Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona). This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona)

10. Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
9. Rokka no Yuusha
8. Mahoutsukai no Yome
7. Akame ga Kill!
6. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
5. Scrapped Princess
4. Seirei no Moribito
3. Nanatsu no Taizai
2. Arslan Senki (TV)
1. Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime

10. Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii


Synopsis – In the Sun Kingdom, sunshine is part of its citizens’ everyday lives, and rain is something that they have never even heard of. However, in a faraway land called the Rain Dukedom, the weather is reversed, and everybody has the power to create rain with their voices.

Livius Ifrikia has conquered the entire world and expanded the Sun Kingdom’s influence in the three short years since he was crowned king. Upon learning about the powers to create rain, Livius decides to marry Nike Remercier, one of the princesses of the Rain Dukedom. However, those outside the Sun Kingdom have spread a rumor that Livius is a cruel, ruthless, and tyrannical ruler, and as word reaches the princess, she begins to prepare herself for the worst. But when she finally meets her fiancé, Nike discovers that he is an entirely different person from what she originally expected.

Similarity –Both are slice-of-life shoujos with lighthearted comedy featuring a strong-willed and capable princesses as the lead protagonist along with a cast of well-rounded characters. The main difference is that Soredemo is more romance based while Akatsuki is more action based.

9. Rokka no Yuusha

Rokka no Yuusha (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)Synopsis – An ancient legend states that with the revival of the Demon God, six heroes—the Braves of the Six Flowers—will be chosen by the Goddess of Fate, granting them the power to rise up against the friends attempting to turn the world into a living hell. Adlet Mayer, a self-proclaimed “Strongest Man in the World,” has arrived at the continent of Piena in hopes of becoming a Brave. Although it doesn’t go as smoothly as he had planned, Adlet is ultimately chosen as one of the six heroes shortly after being greeted by Nashetania Loei Piena Augusta, crown princess, and fellow Brave.

Rokka no Yuusha follows the two as they embark upon their destined journey to fight the Demon God, intending to meet up with their fellow heroes at a small temple outside of the Land of the Howling Demons, the fiends’ domain. However, when they finally unite, seven heroes are present, and soon the others begin to suspect Adlet to be a fraud. Now on the run, Adlet must utilize his unique skill set and wit in a fight for his life to identifying which member of the group is the true impostor before it’s too late!

Similarity – Both animes are set in a more primitive past. While the setting of Akatsuki no Yona seems more Japanese/Korean and that of Rokka no Yuusha is more European, they both are a story of survival and adventure from the eyes of someone that was not viewed as possible a possible hero/heroine beforehand. They both have an interesting group of friends to help them along in their struggles.

8. Mahoutsukai no Yome

Synopsis- Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior, she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to go home to. In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer got his hands on a rare “Sleigh Beggy.”

Ignoring the murmurs, the mysterious man leads the girl to a study, where he reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth—a magus. After a brief confrontation and a bit of teleportation magic, the two open their eyes to Elias’ picturesque cottage in rural England. Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful beings upon her arrival, these events mark the beginning of Chise’s story as the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus.

Similarity – Both are neither your typical shoujo anime (based on an ongoing manga) with a redheaded lead. In both Akatsuki no Yona and Mahoutsukai, our heroines are both gifted in a fantasy world, who learn and begin to form their own definitions of family and love. Both heroines share an underlying romance with tall, dark, deep-voiced males, as well as beautiful coming-of-age stories. They are also both REALLY underrated!

Also read,10 Anime Like Mahoutsukai no Yome 

7. Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga KillSynopsis – Night Raid is the covert assassination branch of the Revolutionary Army, an uprising assembled to overthrow Prime Minister Honest, whose avarice and greed for power has to lead him to take advantage of the child emperor’s inexperience. Without a strong and benevolent leader, the rest of the nation is left to drown in poverty, strife, and ruin. Though the Night Raid members are all experienced killers, they understand that taking lives is far from commendable and that they will likely face retribution as they mercilessly eliminate anyone who stands in the revolution’s way.

