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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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.131 (scored by 23,365 users)
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Ranked: #3902
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Popularity: #1475
Members: 46,927
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The first episode adapts two bonus chapters from Mizuho Kusanagi's 12th manga volume, titled "On That Back" and "Kija." "On That Back" follows an incident at a hot spring hotel, and "Kija" depicts the past of the Hakuryuu Kija. The second two episodes adapt the rest of the Zeno Arc and were bundled with the 21st and 22nd volumes of the manga.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Morita, Masakazu
Minagawa, Junko
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Ookawa, Tooru
Hanazawa, Kana


Yoneda, Kazuhiro
Shikata, Akiko
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Kusanagi, Mizuho
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#1: "Egao no Rensa (笑顔の連鎖)" by Cyntia (ep 1)
#2: "Akatsuki (暁)" by Akiko Shikata (eps 2-3)

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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
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
Jan 4, 2016
healzab (All reviews)

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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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Akatsuki no Yona OVA Episode 3 Discussion
tsubasalover - Dec 23, 2016
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Dec 2, 2:28 AM
Continue the manga where the Anime stopped
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Nov 11, 1:15 AM

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