Yona of the Dawn

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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.0  (4,987)

Yona of the Dawn is a Japanese anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Mizuho Kusanagi. It tells the story of a young princess named Yona who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and redemption after the assassination of her father, King Il.

The show begins in the Kingdom of Kouka, where Yona lives a sheltered life within the palace walls. She is carefree and naive, surrounded by her loyal bodyguard and childhood friend, Hak, and her loyal servant, Son Hak. However, her world is turned upside down when she witnesses the murder of her father at the hands of her beloved cousin, Soo-Won. Soo-Won, who had been adored by Yona as a brother, reveals that he had killed King Il for the betterment of the kingdom.

With the help of Hak, Yona flees the palace, leaving behind the only life she had ever known. As she travels, Yona finds companions in the form of a skilled archer named Yun and a pirate captain named Gija. Together, they journey across the Kingdom of Kouka, searching for allies and answers about the true nature of the kingdom.

Throughout the series, Yona transforms from a sheltered princess into a brave and determined heroine. She learns how to defend herself, becoming a skilled archer, and discovers her own sense of justice as she seeks to right the wrongs committed against her family and the people of Kouka. Yona's personal transformation is mirrored by the changes in her relationships with her companions. As they encounter new challenges and obstacles, Yona and her friends learn to rely on each other and grow together as a team.

One of the most appealing aspects of Yona of the Dawn is its blend of action, romance, and political intrigue. The fight scenes are well-choreographed and exciting, while the romance between Yona and Hak is heartwarming and sincere. The political plotline adds depth and complexity to the story, with multiple factions vying for power within the kingdom. As Yona and her companions journey across Kouka, they encounter various characters who offer different perspectives on the state of the kingdom and its rulers.

Another strength of Yona of the Dawn is its gorgeous animation and art style. The landscapes are richly detailed, and the costumes and character designs are intricate and beautifully rendered. The show also features a memorable soundtrack that blends traditional Japanese instruments with modern orchestration.

Overall, Yona of the Dawn is an engaging and emotionally resonant anime that offers a unique take on the classic princess narrative. Yona's journey of self-discovery and empowerment is inspiring, and her relationships with her companions are heartwarming and sincere. The show is also notable for its blend of action, romance, and political intrigue, which adds depth and complexity to the story. With its gorgeous animation and art style, as well as its memorable soundtrack, Yona of the Dawn is a must-watch for any anime fan.

Yona of the Dawn is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 2014.

