Viz Media Launches Yona of the Dawn
VIZ Media takes readers on a fantastic new shojo manga adventure about a resourceful princess’ quest to reclaim her rightful throne with the release of Yona of the Dawn.
Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. She is doted on by her father, the king, protected by her faithful guard, Hak, and is spoiled by the man she loves, Su-won. However, everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses a murder. She flees the palace and struggles to survive while evading her enemy’s forces that are determined to keep her quiet.
“Yona of the Dawn is a riveting series that adeptly combines strong lead characters with plenty of action, romance and royal intrigue to delight shojo manga fans as well as adventure lovers. We look forward to fans of the popular anime adaptation as well as new readers joining us on Yona’s journey!”
Amy Yu, Editor
Manga creator Mizuho Kusanagi hails from Kumamoto prefecture in Japan and debuted in 2003 with Yoiko no Kokoroe (The Rules of a Good Child). Yona of the Dawn is a continuing bestseller in Japan and was adapted into a popular anime series by famed anime production company, Studio Pierrot (known for Bleach and Naruto).
Created by Mizuho Kusanagi, Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 1 is available now and is rated ‘T’ for Teens and published under the Shojo Beat imprint. Volume 1 carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally via VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App. Subsequent volumes of Yona of the Dawn will be published in English on a bi-monthly basis.