Yona of the Dawn

Alt title: Akatsuki no Yona

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Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Shirayuki is a spunky pharmacist with bright, apple-red hair unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Even the prince of the kingdom she lives in is entranced by her locks, and demands that she become his concubine. Not wanting to be viewed as an object prized purely for its novelty, Shirayuki flees civilization and heads towards the forest. Here, the girl meets the charming Zen, who rescues her from Prince Raji's clutches and reveals that he is a prince as well. The two become close friends, and Shirayuki decides to return to Zen's castle with him, to pursue her dreams. But becoming a palace pharmacist isn't easy, especially since her unusual hair color and close relationship with the prince tend to draw unwanted attention...

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closetanimefan closetanimefan says...

These manga are not very similar in terms of plot, but rather the protagonist of each reminded me of the other. Both have unusal red hair and a bright personality that draws others torwards them. They also both have a high and mighty goal and enough stubbornness to freeze anyone who tries to get in their way. If you liked the feel of either of these main characters, check the other one out. You might just like it.;)

Atak Atak says...

I agree, the plot itself is kind of different, but it gives of the same feeling as AKATSUKI NO YONA :)

moonsy89 moonsy89 says...

They both have similar lead character, a strong female lead that doesn't give up easily and is willing to fight for what is right!

angelwolf123 angelwolf123 says...

They're both shoujo manga with romance elements. Red hair is important to storyline. Both are historical. The lead females are both resourceful and cool.

a1d3y a1d3y says...

Both have protagonists with unusual red hair who are self-sufficient and competent, yet kind and amiable. The plots are different but the romances in both are super heart warming!

2smart2cute 2smart2cute says...

Strong, caring, and awesome female characters with royal relations. Light tone and cute romance

Kairad999 Kairad999 says...

I am unsure of where the "disagree" button is but I felt as if I needed to add this. 

Although both female mains have red hair and go through so exile, the delivery of feminine power is sqewed in Yona of the Dawn. Yona, the main character, is CONSTANTLY being saved from foes by the 5 (#check) other male characters. Yes, she picks up a bow and arrow, and yes, she heals plenty of citizens with her caring ways, but, she has never once reached the end of a goal by herself before. She is always aided by the other dragons. Every arc ends with her being rescued in one way or another. In Akagami, on the other hand, is strong in a more subtle way. She does not pick up a bow but rather herbs. SHE exemplifies true power and strength. You don't need to fight a king who killed your father to be strong, you just need to step out of your comfort zone and accomplish things your own way. By. Yourself. 

Yona, unfortunately, does not do this as well as female lead in Akagami (her name escapes me). She is an extremely powerful character who has gone through some stuff, but her power, in my opinion, falls short of the female in Akagami because of her dependence on the male characters.

Joou no Hana

Joou no Hana

Long ago, there existed a land divided into four countries: Sou, Kou, Do, and Ah. The King of Ah took on a wife from Kou and soon thereafter one from Do, creating a shaky alliance between the three nations. When the Second Queen gave birth to a son, the King cast aside the sickly First Queen and her daughter Aki into the depths of the Palace. But as Fate would have it, Princess Aki encounters a slave named Hakusei, who has peculiar golden hair and sky blue eyes. He promises his life to her and helps her train in the Six Arts under the guidance of the enigmatic merchant Seitetsu. However, when Aki outshines the Prince during a hunt in an attempt to gain her father's acknowledgement, she sparks a war by besmirching Do's honor and drives the Second Queen to poison her mother. With nothing left but her faithful Hakusei, Aki is banished to the small country of Kou with a vow to return to Ah one day for revenge. But in the face of the mighty allied nations of Do and Ah, will the two survive long enough to carry out Aki´s vow?

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aztroexorcist11 aztroexorcist11 says...

Both these mangas are in historical Japan with the protaganist becoming an exiled princess after their parent was murdered. Both stories have a lot of character development for these princesses as they grow up and learn how to be a proper ruler that can make the right decisions for their country. The princesses both have a male companion they have known for years that helps the princesses along the way and creates romance. The plots are pretty similar, but the characters are different. If you liked one of these, you should give the other a try

casandra29 casandra29 says...

