among the characters that leaves you with a warm fuzziness after the more dramatic episodes.
Akatsuki is more focused on the main character (Yona) while Log Horizon spreads the attention out more. Akatsuki is more mature of the two and would probably fit slightly older audiences. Log Horizon, while more lighthearted, doesn't feel underwhelming when a serious issue arises.
(Both have a "Avatar:The Last Air Bender" feel if you are more familiar to western cartoons than anime) read more
Though they're a different genre these animes share some similarities. Although it's not as strong as in Vampire Knight, Akatsuki no Yona touches romance themes on occassions. They both have a strong female lead and action.
Both are set in a "historic" setting. Friendship and betrayal are also themes existent in both shows.
Both casts set out on a journey which encompass the visiting of various places in different scenarios and situations, at times also aiding those who need help. Both set of characters are extremely similar, including the comedy incorporated and the colloquial yet hilarious interactions between them.
These characters also undergo a series of trials and adversity, as well as ecstasies and triumphant moments, and most importantly, the character development in both series is constantly emphasised and done amazingly.
In ancient lands of kings and queens, magic, and tremendous beasts, two young girls - the eponymous heroines, Yona and Erin - must come to terms with the tragedies that defined their youth as they explore their world and slowly discover its unspoken beauty... a beauty they vow to protect, whatever the cost.
Whereas Akatsuki no Yona is a quirkier, faster, and action-oriented adventure following an exiled, once-ignorant princess and her friends, Kemono no Souja Erin is a more picturesque tale that emphasizes raw, beautiful storytelling, moral dilemmas, and exploration as it depicts the coming of age of the daughter of a so-called "beastinarian."
Naturally, as KnSE is twice the expected length of AnY at 50 episodes, it's both stronger and more conclusive in nearly all aspects of storytelling: romance, character development, the works. That's just the way it is. KnSE's length permits it to depict the entirety of Erin's youth, from childhood to adulthood (a timespan of roughly a decade). Does that mean it's a better show? No. I'm sure some would prefer Yona for it's shorter length and vice versa. It all boils down to personal preference.
Both are great, fun shows with exciting worlds to explore. If you have the time, check them out! read more
Kyou kara Maou! is about a boy crossing from the human world to become the demon king in another world and Akatsuki no Yona is about a girl losing her kingdom and going on a journey. The similarties in both shows are they have mostly a male cast of characters both deal with betrayal and building friendships, Both contain comedy and a lot of fighting. The lead characters are naive in the beginning of the story but become wiser and skilled fighters. The differences of both these shows are big Kyou kara Maou! is shōnen-ai influenced and the main character is a boy and crosses worlds while in Akatsuki no Yona their is more of a revenge plot and the main character is female.  read more
Both have a lead girl who at first are weak and a little bit crybaby but as the story progress they grow to be strong minded and brave. They both have to find their allies with supernatural powers to protect them. Akatsuki no Yona is more adventure based than Harukanaru and Harukanaru is more harem like anime than Akatsuki no Yona but they are similar with story progression.
The lead characters are both fiffteen year old young girls. Both lead characters come from royalty and have a male childhood friend lead protecting them. The shows both have action adventure and romance. The girls are fighting to get there kingdoms but in different ways. Yona is more skilled in combat while Firiel is more of a dreamer.
Main character is royalty and is gathering warriors from a legends. Both the ova and the series are mostly introduction and just a part of the group's journey. Although Akatsuki no Yona is a drama, it has a lot of comedy and a lot of positive vibes, plus great animation and soundtrack. RG Veda on the other hand is much much darker and as a production is neither one of the better Clamp series nor an example for a great animation from the early 90s.
Similar gorgeous and detailed art style with exotic elements and mostly warm colors. A story that starts with treachery and is about the child of a king gathering great warriors and trying to restore and protect the kingdom. Even though Akatsuki no Yona is a drama, it has an overall happier vibe and more comedy plus it's a contemporary anime. That said, Arslan Senki is a classic that aged very well and is worth the watch, especially now that the TV adaptation is on the way.
OMG you won't believe since one is a shonen while the other is a shoujo, but truely this series are much more alike than what you think.
-Similarities in the main characters (Gon was always kind of strog while Yona is aiming to be, yet the personality and always kind but resolute character is the thing in common).
-Not a "goodie fantasy nobody dies" tale, but as charming as one.
-Tension at the most.
-[bishounens as well 7w7]
Main character uses bow and arrow
Main character's allies have unique powers
Both are about defeating corrupt royalty/government
Both are set in medieval times
Other than that they're quite different
If you like one it's not likely you'll like the other
This recommendation is pointless
I just finished Akatsuki no Yona and couldn't help but think that fans of FMA: Brotherhood would probably enjoy it. Mostly what made me think of Brotherhood through it was the way it balanced out the serious story with goofy moments without making it difficult to take the characters seriously through the progression of the story. Rather, they contributed to my attachment to the characters, giving all that much more impact to the hardships they go through.
Both are adventures in a kind of historical setting with some fantasy elements.
In both anime a group of people has to fight in strategic war-battles.
Both have great male and strong female characters, with fun to watch relationships.
Both animes are very very VERY good shoujos that aren't as typical as you expect at first
The two of them have a redhead sixteen year-old princess female lead with a sweet,caring but also strong and determinated personality. This two animes are historical romances with action, drama and a little bit of fantasy with a somewhat "epic" feeling.
Both of them have 24 episodes and reverse harem too.
The death of a loved one is the onset for the plot which spurs the protagonists to take action. Hak (in ANY) and Shin (Kingdom) are in circumstances that require them to protect the rightful heir to the throne despite their young age and minimal support. They have a true sense of duty and loyalty that brings them to lay their life on the line for the one they are protecting.
There are serious power struggles among the royal ranks for the throne as well as others who are not of royal lineage. The person on the throne is much younger than expected and a story plays out on how their rule affects their kingdom.
I love both animes. read more
If you want to see a little bit romance between hak and yonna then watch blood + . Hak and haji somehow they both really have deep feelings towards the girl they like but they don't really show it through words
The sheme of Naris tricked Amnelis is the same for Soo-Won and Yona. There is a princess who loves a prince, but prince doesn't love her - he ruins all she treasured. So, she cuts her hair, raises up from her knees and helps her country. And in both cases she has a loyal servant beside. Also there are pirates in the stories, fantasy, unnatural strength for certain person, the chosen one, and many adventures.
Okay okay okay, they're really different. Other than the fact they're both fantasy, there's nothing too similar about them,
They both have "generic" beginnings and a lot of people may say it's average. But they both pick up half way through (or a little less) the series and really shine into something amazing. Both main characters are flawed and try to learn and change themselves over the course of the series. It's a realistic development.
AnY and Noragami don't have much in common, but I think you might enjoy one if you liked the other.
They both have a plethora of interesting and well-developed characters, an interesting plot (which is not overthrown by romance), and supernatural beings.
Besides, the dynamics Hiyori/Yato/Yukine and Yona/Hak/dragons are really funny to watch : both are about people who thought they were normal discovering how large is the world.
Most important, they gave me the same vibe of enjoyment ; if you don't care about an anime being shojo/shonen, go for it !