“Shoujo”! A genre in anime that seems to be overlooked by a lot of fans out there.
Since the demographic for anime usually consists of boys, the presence of the shoujo series being obscure isn’t something too unique.
It is bound to happen. But when it happens, a lot of people tend to overlook some amazing series that they would enjoy even if they are boys.
And one such series is the one we are discussing today. Yup, we will be taking a look at Yona Of The Dawn.
Now we are going to talk about the excellence of the series but more importantly, we will take a look at the second season of this anime.
Yeah I know, this series doesn’t have a sequel yet but why? Why isn’t there a second season for Yona Of The Dawn?
Is it in production? Do we have any official announcements or release dates? Well, that’s exactly what we are going to find out today in this article.
This is everything you need to know about Yona Of The Dawn season 2 in 2021.
Let’s go. But wait! Before we dive deeper into the possibility of a sequel to Yona Of The Dawn, why not do a quick revision.
If school taught us something great, it is that revision is crucial for a perfect performance.
And we aren’t going to aim for anything less than perfect. So let’s take a step back and look at what we have in our hands right now as Yona Of The Dawn.
Everything We Know So Far About Yona Of The Dawn
Yona Of The Dawn or ” Akatsuki No Yona” is a 24 episode TV anime that started airing back in 2014.
The first episode hit the TVs on October 7, 2014, whereas the final episode aired on March 24, 2015.
The show is an anime adaptation of a manga series. This manga was written and illustrated by Kusanagi Mizuho.
Mizuho is also responsible for mangas like Mugen Spiral and NG Life. She is recognized for her shoujo performances with Yona Of The Dawn being the best one.
If we look at the anime adaptation, it is animated by Studio Pierrot and directed by Yoneda Kazuhiro.
Kazuhiro has given his directorial performance in Gleipnir and Do It Yourself!! Studio Pierrot on the other hand has been responsible for some of your favorite shows like Naruto, Bleach, Tokyo Ghoul, and Black Clover.
They are pretty good at making some interesting adventure series and it is visible from their presentation in Yona Of The Dawn.
But this is all about creators and stuff, now let’s quickly revise about the actual series.
Yona Of The Dawn is a series set in medieval times with Kingdoms and Kings in hand.
The Kingdom Of Kouka happens to be the home of the beautiful red-haired Yona who has been a pampered kid all her life.
This is because she is the only child of King Il, who stays in Hiryuu Castle.
Now King Il is a man who seems to be the biggest hater of violence and weapons.
He would try anything and everything he can to avoid any sort of conflict between two parties.
However, this nature of King Il, lets the citizens think of him as a weak and cowardly individual.
And this is also the reason why he ends up being a subject to murder by Su-Won, his brother’s son.
Yona has had a crush on Su-won since childhood but fate lets her witness the death of his father by his childhood love right in front of her eyes.
Now situations in the kingdom get complicated and Yona decides to leave the castle with her servant Hak.
Hak is known as the Thunder Beast because of his prowess in combat and speed.
Now as Yona and Hak escape the Kingdom, the news of King’s death reaches out to the public.
Thereafter, Su-won paves his way to the general public and becomes the new King of Kouka.
However, that isn’t his end goal. There is a lot more to come. Coming back to Yona, with the strength of Hak in her hands, she was able to safely escape the castle but now has to survive in the wild.
A girl who has been pampered all her life has to face the actual fear of the real world.
She has no one to look up to and the path seems dark. However, with the help of Hak and his tribe members, she was able to figure out a way to get her life back on track.
All she has to do now is to find the 4 mythical dragons who would help her regain the castle she lost to Su-won.
Thereon begins the journey of Princess Yona to find all 4 mythical dragons and gain enough strength to become the rightful ruler of her kingdom.
However, her journey would be filled with countless obstacles and hardships. Will the frail princess we know, be able to survive in such critical situations?
That’s what it is all about. Alright! So now that we know what we are dealing with, let’s jump and take a look at the possibility of a second season for this fantastic series.
