The Story So Far
“Yona of the Dawn,” also known as Akatsuki no Yona, has been a sensation since its anime debut in 2014. Adapted from the manga series by Mizhuo Kusangai, the show follows Princess Yona, who is forced into exile after her father’s murder at the hands of her crush, Soo-Won. Accompanied by her loyal friend Hak, Yona embarks on a quest to find the reincarnated Dragon Warriors, hoping they can help her reclaim her kingdom. Season 1 left fans at the edge of their seats as Yona and her team encountered Zeno, the last of the Dragon Warriors.
The Wait for Season 2
It’s been nearly eight years since the last episode of Season 1 aired, and fans are growing increasingly restless. The burning question on everyone’s mind is: When will Season 2 be released? Unfortunately, there’s been radio silence from all parties involved. Neither Studio Pierrot, Funimation, nor manga author Mizhuo Kusangai have made any announcements regarding the continuation or cancellation of the anime series.
What Could Season 2 Offer? (Spoilers Ahead)
If we were to speculate, Season 2 would likely pick up where Season 1 left off, adapting the subsequent volumes of the manga. For instance, Volume 9 takes us to Yun’s homeland in the Fire Tribe, where the group finds the locals suffering due to high taxes. With 40 volumes of the manga currently available, there’s no shortage of material for future seasons.
Who’s Behind the Production?
Studio Pierrot was responsible for bringing Season 1 to life, and unless there are any changes, they’re the frontrunners for Season 2. Funimation, who licensed the anime, has also not indicated any plans to drop the series.
Where to Catch Up
While waiting for any news on Season 2, fans have a few options to continue enjoying the story:
- Stream Season 1 on platforms like Hulu, Crunchyroll, VRV, and Funimation
- Purchase it on Apple TV or Blu-ray
So, for now, if you’re eager to know what happens next in Yona’s quest, diving into the manga might be your best bet.