This merry band of assassins’ newest member is Tatsumi, a naïve boy from a remote village who had embarked on a journey to help his impoverished hometown and was won over by not only Night Raid’s ideals, but also their resolve. Akame ga Kill! follows Tatsumi as he fights the Empire and comes face-to-face with powerful weapons, enemy assassins, challenges to his own morals and values, and ultimately, what it truly means to be an assassin with a cause.

Similarity – Both anime have the rebel characteristic in them.
Akame ga kill is all about rebellion and so is Akatsuki no Yona. Akame ga kill focuses on one rebellion while Akatsuki no Yona focuses on more than one.
Different eras but with similar action scenes.
Akame ga kill is more violent and bloody (graphic).
Both have murders of those in power who doesn’t deserve their status.
While Akame ga kill has a clear idea of who the bad guys are, Akatsuki no Yona makes you question if the bad guy is really bad.
Both contain romance “under the surface”.

Also read, 10 Anime Like Akame ga Kill!

6. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Magi The Labyrinth of Magic
Synopsis – Dispersed around the world, there are several bizarre labyrinths hiding incredible treasures within them. These mysterious places, known as “Dungeons,” are said to be the work of Magi, a class of rare magicians, who also help people build their empires by guiding them to a dungeon. Djinns, supernatural beings that rule over the labyrinths, grant successful conquerors access to their immense power and choose them as potential king candidates to rule the world.

Having spent life in isolation, Aladdin, a kind, and young magician is eager to explore the world upon finally leaving his home behind. He begins his journey only accompanied by his mentor Ugo—a djinn that Aladdin can summon with his flute. However, Aladdin soon becomes friends with the courageous Alibaba Saluja after causing the destruction of a local merchant’s supply cart. In order to pay for the damages, Alibaba suggests that they attempt to conquer the nearest dungeon, taking the first step in an epic adventure that will decide the fate of the world itself.

Similarity – Both series are set in a world with various empires. The main protagonists both set off on a journey, meeting friends and enemies along the way. Various characters have special powers (though Magi has significantly more). There is also a strong, red-haired female main character in both as well as great friendship between the main characters. The similar art style, bright colors, comedic moments and fantasy vibes.

5. Scrapped Princess


Synopsis –Pacifica Casull is the most feared and hated person by the followers of the God Mauser. Known as the Scrapped Princess, she is the poison that will destroy the world. To avoid being killed by the zealots of Mauser, Pacifica and her adoptive brother and sister leave the village of Manhurin. Her brother, Shannon, is an expert with the sword while Racquel is proficient with magic. At every step of the way, however, someone is constantly trying to kill Pacifica, hoping to somehow avert the catastrophe that is supposed to befall the world on her 16th birthday.

Similarity – Both are about a princess fleeing the kingdom. Both Yona and Pacifica are wanted by the kingdom and both girls are in need of protection and get that protection from someone close to them.
Lastly, both Yona and Pacifica are super duper kawaii

4. Seirei no Moribito


Synopsis – On the precipice of a cataclysmic drought, the Star Readers of the Shin Yogo Empire must devise a plan to avoid widespread famine. It is written in ancient myths that the first emperor, along with eight warriors, slews a water demon to avoid a great drought and save the land that was to become Shin Yogo. If a water demon was to appear once more, its death could bring salvation. However, the water demon manifests itself within the body of the emperor’s son, Prince Chagum—by the emperor’s order, Chagum is to be sacrificed to save the empire.

Meanwhile, a mysterious spear-wielding mercenary named Balsa arrives in Shin Yogo on business. After saving Chagum from a thinly veiled assassination attempt, she is tasked by Chagum’s mother to protect him from the emperor and his hunters. Bound by a sacred vow she once made, Balsa accepts.

Seirei no Moribito follows Balsa as she embarks on her journey to protect Chagum, exploring the beauty of life, nature, family, and the bonds that form between strangers.

