Akatsuki no Yona
Yona of the Dawn
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Akatsuki no Yona

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yona: The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn
Japanese: 暁のヨナ
English: Yona of the Dawn
German: Yona - Prinzessin der Morgendämmerung
Spanish: Yona, princesa del amanecer
French: Yona, Princesse de l'Aube
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 5, 2009 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Kusanagi, Mizuho (Story & Art)


Score: 8.821 (scored by 4766647,666 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #322
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #82
Members: 133,619
Favorites: 14,032

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Once upon a time, the kingdom of Kouka was ruled by a red dragon in human form. By his side, four warriors imbued with dragon blood helped him lead the kingdom to prosperity. Time passed, and this tale became a legend to tell children.

As the sole princess of Kouka, Yona lives a life of lavish ease. In love with her cousin, Su-won, and protected by her bodyguard, Son Hak, she wants for nothing and remains sheltered from the harrowing reality outside the castle walls. Contrary to this peaceful illusion, Kouka is about to undergo a political upheaval. After her beloved Su-won stages a bloody coup and murders her father, Yona is forced to flee with only Hak by her side.

Though surrounded by enemies on all sides, the banished princess still yearns to save her kingdom. Her solution comes from an exiled priest, who tells her that her only hope is to find the four legendary dragon warriors. Guided by this seemingly fictitious myth, Yona sets out to find these warriors, determined to restore her kingdom.

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Akatsuki no Yona has been published in English as Yona of the Dawn by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since August 2, 2016. It has been licensed in Spanish by Norma Editorial.

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Feb 20, 2015
Preliminary (70/? eps)
first review :) *minor spoilers but isn't that important*

- Though the introduction & plot of the story seems kind of boring and almost generic, as you read further into the manga you won't even consider it boring. It starts out with a weak princess, Yona, and while others won't even bother touching a manga with this type of female protagonist, surrounded by many other men of her own harem, Yona actually puts up a name for herself. Yona gets stronger overtime because of her own determination and will to, which I really give respects to her for. As the story progresses, the story introduces ...
Oct 28, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (40/? eps)

Ended up dropping this manga so it will only be a short review.

Usually I'm able to endure a few cliche character tropes but these characters were such caricatures of every sappy profile in the book I honestly couldn't.
Main lead girl is interesting enough - very emotional - would not necessarily call her 'independent' or 'strong'. It's the old case of a mangaka saying:
"Hey look: my character is so strong. You know this because I am TELLING you she's strong, not SHOWING you her strength". This just doesn't work for me; especially when I have to endure a character getting injured every few ...
Apr 3, 2019
Preliminary (24/? eps)
Akatsuki no Yona is beautiful, diligent and even realistic but it is shallow and very generic. 24 long long chapter filled with insipid feeling, identical males and zero progress - that was my limit. You may tell me, “It’s a shoujo, what did you expect?”. Well, I don’t know, I guess I expected some pleasant surprise. Shoujo authors tend to write genuine, down-to-earth pieces but here it evolves into nothing but the Nadeko level story about poor little girl surrounded by noble handsome boys. What even worse is that backbone of the narration is not the thrill of adventure in form of elaborate substories but ...

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