Yona of the Dawn or Akatsuki no Yona is an excellent 2015 anime series from Studio Pierrot, which seems to have received startling little attention considering its actual quality. The show follows Yona, a pampered princess living out an idyllic existence under the watchful eye of her overprotective pacifist father, King Il. Everything comes crashing down when her father is killed, her kingdom is ransacked and she’s pretty much chased from her life.
Just when it seems that all hope is lost, Yona discovers that she plays a crucial role in an ancient prophecy. Now that she’s the only living member of the royal family, she now holds the power of four sexy boys with the magical blood of dragons. Ultimately Yona plots to slowly build up her rebellion from behind the scenes and take back her life and kingdom, with the help of her one-man army/boyfriend Haku and all sorts of cool new allies. So, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 most powerful Asterisk Wars characters for you to enjoy.
When we first meet Yona, she’s entitled, conceited and kind of bratty with no real understanding or interest in the world outside of her castle walls, and when tragedy strikes all she can really do is cry. The man who she’s loved for the better part of a decade, and defined herself by that love, has revealed himself to be a treacherous usurper and everything she’s ever valued is swiftly taken from her.
Her only course of action is to lean back on the people around her and hope that their power is enough to keep her alive. She’s literally stripped of her identity for the sake of her protection and starts to lose her grasp on who she really is and what role she has to play. One quick haircut later, which is like the universal symbol for growth and change, and Yona’s ready to begin her personal journey.
Yona is the main female protagonist of the series and is the main love interest of Hak. Ever since childhood, Hak has been close friends with Yona and her cousin, Soo-Won, all developing a close friendship between them. Since their childhood, Hak and Yona have displayed playful bickering with one another, but despite their fights, they remain close and loyal friends. Over the years, Hak began to develop romantic feelings for Yona, and eventually, his love deepens, and he falls in love with her. Originally, he was unaware of his feelings of love for Yona, confused with himself as he became easily irritated whenever he is around her. Despite their friendship since childhood, Hak tends to address Yona by her formal title as “Princess.”
Soo-Won always joined his father when he visited Hiryuu Castle in order to play with Yona and Hak when he was young. Together with Hak, he looked out for Yona’s happiness and was always ready to help her out. For instance, he comforted Yona and substituted as her “mother”, doing some of the things that the late empress did for her.
When Yona was kidnapped, he and Hak asked the thugs in the town just to stop the kidnappers from selling his friend to the Kai Empire. His relationship with his friends made him happy and he wished that their bond would forever stay just like that. However, achieving this little dream of his became impossible when he was forced to choose between his friends and his revenge.
Born in a poor village in the Fire Tribe territory and he lost both of his parents at a young age and became an orphan. This tragic event caused him to grow up fast and learn to survive on his own. While trying to survive he late met the High Priest Ik-Soo after he was kicked out of the castle by General Yu-Hon before his death and had been living and taking care of Ik-Soo due to him getting hurt all of the time prior to meeting Yona and Hak.
Yoon is very smart, wise and perceptive for his age and most of the time he is mistaken as a girl due to his feminine appearance. Yoon dreams of becoming a doctor and traveling the world but never got to do so out of fear that Ik-Soo wouldn’t be able to take care of himself. Nevertheless after much persuasion from Ik-Soo he later joins Yona and Hak on their quest to find the legendary four dragon warriors.
Kija is the current Hakuryuu (White Dragon in english), one of four dragon warriors and he is one of the main characters and possesses the blood of the white dragon deity. His power lies within his right arm. After Yoon, he is the second person and first dragon to join Yona and Hak on their journey.