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Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn

Princess Yona lived a happy life with her peace-loving father, King Il. Surrounded by attentive servants and protected by her smart-mouthed bodyguard, Hak, Yona's only difficulties in life were her unruly red hair and trying to convince her father to let her marry her cousin, Soo-wan. Then one day a betrayal in the palace causes Yona to lose everything, turning her into an exile with no one left but Hak to defend her. Yona is determined to become strong in her own right and defeat those who wronged her, and an ancient legend involving the Crimson Dragon King and his four Dragon Warriors may be her key to reclaiming her kingdom. 

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Nithyl Nithyl says...

Akatsuki no Yona is definitely my favorite manga of all times, but Light and Shadow's Edna reminded me a bit of Yona. Both are strong female leads with beautiful eyes. These ladies are from noble birth and know how to devise strategies and how and do everything in their power to protect the things and people they care about. If you like one, big chance you'll also like the other!

Lupa Lupa says...

Both feature a strong female lead from the former royal family who is in hiding after the throne is usurped during a rebellion. These characters seem weak at the beginning, but are eventually shown to be very confident and strong, with great leadership skills. Both are well-loved by their followers. The setting for both stories is in an imaginary, "historical" kingdom, with plenty of policies intrigue to move the plot along.

keithashiyami keithashiyami says...

Both female MCs are princesses that have been chased out of the castle for different reasons. Outside the palace, their initial goal was merely survival. But as they come across the various problems of the kingdoms they were suppose to rule, they pledge to do their best to help the citizens. 

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Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp

Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp

Dr. Song, the youngest professor at the leading College of Medicine in Korea, was a royal brat of a princess in her previous life. But just as she’s about to meet an untimely death over the ocean, she wakes up as Princess Elise once again?! Enlightened with the medical knowledge of a master surgeon, is this her chance to mend her past relationships and heal an ailing empire, or is fate sealed to repeat itself?

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EmilyTheTeapot EmilyTheTeapot says...

Both have strong and smart female lead characters. Both have more knowledge/skills than they should in subjects that one wouldn’t expect from them. Both stories have standoffish or mean male characters that the main character is supposed to marry who seem to soften because of her. Also both stories are not set in today’s time period but rather in the past.

ayah24 ayah24 says...

Both stories are recommended to read! Both lead MC's are strong willed, smart and magnanimous to the people in their community ❤️❤️ Both have learned from their past mistakes and regrets, making it right with their current situations and circumstances~ Although L&S is not 'isekai' in genre but DE is. BOTH ARE VERY GOOD STORIES YOU WILL TRULY LIKE 😁

NattapaB NattapaB says...

The protagonists of both manhwas are talented and reasonable in many ways. Both story lines provide the similar feeling too. I highly recommended to read both if you like either of them.

thequietclover thequietclover says...

What drew me in to both of these amazing series were the intelligence and strength of the female leads. I loved both of these stories and admired their character.

Adonis

Adonis

Ianna and Arhad had much in common. They both only cared about themselves, and were madly obsessed with each other. The difference is one wanted the other's warmth, and the other wanted submission. Though Ianna's life ended in a heated battle against Arhad, the Kingdom's emperor, she is reincarnated into the same life for reasons unknown. Two people who faced misery in their previous life now have a chance to meet again. Will the same tragedy repeat itself, or can Ianna change the course of history?

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upsidepenguin upsidepenguin says...

Both mangas have strong female protaganists that are good at fighting and swords. Both settings are in historical time. There is no love triangle in any of them either.

lynnell246 lynnell246 says...

Both have a strong female protagonist. That gives as good as they get. Personally I like Adonis better just because there's more story to work with. But both give you that romance/adventure that you'll be looking for in a story.

Chang Ge Xing

Chang Ge Xing

Chang An in the Tang Dynasty of China (618-907): The demon star is passing through the sky, calamity is about to befall the Tang Dynasty - because of a woman. Skilled in martial arts and war tactics, Princess Li Cheng Ge sets out to avenge her family and take back the throne. 

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Nithyl Nithyl says...

Both manga have amazing, strong female heroines from noble birth. Both used to/dress up as boys. In Light and Shadow, female MC Edna is only kind towards all people around her. She is determined to make her city a better place. In Song of the Long March, female MC Li Cheng Ge sets out on revenge.

If you like some politics, strong female leads with handsome & cool partners, both manga are great for you!

The Abandoned Empress

The Abandoned Empress

As proud daughter of House Monique, Aristia was raised to become the next empress of the Castina Empire. But with the appearance of a mysterious new girl, everything has fallen apart: the Emperor has turned his back, and Aristia’s miserable life as a lower queen is cut short by death. However a second chance to change her fate sees her reborn ‒to 7 years earlier! “Is this a dream or reality? Will my destiny repeat?”

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Mangaplease Mangaplease says...

As proud daughter of House Monique, Aristia was raised to become the next empress of the Castina Empire. But with the appearance of a mysterious new girl, everything has fallen apart: the Emperor has turned his back, and Aristia’s miserable life as a lower queen is cut short by death. However a second chance to change her fate sees her reborn ‒to 7 years earlier! “Is this a dream or reality? Will my destiny repeat?”

As You Wish, Prince

As You Wish, Prince

"If you wrote me, then you can give me the throne!" Yoonsoo is the successful author of a popular fantasy series. Just as she's about to start work on a new series, Imperial Prince Einzen Kyte, the worst villain she created has kidnapped her into the world of her own story?! Can she mold this nightmare into a story that will turn both their fates around? 

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Sushmithasrao Sushmithasrao says...

I found it similar because

  1. Strong badass female characters
  2. The guy mistreats the mc only in the very beginning. But treat the mc really well after that.
  3. Hot men. Duh😁
  4. Beautiful art 
  5. Fully colored.

Taming the Tomboy

Taming the Tomboy

Playboy Petruchio accepts the request to seduce the unfriendly Katerina...?

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upsidepenguin upsidepenguin says...

Strong female leads (sword-wielding in fact), medieval times, somewhat similar relationship development (from enemies to lovers). They are somewhat similar, yet still have unique vibes. Strongly recommended.

As You Like It

As You Like It

Dian is a former street orphan working as a maid for her benefactress, the daughter of Marquis Rowen. To help her lady escape from an unwanted marriage to a man more than twenty years her senior, Dian sends her out the country and assumes her identity, going to the castle of Margrave Evenhart in her stead. The Evenhart family, famous for guarding the North for generations without ever leaving their territory, is a subject of great mystery to the outside world. Will Dian’s identity be discovered? What romantic story will unfold in these days of cohabitation?

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Channybal Channybal says...

The premise for the plot is the same: a lowly maid in disguise is sent to marry a noble for the sake of a lady. Although the reasons are very different, they end up in the same situation.

Both female leads are strong characters, in Light and shadow the fl is actually a princess with great sword skills, in As you like it the fl is a commoner with great determination. Both male leads are capable, hot and with a terrible reputation. 

A Capable Maid

A Capable Maid

The useless maid, Marie, has never been able to do anything correctly. But, after caring for a dying prisoner, she becomes a person she had always wanted to be. This is the start of the capable maid, Marie.

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thequietclover thequietclover says...

The female lead in A Capable Maid does not have battle skills, but both protagonists showcase admirable characteristics and both are hiding their identity. 

The Crown Princess Audition

The Crown Princess Audition

One day, Rose comes to the Arden family, who are poor countryside nobles. Apple decides to become Rose’s maid to assist her, and takes part in the audition full of conspiracies...

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