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: 8.831 (scored by 4554045,540 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #282
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #80
Members: 126,650
Favorites: 13,459

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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/? chp)
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 ...
May 31, 2015
Preliminary (Unknown/? chp)
I've never been so devoted to a manga as this one. I'm even reading tumblr spoilers because i cant wait for next chapter T.T

Not only is the story amazing, I love the way you see the characters develop during the manga. Also the side stories are so touching and they always keep me in their gasp to the very last words.
The way the manga mixes history, mystics and comedy is truly making this a masterpiece. And than that touch of romance now and than LOVE IT.

The Heroine in the story is probably the best female character I've ever seen. She isn't the common everyday heroine ...
Aug 31, 2013
Preliminary (Unknown/? chp)
Here is my review of Akatsuki No Yona by Kusanagi Mizuho.

Story 9/10:
The story is very good. The first chapter is very gripping, and Kusanagi always leaves her chapters off on a cliff-hanger or a suspense scene. It's very well-written, there's some humor scenes, some tension, some romance and that's what made me like this manga. I still feel that the story could use a bit more movement in the love scenes... I mean, the main character's guardian, Hak, loves the main character but he's always reluctant to make movement for his own good...

Art 10/10:
Brillant. Beautiful. Detailed. I loved it and the art's a big 'yes' ...

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