Based on the Japanese manga series “Akatsuki no Yona“, written and illustrated by Mizuho Kusanagi who is also famous for mangas like Mugen Spiral and NG Life, Yona of the Dawn is a popular series that has been teasing its audience for several years now and hasn’t come up with a season 2 yet. The series has also been listed in Hakusensha’s shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume since August 2009. As of May 2022, there are 38 volumes of this manga. In this article, we shall discuss Yona of the Dawn Season 2 anime.
The story revolves around the red-haired Princess Yona who seeks for the four legendary dragons to take back her stolen kingdom after being betrayed by her own cousin, Su-won who made her flee her own home. This is one of the rare female-centric stories that have attracted many female viewers to the show. The romance anime has certain fantasy elements that have paced up the show’s craze amongst the audience. Since 2014, fans have been waiting to receive Yona of the Dawn Season 2 and this article has everything they wish to know!
Yona of the Dawn Craze by the Catchy Story of Princess Yona
Viewers may always see a prince thrown out of his Kingdom and then thriving back to get back the throne. But what if we replace this Prince with a Princess in lead? This is what amuses about Yona of the Dawn.
Set in medieval times, the story portrays the Kingdom of Kouka and its beautiful red-haired Princess, Yona who has grown up along with her beloved cousin Su-won in a pampered environment. She is the only child of King II and Hiryuu Castle is the home of this royal family. King II has a peace-loving personality as he hates weapons and violence but this is also the reason behind his people thinking of him as a weak and cowardly king. Not only that, but the poor king also turns out to be a victim of assassination by his own brother’s son, Su-won.
Yona who had a massive crush on Su-won since her childhood witnesses her father’s death right in front of her eyes by her childhood love. Yona decides to leave the castle and kingdom, accompanied by the Thunder Beast, Hak who is considered the most proficient in combat and speed. As soon as she escapes the castle, the news of the King’s death reaches his subjects and Su-won declares himself the King of Kouka. But he has no plans to stop. Meanwhile, Hak manages to take Yona out of the kingdom but the duo has to find a way to survive in the wild.
The delicate life Yona has had until now was not helping her to survive the critical conditions. But she manages to mold herself to the situation with the help of Hak and his tribe members. Now she has to seek help from the four mythical dragons of the legends and fight her way back to the throne after defeating her cousin, Su-won. Will she be able to clear all the darkness and restore the dignity of her Kingdom? Will she survive?
The Talented Team Behind This Fantastic Story
The highly acclaimed writer, Shinichi Inotsume has rewritten the anime version of the story whereas the direction is done by Kazuhiro Yoneda. Pierrot Studio has created this series which is very popular for giving us anime series like Naruto and Tokyo Ghoul. Licensed by Funimation, the show has received beautiful music given by Kunihiko Ryo. As of now, the anime series has a season available with 24 episodes along with 3 OVAs that depict a further storyline in the actual plot.
The voices behind famous characters in the story include:
- Chiwa Saitō (Japanese); Monica Rial (English) as Yona
- Tomoaki Maeno, Ayahi Takagaki (young) (Japanese); Christopher R. Sabat (English) as Son Hak
- Junko Minagawa (Japanese); Clifford Chapin (English) as Yoon
- Yūsuke Kobayashi, Nozomi Yamamoto (young) (Japanese); Micah Solusod (English) as Su-won
- Junichi Kanemaru (Japanese); Jerry Jewell (English) as Ik-soo
For the dragons:
- Yūsuke Kobayashi, Nozomi Yamamoto (young) (Japanese); Micah Solusod (English) as Kija
- Nobuhiko Okamoto, Sanae Kobayashi (young) (Japanese); Eric Vale (English) as Shin-ah
- Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); Joel McDonald (English) as Jae-ha
- Hiro Shimono (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English) as Zeno
How Will Yona of the Dawn Season 2 Continue the Story?
As an anime adaptation of the original manga series, Yona of the Dawn Season 2 is expected to follow the thrilling story mentioned in the manga book series. Season one covered the first eight volumes of the manga while the OVA showed a much further storyline, covering Volume 18. We have some additional chapters in the manga books which Yona of the Dawn Season 2 is expected to start with along with Volume 9 where Yona and the dragons will be ready for the battle against Su-won and his allies in a mission to get back her kingdom.
The manga version clearly shows that it’s not going to be a cup of cake for Yona’s side to defeat Su-won and his forces, where it is mentioned how Yona and her friends have to deal with taxes, bandits, a Fire festival, and other important issues while on other hand, Su-won’s side is making preparations for war. It will be interesting to see the classic plot of the White Dragon, Kija, which is a legendary section in Manga along with the flashbacks of the past which will tell us how Yona, Su-won, and Hak have become the characters they are in present.
Yona of the Dawn Season 2 Cancelled or Renewed? Release Updates
No news, hints, or confirmations! This is what the makers are letting us experience after a super hit first season. The team has gone quiet after Yona of the Dawn Season 1 release and there exists no trailer or announcements for Season 2. So we can expect no Yona of the Dawn Season 2 in near future but we will not disappoint you. We have done a thorough analysis of this situation and will tell you every chance for Season 2 to happen.
Yona of the Dawn anime is adapted from its manga book series. The manga story is still being written and currently has 37 volumes and 216 chapters currently whereas Season 1 has portrayed the story up to 8 volumes only. Do you see this? The abundance of storylines available for over 3 seasons still exists for the makers to work on. Thus there can be some undisclosed reasons behind the delay in the renewal of Yona of the Dawn for season 2. Let us hope for some good news to come out from the team of Yona of the Dawn very soon.
Where to Watch Yona of the Dawn Season 1?
Yona of the Dawn is available on Hulu (Free Trial) for its English dubbed version while popular sites like Funimation, Crunchyroll, 4anime, Anime-Planet, and GoGoAnime are hoisting season 1 on their platform. Fans can revisit Yona of the Dawn Season 1 until we get updates about its second season.
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