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KSM Anime Updates ‘Akatsuki no Yona’ German Anime Release Plans

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Akatsuki no Yona Header 3-18KSM Anime has shifted their plans for the German release of the Akatsuki no Yona a few times and things have now finalized a bit more. The first collection arrived on November 7th and while it was originally solicited to have six episodes, it’s now been dropped to five episodes. The has impacted the second volume where it also now has five episodes, covering six through ten. It’s been confirmed for a March 13th, 2017 release that gets us just under the halfway mark for the show.

Check our reviews of the first and second Blu-ray sets.

The series ran for two cour over the course of half a year. The manga began in 2009 in Hana to Yume and is still ongoing with over eleven volumes so far. The anime adaptation was produced by Studio Pierrot with scripts by Shinichi Inotsume. The cast includes Chiwa Saito as Yona, Tomoaki Maeno as Hak Son, Junko Minagawa as Yoon, Masakazu Morita as Ki-Ja, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Shin-Ah, Junichi Suwabe as Jae-Ha, Hiro Shimono as Zeno and Yuusuke Kobayashi as Soo-won.

Plot concept: From the studio behind Tokyo Ghoul and Fushigi Yugi comes the story of Yona, a typical teen—easily excitable, spoiled by her adoring father…and the sitting princess of the Kohka Kingdom. On her sixteenth birthday she plans to tell her father, the kind King Il, about her hidden love for her childhood friend, Su-won. But before she can confess her feelings, she stumbles upon her father being brutally murdered by none other than Su-won himself for the purpose of ruling the kingdom with a firmer hand. After the tragic discovery, Yona and her bodyguard Son Hak must flee the kingdom and escape the wrath of Su-won’s henchman. Now, in order to reunite the fallen kingdom, Yona and Son Hak are on the hunt for the four legendary dragons of Kohka. Along the way, Yona must shed her royal air and learn to live by the sword and bow.

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