: Yona of the Dawn, known as Akatsuki no Yona in Japan. "Yona of the Dawn" , also called Akatsuki no Yona -The girl standing in the blush of morning-) is a Japanese manga series by Mizuho Kusanagi, serialized in Hakusensha's sh?jo manga magazine Hana to Yume from August 2009
The storyline follows the redemption of Yona, the princess that is only to the kingdom of Kouka. Yona lives the carefree life of a princess in Hiryuu fortress, shielded by her bodyguard and youth pal Son Hak, and being sheltered by her pacifist dad, King Il. Within a party her other childhood friend and love interest Soowon comes to pay her homage. Meaning to tell her daddy that she cannot forget her love for Soowon, she sees the chambers and witnesses of King Il him being killed by Soowon, who discloses he will now correctly rule Kouka. Hak intercedes and saves Yona and they escape in the fortress to the birthplace of Hak, the Village of Wind. Beneath the proposition of the grandpa Son Mundok of Hak, Hak and Yona hunt for an oracle named Iksu. Iksu tells them the legend of the four dragons who unified the kingdom, as well as the very first king of Kouka, Hiryuu. Hak and Yona, joined by Iksu's helper Yun, start a journey to locate the mythical dragons that are reincarnated so that you can live and save the Kingdom of Kouka.
She's the primary protagonist of the show as well as the name character. Yona is the sole princess of Kingdom of Kouka. Her mom was killed by insurgents when she was young, leaving her father, King Il to raise up her with Soo-won and Son Hak. Being a real princess, she was innocent, spoiled and dependent. Yet, after her dad's passing and Soowon's treachery, be powerful enough to fight and protect herself and she determined to be independent.
Therefore, she requested Hak to educate sword and her archery. While astoundingly reluctant to kill, this reluctance was finally overcome by her through the conflict against Kumji. She's considered the reincarnation of Hiryuu, the very first king of the Kingdom of Kouka, who also had reddish hair. Being the reincarnation of Hiryuu, the four mythical dragons's blood will respond the minute they set their eyes upon her and they are going to hear the voices of the initial four dragons' oath to shield Hiryuu. Yona travels across the united states to understand the external world in addition to shield her folks and her nation in secret. Although Yona cannot forgive Soowon, some element of her still cares about him and she still keeps the hairpin she was given by him. Over time though, she appears to have developed feelings for Hak. She learns to wield a sword and after mainly uses the bow and arrow in fight.
He's the childhood friend and bodyguard, along with the prior general of the Wind Tribe of Yona. He's called the "Thunder Beast" for his astounding lightning-like fighting abilities, earning him the title of the most powerful soldier in the Kingdom of Kouka. Since he was thirteen years of age, his ability had recently been understood and he was the primary man to become general at such a youthful age. As an orphan the last Wind Tribe general, Son Mundok embraced him, as his grandson.
Hak is generally calm and nonchalant, sometimes teasing Yona, although he vows to guard her at any cost and really cares greatly for her. He was a good buddy of Soowon before his treachery, and appears to have adored Yona from a young age. Yet, understanding that Yona had feelings for Soowon, Hak continues to be suppressing his own feelings in favor of Soo-won and Yona living happily together. He vowed to be Soowon's right-hand man if Soowon were to wed Yona and become king. When others get close to Yona Hak is proven to be exceptionally protective of and even envious. In battle, Hak works on the Hsu Quandao as his primary weapon.
He's an orphan son who had been taken by the monk, Ik Soo, as an apprentice, when he was a kid. Due to expertise at making and cooking herbs and his adorable and pretty face, he teased to be a girl or is frequently mistaken for. He seen Hak and Yona when they fell in the cliff following the ambush directed by Tae-Jun. He initially disliked for being an unlearned princess Yona, but he apologized, after seeing the bravery of Yona. His hate for aristocrats originated in the fact Ik Soo was banished from your kingdom by Soo Won's dad. He always imagined going on a journey, but never did so for Ik Soo outside of concern. Yun now travels with Hak and Yona.
He's the cousin along with her first love; a pretty boy with gold hair of Yona. He was cheerful, kind, and a klutz. When around others, Soo Won keeps his external character making himself seem awkward to conceal his intelligence that is true. After the mom of Yona perished, Soowon was the person who guaranteed to be by her side in her mom's area and inspired Yona. He was additionally the companion of Hak. Soowon's dad was killed by Yona's dad, King Il (although publicly he allegedly expired due to an injury). This leads Soowon take on the throne, kill the dad of Yona, and to conspire with all the Fire Tribe. With King Il Yona and dead missing with Hak, Soowon is crowned the brand new king. Despite the fact that he declared he'll dispose of anybody who gets in his way and despises King Il, Soo Won truly cares for both Hak and Yona. He conceals the reality that Yona is still not dead from his followers using the fire tribe propagating rumors that Hak killed King kidnapped Yona and Il.