There hasn’t been any news from the creators about the confirmation or even the cancellation of the anime.
So let’s do some analysis to get an idea ourselves. And what better way to start our analysis than focusing on the official announcements?
Official Announcements And Release Date Of Yona Of The Dawn Season 2
Official announcements are the best ways to ensure an anime’s sequel. So if Yona Of The Dawn happens to have an official announcement, that would be incredible news.
Unfortunately, as of the time I am writing this, Yona Of The Dawn hasn’t received any official announcements.
There are no statements or release dates passed on by producers or studios. In fact, it’s been more than half of a decade and yet, we haven’t got anything from the staff.
Not even a teaser or hint. So yeah, Yona Of The Dawn isn’t sure to be out yet.
But wait! This isn’t the end of it. Now as fans, we can’t do anything but analyze the current situation.
From here on, we will be looking at all the elements that can lead to a sequel for Yona Of The Dawn.
That would give us a good idea about its chances. So let’s start with the head of creation, that is, the source material.
More Source Material Information On Yona Of The Dawn Season 2
Yona Of The Dawn, as said before, is an anime adaptation of a manga series.
Meaning that the core story for the anime comes from its Manga sister. Or mother technically.
But anyway, what’s important is that an anime needs its source material to have some content so that it can have another season.
If the Manga of Yona Of The Dawn has either ended, on-hiatus or incomplete then the chances of the sequel are next to zero.
So let’s take a deeper look into the situation. Akatsuki No Yona manga series started serializing on August 5, 2009, in Hana to Yume magazine.
It was marked as an action, comedy, fantasy, romance, and shoujo manga, making it ideal for girls.
The series has around 36 volumes and these volumes cover around 213 chapters by the time of writing this.
And it is still publishing so keep that in mind. Now within this data, the most important question is “How many volumes did the first season of Yona Of The Dawn adapt?”.
And the answer to that is 8. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the first season of Yona Of The Dawn adapted the first 8 volumes of the manga.
What about the OVAs you may ask? Well, the OVAs have adapted the entire volume 18 of the manga so it is not the continuation of the actual series.
It’s important to note two crucial aspects here. First up, season 1 of the anime required 8 volumes to be made.
Meaning that the next season might also require 8 volumes more or less. Secondly, the manga has a total of 36 volumes out right now.
This means that the series has more than enough content for the next season. In fact, if we take an average of 9 volumes for every season, Yona Of The Dawn can have 3 more seasons up ahead.
So we can rest assured that Yona Of The Dawn has more than enough content to adapt into anime.
That isn’t going to be a hurdle here. However, a hurdle did show up for Kusanagi Mizuho when an earthquake hit Kyusho, Japan in 2016.
This disaster caused 50 people to lose their lives and over 3000 injuries. She was one of the people who got affected by this disaster.
Luckily, she wasn’t harmed by a great margin but that incident definitely created some obstacles in her career.
But being a strong woman, she came back on track in no time. That could have potentially been a reason for the delay in season 2.
But with 36 volumes out and no announcements or teasers at all, this can’t be taken into consideration.
Overall, we can say that the anime producers shouldn’t have much problem with the storyline of the Yona Of The Dawn season.
The series has all it needs. It just requires a bit more attention from its creators.
And why aren’t these creators paying attention? Is the series not popular enough? Let’s have a look.
Popularity Information Of Yona Of The Dawn Season 2
Popularity or recognition is crucial for an anime to succeed. And this also means that the more popular an anime is, the higher are its chances for a sequel.
So let’s try and comprehend if Yona Of The Dawn meets the mark. And for that, we will be taking a look at 3 factors.
Google Trends, Twitter, and Google Search volumes.
Google Trends are a great way to figure out how well the series is doing in the market.
If it is searched a lot of times, it means that the series gets into conversations from time to time.
So let’s see what does the graph show. Alright, it looks like the series has been a topic of discussion quite frequently.
The graph is quite unstable with multiple ups and downs. This means that there have been multiple situations where Yona Of The Dawn was searched by a large number of people.
