Yona of the Dawn #01 — The One Without the Rape

October 7th, 2014


But a lot of stupid polka dots.


Our second “princess is betrayed by a family member, has parent killed in front of them, and sent into exile where she grows up and learns to be tough-except-for-men-cause-penises-are-just-that-great” shows. While Ange went for over the top in just about every way, this instead goes for… the same goddamned polka dot/pastel background reaction shots as every goddamned girly show out there. Japan needs to declare a moratorium on that brand of nonsense. If it looks like a bad powerpoint background, you’re not allowed to use it.

It also lacks Sunrise’s production strength… severely… and their flair for having anything happen ever. Christ. There have been similar shows and movies with more or less the exact same premise that started at where this took 19 minutes to get. And no, it did not fill that time with ass-shots while singing at dragons, going over deep seated racism against muggles, or barely restrained lesbian lacrosse orgies. Just the titular character blushing at all the boys, scampering around the castle like a hamster, and having flashbacks to other times she blushed at boys and scampered around the castle.

Dull characters who spent the entire episode pissing about, feh production, no lacrosse. Next.

Next Episode:

We still haven’t left the castle?

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Kadi says:

    And next episode… More flashbacks!

    Personally, I think the princess is actually cute and it’s a good sign that she can talk back, but… the pace… the flashbacks… and all the characters from the opening will have flashbacks, too?!

    • elior1 says:

      how do you know next episode will be flashbacks?from what i seen we get a fight between hak and this guy

      • Kadi says:

        Instinct. Like they say “It never rains, it pours”! They obviously like flashbacks so much, do you really think they can bear NOT adding a flashback next time? NO, they can’t! Mark my words! For flashbacks are the ultimate tool to tell you what you never cared to know at that moment!…?

        • elior1 says:

          what exactly in this line said it going to be flashbacs and if there will be one it will be only his reasons to kill the king.but if they will follow exactly like the manga then there will be NO falshback he only will explain it

  • jingoi says:

    aw that sucks, nothing that can be used. Guess I’ll have to wait until it gets doujins.