Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona)

Plot: The kingdom of Kouka is at peace until Princess Yona's beloved cousin, Soo-won, kills the king and seizes the throne. The shell-shocked princess suddenly has to flee for her life with her bodyguard, Hak, and Soo-won's followers are never far behind. Yona seeks the power of the four dragons of legend to protect herself and Hak, but as she travels beyond the walls of her sheltered palace life, slowly assembling a small band of allies, she realizes that her country is not at all the peaceful place that her father had wished for. Can Yona find the strength to aid her ailing kingdom? (A)

Characters: A

Art & Animation: A-

Voice Acting: A

Music: B+

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity, innuendo/suggestive themes

Other: This is based on a manga of the same name (which is also excellent). The plot of the anime follows closely.

Yona is mostly a drama/romance, but has some well-timed comedy to balance the serious moments. The story is very well written, and characters will draw you in. It's my favorite series this season!

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 4/5

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