Akatsuki no Yona
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Air Date

October 7, 2014 – March 24, 2015


Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo

Original Creator

Mizuho Kusanagi




Director: Kazuhiro Yoneda
Writer: Shinichi Inotsume
Music: Kunihiko Ryo

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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 Mizuho Kusanagi. 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]


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.


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Promotional Videos Edit

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

TVアニメ『暁のヨナ』プロモーションビデオ 第4弾

TVアニメ『暁のヨナ』プロモーションビデオ 第4弾

4th promotional video

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References Edit

  1. Funimation Adds Yona of the Dawn Fantasy Anime
  2. Funimation Dubs Assassination Classroom, Death Parade, Tokyo Ghoul √A, 7 More Winter Shows
  3. English Cast Announced
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