With a storyline directed on vengeance and betrayal, Akatsuki no Yona is a good shoujo anime. Thus, it is hard to ignore that there is no sequel so far and not even a single hint about the making of Yona of the Dawn season 2. Will we get a sequel announcement or not?
There are so many things that fans want to discover in season 2 including whether Su-won will be defeated or not and if Yona will succeed in reclaiming the Hiryuu Castle and throne. But that’s only going to happen if we get a season 2.
Well, there is one more way to learn all of that without a sequel, by reading the source material. However, the majority of the viewers won’t do that and will keep waiting for a sequel. But the series isn’t officially announced till now and we have no idea if Yona of the Dawn season 2 will get a green light.
How to comprehend whether there will be Yona of the Dawn season 2?
By examining a lot of anime series, we found out that the making of a sequel of any show or series depends on three major factors – source material, sales and profit, popularity. So we examined all the important facets affecting the release of a sequel. Let’s go through what we found out from examining these three factors.
• On the basis of source material of the series
The source material is very necessary when it comes to the making of any series. Most of the anime series is adapted from already existing source materials. The major source materials include manga, light novels, mobile games and even visual novels.
In this case, the source material for the series is manga. Now, it’s very important to check whether the source material is still ongoing or not, how many volumes are released till now, how many of the volumes are already adapted and if the story has ended.
To this day, Yona of the Dawn has 34 volumes of manga released in Japan. Also, a single novel named Yona of the Dawn: Under the Same Moon was published in 2015 for this series. Plus, the manga series is still ongoing with three new volumes every year for the last decade which is quite amazing. The last volume was released on December 18, 2020, in Japan.
Aired in 2014, the first season adapted the first eight volume of the manga and skipped some stuff. Also, the two original video animations covered the whole Volume 18 from the manga. Therefore, Volume 9 of the manga proceeds where the anime climaxed.
Hence, it is safe to say that there is lots of material left to be covered and the fact that the release rate of the series is pretty good and has been the same for ten years increases the chances of Yona of the Dawn season 2.
• On the basis of sales and profit rate of the series
The truth is still unknown to most of the people that most anime series are failing to make money. Either they are losing the money or it takes them a very long time to make a profit. This is why sales and profit holds a significant position in the expansion of a franchise.
In this case, the series didn’t lose any money but wasn’t too efficient in making a profit either. The series doesn’t even have one single merchandise figure that means no sales and profit from the merchandise. Apart from the merchandise, Blu-rays and manga sales were also not able to make a good amount of profit.
• On the basis of popularity of the series
Even after so many years, Yona of the Dawn is still very much popular. Besides Japan, Yona of Dawn is also popular worldwide, especially in Spain. It’s great to see an anime series that is performing well both nationally and internationally.
What is the reason behind no Yona of Dawn season 2?
The popularity and source material of the show shouldn’t be a problem as the show is quite popular even in 2021 and the source material is also more than enough to make more than one season. That means the only reason for no season 2 is low sales and profit. The first season failed to make a good profit that leaves no reason for the production committee to think about another season.
Unfortunately, the odds of season 2 not happening are high from all the information we found out. The first season not being a huge success makes it difficult to make another season. Plus, it’s been more than five years since the first season was released, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the makers don’t care about this series anymore. Even their official social media has stopped promoting the series.
We hope that this article was any kind of help to the Yona of Dawn supporters and that in the near future things gets better for the franchise.