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The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn  

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A sheltered princess since birth, Yona has always thought her kingdom, Kouka, to be a peaceful one. But when her beloved cousin kills the king and threatens her life, she's forced to run in order to survive, realizing just how wrong she was. Navigating her kingdom as though she were seeing it for the first time, Yona realizes just how blind she's been to her people's suffering all this time. 

As a fantasy anime that has heavy elements of historic Japan, this series is excellent for a binge-watching session. However, if you've already blown through the show, we're happy to help you find your next big obsession with anime just like Yona of the Dawn. Series like Fushigi Yuugi are not only incredibly entertaining but also quite long; meaning you'll have to have some serious time on your hands to dedicate. There are also wonderful fantasy themed anime, such as The Ancient Magus Bride, that offer more of a modern feel while sticking to its mystic roots, giving you a nice blend of both worlds. 

We've got the best list of recommendations for anime like Yona of the Dawn with excellent stories that are sure to thrill you. Let us know which series were your favorites by voting them up on the list! 

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Snow White with the Red Hair is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Snow White with the Red Hair is a 2015 anime series based on the Japanese shōjo manga written by Sorata Akizuki. After refusing to become the prince's concubine, a young red-haired girl runs ...more
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Kamisama Kiss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Kamisama Kiss is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Julietta Suzuki. An anime adaptation has been produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Akitaro Daichi and began airing in ...more
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The World Is Still Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
The World Is Still Beautiful
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Kamigami no Asobi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Ludere Deorum is a Japanese visual novel by Nippon Ichi Software and Broccoli. An anime television series adaptation by Brain's Base was announced in December 2013 and aired from April to June ...more
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The Ancient Magus' Bride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
The Ancient Magus' Bride
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The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
The Seven Deadly Sins (Netflix, 2014) is a Japanese animated series based on the manga by Nakaba Suzuki. A once-active group of knights called the Seven Deadly Sins must band together to defeat ...more
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Hiiro no Kakera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Hiiro no Kakera, is a Japanese visual novel created by Idea Factory directed at the female market, known as an otome game. Released on July 6, 2006 for the PlayStation 2, the protagonist is a ...more
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Ouran High School Host Club is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into an ...more
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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and ...more
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Hakuouki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Hakuōki is an otome video game series by Idea Factory. It has been adapted into an anime series by Studio Deen. Chizuru Yukimura heads to Kyoto to search for her father, finding herself attacked ...more
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Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the E... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East is a Japanese manga series by Miyuki Abe based on the epic novel series Nansō Satomi Hakkenden. An anime adaptation of the manga, produced by Studio Deen, ...more
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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is a 2012 TV anime series written by Hiroyuki Yoshino and directed by Koji Masunari.
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The Heroic Legend of Arslan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a 1991 adventure animation film written by Tomoyo Miyashita, Chisato Nakamura, Kaori Takada, and Yoshiki Tanaka and directed by Mamoru Hamatsu.
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Fushigi Yuugi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
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Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Akame ga Kill! is a 2010 Japanese shōnen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. A young villager named Tatsumi travels to the Capital to raise money for his home ...more
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The Story of Saiunkoku is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
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Skip Beat! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Skip Beat! is a Taiwanese television drama based on the manga of the same name by Yoshiki Nakamura. It premiered on 18 December 2011 on FTV Main Channel and 24 December 2011 on GTV Variety Show. ...more
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Hanasakeru Seishōnen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Hanasakeru Seishōnen is an anime series based on the manga series Hanasakeru Seishōnen.
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One Piece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series ...more
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Moribito: Guardian of the Spir... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
She carries the pain of eight souls. He carries the burden of one sacred spirit. At a time when the balance of nature still held the civilizations of mankind in thrall, a single drought could ...more
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Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is a shōnen manga series written and illustrated by the manga artist group Clamp. It takes place in the same fictional universe as many of Clamp's other manga ...more
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Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowe... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers is a Japanese light novel series written by Ishio Yamagata, with illustrations by Miyagi. An anime television series produced by Passione and directed by Takeo ...more
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Scrapped Princess is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
Scrapped Princess is a Japanese light novel series by Ichiro Sakaki and illustrated by Yukinobu Azumi, also known as the popular adult dōjin artist Nakayohi Mogudan. In 2003, it was adapted into ...more
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The Twelve Kingdoms is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn
The Twelve Kingdoms is a Japanese TV series adaptation of The Twelve Kingdom literary series written by Fuyumi Ono.
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Legend of Basara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Yona of the Dawn