Akatsuki No Yona

Yona of the Dawn / Akatsuki no Yona

The Japanese manga series Yona of the Dawn is written and illustrated by Mizuho Kusanagi. Kusanagi began serializing the manga in Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume shōjo manga magazine on August 4, 2009. The story follows Yona, a princess of the fictional kingdom of Kohka. She is forced to go on the run with her friend and bodyguard Son Hak when her childhood friend Su-won murders her father and takes the throne.

From Titania Scanlations: Yona is the sole princess of the kingdom, living the luxurious and carefree life as a princess should. She has it all: the finest clothes and cosmetics, the most divine sweets, a loving emperor as a father, and the hottest cousin crush, Soo-wong, anyone could ever hope to have. Now, if only her bodyguard, Son Hak, wasn’t so annoying to her and her hair wasn’t so red. But her nearly perfect world quickly shatters as the man she loves, Soo-wong, murders her father and the path to his ascension to the throne is assured. Son Hak escapes with Yona, and they lead a life on the run from that point on.