Fans of the anime “Yona of the Dawn” (“Akatsuki no Yona”), based on the manga by Mizuho Kusanagi, have been wondering for years whether the one-season series will be renewed. The show aired for 24 episodes in 2014-2015, and three original video animation specials (OVAs) were released in 2016, however, it hasn’t been seen since.
The narrative follows the red-haired lone princess of Kouka and daughter of the pacifist King II in a shoujo anime aimed towards female viewers.
She doesn’t realize her kingdom is about to face a violent political takeover — at the hands of her crush Su-Won, the son of her father’s brother (who doesn’t feel the same way).
This leads her to flee with her companion Son Hak, where she discovers the nasty truth about the kingdom she thought was blossoming. In order to reclaim her father’s kingdom, she embarks on a quest for the famous Four Dragon Warriors, which leads her on adventures including pirates, human trafficking, and more.
Here’s all you need to know about the possibility of a second season.
Is There A Release Date For Yona Of The Dawn Season 2?
“Yona of the Dawn” has yet to be renewed for a second season. While it’s not uncommon for anime series to go on hiatus for several years, the series’ producer, Studio Pierrot, has taken an unusually long time to declare any changes to the series’ status.
According to a statement she posted on Twitter, the Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016 allegedly disrupted designer Kusanagi’s work for a moment, which did not help — but that was five years ago.
Despite the fact that there is plenty of source material in the 34 volumes of the manga that are currently available, as well as decent ratings, the website Anime Next Season believes the series is over, owing to low merch sales and the fact that the show’s social media sites are no longer promoting the show.
The longer an anime goes without a renewal, the less likely it is to be renewed. Fans should give up hope if a renewal isn’t arriving by 2021 or 2022, according to TV Season & Spoilers.
Even if the programme is renewed this week, it will take the better part of a year for it to return to the air. Unfortunately, it appears that time is running out.
— Yona! (@yona_ime_sama) March 4, 2018
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What is the plot of Yona of the Dawn season 2?
Thousands of years ago, the Crimson Dragon God was the first to discover the nation of Kouka. He rose to the position of Crimson Dragon King after descending from the heavens in the form of a human. As he kept watch over his country, he realised that the people who lived there were malevolent and had an insatiable desire for power.
The Crimson Dragon King was able to restore power and prosperity to the kingdom of Kouka with the help of four Dragon Gods. Following the death of the Crimson Dragon King, the four Dragon Warriors split up and founded five distinct tribes across the realm.
The four Dragon Warriors are getting ready to embark on a new adventure. Princess Yona has had a relatively secluded life as the sole daughter of a pacifist monarch. Her life, on the other hand, is turned upside down when her father is assassinated by Su-Won, a childhood friend.
Su-Won seizes control of Kouka’s throne, forcing Yona and her bodyguard, Hak, to flee for their lives. Yona and Hak turn to the four Dragon Warriors for help in reclaiming her rightful seat on the throne and saving her country.
The anime’s first season focuses completely on the recruiting of the four Dragon Warriors. With the exception of the final dragon, Zeno, who appears only in the series’ final episode, each warrior has a storey arc that helps to build their character and personality.
Several fans were dissatisfied with Zeno’s lack of a personal narrative in the anime; nevertheless, a two-part OVA detailing his backstory was later made.
Furthermore, the series’ climax is left open-ended, leaving viewers to wonder if Yona will ever be able to stop Su-Won and if her friendship with Hak will grow into anything more. Despite the fact that the episode’s conclusion was less than ideal, it gave fans optimism that a second season was on the way.
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Who is in the cast of Yona of the Dawn season 2?
On Hulu, you can watch the first season of “Yona of the Dawn” is dubbed (voice dubbing by American actors) or subbed (subtitled) versions.
The anime has a fantastic English dub, which stars Monica Rial as the titular heroine, Yona herself. Son Hak is played by Christopher R. Sabat, while Yun is played by Clifford Chapin, Su-Won is played by Micah Solusod, and Gija is played by Ian Sinclair.
With such a long gap between seasons, it’s tough to predict what might happen, although no big changes to the voice cast are expected. If there is, the actor will most likely be substituted by another voiceover artist who is available.
However, it’s still too early to tell what type of casting challenges this specific series might have if it returns. Fans will hopefully know something soon, either way.
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Is There A Trailer For Season 2 Of Yona Of The Dawn?
There is no trailer for Yona of the Dawn season 2 or 3, but we will update this page as soon as one is released on the Akatsuki no Yona official Twitter account.
However, here is a trailer for the first season that you should view if you want to hear how the characters sound with an English dub.
In conclusion, a Yona of the Dawn Season 2 is unlikely to happen, although it is possible. If there is a new anime project for this series in the future, it will most likely be similar to Fruits Basket. A total makeover. So, rather than waiting for the second season to be released, if you want to continue the plot, you should read the manga.