“Yona of the Dawn” (“Akatsuki no Yona”) fans have been wondering whether the anime series, which has only had one season to date and is based on the manga series of the same name by Mizuho Kusanagi, will be renewed for a second season that will last for several years.
Before it was cancelled in 2016 due to low ratings, the show ran 24 episodes and featured three original video animation specials (OVAs) between 2014 and 2015 before being cancelled in 2016. It hasn’t been broadcast on television since that time.
In a shoujo anime style, with the majority of the audience being female, the plot revolves around the red-haired sole princess of Kouka, who also happens to be the daughter of the pacifist King II, who serves as the story’s central character as well.
Meanwhile, she is blissfully unaware that her kingdom is about to be subjected to yet another violent political coup, this time at the hands of Su-Won himself, while she is waiting for permission to marry Su-Won, the son of her father’s brother (who does not share her views on marriage).
This results in her being compelled to leave the country with her companion Son Hak, where she realises the terrible truth about the country she had assumed to be rich at the time, despite her expectations. Her father has abandoned her, and she sets out to chase down and fight the fabled Four Dragon Warriors in an attempt to reclaim her father’s lands. Along the way, she becomes engaged in a series of adventures that include pirates, human trafficking, and other horrors.
When Will Yona of the Dawn’s Second Season Air? Is There a Set Date?
It has not yet been decided whether or not Yona of the Dawn will be renewed for a second season by the show’s creators and producers. Studio Pierrot, the company that produces the series, has taken an unusually long time to declare any changes to the show’s future, despite the fact that it is not uncommon for anime shows to be placed on indefinite hiatus for extended periods of time.
A message she posted on Twitter stated that her work had been put on hold for a period of time following the earthquakes in Kunamoto in 2016, which did little to alleviate the issue — but that was five years ago, according to Kusanagi.
According to the website Anime Next Season, the series has come to an end due to low merch sales and the fact that the show’s social media sites are no longer promoting the show. This is despite the fact that there is an abundance of source material in the 34 volumes of the manga that are currently available as well as strong ratings, according to their analysis.
If an anime series has been on hiatus for an extended period of time, the likelihood that it will be revived is reduced significantly. The TV Season and Spoilers website stated that viewers should give up on their chances of seeing their favourite show renewed before the end of the decade, following more than a year of conjecture and discussion.
The show would also have to wait several months before being able to resume its former broadcast schedule, even if it were to be renewed this week, which is quite doubtful. Unfortunately, it appears like the clock is counting down to the finish of the game.
How Does Yona of the Dawn Season 2’s Key Narrative Unfold and Progress?
Many prior anime episodes, as well as many other episodes of “Yona of the Dawn,” are likely to be based on a manga series, as has been the case with many other episodes of the show. In contrast to Season 1, which covered the first eight volumes of the manga, Volume 18 of the OVA was published as a single episode, encompassing the entirety of Volume 18.
Yona and the dragons prepared for combat against Su-Won and his allies, just as they had done in the first season. As in the first season, the second season, which would be based on fresh chapters of the books beginning with Volume 9, would have Yona and the dragons preparing for combat against Su-Won and his friends in order to defend the kingdom, much as they did in the first season.
During this time, Yona and her friends must deal with a number of issues, including taxation, banditry, the Fire Festival, and other occurrences, all while Su-Won is preoccupied with preparations for the upcoming war.
According to the manga, the White Dragon, Kija, will be given a great deal of attention in the story. As well as this, there will be a flashback-style look at the mischief that Yona, Su-Won, and Hak got themselves into as children, which will help form who they are as adults.
Who Will Appear in Yona of the Dawn’s Second Season?
Aside from offering subtitles for the first season of “Yona of the Dawn,” Hulu also offers dubbed and subtitled versions of the show, with the dubbed version incorporating voice dubbing performed by American actors and the subtitled version containing solely subtitles in both English and Japanese.
Also included is an excellent English dub, which features seasoned voice actor Monica Rial as Yona, who plays the title heroine in a role that she created herself. In the role of Son Hak, Christopher R. Sabat is cast, with Clifford Chapin portraying Yun, Micah Solusod portraying Su-Won, and Ian Sinclair portraying Gija in the role of Son Hak. Yun is performed by Clifford Chapin, Su-Won by Micah Solusod, and Gija by Ian Sinclair. Clifford Chapin, Su-Won, and Gija are all actors
The voice cast is expected to remain substantially unchanged between seasons, despite the fact that it is difficult to foresee what will happen given the extended period of time between seasons.
If this were to happen, the actor would most likely be replaced by another voiceover artist who was available at the time of the incident. When it comes to this particular series, it is still too early to tell what kind of casting challenges might arise if the show decides to return at some point in the foreseeable future. I’m hoping that fans will receive some kind of announcement soon, whether it’s good news or negative.