Akatsuki no Yona Episode 5 Review

Why do all the most troublesome (kickass) princesses have red hair? It makes them so much harder to stay undercover or sneak off undetected…

Akatsuki no Yona Episode 5 (16)

Rating: 4/5 curiously excited clouds Crop_4 CloudsExcited Transparent

Akatsuki no Yona Episode 5 (11)Yona’s few days with the Wind Tribe show her the ups and downs, the happy moments and the harsh moments of living outside the kingdom; the difficulties of relying on the support of other clans and relationships with merchants and the trade-off of family that comes out of all this. Tae-yeon is just the cutest little kid and it’s no surprise that Yona wants to leave the clan in order to protect it.

I was a little surprised how quickly Hak caved to Yona’s request but I guess he gets a bit swept up on his feet when it involves the Princess. Up till now, Yona had two choices – either to stay, hide and live a quiet life, or leave, fight and potentially protect or take back her kingdom. She’s matured leagues over the course of a few days and you can see the strength of her resolve in her eyes. Despite her age, she has that regal charisma that makes her pretty much impossible to refuse, especially for someone like Hak who is so loyal.

Akatsuki no Yona Episode 5 (25)Mun-deok directs Yona and Hak to find the priest of the Kingdom of Kouka to figure out what Yona and Hak should do next… while the priest, in the past was fairly involved in court politics, he retreated into the wilderness when the politics riled up too intensely. Here, Yona’s finally realized just how difficult it is to survive on her own and how little she’s seen of the world. Holy crap, Hak ends up taking on an ENTIRE ARMY of the Fire tribe’s soldiers. He seems just raring for a fight though, the Thunder Beast is REALLY A BEAST and after all the court drama, we finally see tons of action scenes here. Absolutely AWESOME!!! Hak even takes an arrow for Yona. DAYUM this gets intense. Even some soldiers of the fire tribe stand there stunned by how well he fights but Hak definitely fights easier on his own when he doesn’t have to worry about protecting Yona mid-fight.

Yona realizes how burdensome she can be as a defenseless princess. She realizes that before she needs to question the gods, there are questions she needs to ask herself… what she wants to do, who she wants to be. She ends up confronting Gang Tae-Jun and condemns him on the spot for his actions. I LOVE THIS NEW YONA. SHE IS AMAZING and she’s only going to get more awesome.

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– Cloudy

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