Yona of the Dawn


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Anybody else watching this show? My wife and I are following it, and it's been pretty good so far.


Jiggy wrote:
Anybody else watching this show? My wife and I are following it, and it's been pretty good so far.

I have been watching, and it has been quite good, especially for a reverse harem.

Its also nice to see a historical fantasy that isn't completely ignoring that the past had a very different culture than the modern world.

I here the manga is also quite good and has gone well beyond where the anime is stopping.

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I've been enjoying the art style, with the flipping between "realistic" and "cartoony" drawings (or even showing both in the same shot) depending on the intended mood of the scene or the emotions of the characters.


Jiggy wrote:
I've been enjoying the art style, with the flipping between "realistic" and "cartoony" drawings (or even showing both in the same shot) depending on the intended mood of the scene or the emotions of the characters.

That style is showing up more and more, I've seen a couple of serious anime thrown goofy animation to release tension.

Check out this episode of Tower of Druaga for an early (and funny) version of this.


Jiggy wrote:
Anybody else watching this show? My wife and I are following it, and it's been pretty good so far.

Yes. Yes I am. Wife and me. One ep each night after working out (Wii fit U or Just Dance 2015). It's good. We started after a recommendation from The Mary Sue. It's like Saiunkoku, only way better.

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Cmh wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
I've been enjoying the art style, with the flipping between "realistic" and "cartoony" drawings (or even showing both in the same shot) depending on the intended mood of the scene or the emotions of the characters.

That style is showing up more and more, I've seen a couple of serious anime thrown goofy animation to release tension.

Check out this episode of Tower of Druaga for an early (and funny) version of this.

It's been a thing well before that. Usually it is an aspect of comedic shows with dramatic elements, but the SD take is a long established visual gag. It's more common in shoujo and shonen type works than in seinen and fairly uncommon (from my experience) in josei works.

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I don't know what most of what you just said means, but I've enjoyed the art-style-flipping.

Also, I'm liking the characters so far. Each is distinct and believable (well, Jeaha is maybe slightly too trope-infested), and they even managed to make an intelligence-based character (Yun) without any "Straw Vulcan" crap.

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SD is short for Super Deformed. A style where the proportions are highly exaggerated, typically resulting a small, child-like, 'cute' caricature. SD Wiki-tan.

Shoujo, shounen, seinen, and josei, are - in this context - a reference to audience demographics. Girls, boys (both meaning middle school through high school), mens and womens (roughly eighteen to fifties). Like all demographic categories they are not hard and fast, and all of them can use all sorts of techniques and art styles. Typically works are classified by what magazine serializes them or what time slot they air in if they didn't start an a manga.

Yona is considered a shoujo work.

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