My first impression of Akatsuki no Yona was that it was very much like Fushigi Yuugi.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, (Reverse) Harem, Romance, Shoujo.
My Rating: 8
Episode Length: 24 minutes
Aired: Oct 2014 – March 2015
Mangaka: Mizuho Kusanagi
Description: Fifteen year old Yona had a luxurious life as the spoiled princess of Kouka. She had a loving father, a loyal friend and bodyguard named Son Hak, and a her crush (who is also her cousin)named Soo Won coming for her sixteenth birthday. Yona’s world beautiful, however, takes a dark turn when she walks in on Soo Won murdering her father on her sixteenth birthday. Shocked and heartbroken, Yona is forced to run away with Hak to the outside world for the first time. Now sixteen years old, Yona will have to overcome her grief, learn how to stand up for herself and her kingdom, and fight a gruesome war with the comrades she will make on her long journey.
– Akatsuki no Yona = Yona of the Dawn
– I have read bits of the manga but not much. I’ll probably read more of it in the future.
– I honestly don’t know what happened to season 2? It just didn’t happen, unfortunately. If anyone knows what happened (with reliable sources),feel free to let me know.
– SO, for those who’ve read the post before this edit (6/14/2017), there was a huge rant here. I had very mixed feelings about Akatsuki no Yona when I first watched it because I did not like Yona’s character. She was too dainty and similar to other shoujo characters. However, she had an amazing development over the course of the show, and I’ve come to love her. I’m not going to lie, Akatsuki no Yona is probably one of my favorite shoujo animes now despite my original conflicting emotions. (Now if only season two would come out).