Yona of the Dawn (TV)

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Alternative title:
Akatsuki no Yona (Japanese)
暁のヨナ (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: King Il of Kouka, a land said in legends to have been founded by four dragons, has only one remaining heir, a daughter named Yona. She lives a happy life in the palace with her cousin Soo-won, who she loves in spite of her father's opposition to them marrying. Her life is turned upside down when Soo-won murders her father and steals the throne. Yona, with her childhood friend and bodyguard Hak, must retreat to gather allies and reclaim her place as ruler of the kingdom.
User Ratings: 131 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 17 votes (sub:15, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 46 votes (sub:44, dub:1, raw:1)
 Very good: 30 votes (sub:29, dub:1)
 Good: 22 votes (sub:21, dub:1)
 Decent: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 331 users, rank: #2185 (of 6166)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.000 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.721, rank: #459 (of 6158)
Weighted mean: 7.990 (Very good), rank: #465 (of 6158) (seen all: 8.29 / seen some: 7.79 / won't finish: 4.66)
Bayesian estimate: 7.949 (Very good), rank: #323 (of 4643)
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage: 2014-10-07 (Japan)
Opening Theme:
#1: "Akatsuki no Yona" (暁のヨナ;Yona of the Dawn) by Kunihiko Ryo (eps 1-14)
#2: "Akatsuki no Hana" (暁の華; Flower of the Dawn) by Cyntia
Ending Theme:
#1: "Yoru" (夜; Night) by vistlip
#2: "Akatsuki" (暁;Dawn) by Akiko Shikata (eps 15-24)
Insert song:
"Lucky Star" by Cyntia
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kazuhiro Yoneda
Series Composition: Shinichi Inotsume
Screenplay:
Natsuko Takahashi (5 episodes
eps 3, 8, 10-11, 18
)

Shinsuke Onishi (5 episodes
eps 5-6, 12-13, 20
)

Music: Kunihiko Ryo
Original creator: Mizuho Kusanagi
Character Design: Maho Yoshikawa
Art Director: Michie Watanabe
Chief Animation Director:
Yuko Kusumoto
Yūko Matsui
Animation Director: Cindy H. Yamauchi (ep 16)
Art design: Seiki Tamura
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Director of Photography: Toru Fukushi
Producer:
Asuka Yamazaki (AT-X)
Hiroyuki Tajima (Docomo Anime Store)
Masashi Matsui (Studio Pierrot)
Megumi Natsunaka (Top-Insight)
Shinichiro Kitazawa (Tokyo MX)
Shiro Ishihara (Hakusensha)
Yoshito Danno (Marvelous AQL)

2nd Key Animation: Saki Yoshimura (Animo Caramel; ep 10)
Animation producer: Yoshihiko Tominaga
Associate producer: Yōhei Fukui
Color design: Yukiko Kakita
Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
In-Between Animation:
Henry Thurlow (12 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 8, 10, 12-13, 16-17, 19, 21-22
)

Key Animation:
Junko Matsushita (ep 11)
Kumiko Takayanagi (OP; eps 2, 5, 12)
Kyoko Sugiyama (eps 7, 11)
Rumi Abe (eps 11-12)
Prop Design: Haruo Miyagawa
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno
Sound Effects Assistant: Shota Yaso
Sound Mixing: Kenji Hoshino
Sub-Character Design:
Yuko Kusumoto
Yūko Matsui
Theme Song Arrangement: Akiko Shikata (ED2)
Theme Song Composition: Akiko Shikata (ED2)
Theme Song Lyrics: Akiko Shikata (ED2)
Theme Song Performance:
Akiko Shikata (ED2)
Cyntia (OP2)
vistlip (ED)
Weapon Design: Sho Yamamoto
Chiwa Saito as Yona
Tomoaki Maeno as Son Hak

Hiro Shimono as Jeno(ep 24)
Junichi Suwabe as Jeaha
Katsuhiko Sasaki as Son Mun-deok
Kazuhiro Nakaya as Han Joo-Doh
Masakazu Morita as Gija
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Sinha
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Su-Won