If you like Joou no Hana or Akatsuki no Yona you will most likely like the other as well because both are stories about royalty and in both the princesses are put in difficult and life threatening situations. Finally, both have that sort of love triangle thing going for them. 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series are set in Japan's history, featuring a young girl who's heir to the throne and her loyal servant

MystixWolf MystixWolf says...

In both Joou no Hana and Yona of the Dawn, the main characters, they were sadly forced into adulthood much sooner than planned. Each story carries a tale of two remarkable young women who strive to bring forth justice to not only themselves but for those around them, As they both feel that they were wronged (in one way or another) and try to prove that they are not the little girls that were carelessly tosses aside.

Both stories are great for coming-of-age for young women and speak to the hearts of maidens alike. Of course they also feature badass "sidekicks" that are always there to aid them when they need them.

Himegimi to Sanbiki no Kemono

Himegimi to Sanbiki no Kemono

The royal palace of the kingdom of Alba Forest received one letter of advance notice. That is, "We shall take the last treasure left behind by the late king to his beloved daughter, Violet." The sender of that letter was a group of robbers called the "Three Beasts." When Violet meets one of them by chance, the crow, her life changes greatly...!

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AnimeFanz AnimeFanz says...

Both have a princess who dosen't know about the real outside world, although after some events, they get to go on an adventure!

NatNatNat NatNatNat says...

Its from the same author, its also the same genre; boys protect girl :)It's not as catchy as Akatsuki no Yona, but still pretty satisfying. If you run out of material, you can check it out. 

ZxPaula ZxPaula says...

Both heroines travel the country with people who have amazing strength or abilities. Both heroines are princesses and fall in love with one of the characters ( Yona fell in love with her childhood friend and Violet fell in love with the guy that she had met when she was a child ). Both princess's fathers are dead and were killed by the villain. 

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn’t seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father. At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan’s destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

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thor123 thor123 says...

The heroic legend of Arslan and Yona of the Dawn share the same basic plot: both are about a crown prince/princess who has to search for allies to succeed in retrieving their rightful place as king/queen. There is also emphasis on their growth as characters who will become rulers. Apart from that both manga contain action scenes, with the most prominent fighters a couple of "overpowered" sidekicks.

prisan prisan says...

Like Yona, Arslan is the son of a king and lost all his kingdom to a traitor.

To recover the kingdom he needs grow up and change, but he is not alone. He has a friend by his side.

I think Yona and Arslan have so much in common, you need watch Arslan Senki too if you like Yona as much as me! 

Pulu Pulu says...

I agree!!!!

Both are prince/princess who are chased out of their kingdoms and are accompanied by their closest aids. On their way, they meet more people who will also go along with them on the journey in order to take back their kingdom again.

I just LOVE both so much!!!!

Dawn of the Arcana

Dawn of the Arcana

Princess Nakaba of Senan is forced to marry Prince Caesar of the enemy country Belquat, tantamount to becoming a hostage. While Caesar is pleasing to the eye, he is also selfish and possessive, telling Nakaba outright: “You are my property.” With only her attendant Loki at her side, Nakaba must find a way to cope with her hostile surroundings, her fake marriage...and a mysterious power!

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irenesky irenesky says...

On that day, I became the enemy's possession," Nakaba thought as she stood there, knowing her destiny was to be married for convenience to keep the peace between her country Senan and Prince Caesar's country, Belquat; two neighbor countries on an island.Between the two countries there has been a constant war for 200 years and Nakaba has become a sacrificial lamb for her country despite the discrimination against her red hair and the sub-person (half-human, half-animal) Loki, who is her only friend and attendant at Caesar's estranged palace.But what will Nakaba do when she foresees an event pertaining to Prince Caesar's demise? Will she save him, or let him die in return to all the hate directed towards her by the people of Belquat?

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Stories of red-haired princesses whose royal lives are changed when they are forced from their birthplace. Yona and Nakaba each have unusual abilities, as well as strong personalities that make them interesting, likeable characters.

Strange Dragon

Strange Dragon

In order to reclaim her stolen throne, Princess Hibana sets out on a journey to seek out Hakuryuu, who is said to have ascended into the heavens 100 years ago. At the dragon's palace, she meets Isara, a boy who hates people, is blunt, clumsy, and shy. He is actually a mutated dragon whose red appearance was abhorred and deserted earth!! Hibana exchanges her heart with Isara, can he be her guardian dragon?! And maybe she can reclaim her throne?!

