Yona of the Dawn show ran from 2014-2015, and ever since then, fans have been wondering about Yona of the Dawn Season 2.
Yona of the Dawn anime, also known as Akatsuki no Yona in Japanese is based on a successful shoujo manga series of the same name written by Mizuho Kusanagi.
It’s an action fantasy romance series with Yona as the main character of the anime. The show had 24 episodes and it aired back in 2014. Yona is a princess and heir of the Kouka Kingdom. After the sudden murder of the king and the betrayal of her cousin, Yona’s life changes completely.
Here’s what we know about Yona of the Dawn season 2.
Will there be Yona of the Dawn Season 2? Canceled or Renewed
Unfortunately, there is no official announcement regarding Yona of the Dawn Season 2. Pierrot Studios has not made any official statements regarding the renewal or cancelation of the series.
The first season of the Yona of the Dawn anime premiered in October 2014 with a total of 24 episodes. Since then, the series has gained a massive fan base as they are still waiting for the next season.
There were also 3 Yona of the Dawn 3 OVAs that are not directly related to the first season.
It’s been more than 8 years now and there is not even a hint regarding season 2 of the Yona of the Dawn anime.
The renewal of the anime series is based on different factors such as source material, revenue, and popularity. Let’s take a look at each factor to see what is the probability of the show getting renewed for season 2.
Yona of the Dawn Season 2 Source Material
The source material of the anime is the original manga. As of right now, Yona of the Dawn manga has 38 volumes. There is also a single novel volume called Yona of the Dawn: Under the Same Moon.
The first season of the anime only used 8 volumes of the manga. So, if there is a new season, it will pick up the story from volume 9 of the manga.
The good news is that the original manga is still ongoing. The latest volume was released in May 2022. The next volume is expected to release in a few months.
The OVAs used stuff from volume 18. The second season should adapt the manga from volumes 9-16. As you can see there’s more than enough source material for three more seasons.
Yona of the Dawn Sales and Profitability
Sales and revenue figures of the anime and manga is an important factor that determines the renewal of the series.
Yona of the Dawn season 1 Blu-ray sold roughly 2800 copies. Compared to other popular anime, this is not a great number.
The manga sales are great. Yona of the Dawn volume 36 sold 150,000 copies, and volume 37 sold 100,000 copies in its first week. These are pretty good numbers for a shoujo manga.
Fans have speculated that because of the poor merchandise sale of the anime series, there may not be a second season. Also, the official pages on social media are no longer promoting the show, further decreasing the hope for season 2.
Yona of the Dawn Reviews and Ratings
The popularity of the anime is crucial to determine its success. The more popular the anime, the higher the chances for a sequel.
Yona of the Dawn has a popularity ranking of #197 on MyAnimeList with an audience score of 8.03. According to the fans, the animation is spectacular with great soundtracks. By the end of the anime, you will come to love all the characters and the show.
On IMDB the show has a rating of 8.0/10 with favorable reviews. Fans have considered the show as a precious hidden gem with a great MC who has turned into a fearless and courageous soul.
The fantasy romance show is great for shoujo anime lovers. Even now fans are waiting for season 2 of the anime.
There is plenty of other anime series that are still awaiting renewal like Psychic Princess, Land of Lustrous, and Blue Spring Ride.
What is Yona of the Dawn Season 2 Release Date
As of right now, there is still no release date for Yona of the Dawn season 2. It is not confirmed whether the show will return for another season.
Considering the lengthy time gap, it seems like the show will never be returning for another season. Even though the show is still quite popular among the fans, the first season did not make good money.
Anime only get green-lit by studios if they make good profits. The last season ended in 2014, so there was a lot of time in-between when the studios could have made season 2.
The manga series is pretty popular still, so we can expect a reboot somewhere down the line. This happened in the case of Fruits Basket and can happen in the case of Yona of the Dawn.
We can’t be too sure regarding it, but the manga is still continuing so fingers crossed for good news.
Yona of the Dawn Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer for Yona of the Dawn season 2. The show has not been renewed for another season so we are not sure if the show will be returning.
You can see the trailer of the first season to catch a glimpse of the beloved characters.
What is Yona of the Dawn About
Set in a fictional nation of Kouka ruled by the Crimson Dragon God as the King. The Crimson Dragon God fights against humans to rid them of their thirst for power and remind them of their true place.
Before humans become extinct, four Dragon Gods reunite and fight against Crimson Dragon God, defeating him. After his death, the country is divided into 5 tribes: sky, earth, wind, water, and fire.
Yona is the princess of Kouka. She lives a sheltered life until the nation is on the brink of war again. When a coup takes place, Yona and her bodyguard Hak escape from the castle and go on a journey to find the mysterious Dragon Gods to help her get revenge and save her people.
Yona of the Dawn Cast and Characters
Yona of the Dawn season 2 is not confirmed, but if it comes back we can expect the characters from season 1 to make a comeback.
Characters Voice Cast
Yona Chiwa Saitō
Son Hak Tomaoki Maeno
Yoon Junko Minagawa
Soo-won Yūsuke Kobayashi
Kija Masakazu Morita
Shin-ah Nobuhiko Okamoto
Zeno Hiro Shimono
Jae-ha Junichi Suwabe
Ik-soo Junichi Kanemaru
Lee Geun-tae Masaki Aizawa
To sum it all up, there is no news regarding Yona of the Dawn season 2. Considering that the first season aired in 2014, it might not happen any time soon.
The studio has been quiet about it for too long. The manga is still continuing so we might get a reboot, but nothing is sure.
Stay tuned, as I will keep you updated hear regarding any news or changes in the schedule.