Friday, April 7, 2017

Manga Review: Yona of the Dawn, Volume 5, Mizuho Kusanagi

Rating (Out of 5): ~4.5
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Volumes: 24+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 4. 6.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A red-haired princess loses her family and her kingdom… Now she must rise and fight for her throne!

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!

An earthquake suddenly hits the Village of the Blue Dragon, and Yona and her friends are trapped! Yona manages to escape safely with the help of the Blue Dragon, and she asks him to join her. Meanwhile, Gija senses the presence of the Green Dragon!


I am seriously obsessed.
The Blue Dragon joins the gang in this volume, and Yona gives him his first real name. He's honestly rather adorable. There's a big scene here where the characters contemplate the use of names and hierarchy; I like it, but I also find the scene with Hak a bit bothersome. I understand her reasoning, but at the same time it feels a bit like she's trying to remind him of his place and keep him at a distance, with her reasoning. I don't know about that.
Yona is given a rather hard view of how the people saw her father here, and what it's like outside. It's hard, and she's trying to accept and be better, and I respect that. Of course, the next dragon shows up in this volume, though Yona hasn't quite met him yet. He's rather opposite of the White dragon, and I'm excited to see more in the next one.
I seriously love this series. Even the humor is so well placed. I need more, even two months isn't fast enough for releases.

 A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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