Yona of the Dawn or Akatsuki no Yona is a fantasy anime television series based on the same name as that of its source manga.
It is an outstanding shoujo anime that focuses on themes of betrayal and vengeance and beautifully portrays them.
Despite being an immediate hit when it aired, which was in October 2014, the anime never got a sequel, and fans are still living in prolonged pain.
In this article, we will discuss the release date, the possibilities of a new season, and many more interesting facets of the show.
1. Release Date of Season 2
As of the last update, FUNimation or Studio Pierrot hasn’t unveiled any news regarding the renewal of the season, and if it doesn’t happen this year, the show might get canceled for sure.
Some factors plays a pivotal role in deciding whether the anime series will get a new season or not, and for Akatsuki no Yona, they aren’t looking good.
2. Will There Be A Second Season?
For now, the chances are slim, but all hope isn’t lost. Three factors play a significant role in this decision – popularity, sales and source material.
The popularity of the anime series has taken a dip and the hopes of the fans are crumbling every passing year. But still, people do believe a second season will happen sooner or later.
The sales have been modest in general, but keeping in mind that it’s a shoujo manga, the sales were quite high in that respect. The latest volume sold 135000+ copies.
There’s enough source material for at least three more seasons, so if one’s ruling out the happening of a second season on that, it’s just not possible.
In all, there are two possibilities, either there will be a second season or the whole show might get a reboot later on.
3. Theory Section
In April 2016, fans of the series received quite a shock when Mizuho Kusanagi, the creator of Akatsuki no Yona announced on Twitter that she had been severely affected by the earthquakes and she suffered a significant setback as an artist as well as a human.
This was one of the reasons why the second season didn’t make its way to the screens later that year. But a long time has passed since then, and she’s currently well and fine.
(a) Financial Standings
Akatsuki no Yona is very popular worldwide as a shoujo series. It has sold 70 million copies in 14 countries. The latest volume sold more than 135,000 copies. This is no ordinary feat for a shoujo manga series.
(b) The Studio
Akatsuki no Yona was handled by the famous Studio Pierrot, infamous for conservative animation. Some of their works are Naruto, Bleach, Tokyo Ghoul and Black Clover.
The art style is typical of a shoujo series and fits well with the themes portrayed. The animation is fluid, vibrant and well detailed.
The show managed to stay vivid in the landscapes and character designs throughout. Sometimes the chibi slapstick eyes did hurt though but still, a great job Studio Pierrot.
(d) About Mizuho Kusanagi
Mizuho Kusanagi is the woman behind the fantasy shoujo series ‘Akatsuki no Yona.’ The manga is renowned worldwide and is also popular in Japan. Her writing redefined the shoujo genre in general.
She has been remarkably constant with her new volumes; she write three volumes per year, which is very impressive. Currently, Kusanagi is working on the 33rd volume and is in good health.
(e) Production Update
No new information has been disclosed by any production company of ‘Akatsuki no Yona Season 2,’ and if it remains like this, the renewal status can shift from ‘to be declared’ to ‘canceled.’
Not to forget the impact of Covid-19 on the anime industry, many studios are facing problems and Pierrot might be one of them. As of now, the show hasn’t got canceled so there’s hope for the fans.
4. Key Visual
There is no key visual for the second installment of Akatsuki no Yona.
Although if the show continues, the story will pick up from Volume 9.
No teaser or trailer has been released announcing the second season yet.
6. Cast and Staff
The cast and staff for the first season were:
|Series Composition||Shinichi Inotsume|
|Character Design||Yuuko Kusumoto|
|Ayahi Takagaki||Hak Son|
7. About Yona of the Dawn
Akatsuki no Yona is a shoujo manga series penned and illustrated by Mizuho Kusanagi. The manga series has been serialized in Hakusensha’s shoujo magazine ‘Hana to Yume’ since August 2009.
The manga is still ongoing and is currently stacked with 32 tankabon volumes.
Studio Pierrot adapted the famous shoujo manga into an anime television series and became quite a hit. The first episode aired on October 7, 2014.