Akatsuki no Yona is an Anime television series. It is based on a manga series of a similar name. Yona of the Dawn is also known as Akatsuki no Yona in Japanese. The television series is written by Mizuho Kusanagi; the manga was published in 2009, on August 5th, until today the next series and volumes are being published.
After many years, the publication of the series was adapted into an anime television series, and it made season 1 of Yona of the Dawn available to the viewer’s screen on October 7, 2014. The first season of Yona of the Dawn was a super hit. All of the Manga fans loved the season, and there were many new fans added after the release. Since then, the fans have been enthusiastically waiting for the next season.
Akatsuki no Yona Season 2 Release Date
The first season of the Yona of the Dawn was released on October 7th, 2014, which consisted of 24 episodes, and ended on the 15th of March, 2015. After that, there was no new update regarding the next season. There were multiple reasons behind the delay in the release of the second season, the director of the manga series Mizuho Kusanagi had been very severely affected during the Kumamoto Earthquakes in the Kyusho region in Japan during the month of April in the year 2016, in which nearly 50 people lost their lives, and almost 3000 people were injured.
Although Kusanagi didn’t get any injury, her work had a pause because of this situation. Kusanagi tweeted regarding this incident, and the fans were shocked. Later, Kusanagi somehow managed to cope up and started working and managed to release the manga series’s new volumes. The anime shows were renewed after a few years; there would be an announcement made soon. Season 2 of Yona dawn might be released anytime in the year 2021. Let us keep all our ears open wide until then.
Characters of Yona Dawn
Yona of the Dawn series has 12 characters; 4 characters are the most important ones playing a major role in the First season.
1. Yona: The female protagonist is the main lead in the show, Yona is the only heir to the King of Kouka, and she is the Princess. As Yona grows up, she lives a very sheltered life as she is the only daughter and is truly treated like a Princess, which makes her a spoiled brat. Later Su-won murders her father, and she is forced to live a normal life leaving all the luxury, and she becomes an independent and strong woman. She later falls in love with Hak but is scared of expressing her feelings. She has a strong will to learn to defend and protect herself, and she seeks Hak’s help in learning archery and sword fighting. Hak trains her to shoot and how to use a sword. She hesitated in the starting, but later during battle, she overcomes her fear and kills Kum-Ji.
2. Hak’s son: The male protagonist of the show plays the male lead role; Hak is Yona’s bodyguard and her childhood friend. He is also the general of the Wind Tribe and former chief. He is popularly known as Thunder beast for his unique fighting style. Hak is said to be the strongest warrior in the kingdom of Kouka. Hak is also in love with Yona but doesn’t express his feelings.
3. Yun: The third person in the princess’s group is Yun and is portrayed as a genius. He was born in the Fire tribe and was taken by Ik-su; he has healing abilities and is shown as a very kind and caring person, although he is mean and rude at times.
4. Su-Won: Su-won grows up with Hak and Yun. He is Yona’s first cousin. He and Hak were best friends during childhood, and he promises Hak to take good care of Yona and be always by her side. Su-won kills Yona’s father but still cares for Yona and Hak. Su-won is shown as a cunning man but is a clumsy and care-free person.
Yona of the Dawn Plot
Yona of the Dawn is a combination of Chinese, Japanese and Korean Cultures. The show set is on a fictional land in which Yona does so many adventures; this story shows us revenge and redemption. In the beginning, Yona is portrayed as she is living a happy and luxurious life in the Hiryuu castle. She is protected by her father and lives a care-free life, and as she grows up, she becomes a spoilt brat. Yona falls in love with her cousin su-won; as she goes near him to confess, she sees him murdering her father. After her father passes away, she struggles and becomes an independent, strong woman.