It peaked from 11th to 17th July 2021 but has somewhat consistent performance across the year.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this show has been a chatting topic very often which means that the series is pretty popular.
So now that we know what Google Trends has to say, let’s take a look at this anime’s popularity on Twitter.
Twitter is a platform used by many. From fans to makers, all have access to Twitter.
So if a series is getting a lot of attention, it would be clear on Twitter.
So let’s see how things have been for Yona Of The Dawn. Well, looks like things are doing ok.
The anime of our beloved franchise aired back in 2014. During that time, the internet wasn’t nearly as popular as it is today so expecting a high number of followers on Twitter would be sort of incorrect.
Keeping that in mind, the 45K follower mark on the official account of Yona Of The Dawn Twitter account is a good number.
It’s not magnificent but it is still acceptable. This shows that there aren’t many fans on Twitter and thus, the series isn’t that popular on this platform.
But this isn’t the end of the world. We still have google search results to take care of.
Search In US, UK
Google search volume is the direct representation of how many people directly search for an anime.
It is probably the best metric to judge the anime’s popularity. Therefore, we are going to look for the same for Yona Of The Dawn.
And the number isn’t that impressive. Every month, Yona Of The Dawn season 2 is searched over 17K times on google.
This isn’t a remarkable number since most anime crosses this easily. We can say that the series isn’t quite popular, especially right now.
Overall, Yona Of The Dawn seems to be Okayish in terms of popularity. All these factors aren’t significant enough to call it popular.
We can say that the absence of hype like no announcements or teasers but hey, that’s true for other anime as well.
So yeah, Yona Of The Dawn isn’t a work we can call recognized at least for now.
Expected Plot Of Yona Of The Dawn Season 2
But let’s say against all the odds if Yona Of The Dawn does end up with another season, what would be the story for it?
What is going to be the plot for Yona Of The Dawn season 2? Let’s find out.
From what we know, the next season would be covering the events of volume 9 from the manga.
If that happens, the story would progress with Yona taking all 4 dragons to Hiryuu castle.
There she will try her level best to defeat Su-won’s army and gain back control of the kingdom.
Logically, she is the rightful ruler of the Kingdom so she deserves to wear the crown.
However, Su-won managed to snatch it away from her and gained control. The interesting concept for the next season would be Su-won’s plans for the kingdom and Yona’s confrontation with his old love.
How Hak, Yun, and the other dragons would react and how their relationships would go on can be the plot point for the next season.
All in all, we can rest assured that whatever is coming would be immersive and entertaining.
But is it just me who thinks so or are there other people with the same attitude towards the sequel?
Let’s have a look.
Online Reactions To Yona Of The Dawn Season 2
Online reactions allow us to get a good idea about what fans think about the next installment from the franchise.
Do they want it? Are they speculating? What are their thoughts? What does the online community have to say about Yona Of The Dawn season 2?
Let’s find out!
The first platform we will be talking about is Twitter. Fans love to discuss their love on this website so why not have a look at their opinions?
So from what I can see, Twitter fans seem to be upset about something. It’s the wait.
The wait that they have been doing since 2014. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the Twitter fandom of Yona Of The Dawn seems to have a negative perspective towards its sequel.
They want it for sure but they can’t help but be sad for the wait.
It’s been more than half of the decade without any teaser so people are bound to be upset.
It’s natural. But yeah, the Twitter fans have an upsetting yet positive attitude to the series.
May their wishes for a season 2 come true.
The next platform we will be looking at is Reddit. A lot of international fans hang out here and talk about their love for anime.
A pretty good website for our analysis. Here, if we look closer into the discussions, we can see what fans think about Yona Of The Dawn season 2.
And just as you would expect, those guys are looking forward to it. Discussions about the possibility of season 2 as well as speculations are performed by our Reddit friends.
They seem to be a bit more positive than the Twitter fans and have a lot more content in their theories.
Overall, a great reaction from our boys.
The final platform that we will look at is the question hub, Quora. This is a place where all your questions will be answered including anime sequel-oriented questions.
