Yona of the dawn episode 12 Review

After watching 5 episodes of Yona I’ve decided to come back to review episode 12, because a reader told me it was good. So this means I’ve gone into it skipping basically everything meaning that this episode review will most likely be inaccurate. However if it gains such praise then there should be something I can appreciate even if I have no idea what’s going on.

The characters arrive at a village looking for the blue dragon warrior, I have no idea why but I’m glad that the anime took the time to explain what he could do and why he might be useful to the characters. Unfortunately the villagers say that he’s not there so they stay for the night despite the fact that they can easily get lost in the village.

So the main girl gets lost and a villager pretends to help her yet leads her the wrong way. It’s not really explained why or where he’s going but it doesn’t really matter much because the blue dragon warrior shows up to save her. This means that the villagers were lying, making them part of a huge conspiracy to try and do their dodgy things (I don’t know) in secret. I knew that something was off from the very start – the village just had too many signs of dodgy things going on that it’s hard to miss.

We then see the brilliant backstory of the blue dragon warrior. He led a life of isolation, devoid of family, friends and love so he was very sad all the time. This was because of his power to paralyse people with his eyes even though he constantly wears a mask. Through enduring this hardship he learned to fight and to never use his powers for they bring terrible consequences.

His guardian then dies and he has to live alone but he betrays his master to save his life when guards come to attack so he feels sad. It’s not a particularly original story but it’s nice to watch all the same. The fact that he betrays his morale code to save his life is really sad when we could see how much his master cared about it.

The episode wasn’t enough to make me go back to watching Yona but it was good enough to keep me entertained and interested even though I really shouldn’t care at all. I wouldn’t recommend Yona but this episode showed Yona at its best – when the characters aren’t fighting.

Thank you for reading this post from JEARETTAS Day 17! If you have any episode suggestions for me to review (and the date is 20th July or earlier) then please comment bellow!

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