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!
Yona finally meets Jaeha, the Green Dragon. Unfortunately, Jaeha has no desire to follow her on her quest! Yona offers to help Jaeha and his fellow pirates, so Captain Gi-Gan challenges her with a perilous quest to test her courage. Will Yona be able to pick the Senju Herbs from the steep cliff face of the Misty Cape?
First, the cover for this volume is absolutely adorable and is so far one of my favorites.
Second, I think this is one of my favorite volumes of the series so far. Don’t get me wrong, I really like all of them as of now, but I think this one is definitely up there. I really like how Jaeha fights his urge to join Yona and the gang, it’s different. Gija joined the group because he’s been waiting for this opportunity his whole life and feels like it’s his absolutely duty. Sinha joined the group because Yona gave him the opportunity to see the world and make friends, something he never thought he’d ever be able to do. So the fact that Jaeha is fighting the urge to join Yona because he feels like it would violate his want for freedom is very interesting and will definitely set up some cool character development down the road. In fact, during the perilous quest you get to see Jaeha think of Yona for herself and not as his destined master, they’ll have a neat relationship I’m sure of it!
Speaking of Yona’s perilous quest, I think that is one of my favorite chapters in the story so far. She’s so realistic and brave. She’s scared, she cries, she freezes, but it’s all so real. I love strong heroines, but I’ve always felt that the strongest ones are the ones who push forward even when they’re scared, crying, and knees shaking—and that’s what you see Yona do. So if you’re not sold on Yona on a character ye, just read this volume because I’m sure she’ll start to change your mind in a big way. In fact, I’d bet my lunch money that by the end of the Awa/Green Dragon Arc she’ll be a much stronger character and will really start to be the leader to change the hearts of the people.
Anyways, overall this volume was fantastic and I can’t wait to read the next one!
Title: Yona of the Dawn (Vol. 6)
Written by: Mizuho Kusanagi
Artist: Mizuho Kusanagi
Translation/Adaptation: JN Produtions / Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Published: June 6th, 2017
Genre: Manga, Shojo, Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Romance