Akatsuki no Yona

Yona of the Dawn

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


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


Score: 8.071 (scored by 255093255,093 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #177
Members: 527,345
Favorites: 11,548


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  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
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  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
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  read more 
report Recommended by Duckii
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.  
report Recommended by Enna
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. 
report Recommended by DarkFuryA
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. 
report Recommended by kuity
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. 
report Recommended by d388
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.  
report Recommended by MaahHeim
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. 
report Recommended by miekosayuri
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!!! 
report Recommended by MagicPotato98
-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 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
The plots do differ but they do share elements, a spoiled Princess surviving in the wild with only a few caring guardians and is the target of everyone, fantasy elements, great animation and music. 
report Recommended by ShadowBlazer3000
Both anime are somewhat similar: - Main Characters - Girls - Surrounded/Protected by Guys - Reverse Harem - Romance - Comedy - Action - Adventure - 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 
report Recommended by CrazyLazyOtaku
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. 
report Recommended by Larvice
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.  
report Recommended by Reigneko
Both are historical fiction in East Asia with romanic, slice of life, and political aspects. Akatsuki no Yona has more of the slice of life elements while Mo Dao Zu Shi is much more action pact. Both have a great cast of characters.  
report Recommended by Anjuka
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  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
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 
report Recommended by irinchenbienchen
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.  
report Recommended by NixKaen
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! 
report Recommended by rinhana
These two shows are both two-cour series with female protagonists, in settings that take inspiration from east Asian cultures, and they even aired during the same seasons! And more importantly, both are stories of princesses abruptly cast out of their life as royalty, and their subsequent journey. And, Akiko Shikata wrote the soundtrack and insert songs for Cross Ange, as well as the second ending theme for Yona of the Dawn (which she also performed). There are some other similarities as well, but they're possibly spoiler territory. That said, the stories also differ, most notably in their setting (Cross Ange involves mechs, while  read more 
report Recommended by GlennMagusHarvey
The story is very different. In both series the main character is trying to gather people with strange powers (the Dragons in Akatsuki no Yona and the 8 Warriors in Hakkenden). There are funny moments in both and a very deep inspection over the immortality 
report Recommended by oOoAurorAoOo
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.  
report Recommended by edokitkate
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.  read more 
report Recommended by berserk-san
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  read more 
report Recommended by lunafly
Both are influenced by Korean culture. If you enjoyed all those Korean references in Akatsuki no Yona, you'll enjoy Dae Jang Geum. 
report Recommended by MoonglowLake
Both anime are somewhat similar: - Main characters - Girl - Surrounded by Guys - Reverse Harem - Romance - Comedy - Action -  
report Recommended by CrazyLazyOtaku
Both are "special" girls surrounded by cute guys. akatsuki has a bit more drama while kamisama is more comedic. If you like one you'll like the other. 
report Recommended by SaturnsRings88
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. 
report Recommended by PiggiePrincess
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. 
report Recommended by Nyaominyan
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.  
report Recommended by Halettan
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  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
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. - Romance.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
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  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
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. 
report Recommended by Crysnow
Similarities : - 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 Differences : - Akagami is a lot more  read more 
report Recommended by StrawberryHeart
Both are historical with supernatural elements, feature a strong female character, beautiful animation, a bit of romance, both have complex and intriguing villains. Definitely recommend :) 
report Recommended by LeahMay
If you like this anime I think u will like this one to because hak is protecting a princess and other people as well and in Mamotte lollipop 2 cute boys are protecting a girl as well  
report Recommended by romancia23
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  read more 
report Recommended by Yuckydiyuck
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.  
report Recommended by magilou
The main personage protect a other person who his love 
report Recommended by AlfaGod
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  read more 
report Recommended by angel_kingdom
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! 
report Recommended by emjayse
- both have a main character who has to deal with problems cause the kingdom doesn't want them - both find new friends/comrades on their journey - in both anime they have to flee - romance aspects 
report Recommended by Krawl1ng
Both are historical setting with a young princess or pasha, who struggles with the politics of their world and try to change things. They are both about their adventures and development.  
report Recommended by _Maneki-Neko_
Romance, historical, and strong female protagonist develops throughout the journey. Many action scene takes place 
report Recommended by MeoMigga2
Both main characters embark on a journey to meet and befriend (or perhaps collect) humans with supernatural powers - whether they are witches in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, or Dragons in Yona of the Dawn. Both also have some elements of romance, though it's more present in Akatsuki no Yona, and both have harem/reverse harem situations. Akatsuki no Yona is more dramatic and historical, however. 
report Recommended by donut_jelly
Both Ani and Yona are princesses of their respective kingdoms and recruit male love interests to help achieve their goals. 
report Recommended by OddDre
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. 
report Recommended by l_sw
They have completely different setting but both have action and romance with similar female lead and two main guys. Art style is kinda similar too.  
report Recommended by 5trawberry
Both have political issues to resolve with plenty of action and a dash of romance if you enjoy one the other is sure to please. 
