Day 2: Akatsuki no Yona Manga| 12 Days of Anime
I dedicate the second day of this event to my favorite manga of all time, Akatsuki no Yona. A couple of months ago I was looking for manga related Facebook Pages to follow, and I stumbled upon a post with a Yona and Hak fan art. I was instantly curious to know more about the manga, and so I looked up the title online. I read the sinopsis and wanted to know more about Hak and Yona’s fate after escaping the palace but what really made me give this manga a chance were the genres that described it. I have always loved content that has fantasy, action, adventure and comedy and those were some of the genres written to describe the manga’s content. That was enough to get me to click on the first chapter. Little did I know I would fall in love with this manga’s story and its characters shortly after.
I have to say its been a long time since I’ve enjoyed reading manga so much. Since the beginning I was enthralled with the story. Little by little, I became interested in knowing how Hak and Yona would find a safe place to stay after everything that happened in the palace. And then the story became developing, new characters started appearing and Yona little by little became a strong and assertive young woman while trying to figure out how to carry on. I love how the manga took its time in developing the story and how all the characters background story were presented throughout the manga. The character development didn’t feel rushed at all, and I really enjoyed getting to know all 4 of the dragons, Kija, Shin-ah, Jae-ha, Zeno, as well as Hak, Yona and Yoon. I loved getting to know the legend of the 4 dragons that unified the kingdom back in the day along side the first king of Kouka, Hiryuu. I’m a sucker for a good legend. And we all know they are all in still involved in very serious situation, but the comedic moments throughout the manga make the journey a whole lot bearable. I can’t say how many times I’ve laughed thanks to Jae-ha and Zeno. I appreciate all the moments were the characters can actually leave aside their situation and just enjoy each others company.
The manga is still ongoing and has, up to what I know, 108 chapters translated. So if you want to read the manga I suggest you start soon. There’s also an anime for those of you who are interested in that adaptation. I’m thinking of waiting for after the manga is finished to then watch the anime since it only has one season, and I really want to focus on the manga. I’ve enjoyed many weeks of reading the manga which is why I had to include Akatsuki no Yona as one of my topics for the 12 Days of Anime. I hope those of you who have not had the chance to read/watch it can do so in the near future. It’s completely worth it.
If you read/watched Akatsuki no Yona tell me your opinion of it. Let’s talk a bit in the comment section. 🙂
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