Author(s): Mizuho Kusanagi
Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Su-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when tragedy strikes her family! Zeno, the Yellow Dragon, joins Yona's party, and now the Four Dragons are finally assembled! Yona and her friends head to Yun's birthplace in the land of the Fire Tribe. The people in the area not only have to deal with famine, but are forced into poverty by heavy taxes. What measures will Yona and her friends take to protect the town from oppressive government officials? The fantasy-adventure romance manga that inspired the fan-favorite anime about a princess who's on a quest to reclaim her throne! * Releases 6 times a year for 22+ volumes. Series is ongoing. * A New York Times best seller (10/16). * A US BookScan Top 50 Graphic Novels best seller (12/16). * Named one of the 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association. * The romance and adventure will appeal to fans who like series like shojo manga best seller Fushigi Yugi (romance with fantasy and adventure/quest elements). * Echoes of Game of Thrones as Yona learns she must find and master four dragon warriors to reclaim her kingdom. * "Yona is not only a sweet and relatable heroine, but a truly strong female character... She's a heroine you can both root for and want to be like, and there's little more you could ask for from shojo... [The anime's] reverse harem members have both fangirl appeal and compelling character arcs. Yet, Yona of the Dawn isn't just a fine example of shojo romance. It's a great adventure anime and will appeal to anyone who loves exploring and swordfights." -Anime News Network
Born on February 3 in Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan, Mizuho Kusanagi debuted with Yoiko no Kokoroe (The Rules of a Good Child) in 2003. Her other works include NG Life, which was serialized in Hana to Yume and The Hana to Yume magazines and published by Hakusensha in Japan. Yona of the Dawn became an anime in 2014 and is currently airing on Funimation.