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Atak Atak says...

A Princess searches for a dragon from an old legend to reclaim her stolen throne. But she only finds Isara, a mutated dragon who lives in an abonded dragon palace, who then becomes her bodygurad.The manga has a lot of similarities with Akatsuki no Yona but also a lot of differences. Princess Hibana wants to be the queen and is learning the ways of the country in this very position, very different from Yona. Their Characters are similiar though, they are both very ambitious and kind. The dragon has his own struggles and an interesting backstory.And of course there is some love - romance involved! 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Awesome princesses, dragons, romance, I honestly can't find a single thing one has that the other doesn't. They are both awesome, if you like one you'll definitely like the other! 

NG Life

NG Life

In the year 79 AD, the city of Pompeii was buried under volcanic ash, and two lovers, Sirix and Serena, were separated by death. Now, Sirix has been reincarnated into a high school student named Keiki. His current father was his biggest rival, his mother was his sister, and his classmate was his best friend; but what Keiki really wants is to reunite with his lover, Serena, once more. Thus he believes it’s fate when she moves in next door, but there’s a catch: she’s actually… a he?! To make matters worse, it appears his best-friend-turned-classmate is in love with Keiki, while his lover-turned-neighbor is in love with his classmate. With dreams of Pompeii in his sleep and love triangles abounding, will Keiki ever reunite with his beloved Serena?

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AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

So this is a pretty obviously recommendation being made by the same mangaka and such but there are quite a few more similarities other than the obvious. First both are about waiting for this one person to be reincarnated, in NG Life our main is waiting for his one lover and in Yona the dragons were waiting for the King to be reincarnated. They also had aspects of drama and each moment makes you want to read more. Finally they may be set in different places but I can assure you that if you enjoyed one then the other should be the next on your list XD

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both are seriously awesome shoujo series by the same author, with a similar historical feel and feels in general. 

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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Clarke50 Clarke50 says...

Both stories are about female leads with a royal background that have their lives turned upside down by betrayal and struggle to survive whilst hiding who they are.

Gileen Gileen says...

Though I personally prefer Cheng Ge Xing there many major similarities in the two plots 

  1. MC is a princess 
  2. who is escapes her kingdom because of succession wars ( they are also both assumed dead initially)   
  3. And is ultimately betrayed by a man that they trusted 
  4. MC is a badass lady who is intelligent and don't need no man - Chang ge more so than Yona 
  5. love interest is a pretty boy manly man who is very cute when they blush 

Red River

Red River

For no apparent reason, fifteen-year-old Yuri Suzuki is suddenly snatched out of her modern world by a pair of hands emerging out of the water. She is transported back to Hattusa, the Hittite Empire's capitol, during the time of the Bronze Age; its queen, Nakia, wishes to use Yuri has a human sacrifice. The only way Yuri can survive is by becoming the concubine to the Prince of the Empire, and Ishtar to the people of the Empire. With danger at every turn and her heart torn, will Yuri decide to stay in Hattusa, or try to find her way back home?

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BlackSummerDays BlackSummerDays says...

Both are historical and feature a female mc who is engaging and relateable and becomes stronger as the series progresses in both battles of wits and battles of strength. Yuri and Yona are also very emotionally strong even when they have their moments of vulnerability in the narrative it's never distasteful or out of sync with their character. Both are very inspiring and likeable and are surrounded by an interesting cast of characters both friendly and villainous and inbetween.

In Yona's case there is no transportation but her circumstances change just as drastically as Yona's at the start of the manga.

sammydalammy sammydalammy says...

Both of these manga are historical romance that draws you in. The main characters in both works also have slow burn romances, where they don't act upon the love they have for the men until later in the manga. The art styles are very different, but that doesn't take away from the enjoyment that can be received from both manga.

Dream Fantasia

Dream Fantasia

Hang-Ah is a girl who can forsee the future through dreams. Along with Nabi, Hang-Ah goes on a journey in order to break the seal of the four gods.

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gilay04 gilay04 says...

Both stories have a similar plot...a girl tries to find people who represent the 4 regions. But in Akatsuki no Yona, instead of tapestries it's dragons or humans with the blood of a dragon and has at least one of its ability or appearance.

I personally love reading both mangas because it gives you some suspension and thrill and excitement of what the characters may do and what might happen in the near future of the story!