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Akatsuki no Yona (暁のヨナ Akatsuki no Yona?) is an anime television series adaptation by studio Pierrot based on the manga series of the same name by Kusanagi Mizuho. It is directed by Kazuhiro Yoneda and it began airing from October 2014 to March 2015. The story revolves around the pampered and sheltered Princess Yona who has been chased out of her castle after her father was killed by her beloved, Soo-Won during the night of her 16th birthday. She travels together with her bodyguard, Hak, and searches for the four legendary dragons to protect the ones she loves and the country her father once protected.

Funimation has licensed the series for streaming and home video rights in North America on the same month the anime aired.[1] On March 2015, an English broadcast dub has been made available for the second half of the series.[2][3]

Plot[edit | edit source]

Set in a fictional place that draws inspiration from a mixture of Japanese, Korean and Chinese cultures, the story follows the redemption of Yona, the sole princess to the Kingdom of Kouka. Yona lives the carefree life of a princess in Hiryuu Castle, being sheltered by her pacifistic father, King Il, and protected by her bodyguard and childhood friend Son Hak. During a party being held for her sixteenth birthday, her other childhood friend and love interest Soo-Won comes to pay tribute to her. Intending to tell her father that she cannot forget her love for Soo-Won, she visits King Il's chambers and witnesses him being killed by Soo-Won, who reveals that he will now properly rule Kouka. Hak intervenes and saves Yona, and they escape from the castle to Hak's birthplace, the Wind Tribe. Under the suggestion of Hak's grandfather Son Mundok, Yona and Hak search for an oracle named Ik-Soo, who then tells them the legend of the first king of Kouka, Hiryuu, and the Four Dragon Warriors who unified the kingdom. Yona and Hak, joined by Ik-Soo's assistant Yoon, begin a journey to find the descendants of the legendary Four Dragon Warriors in order to survive and save the Kingdom of Kouka.

List of Episodes[edit | edit source]

No. Title Air Date Image
01 The Princess Yona
(王女ヨナ Ōjo Yona?)
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02 Torn Bonds
(ちぎれた絆 Chigireta Kizuna?)
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03 The Distant Sky
(遠い空 Tōi Sora?)
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04 The Wind Tribe
(風の部族 Kaze no Buzoku?)
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05 Howl
(咆哮 Hōkō?)
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06 Red Hair
(紅い髪 Akai Kami?)
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07 Destiny
(天命 Tenmē?)
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08 The Chosen Door
(選んだ扉 Eranda Tobira?)
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09 Shaking Resolve
(ふるえる覚悟 Furueru Kakugo?)
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10 Anticipation
(待望 Taibō?)
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11 The Dragon's Claw
(龍の爪 Ryū no tsume?)
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12 The Masked Dragon
(目隠しの龍 Mekakushi no ryū?)
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13 Echoing Fear
(反響する恐怖 Hankyō Suru Kyōfu?)
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14 Light
(光 Hikari?)
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15 To a New Land
(新たな地へ Aratana ji e?)
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16 War Games
(戦ごっこ Ikusa Gokko?)
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17 The Pirates of Awa
(阿波の海賊 Awa no Kaizoku?)
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18 Ties
(縁 Enishi?)
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19 The Senjuso Test
(千樹草の試し Senjusō no tameshi?)
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20 Chain of Courage
(勇気の連鎖 Yūki no rensa?)
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21 Spark
(火花 Hibana?)
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22 The Night History Was Made
(歴史は夜作られる Rekishi wa yoru tsukurareru?)
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23 Morning of Promise
(誓いの朝 Chikai no asa?)
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24 From Now On
(これから Korekara?)
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Key Visuals[edit | edit source]

Promotional Videos[edit | edit source]

TVアニメ『暁のヨナ』プロモーションビデオ_第1弾

TVアニメ『暁のヨナ』プロモーションビデオ 第1弾

1st promotional video

TVアニメ『暁のヨナ』プロモーションビデオ_第2弾

TVアニメ『暁のヨナ』プロモーションビデオ 第2弾

2nd promotional video

TVアニメ『暁のヨナ』プロモーションビデオ_第3弾

TVアニメ『暁のヨナ』プロモーションビデオ 第3弾

3rd promotional video

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Akatsuki No Yona Promotion Video

4th promotional video

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