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TV Anime Adaptation of 'Akatsuki no Yona' Green-Lit

by Dunois
Jun 30, 2014 11:14 PM | 67 Comments
The 15th issue of Hana to Yume magazine will be announcing an anime adaptation of Mizuho Kusanagi's Akatsuki no Yona manga. This adaptation will feature the cast and staff from the earlier drama CD adaptation alongside new contributors. Studio Pierrot will be in charge of the animation.

Cast
Yona: Chiwa Saito
Son Hak: Tomoaki Maeno
Soo-won: Yuusuke Kobayashi
Ki-Ja: Masakazu Morita
Shin-Ah: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Jae-Ha: Junichi Suwabe
Zeno: Hiro Shimono
Yoon: Junko Minagawa

Staff
Director: Kazuhiro Yoneda
Scripts: Shinichi Inotsume
Character Design: Maho Yoshikawa
Music Composition: Ryo Kunihiko
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki

Source: ANN

News submitted by Stark700

Akatsuki no Yona on MAL

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Wow, AnY was the last manga I expected to get an anime adaption, but I'm really happy about it. Can't wait :)

Jul 18, 2014 7:11 PM by xpaula

This will save me a lot of trouble.

Jul 18, 2014 5:50 PM by DGemu

_Dazzle_ said:
Interesting premise. However Studio Perriot doesn't always stay truthful to the manga, which could be for better or worse. Remember what they did to Beelzebub? They created their own ending, but it wasn't a terrible ending. Looks like only time will tell. Any thoughts on Studio Perriot doing this adaptation, do you think this will be a two cour or one cour series or longer?

Hopefully two cour because I see Zeno, and he doesn't appear in the manga until chapter 40 something, and that would make it go at the pace of around 2 chapters per episode. If they do make it one cour, I can see them cramming about 3-4 chapters per episode. Let's hope not. Either way I have no clue whether or not they will end it with an anime original ending or a cliffhanger since Akatsuki no Yona does have a plot. As for Studio Pierrot, idk. People liked Soredemo Sekai, and I like Baby Steps. Tokyo Ghoul is going at a fast pace and they seem like they're merging arcs together...it really just depends :/ I'm not familiar with the script writer either, except that I thought Toaru no Hikuushi e no Koiuta was kind of meh. We'll see.

Jul 18, 2014 2:55 PM by tingy

Interesting premise. However Studio Perriot doesn't always stay truthful to the manga, which could be for better or worse. Remember what they did to Beelzebub? They created their own ending, but it wasn't a terrible ending. Looks like only time will tell. Any thoughts on Studio Perriot doing this adaptation, do you think this will be a two cour or one cour series or longer?

Jul 18, 2014 1:47 PM by _Dazzle_

Stark700 said:
Some character designs:


Any green knifes?

Jul 18, 2014 1:29 PM by keragamming

Some character designs:

Jul 18, 2014 1:21 PM by Stark700

yay!! this is getting animated! I think there are already 90 or so chapters out so I thought about what's taking them so long. It's a lovely manga, I hope they stick to the storyline. :D

Jul 8, 2014 10:40 AM by soraibi

I kind of dislike Studio Pierrot seeing what they've done to Naruto. But they grew on me a little with Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii. I have high hopes for this. Definitely will watch.

Conceal said:
I hope it's not like "Brothers Conflict" "Diabolik Lovers" "Kamigami no Asobi"
and I hope it's more like Soredemo...

Rest assured. It ain't an otome game and even though this is shoujo, romance is not the main focus so yeah. It's more like Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii but in a deeper sense. A lot of adventure on the way. You'll really love how Yona will develop.

Jul 5, 2014 4:34 AM by cesweiss

bloodymeadow said:
Conceal said:
I hope it's not like "Brothers Conflict" "Diabolik Lovers" "Kamigami no Asobi"
and I hope it's more like Soredemo...
It won't be since It's not a reverse harem manga so I think it will be like soredemo.
Let's hope Pierrot will do a great job.

Well I mean there's not really any romance going on (well first 8 volumes that are translated anyways), but I guess it's technically a reverse harem, especially with all the male characters around. Basically romance isn't a big part in the story (yet?). Idk what you guys mean by more like Soredemo Sekai, but I don't see much resemblance between the two except that the setting is historical but not our world. And maybe the female MCs being awesome. Well Yona is more awesome imo, but yeah. It's definitely not Brothers Conflict, Diabolik Lovers, or Kamigami no Asobi (I actually liked this one though)...those are otoge adaptations, and well, I think it's hard to tell a coherent story when adapting an otome game into anime versus manga where the there's just one story going on, rather than having multiple routes and whatnot.

Jul 5, 2014 12:18 AM by tingy

Conceal said:
I hope it's not like "Brothers Conflict" "Diabolik Lovers" "Kamigami no Asobi"
and I hope it's more like Soredemo...
It won't be since It's not a reverse harem manga so I think it will be like soredemo.
Let's hope Pierrot will do a great job.

Jul 4, 2014 6:25 PM by Riniee

I hope it's not like "Brothers Conflict" "Diabolik Lovers" "Kamigami no Asobi"
and I hope it's more like Soredemo...

Jul 4, 2014 10:48 AM by Ratten

Well hopefully they get the chapters going too and maybe this will get more episodes?

Jul 3, 2014 10:02 PM by Kyuruyin

I had a hunch that the manga would be adapted into anime :) Glad it came true! I've been spoiled too much from the manga but I'll still watch the anime once it airs~

Plus, I legit screamed when I saw the list of VA: Chiwa Saito, Masakazu Morita, Junichi Suwabe, and Junko Minagawa.

Jul 3, 2014 8:51 AM by drizzlyaxes

first i was like
Ckan said:
Sounds promising.
then I was like
Borgia said:
Since its Studio Pierrot, you can expect a lot of QUALITY.
sarcasm.

Jul 2, 2014 8:18 PM by Sourire

YES !! awesome news! Akatsuki no Yona is one of my fave manga :3

Jul 2, 2014 7:41 PM by rechajulay

Yehey! An anime adaptation! I'm loving the seiyuus :) I hope this will be great since I'm currently updated with the manga.

Jul 2, 2014 4:29 PM by kyouche29

The premise of the show sounds interesting, but the way the characters are described and the wording just makes it sound very amateur and childish. I hope that's just the fault of whoever wrote them on the MAL page.

Is this a reverse harem? Looks like it.

Jul 2, 2014 10:22 AM by Red_Keys

The premise looks interesting and the cast seems pretty good. I'll definitely have to give this a try.

Jul 2, 2014 9:48 AM by baskervillain

+1
Will watch this

Jul 2, 2014 9:43 AM by hokaru

not sure if i'm in the mood for a story like that

Jul 2, 2014 7:29 AM by Mr_Gutts

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