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From Now On
24. From Now On
March 24, 2015
"Miss, what do you want to do with the Four Dragons?" Yona and her companions continue their journey to find the fourth and final "Yellow Dragon" when they encounter a traveler named Jeno. He is the "Yellow Dragon" they have been seraching for.
Morning of Promise
23. Morning of Promise
March 17, 2015
"You're not the frail princess you used to be." Hope returns to Awa after defeating Yan Kumji, and the townsfolk and pirates throw an extravagant party to celebrate. Jeaha steels his resolve. Yona decides to leave Awa and conveys her desire to her companions.
The Night History Is Made
22. The Night History Is Made
March 10, 2015
"Why? Why am I so afraid? She's just a little girl..." While suffering injuries, Yona and Yun successfully complete their task, and Jeaha rushes to their aid to fight against hordes of attacking mercenaries. Watching Jeaha fights, Yun realizes how truly amazing those who possess the strength of the dragons are. Sinha joins the fray, and the mercenaries continue to fall. Meanwhile, Hak and Gija remain behind to fight with the pirates, overwhelming their enemies with extraordinary strength. Realizing he is at a disadvantage, Kumji tries to flee so he can recuperate...
The Senjuso Test
19. The Senjuso Test
February 17, 2015
"Maybe it's because you don't really want her." Captain Gigan agrees to allow Yona to fight alongside her pirates if she is able to pick the "senjuso," a rare medicinal herb growing in the middle of a sheer cliff, without anyone's assistance. Yona's companions try to talk her our of accepting such a dangerous task, but Hak, who understands Yona's emotions, desperately suppresses his desire to stop her. Jeaha leads Yona to the seaside cliff where the senjuso grows. She gathers her courage and begins walking down the narrow path. However, the gusting wind and waves relentlessly assault Yona...
18. Ties
February 10, 2015
"Captain Gigan is right... but... I have my own reasons for not backing down." Yona and her companions leave Sinha behind and head into town. They are unable to suppress their rage when they witness an official unjustly murder a child. Jeaha appears before the group. He tries to recruit Hak to replace the pirates injured in battle, but the moment he sees Yona, he feels the weight of his desti...
War Games
16. War Games
January 27, 2015
The war game is held. The participants are divided into teams with Su-won and General Geun-tae leading the white and red teams respectively. The objective: to score the most points by breaking the plates of the other team. Su-won's strategies and hidden ferocity impress Geun-tae, whose team manages to win more points than the white team despite all their plates being broken. Su-won leaves the city with his cohorts, having stimulated demand for Geun-tae's wife's tea in a neighboring land, re-invigorated production in the earth tribe's mines, and inspired the earth tribe's people anew of their leader's strength.
Echoing Fear
13. Echoing Fear
January 6, 2015
The blue dragon warrior, who experienced a voice telling him to protect Hiryuu when he touched Yona, while recognizing Ki-Ja as the white dragon, is dazed and escapes into the caves. Yona and Yun enter the caves, leaving Hak and Ki-Ja behind to deal with the villagers. They find the agitated blue dragon warrior, and Yona calmly asks him to be her ally. The blue dragon warrior tells her to leave, and they return to Ki-Ja who is holding back the hostile villagers. An earthquake traps the villagers with Yona, Ki-Ja and Yun. A villager explains the curse, until the blue dragon warrior enters. Out of fear, the villager strikes the blue dragon warrior, knocking off his mask.
From Here On
12. From Here On
March 24, 2015
When a hungry stranger turns out to be someone far more important, Yona finds herself at a crossroads: where does she go from here? Revenge, or another path?
Morning of Pledges
11. Morning of Pledges
March 17, 2015
Yona tries to shake off her surprise meeting and look to the future. Now that she is leaving Awa, Jeaha must decide if following Yona is something he wants to do, and not just something the Green Dragon must do.
History Is Made at Night
10. History Is Made at Night
March 10, 2015
The climactic battle between the pirates and Keum-ji's forces comes to a conclusion. Despite her many injuries, Yona takes an important step forward to protect those she cares about. However an even greater trial awaits her.
9. Spark
March 3, 2015
Yona and Yun infiltrate Keum-ji's trafficking operation as "merchandise." Despite their brave fronts, the plan seems to keep unraveling. The Dragons and pirates begin their attack, hoping the signal will come in time!
Chain of Courage
8. Chain of Courage
February 24, 2015
Knowing that the showdown with Keum-ji draws near, Jeaha gets intel on when the sales of the kidnapped girls will happen. But the very presence of those girls makes the fight harder. Until Yona volunteers to go undercover, to Hak's horror.
Trial of the Cheonsu Plant
7. Trial of the Cheonsu Plant
February 17, 2015
In order to be accepted by Captain Gi-gang, Yona agrees to a test: retrieve the cheonsu plant, a valuable medicine. It only grows on a steep ocean-side cliff, and harsh winds and waves will test her resolve!
6. Bond
February 10, 2015
Despite his best efforts, the Green Dragon is found, but makes it very clear he will not be following Yona. But Jeaha finds himself forced to keep dealing with the girl when she volunteers to help the pirates against Awa's evil lord.
Pirate of Awa
5. Pirate of Awa
February 3, 2015
The search for the Green Dragon takes Yona and the others to the port town of Awa. Hak quickly realizes there is something amiss in the town, and to make matters worse, the Green Dragon seems impossible to pin down.
4. Pretend-War
January 27, 2015
Geun-tea isn't thrilled at having to participate in the "pretend-war" that Su-won cooked up. But in the midst of "battle" Geun-tea begins to realize there is more to the new king than meets the eye.
To a New Land
3. To a New Land
January 20, 2015
As Yona and her party begin their search for the Green Dragon, she gets a crash course in the reality of life for the common folk. Meanwhile Su-won visits the capital of the Earth Clan, to the great annoyance of its general!
2. Light
January 13, 2015
Trapped after an earthquake, Yona and the others try to dig their way out, with the help of the Blue Dragon. After a lifetime of isolation and hatred, the Blue Dragon finds it hard to believe that Yona is truly his path to freedom.
The Rippling Fear
1. The Rippling Fear
January 6, 2015
After being saved by the Blue Dragon, Yona is determined to meet with him again. But when she finds him, he resists the pull to go with her, claiming he is cursed. Meanwhile, the villagers plot to dispose of Yona and her companions.
Where to Watch Yona of the Dawn
Yona of the Dawn is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Yona of the Dawn on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (4,987)