Akatsuki no Yona OVA

Yona of the Dawn OVA

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yona: The girl standing in the blush of dawn, Akatsuki no Yona: Sono Se ni wa, Akatsuki no Yona: Zeno-hen
Japanese: 暁のヨナ
English: Yona of the Dawn OVA
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 18, 2015 to Dec 20, 2016
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.101 (scored by 7109171,091 users)
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Ranked: #4902
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Popularity: #1670
Members: 136,079
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At a remote hot springs lodge, Yona and the team rest. The boys are taking a bath with the exception of Ki-ja, who looks troubled. Jae-ha takes this chance to tease him, unwittingly finding a mark linked to the previous White Dragon—whom coincidentally is also Ki-ja's father—prompting Ki-ja to recall their complicated relationship.

In another time and place, Son Hak and the dragons banter as they hold a drinking contest. As they start to doze off one-by-one, Zeno dreams of his past, where his abilities and experiences, both as a person and as the Yellow Dragon, are revealed.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Morita, Masakazu


Minagawa, Junko


Kobayashi, Yuusuke


Yamamoto, Nozomi




Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Kanamori, Youko
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Ending Theme

1: "Egao no Rensa (笑顔の連鎖)" by Cyntia (eps 1)
2: "Akatsuki (暁)" by Akiko Shikata (eps 2-3)


Jan 10, 2017
If you care about this anime, watch the OVA. You wont regret it.

OVA's are normally an excuse to add fun useless filler to a story. This is not one of those cases. The first episode may seem like that, but the second and third are NOT.

The last 2 eps are fairly critical to understanding a specific characters backstory and existence. It is not to be looked over if you are invested in the story. They could/SHOULD have started the second season with those 2 eps.

::SPOILERS BELOW:: (nothing big is given away, just story bullet points)
Jul 13, 2019
Mixed Feelings
This Yona OVA wasn't too bad overall and I believe anyone who has seen the anime and enjoyed it would get some enjoyment out of these three extra episodes.

The first episode is a typical hot springs with a bit of fanservice and some piece of backstory concerning the White Dragon, Ki-Ja. Delving into the backstory of one of the dragons filled up something that I believe was missing from the Yona series, and makes them feel more fleshed out as characters. Especially seeing more of the Green dragon's actions in this particular episode made me enjoy the OVA, since he's my favorite of the four ...
Jan 4, 2016
Preliminary (1/3 eps)

So basically this OVA for me is mainly for fan service purposes only.
Will not satisfy your craving for the anime.

Though I must say that it sort of opens your heart more with the green dragon and makes you a bit more curious about his back story as well as the yellow's since we all know they had tiny bit of back story compared to the first two dragons.

What I like about this ova is the fact that clearly the whole gag is getting along well, and I just can'twait to see more brotherly interactions of the 4 dragons.

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