Hello everyone! In case you haven’t read my previous post, I will be sharing some of my favorites, so you all can get to know me a little bit better
Today we are going to talking about Yona of the Dawn!
Let me talk to you about this magical anime. This is one of the few anime that I have been so in love with.
Yona is the princess of the Kingdom of Kouka. However, she is anything but a damsel in distress. Witnessing her father, King II, being murdered from the love of her life as well as being kicked out of her home, she was struck with the reality of what her father has done to the kingdom. The sugar coated world she was told had faded away, finally seeing what has really become of her kingdom. With the sudden culture shock she soon realizes that she doesn’t want to be blind to the world around her. Wanting to save all of her people that has suffered during her fathers regime.
One of the strongest and determined character in the whole series she has also become my favorite as she doesn’t let her anything come in her way. Yona is always underestimated because of her gender and figure. However, that doesn’t ever stop her from her goals and actually uses those “disadvantages” to motivate herself to become stronger.
Having such a strong female protagonist who doesn’t constantly need savings or using her sex appeal constantly, is so rare to find in an anime recently, and its so refreshing to see.
the Super Happy Hungry Bunch
Accompany her on her journey, Yona created the Super happy hungry bunch. Which includes Hak, Kija, Shin-ah, Jae-ha, Zeno, and Yun. All of these men assist her with protection and support through out her adventure.
Within the group Hak has been with yona since they were young begin her childhood friend as well as her bodyguard. He plays a big role in Yona’s Development teaching her how to use a bow and arrow as well as a sword.
The Four Dragons
To help her in her quest to save her people Yona seeks out the help of the four dragons who are destined to follow their true master. Each dragon is gifted since birth a supernatural power of a dragon.
Kija: The white dragon, is gifted with the power in his hand, which allows him to have super human strength.
Shin-ah: The blue dragon, is gifted the power in his eyes allowing him to see at far distances. He can also disrupt the nerves of anyone whom he glares at until it kills them. He rarely uses this power since it leaves him paralyzed for a short amount of time.
Jae-ha: The Green dragon, gifted with the power in his leg giving him the power to jump very high as well as giving it more strength.
Zeno: The yellow Dragon whose powers are still a mystery ( well for me that is because I haven’t caught up completely)
There is so much more to say but this post will go on forever. If you are looking for an anime that has a great strong lead female, then this is a great show for you. This anime is absolutely so wonderful and I will always recommend it.
Also if you are still not convinced that this is anime is amazing,
maybe this will….
This is Ao, a little squirrel who is possibly the best and cutest character in the whole series.
If Castiel had had a female vessel since the beginning, Destiel would have been canon. And there’s not a single freaking thing about this that is not true!
You know it!
I know it!
They know it!
WE ALL KNOW IT!!!
I think the thing I love the most about Mad Max: Fury Road is the fact that while it holds out this persona as ‘hey look some classic post-apocalypse action flick’, it actually breaks and twists a ton of genre tropes. It’s a futuristic desert world, but there is COLOR COLOR COLOR literally EVERYWHERE, it’s not some sepia-toned snooze fest. Immortan Joe isn’t the usual post-apocalypse villain, either–he’s not a sickly philosophizing bureaucrat, he’s just over-powerful and shamelessly selfish. (Plus the overabundance of cool females is fairly unusual in an action movie and exceedingly welcome, but that’s a dead horse I’m going to refrain from beating here).
But my favorite subverted trope in the whole film comes at the end. Like a The Book of Eli or I Am Legend, the movie holds forth the promise of some semi-civilized remnant of humanity that the heroes have only to reach to be safe. The entire plot revolves around Furiosa, and eventually Max, trying to get everyone to the Green Place of Many Mothers; somewhere where plants and kindness still exist, somewhere where the horrors of Immortan Joe’s tyranny can be left behind and forgotten. And then comes the kicker: the Green Place is no longer. It’s as dead and poisoned as everything else, turned into a noxious, useless swamp. And then the heroes have a choice: keep running towards some distant Green Land, some half-hopeless promise–or go back and fight. And THEY GO BACK. And they FIGHT. And in fighting, they save not only themselves but who knows how many others–all the people living under Immortan Joe’s sorry excuse for a rule.
I just love that the solution was not, for once, simply to flee and ignore and save yourselves, but to turn, to hold your ground, and to destroy the evil instead of letting it destroy anyone or anything else.
I never want to hear from any Caitlin fan again that Iris West is selfish. Iris found out she was dying, and five minutes later she was reminding people that Caitlin needed to be saved too.
When Iris was dying, Caitlin said, ‘even if I wanted to save Iris.” This is the woman that you call a hero. She had to be begged to save a woman that was the only person to speak up and tell everyone that Caitlin needed saving too.
Caitlin then kept the piece a secret and no one said anything whilst Wally got treated like crap by them.
Enjoy the fact that Caitlin and Barry stood alone at the end of the episode, because as usual, you care more about your crack ship standing next to each other than the facts that they are showing you that Caitlin is selfish, and she will screw over anyone to save herself. Ignore the fact that she had to be begged by Iris to save Barry, and then she tried to kill him, and then had to be begged to save Iris by Barry. What other hero has to be begged to save someone? Barry is there every week trying to not hurt people that are trying to kill him. Cisco is willing to die for the team. Joe puts his life on the line everyday. Wally and Jesse are out there taking risks. Iris is reminding people that Caitlin needs to be saved from turning bad when she is about to die. These characters are making decisions to save everyone. Caitlin is the only one that is out for herself.
It is not a one time kind of thing. This is every other week that Caitlin is showing herself. If you want to defend that, go ahead, if you want to think Caitlin is better for Barry, then go for it, just never refer to Iris, who’d said her own life isn’t worth Barry losing himself over, as selfish, because she has proven time and time again that she would do anything for the people she loves, including sacrificing herself. Own your favorites flaws, and stop romantisizing them.