VIZ Media Launches the Yona of the Dawn Shojo Manga

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.

Created by Mizuho Kusanagi, Yona of the Dawn Volume 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, as well as from the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Subsequent volumes of Yona of the Dawn will be published in English on a bi-monthly basis.

Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Su-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when tragedy strikes her family.

Yona reels from the shock of witnessing a loved one’s murder and having to fight for her life. With Hak’s help, she flees the palace and struggles to survive while evading her enemy’s forces. But where will this displaced princess go when all the paths before her are uncertain?

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,” says Amy Yu, Editor. “We look forward to fans of the popular anime adaptation as well as new readers joining us on Yona’s journey!”

Manga creator Mizuho Kusanagi hails from Kumamoto prefecture in Japan and debuted in 2003 with Yoiko no Kokoroe (The Rules of a Good Child). Her other notable works include NG Life, which was serialized in Hana to Yume and The Hana to Yume magazines and published by Hakusensha. Her Yona of the Dawn manga series is a continuing bestseller in Japan and was adapted into a popular anime series by famed anime production company, Studio Pierrot.

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