We’ve known Akatsuki no Yona for a while, since it was adapted to an anime.
Yona is the sole princess of the kingdom, living the luxurious and carefree life as a princess should. She has it all: the finest clothes and cosmetics, the most divine sweets, a loving emperor as a father, and the hottest cousin crush, Soo-won, anyone could ever hope to have. Now, if only her bodyguard, Son Hak, wasn’t so annoying to her and her hair wasn’t so red.
But her nearly perfect world quickly shatters as the man she loves, Soo-won, murders her father and the path to his ascension to the throne is assured. Son Hak escapes with Yona, and they lead a life on the run from that point on. (Source: MyAnimeList.net)
If you loved the anime and want to know next after gathering all the dragons, you should read the manga. The manga tells more about her adventures and her further developments (obviously). And if you are eager to know what happened to the Soo-won-Yona, you definitely must read this. 😄
Akatsuki no Yona, at first I got a feeling that it would be like Fushigi Yuugi or Saiunkoku Monogatari. But, with the developments of the heroines in the series I mentioned, I prefer the developments Yona has made. Yona, was someone that can be a model for us girls. She maybe weak at first but gradually, due to her will of protecting the people dear to her, she developed a stronger personality and getting more stronger. Though, she has yet to realize her resolve in gathering all the dragons, Yona, has made a great impact on all the people around her and those she met.
This manga, I could say that this is the best shoujo manga I’ve read so far. The developments of the characters are amazing specially the heroine and her connections with the people around her. Though it is not definitely an otome (she doesn’t have romantic relationship on all the dragons but only the will of the dragons), it makes me more want it since I got tired of the common otomes out there. I don’t get tired on reading it, because there are still a lot of room in developments and a lot to see in their world. I still won’t get tired if this still continues for the next few years. 😄
All in all, Akatsuki no Yona is a great recommendation for all who are looking for great heroines. The anime is a must watch and the manga is your continuation. Well, you can do both. 😀