Ai Kayano as Yūno(ep 16)
Akira Ishida as An Joon-Gi(ep 4)
Anna Mugiho as
Wind Clan member(eps 4-5)
Young lady(ep 21)
Asuna Tomari as Audience Member(ep 16)
Ayahi Takagaki as Son Hak(young; ep 3)
Daichi Hayashi as
Guard(ep 2)
Shopkeeper(ep 18)
Daiki Hamano as Mua(eps 16, 23)
Eiichirō Tokumoto as
Guard(eps 2-3)
Robber(ep 11)
Shopkeeper(ep 5)
Soldier(ep 16)
Toku(eps 17-23)
Villager(eps 10, 12-15)
Visitor(ep 1)
Weapon salesman(ep 9)
Wind Clan member(ep 4)
Eiji Takeuchi as Government official(eps 21-22)
Eri Saita as Old woman(ep 8)
Hanako Omine as Audience Member(ep 16)
Haruka Chisuga as
Court lady(ep 1)
Girl(ep 22)
Kija(young; ep 10)
Wind Clan member(ep 4)
Woman(ep 17)
Young lady(ep 21)
Haruna Kawai as Audience Member(ep 16)
Haruo Satou as Elder(eps 12, 14)
Hideyuki Hori as Four Dragons(4 episodes
eps 7, 10, 13, 18
)
Hiroyuki Endou as
Fukuchi(eps 4-5)
Guard(eps 2-3)
Maya(eps 17-23)
Robber(ep 11)
Soldier(ep 16)
Villager(eps 9, 12-14)
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kye-Sook
Hisako Kyouda as Elderly Woman(ep 10)
Hisao Egawa as Yu-Hon(Soo-won's father)
Jun'ichi Kanemaru as Ik-su(eps 6-9, 24)
Junichi Yanagita as
Civil official(ep 1)
Guard(eps 2-3)
Gyoku(ep 16)
Previous Generation White Dragon(ep 10)
Robber(ep 11)
Ryō(eps 17-22)
Soldier(ep 6)
Villager(eps 9, 12)
Wind Clan member(eps 4-5)
Yodor(eps 13-14)
Kazutomi Yamamoto as Min-su(eps 1-2)
Kenn as Tae-woo(eps 4-6, 15)
Kokoro Kikuchi as Tae-yeon(eps 4-5)
Masaki Aizawa as Lee Geun-Tae(eps 4, 15-16)
Maya Enoyoshi as Audience Member(ep 16)
Minami Shinoda as Audience Member(ep 16)
Mitsuru Miyamoto as Previous generation Blue Dragon (Ao)(eps 12, 14)
Natsumi Takamori as Yuri(eps 21-23)
Nobuaki Kanemitsu as
Merchant(ep 9)
Rowen(eps 20, 22-23)
Uncle(ep 10)
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Heang-dea(eps 4-5)
Nobuo Tobita as Gang Su-jin(eps 4, 6)
Nozomi Yamamoto as
Ao
Child(ep 9)
Soo-won(young; eps 1, 3)
Wind Clan member(ep 4)
Rikako Yamaguchi as
Girl(ep 20)
Medical official(ep 3)
Mother(ep 9)
Taso's Wife(ep 14)
Villager(ep 10)
Wind Clan Member(ep 5)
Woman(ep 17)
Young lady(ep 21)
Sanae Kobayashi as Sinha(young; eps 12-13)
Shigeru Chiba as Old Man Hide(eps 15-16)
Shouto Kashii as Soldier(ep 6)
Shusaku Shirakawa as
Civil official(ep 1)
Guard(ep 2)
Robber(ep 11)
Soldier(eps 6, 16)
Taso(eps 12, 14)
Tatsu(eps 17-23)
Villager(eps 9-10, 13)
Wind Clan Member(ep 4)
Susumu Akagi as King Il(eps 1, 3, 7, 15)
Takahiro Mizushima as Choruran(ep 15)
Takahiro Sakurai as Gang Tae-jun(eps 3-6, 23)
Takayuki Sugo as Yan Kumji(eps 21-22)
Toru Ohkawa as King Hiryuu(eps 7, 24)
Yōhei Osa as Government official(ep 21)
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Gigan(eps 17-23)
Japanese companies
3DCGI: T2 Studio (ED 2)
Animation Check: Digital Network Animation (ep 20)
Animation Production: Pierrot
Broadcaster:
AT-X
Tokyo MX
Editing: Jay Film
Key Animation:
Angle (eps 7, 15)
Production I.G (ep 15)
Studio Gimlet (eps 7, 15)
UEC (ep 4)
Photography: T2 Studio
Production Assistance:
Albion (ep 4)
Dangun Pictures (eps 7, 15)
Daume (ep 14)
Digital Network Animation (ep 20)
Video Editing: Q-Tec
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Script: Monica Rial
Translation: Maiko Hoshino
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Engineer: Alyssa Galindo
Assistant ADR Director: Clifford Chapin
Subtitle Editor: Laura Wyrick (Crunchyroll)
Monica Rial as Yona

Eric Vale as Sinha
Ian Sinclair as Gija
Micah Solusod as Su-Won
English companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
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