report Recommended by TsukiNoKorekuta
Both have great art and interesting main characters. In both main character has some kind of group with him/her. Both are funny in their own ways. I would just love to see them in recommendations because I enjoyed both.  
report Recommended by NeiShiro
So first off, I only started watching this and I'm already digging it. First of all they both have really great instrumental soundtracks like the ones in yona of the dawn. Secondly, They are taking a journey to save something or find something. Yona is on her journey to gather people to help her reclaim the throne and save Hak from dying in the future and Taejiro is setting out to find a way to turn her demon sister back into a human, along the way gathering people. There is also a character from both who wears a mask, but not like Shin-ah's. I don't  read more 
report Recommended by dazaisideh0e
girl looking for mythical heroes and a girl with a dark past 
report Recommended by samt2
*They both go beyond your typical Shōnen(Code Geass) and Shojo(Akatsuki). *Both of them involve members of royalty who were exiled and have to hide their identity. *Su-Won’s goals and ideology remind me of Lelouch. *Both of them have immortal characters. 
report Recommended by TIIC123
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. 
report Recommended by Rising_Aurora
I just like to put it in my recommendation cant explain that much its just amazing / good anime itself 
report Recommended by iTouchMe
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 
report Recommended by stars_and_mars
Both anime, though set in completely different settings, have some very similar elements: -dense main character -love triangle -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 -beautiful art -beautiful music -both are unfinished :'( -both are really awesome!!  
report Recommended by stars_and_mars
Not surprised that nobody's made this recommendation, honestly. Well, similarities between both shows include a medieval fantasy setting where people have supernatural powers, a female MC who sets out to avenge the wrong that was done to her parent, her being out of her element in a world she's never set her foot on, meeting handsome young guys on the way who are inexplicably attracted to her and finally coming face to face with the people who made her life miserable. On a side note, I'd like to add that while Yona is often perceived as a "strong" female lead, I'd say that Xiaojie  read more 
report Recommended by Sonal1988
The similarities include the story, and the characters who become stronger over time. The difference is that claymore is a little more bloody and the characters are far more independent. 
report Recommended by alistairmaclean
The girls all go on a journey but in Akatsuki no Yona she goes on a journey to help citizens while in kino no tabi she just does on a journey visting towns 
report Recommended by Rising_Aurora
Both are set in the past and have four guys who fight together (Like the four dragons) 
report Recommended by _cwoo
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. 
report Recommended by Blue-Crescent
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. 
report Recommended by rinhana
Both anime are somewhat similar: - Main Characters - Girls - Surrounded by Guys - Reverse Harem - Romance - Adventure  
report Recommended by CrazyLazyOtaku
Similar to how Akagami no Shirayuki-hime is recommended, this is set in a historical period where a noble/princess is thrust from her usual conditions into a whole new world. No one will believe they will survive, but with the iconic snip of her hair MC will become strong on their own accord. 
report Recommended by Kaguyachinchin
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  read more 
report Recommended by StarKeeper
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 
report Recommended by Kagu89
If you like your dark and tense dramas being broken up with light comedy sections that break all tension, then this is the anime for you! 
report Recommended by K1ngHoward
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.  
report Recommended by LeFlower-kun
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 
report Recommended by Cadisven
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] 
report Recommended by Ray_Monster
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. 
report Recommended by iHitokage
They both have a similar vibe, a feel of feudalism and great character development. 
report Recommended by PinkHeart19
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  read more 
report Recommended by bunnij
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. 
report Recommended by Kio_
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.  
report Recommended by bunnij
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. 
report Recommended by FoxSpiritShrine
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  read more 
report Recommended by Lightblind
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. 
report Recommended by FoxSpiritShrine
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  read more 
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They both have a very similar setting and use war as a major plot point. And while Utawarerumono is somewhat of a harem, Yona is somewhat of a reverse harem. 
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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 ! 
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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. 
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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.  
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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) (#_#)/ 
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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. 
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because both tell about the king's sons who do adventure yet they feel, royal background heroic of all time 
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In both series is a young girl forced to leave her rich home and goes on a journey with a bunch of guys. Both involve fantasy and romance. 
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These both have a fantastical ancient Asian atmosphere with a strong willed heroine determined to take charge of her own destiny and help the people of her country. 
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both reverse harems, but this akatsuki has more action and is more interesting, and has a stronger plot 
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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.  
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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 
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-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.  
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Both anime are somewhat similar: - Main Characters - Girls - Surrounded by Guys - Reverse Harem - Romance - Action  
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Little, cute red haired girl surronded by hunks and bishies with funny personalities. Realesed in 2014, based on mangas still on going, and fandom waiting for a second season. 
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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. 
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Both shows have a similar plot in which the MC fights for their kingdom. 
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