THIS WEEK’S ANIME: YONA OF THE DAWN

 
This week’s anime is going to be a weekly post that I will start covering what anime I watched that week.  For the most part it will be one anime series a week unless I feel the need to post more than one. Seeing as I watch anime everyday I thought it would be a good idea to share what I watched that week and give brief thoughts on it. This week’s anime is Yona of the Dawn.

 

Yona of the Dawn is about a spoiled sheltered princes named Yona. She is protected by her childhood friend Hak who is tasked with being her bodyguard. On her Sixteenth birthday she has a party where her other childhood friend SuWon who she secretly has a crush on visits. Later that night she visits her father the king’s chambers and witnesses Soo-woon killing her father and taking the crown for himself. Before Soo-woon can capture or attack Yona, Hak jumps in and saves the princess and they escape to his homeland. Hak’s grandfather suggest they find the oracle IkSu. IkSu tells Yona and Hak about the legend of the 4 dragons and and how they can unify the kingdom. Yun IkSu’s assistant joins them and the embark on a journey to find the reincarnated dragons and save the kingdom.

 

This anime kinda has the cliche trope of someone trusted kills the king, escape, embark on journey to get stronger and take kingdom back. Despite this over used trope Yona of the Dawn is a pretty entertaining anime. Yona being a spoiled princess doesn’t really know about life outside of the castle she has grown up in. So now being on the run she gets a chance to see what the kingdom really is like as well as what they thought about her father. She quickly learns that everything is not as great as she seemed it to be and that people were not fond of her father. She uses this to motivate her continue the quest so when she finds the dragons she wants to fix the kingdom as well. What also makes this anime entertaining is the quest to find the four dragons. Each one resides in a different land and possesses a different power. Each one has their own back story as well as personality. How they interact with each other, and their strange attraction to Yona, that they can’t avoid makes for a entertaining show.

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