Akatsuki no Yona OVA

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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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 18, 2015 to Dec 20, 2016
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.091 (scored by 5852758,527 users)
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Ranked: #4362
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Popularity: #1469
Members: 113,044
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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




Yoneda, Kazuhiro
Shikata, Akiko
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
Theme Song Performance
Kusanagi, Mizuho
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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
ur_dk (All reviews)
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)

The first episode is classic OVA - the hot read more
Feb 1, 2017
HolyCowOfDoom (All reviews)
Fanservice? People should really read the description well...

The first episode is an animation for a bonus chapter. And if we've ever read/watched a bonus chapter it's only natural to expect there to be fancervice.
Isn't that what a 'bonus' chapter is about anyway? So I don't think it's really fair to rate episode 1 badly solely for this reason. Actually, there isn't as much fanservice as people claim there to be in the first case. Most of the episode actually focusses on more on Ki-ja's past.

And even if you don't like the first episode, the next two have much more of the seriousness from read more
Jan 1, 2018
TimeFiddler (All reviews)
The main purpose of this review will be to prevent future viewers from dismissing the ova after the first episode.

Despite being fully aware that the first episode is a bonus without any significant meaning to the original series, it disappointed me and lowered my expectation for the other two episodes.

I'm glad I didn't drop it.

The original 24 episode TV series did not fully appeal to me as it lacked to follow the dramatic scenario set in the first couple of episodes during the rest of the anime. What made me continue watching the anime was not the story, but the character development. The 2nd read more
May 13, 2017
kokuborou (All reviews)
The ovas portrayed Zeno’s past and origin delivering a message about life , time, bonds, memories and love.

With Zeno’s story the ova series explored more about the legend of the 4 dragons and brought forth to the viewer the image of king Hiryuu and his companions. The story is told from Zeno’s perspective and it portrays the sufferings and cruelty the 4 dragons gone through along their king Hiryuu to protect the kingdom of Kouka.

From each experience that Zeno goes through he learns more about his power and how short and precious life is. He also learns about how cruel and unforgiven read more


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