So what does Quora have to say about Yona Of The Dawn season 2? Well, Quora users have some negative thoughts about the sequel.
One user claimed that the series wasn’t profitable enough so studio pierrot won’t be giving it another shot.
We will discuss this later in the article. Moreover, some users seem to be concerned about the ending of the series and criticize the absence of a sequel.
For now, we are only seeing somewhat disheartened negative opinions from quora users. It makes sense but is still upsetting.
Across the board, all these websites seem to have a negative idea about the series.
The fans on these platforms are hoping for the next season to happen but after looking at the time-taken and other factors taken into consideration, these fans seem to be upset about it.
Sometimes, the reality is indeed bitter.
Why Do We Want A Second Season So Badly?
Ok so we discussed how these fans reacted to Yona Of The Dawn season 2 and our answers were obvious.
Despite the wait, the fans want it to happen. But why? Why do fans want a sequel so much?
Well, that’s because there is a lot more content that could be used to create more seasons.
The anime hasn’t reached any definite conclusions in the first season and there is a lot of room for the next part.
In fact, the season seems like a break that was just for a bit of time.
There is a lot of stuff to be done, a lot of stories to explore.
The series is nowhere near over. We want to witness our frail, weak princess turn into a strong and fearless individual.
Until that happens, we aren’t stopping! And that is why the second season and even more seasons to come are so important.
Oh, so you think I am the only one who thinks that? Well, let’s find out.
Ratings And Reviews Won So Far By Yona Of The Dawn
We have come to the ratings and reviews section of the article. This is the point where we discuss what general fans think about the series.
We look at the scores a show has got and the reviews it received. Another season is only possible if it is widely accepted by fans.
So what do we have here?
The first website we are going to use for this section is IMDb. It has a lot of users so it can give us an accurate representation of how casual viewers feel about it.
Let’s have a look. Alright! It looks like Yona Of The Dawn has a great score of 8.1/10 on IMDb.
This means that the series is heavily appreciated and enjoyed by its viewers. The reviews are also pointing in the same direction.
Most of them are appreciating the characters and the adventurous vibes of the series. Even the reviewers want a sequel for this which goes to show how impactful this anime was.
I see this as a green flag in my book.
Another website that needs our attention is the beloved MyAnimeList. This is home to millions of anime fans so we are bound to take a look at it.
Let’s see what the hardcore Otakus have to say about the series. Well, Yona Of The Dawn has got an amazing score of 8.03/10 on MyAnimeList.
MAL users would know that this is a remarkable score considering how going 8+ is very hard on this website.
Most of the reviews seem to be appreciating the shoujo elements, art style, and character presentation of the series.
A few critics do have some problems but hey, everything is bound to be criticized.
But in the grand scheme of things, the series is appreciated even by our fellow anime fans.
All in all, we can rest assured that Yona Of The Dawn is a well-received series.
The general audience and a lot of critics have appreciated its story and characters. After so much negativity, this is a bit enlightening, right?
Profit And Sales Details Of Yona Of The Dawn Season 2
Alright, boys! Now we are going to dive into the most important aspect of anime creation, Sales!
Almost every anime is made for the sake of profit so if an anime is profitable, the series would most likely get another season.
So does that stand true for Yona Of The Dawn? Let’s have a look.
First up is manga sales. If the source material is sold enough, then there would be enough money for a sequel to happen.
Unfortunately, things don’t seem to be working for Yona here. The manga sales before the anime were claimed to be around 70,000.
And after the anime, it reached 120,000. Now you might think that this is great and it is but not enough.
You see a lot of people claim that Yona Of The Dawn was made for Manga promotion.
While it did end up promoting the manga, the sales aren’t enough for a sequel to happen.
With these numbers, it is very unlikely.
Now let’s look at Bluray. Usually, I mention that Blu-rays don’t matter significantly because streaming services are rising.
However, this anime aired in 2014, and back then Bluray was the real deal. So Yona Of The Dawn must have good numbers up its sleeve for a chance of a sequel.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case and the Blurays only sold around 3k copies. This is a very low number considering the time it aired.
