Akatsuki no Yona

Yona of the Dawn

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yona: The girl standing in the blush of dawn
Japanese: 暁のヨナ
English: Yona of the Dawn
German: Akatsuki No Yona: Prinzessin der Morgendämmerung
Spanish: Akatsuka no Yona: Yona of the Dawn
French: Yona: Princesse de l'Aube
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2014 to Mar 24, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.031 (scored by 418334418,334 users)
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Ranked: #6042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #208
Members: 856,559
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The kingdom of Kouka is blessed with a beautiful princess whose childlike innocence charms all who come across her. Named Yona, she has grown up sheltered in the royal palace, shielded from any danger that may befall her. However, all good things must come to an end.

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

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

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The cast members from the drama CD reprised their roles in the anime.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Minagawa, Junko


Shimono, Hiro


Kobayashi, Yuusuke


Yamamoto, Nozomi


Miyamoto, Mitsuru



Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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


Apr 27, 2024
The amazing art style and soundtrack is tremendously enhanced by the random yet striking humorous inserts that never failed to surprise. The characters are also well-developed and likable. The overarching story is interesting. Sadly, the anime ended and does not seem to have a continuation on the horizon while the story in the Manga gets really rolling. Some story bits, especially around the antagonist are heavily contrived though. There are some inexplicable 'Gary Stu' characteristics thrown at him which made the character fall really flat. The crew around Yona on the other hand were much more interesting. Overall, this is a superbly fun show to ...
May 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Admittedly, I am not a big fan of romance since there is often a lot of cliché involved in it such as a female protagonist who is clumsy and a damsel in distress and surrounded by hot men fawning over her. Unfortunately Akatsuki no Yona fulfills for a big part of the series such stereotypes. Our main girl, Yona, is a beautiful girl who is a spoiled princess and already surrounded by two attractive men fawning over her. She's in fact in love with one of them already, her older cousin, who commits within the first two episodes murder on her father though which forces ...
Feb 4, 2024
They just be teleporting to the next plot point world feels empty with tons of holes i wanted a show about world building similar to mushoku tensei or Frieren but its on the same level or worse than isekai that are low 6* not an 8.03* maybe my expectations were too high as it is so highly rated.

The art is good its no jjk or demon slayer but for 2014 its better than i expected.

Watch if you are interested in the premise and will read the manga after as it doesn't finish or even get to a good end point.

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