Akatsuki no Yona: Episode 01

Akatsuki no Yona title cardOur selected anime for review today is Akatsuki no Yona, streaming at Crunchyroll.

Here’s the summary as Crunchyroll tells it: Currently, Hiryuu Palace has no one else next in line for the throne other than the fifteen year old princess, Yona, who had been raised with care. Finally, the night of her sixteenth birthday arrives. She expects it to be a wonderful day spent with her peace-loving father, Il, her servant and friend Hak, and her cousin Soo-won, who she had feelings for… However… That night, Yona goes to visit her father to tell him how she really feels, because he opposes to her getting married to Soo-won. However, when she gets to her room, she encounters a shocking truth.

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Reverse-Harem, Adventure

I’m usually leery of Harem and Reverse-Harem anything, since good premises often devolve into quivering piles of stupid and obnoxious in those genres, if they’re not excuses for ecchi. However, there are exceptions from time to time, so I’ll give this one a chance. Yona’s feelings for her cousin triggered a warning flag, but let’s see out the show handles it.


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