Similarity – I get kinda the same feeling with it. Someone takes over the throne, a prince/princess is saved and traveling around the country with a bodyguard/bodyguards, trying to avoid the new ruler and their guards. Plus, spears. Mmm, spears.

3. Nanatsu no Taizai

Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Synopsis – In a world similar to the European Middle Ages, the feared yet revered Holy Knights of Britannia use immensely powerful magic to protect the region of Britannia and its kingdoms. However, a small subset of the Knights supposedly betrayed their homeland and turned their blades against their comrades in an attempt to overthrow the ruler of Liones. They were defeated by the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that these legendary knights, called the “Seven Deadly Sins,” were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights themselves staged a coup d’état, and thus became the new, tyrannical rulers of the Kingdom of Liones.

Based on the best-selling manga series of the same name, Nanatsu no Taizai follows the adventures of Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, and her search for the Seven Deadly Sins. With their help, she endeavors to not only take back her kingdom from the Holy Knights but to also seek justice in an unjust world.

Similarity – Princesses who are on a journey in search for the knights she has heard of in stories after being chased out of their own kingdoms. during the journey, they face many hardships in search for the knights to help them with their goals.
Both of these anime start out in very similar ways in which the princess of a kingdom is suddenly chased out and are being chased by the very people who protected them. They are joined by a very powerful person that protects them along their journey.

Also read,10 Anime Like Nanatsu no Taizai

2. Arslan Senki (TV)

Synopsis – The year is 320. Under the rule of the belligerent King Andragoras III, the Kingdom of Pars is at war with the neighboring empire, Lusitania. Though different from his father in many aspects, Arslan, the young prince, sets out to prove his valor on the battlefield for the very first time. However, when the king is betrayed by one of his most trusted officials, the Parisian army is decimated and the capital city of Ecbatana is sieged. With the army in shambles and the Lusitanians out for his head, Arslan is forced to go on the run. With a respected general by his side, Daryun, Arslan soon sets off on a journey in search of allies that will help him take back his home.

However, the enemies that the prince’s faces are far from limited to just those occupying his kingdom. Armies of other kingdoms stand ready to conquer Ecbatana. Moreover, the mastermind behind Lusitania’s victory, an enigmatic man hiding behind a silver mask, poses a dangerous threat to Arslan and his company as he possesses a secret that could jeopardize Arslan’s right to succession.

With the odds stacked against him, Arslan must find the strength and courage to overcome these obstacles, and allies who will help him fight in the journey that will help prepare him for the day he becomes king.

Similarity – Prince Arslan aka Su-Wun/ Yona life changes when their kingdom gets overthrown. Now they must find people to help reclaim their kingdom and learn about the world. Hak/Daryum protects him/her and watches Arslan/Yona grow from this journey.

1. Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime

Synopsis -Although her name means “snow white,” Shirayuki is a cheerful, red-haired girl living in the country of Tanbarun who works diligently as an apothecary at her herbal shop. Her life changes drastically when she is noticed by the silly prince of Tanbarun, Prince Raji, who then tries to force her to become his concubine. Unwilling to give up her freedom, Shirayuki cuts her long red hair and escapes into the forest, where she is rescued from Raji by Zen Wistalia, the second prince of a neighboring country, and his two aides. Hoping to repay her debt to the trio someday, Shirayuki sets her sights on pursuing a career as the court herbalist in Zen’s country, Clarines.

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime depicts Shirayuki’s journey toward a new life at the royal palace of Clarines, as well as Zen’s endeavor to become a prince worthy of his title. As loyal friendships are forged and deadly enemies formed, Shirayuki and Zen slowly learn to support each other as they walk their own paths.

Similarity – Both heroines may look weak physically, but they exhibit mental determination, perseverance, and resilience and embody genuine strength. They emancipate themselves from political restrictions, strive for improvement and thrive on strength. Both shows have unique fantasy settings, great world building, and conspicuous characterization. The studios do a great job in the art-style and visuals and both look gorgeous.

Credits – MAL

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