So yeah, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Yona Of The Dawn didn’t quite shine in disc sales.
The one thing that can be considered good about this series is that it has a good amount of merchandise to offer.
However, there are no figurines amongst them which make the money collection even less. As painful as it may feel, the fact stays true.
Yona Of The Dawn didn’t succeed financially and that is probably why it doesn’t have a sequel yet.
Famous Characters To Reappear In Yona Of The Dawn Season 2
Now let’s just say that Yona of the dawn did end up getting another season.
Which characters would end up in the series? How many of our beloved personalities will make a return?
Let’s have a look.
The protagonist princess of the series is the heart of the show. Yona is what makes this show so impressive and her presence brings the shine to this series.
She is yet to take her kingdom back and throw over Su-won from his rule.
She is kind, strong, and alluring, all that you would expect from a Queen, and seeing her succeed is the biggest segment of happiness for us viewers.
The thunder beast stands true to his name as he managed to keep Yona safe up until season 1.
I believe he would continue to do so in season 2 as well and make his appearances in the same.
He is my favorite character from the series and his attitude and nature is a status symbol in itself.
I wish to see him return in the next part with a bang. Let’s see how his face off against his childhood friend Su-won goes.
Our current king Su-won would also be appearing in the next season. There’s a pretty good chance that he might face Yona on the battlefield and has to try his best to overpower her to retain his throne.
Su-won is an interesting character who seems evil initially but happens to have a kind and clever nature shown later in the series.
His presence will bring more drama and entertainment for us in the sequel. Let’s see how it goes.
Our clever young handsome boy Yun will also be returning in the next season. His dream to see the world isn’t completely fulfilled yet and there’s a lot for him to enjoy.
His support to the team is irreplaceable and his character development has also been very captivating especially at the end of the series.
Looking forward to seeing him on-screen again.
The 4 Dragons
KiJa, Sinha, Zeno, and Jae-ha are the white, blue, yellow, and green dragons respectively. These boys have all decided to serve Yona for their own reasons.
They all had an interesting past and their life as a dragon was heartwarming. They will be the leading battalion for Yona’s army and their strengths are unreal.
I hope they battle together and show their maximum potential. Especially, Zeno, we haven’t got to know about his powers yet.
Other Decisive Factors for Yona Of The Dawn Season 2
Now it’s time for one last final check. This is the segment where we look at a few aspects that can decide a sequel and talk about them in more detail.
Ending Of Yona Of The Dawn Season 1
First up, we have the ending of season 1. If you guys remember, in the end, Yona manages to get in touch with all 4 dragons and all of them agree to serve her for their own reason.
Now what is left for Yona to do, is to go against Su-won and take back his kingdom.
But before that, he needs to become stronger as a person. Her core idea is to enlighten the people in the Kingdom of Kouka.
And to do so, she requires the dragons. With that, we see the end of the series as she goes against a group of soldiers who (presumably) are a threat to Kouka.
The first season had such a climax that there is a lot of room for the next season to happen.
In fact, this much room is the prime reason why people want a second season in the first place.
So yeah, the first season had a great ending that could be easily used for opening the next one.
Controversy Around Yona Of The Dawn
One last factor we would discuss is the controversy around the Yona Of The Dawn anime.
If something controversial has happened concerning the series then that can act as a hurdle.
Luckily, in the case of Yona of the dawn, there is no problem standing behind.
We can rest assured that any sort of dispute or controversy wouldn’t act as a hurdle in the making of season 2.
To sum it all up, we can say that Yona Of The Dawn season 2 might not be happening any time soon.
The sales are low, the popularity isn’t outstanding, and the staff isn’t responsive at all.
All these factors point to the fact that the next season might not even be into consideration.
I am not saying it’s completely impossible but right now, the chances are way too low.
So you should read the manga instead. I know it’s disheartening but the truth is bitter sometimes so we gotta let it slide.
We would still hope for the best though. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading this.
Until next time, Sayonara!