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Akatsuki no Yona  
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Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father’s murder!


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Associated Names
새벽의 연화
Yona - The girl standing in the blush of dawn
Yona of the Dawn
Yona Princesse de l'Aube

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Latest Release(s)
v.22 c.126 by Impatient Scans (1d ago)
v.22 c.126 by Five Twenty Five Cans (1d ago)
v.22 c.125 by Five Twenty Five Cans (12d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes (Ongoing)
125 Chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 [S1]
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 47 [S1], Vol 12, Chap 70.5 [OVA]

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (699 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 22nd 2016, 8:55am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (August 2016)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #10 increased(+29)
Monthly Pos #30 decreased(-8)
3 Month Pos #15 decreased(-5)
6 Month Pos #9 increased(+11)

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Manga "Akatsuki no Yona" Enters Indefinite Hiatus 87 days, 9 hours, 5 minutes ago
Question about "Titania scans" releases 229 days, 4 hours, 59 minutes ago
who else hates soowon? (May be spoilers) 361 days, 13 hours, 17 minutes ago
Akatsuki no Yona Shōjo Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime 574 days, 18 hours, 33 minutes ago

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AWESOME is an Understatement   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
February 25th, 2013, 7:53am
...for this manga

I really really love all the characters, and the best part of this manga is you see Characters EVOLVE especially the Princess who has gone a remarkable Character Transformation from the beginning uptil now and so has the other side characters namely Seiryuu and Kija

The author has created a nice little Fantasy World add sweet Romance to it coupled with epic action and you get this AWESOME MANGA

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Enjoyable (may contain tiny spoilers)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Strawberry Angel
December 23rd, 2012, 10:24am
I really like this manga~ the heroine isn't all that weak you know, she is a PRINCESS. How many princesses do you know that can kick butt? Not many right? She is suppose to be spoiled. Crying after the death of her father is reasonable, in addition her CRUSH+Family member killed him, that's a shocker, of course she would be in disbelief. Imagine your dad/mom getting killed by your sibling or your cousin, not to mention the person you like. She grows into a very likable character, she is smart and intelligent. As you read more, it'll get better. So give it a shot one more time for the peeps who dropped this.
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Good One!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pyonk
December 18th, 2012, 7:17am
I love this series because I find the story have a good potential and the main chara is not annoying like usual shoujo manga smile
I'm having a feeling that this series going to be a quite long one... may be over 20, because so far it has quite slow pace... and I have another strong feeling that Hak might be one of the dragon too..
ah, I cant wait to read it through the end >.<
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kujika
October 25th, 2012, 10:50am see your dad getting killed in front of your eyes by the love of your life.

I don't get that "she is so weak cause she cries after that"-hype... I get it, it's fiction, but I still prefer a realistic character development. Everyone but the most seasoned and jaded human being would break down after that.

And if you mean she is too naive and bodily weak - that will change.

I really like this series, if you like fantasy, adventure, reverse harem, bishies and romance plus a (future) strong female lead paired with an awesome plot and characters with depth (even the "villain"), this is for you.

... Last updated on October 25th, 2012, 2:40pm
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Show some patience   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TheAlmighty
October 20th, 2012, 2:19pm
Yes, it starts of with a cliche plot of a spoilt princess with the shoujo personality. But the character DEVELOPS. That's why this is a good manga. If you start out with someone who's already perfect to begin with there won't be any room for character development and what's the fun in that? I admire this girl precisely because she tries hard to break out of her upbringing and she actually GROWS UP. Give the girl some credit, she is weak, but she's not weak minded. It's impressive in how much she actually changes. Look, if you're one of those people who gives judgement within the frist couple of chapters, then leave, and don't read it. But I'll have you know you're missing out on one of the best character developing plots in manga.
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Please Stick To This!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Zhenis
October 12th, 2012, 8:49pm
I've been reading the Chinese raws, and the development gets better and better! (It's currently up to Chapter 41). The female lead starts out relatively weak, but she DEF gets stronger towards the end. The development of the characters are great, and some moments are really funny and some moments are heart wrenching. Either way, please don't drop this manga, it's worth the wait and read!
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Great Development!   
Rating: N/A
by Pichiu
October 5th, 2012, 1:40pm
I have read Kusanagi-sensei's other works, and I have to say this is my favorite so far.

Although the story started out weak, I thoroughly enjoyed the development of all of the characters. The manga itself is not fast paced, and the beginning was slow, but that is how it captures Yona's determination and recovery from the tragic incident. The art I have to say is definitely above average, especially in shoujo manga standards as I think it captures more than just the big kawaii eyes of the lead. Yona is actually very strong, and even if she cries, she doesn't rely on the other male leads to solve everything for her while she hides behind them.

This manga is also more than just romance because of the adventurous elements. I am a big sucker for traditional, fantasy, cultural, and historical settings, so this manga was really perfect for me.

Overall, I think this manga is so far, wonderful! It is refreshing and different, definitely give it a try before giving up! The female lead will definitely grow a lot :>
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Not the Best   
Rating: N/A
by BleuBonBon
June 30th, 2012, 11:14am
I gave this series until chapter 6 and I still didn't find it interesting. It's just about a spoiled princess who loses her dad and she seeks revenge against the usurper. It's totally predictable and cliche.
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I like it   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by rosalie.
May 18th, 2012, 11:18am
I have always loved fantasy and everything supernatural and if there is even a little bit romance, I will love it even more. The artwork is good but the story is even better. The story seems good so far and I am really looking foward to see more! =)
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Don't drop if you hate weak leads!   
Rating: N/A
by kidayuki
May 9th, 2012, 3:40pm
The lead of this series starts out horribly weak, but wouldn't you be weak too if you had been a spoiled princess? She wasn't in the loop of all the politics being waged out of her sight, almost like she was in a happy, safe bubble, placed there by her father the king. her only complaint was that she didn't like her hair color (and oh yeah, she couldn't marry the one guy she actually liked)

After seeing her father killed she flees for her life. I still consider her at this point pretty weak but she's in a state of shock. Everything she knew, everything that was conformable was pitched out and tossed upside down.

Once she starts to get her feet under herself she really starts to blossom into a strong girl, worth of one day having the country on her shoulders, assuming she can make it that far smile Highly recommended.
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