About Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
The story of Yona’s transformation from a spoiled royal princess to a battle-hardened warrior is told in Akatsuki no Yona (Dawn of Yona). Yona has been content her entire life. She had never worried about anything until the sudden death of the king, her father, and the usurpation of the regime were caused by the betrayal of one of her trusted friends. Because of this, she had no choice but to run away.
Yona resolves to return for vengeance and redemption in the wake of everything that has transpired. Now there’s no such thing as a spoiled royal princess! The kingdom will be saved by a warrior princess who can restore the kingdom to its former splendour!
For those who were satiated by Akatsuki no Yona and want to see more, there are a slew of other titles worth checking out. After seeing the glory of Yona and her trials, you have a few options to choose from, whether historical epics, soul-searching adventures, or hard-hitting journeys. Here are some other great shows like Akatsuki no Yona that you might enjoy!
1. Fushigi Yuugi (Mysterious Play)
Students and best friends Miaka Yuuki and Yui Hongo were strolling through the National Library when they came across a mysterious book that would change their lives forever! The enigmatic book, as it turns out, links the modern world to ancient China. Both Miaka and Yui find themselves in the past as a result of this connection!
Despite her best efforts, Miaka is mistaken for Suzaku’s priestess and given the task of gathering the celestial warriors and calling upon Suzaku to grant her three wishes. Yui is treated the same way, but she is coerced into becoming Seiryuu’s priestess. In this way, the two embark on their respective arduous journeys, their bond gradually eroding and conflicting.
2. Saiunkoku Monogatari
While Saiunkoku Monogatari is set in ancient China, it follows an ambitious young woman as she goes through thick and thin building important relationships, scraping by, and learning from her mistakes until she finally achieves her goals.
Shuurei Kou was raised in a well-to-do household. Their situation has worsened due to the changing times and circumstances. When an imperial advisor makes her an irresistible offer to teach the lazy emperor the ways of a good ruler, she jumps at the chance. It’s her time to shine now! The road to her lofty goal has at long last become clear!
3. Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
The king of Pars was legendary in war and battle for many years ago. As a result, the kingdom’s sense of self-worth soared. Arslan was a prince who enjoyed a life of luxury and tranquility during the reign of his father.
A sudden betrayal brought about the end of the kingdom’s long reign, despite the king’s best efforts. Even against the kingdom, the long-standing rules and laws governing Pars were employed! But prince Arslan managed to smuggle out one of the kingdom’s most ruthless generals with them. Arslan will make an effort to save his kingdom and shape its future according to his own visions, drawing on his various ideals and growth potential.
4. Romeo X Juliet
Last of the Capulets, Juliet Fiammata Asto Capulet is the last survivor of the Capulet family, which the Montagues butchered to gain control of the Neo Varona floating continent. The Montague family is still in power, and Juliet is now known as “Red Whirlwind”—the town’s hero for doing what’s right!
As fate would have it, Juliet runs into Romeo, the good-hearted son of Neo Varona’s leader, Lord Montague, who saves her life. Conflicts and complications are unavoidable because of Juliet’s and Romeo’s respective upbringings. Even more cruel fate can be when two people are toying with each other’s hearts!
5. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
A girl with brilliant red hair lived in a country, and she was always the center of attention. Shirayuki is the name of the herbalist. She had to deal with the Tanbarun prince, Prince Raji, after her hair attracted him one day.
Shirayuki cuts her hair short and flees the country because prince Raji is hellbent on having her as his concubine. A prince from a neighboring country shows up, and that’s when she meets Zen. Shirayuki and Zen find common ground after helping one another out in their darkest hours. Unlike any other prince in history, Zen aspires to be a prince, while Shirayuki strives to improve her herbalism. As a result, they will work together to achieve their goals.
6. Seirei no Moribito
It was predicted that the Shin Yogo empire would be devastated by a severe drought, resulting in widespread famine. It can only be stopped by slaying a water demon. But Prince Chagum, the emperor’s son, has been imprisoned by the water demon.
With few options, the emperor decides to make the ultimate sacrifice by sacrificing his own son! However, the queen strongly disagrees with the emperor’s choice! That’s why she enlists the help of a spear-wielding mercenary named Balsa to swear fealty to her and keep her son safe. As a result, Balsa embarks on an epic quest to save Prince Chagum.
7. Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
The Princess is in over her head! Her entire realm is a shambles! A group of once-virtuous Holy Knights has turned evil. And the only way to stop them is to go in search of the kingdom’s most heinous criminals, the Seven Deadly Sins!
Elizabeth’s search begins when she comes across Boar Hat, a seemingly ordinary tavern. There, she meets the bar’s proprietor, a handsome young man. Meliodas is his name, and he turns out to be the embodiment of the Sin of Wrath, one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Thus, Elizabeth’s mission begins to shed new light on a previously obscure issue!
Guts, a man cursed with a scar that will make him a demon’s prey for the rest of his life, travels the land with his unwavering courage. Neither demons nor humans will be able to hold him down. He’ll fight to the bitter end for his life!
Now, he’s on a mission to find the man who brought him to this point in his life—Griffith! He’s also determined to save Casca, a woman who shares his brand. Guts is unstoppable in his pursuit of his goals thanks to his unwavering determination and the unexpected allies he meets along the way.
When Kagome Higurashi, a high school student, accidentally falls into an old well at her house, she is thrust into a time warp. There, she sees the all-powerful Shikon Jewel — a gem capable of fulfilling any wish — shattered and scattered.
It’s now or never for her! Kagome sets out to collect all of the shards of the Shikon Jewel with the help of the half-dog, half-human hybrid Inuyasha. Because if evil gets their hands on the jewel, the entire cosmos is in jeopardy!
10. Rokka no Yuusha
Demon God is on the verge of a comeback, and only six “Braves” have the ability to stop it. The Braves of the Six Flowers, chosen by the Goddess of Fate, are endowed with the ability to destroy demons and restore harmony to the world. Adlet Mayer, the self-described “Strongest Man in the World,” is one such want tobe Brave.
Even if Adlet Mayer succeeds in becoming a Brave, the difficulties are just beginning! When he arrives at the designated location for the Braves’ gathering, seven of them arrive! Suspicion falls on everyone because there are only six Braves.