Akatsuki no Yona: Episode 18

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With Jaeha going all gay for Hak, Yona awakening the dragon blood in Jaeha, Hak getting to hear a blushing Yona admit that he’s special and the Yona gang joining the pirates, too much happened within just one episode!

Jaeha decided that he’s head-over-heels in love with Hak’s fighting skills and set out to get the latter at any costs. Meanwhile, the Yona gang entered the city only to see a wanted poster of Hak being posted on the city’s bulletin board. Hak ran off, leaving Yona in Kija and Yun’s care (very unlike him) and ran into Jaeha, who was laughing at Hak’s poster. If we ignore the very obviously BL scene, Jaeha made his intentions to get Hak (to join the group of pirates) very clear and he was only forced to back away when Yona approached Hak with Yun. After, Jaeha was caught off guard and ran into Kija, and the dragons finally met. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang witnessed a scene whereby they could only stand aside and watch helplessly as a civilian home got trashed by a few city officials. It wasn’t clear as to what happened, but it definitely had something to do with the silent unhappiness of the citizens in Awa.

While Kija tried to bring Jaeha to Yona immediately, without even realising that the huge jar he was carrying wasn’t part of the green dragon, he failed again when Jaeha made his escape. Seems like Ryokuryuu really doesn’t want to meet the reincarnation of Hiryuu or fulfill his destiny. Jaeha met Hak once again and tried to recruit him. This time, he couldn’t avoid meeting Yona who recognised him immediately. I don’t think that was difficult for her, especially with that green hair of his. Despite his stand on going against his destiny, the dragon couldn’t help becoming weak in front of Yona, just like how the other dragons reacted at first. Nevertheless, he proudly rejected Yona when she asked for his help and left the group. We haven’t been seeing much Hak and Yona scenes lately and for those who’ve been missing the development on the romantic side, what happened that night should be more than enough to make up for the lack of interactions between the two during the past few episodes. It’s actually quite rare to see Yona blushing and being all docile, that even Hak was surprised and caught off guard. However, it’s nice to have such scenes from time to time for us to remember that Yona is still a delicate girl despite the strong front she now puts on.

Unhappy with how helpless they were during the day when the city officials trashed up a civilian home, Yona decided to help bring justice to the city of Awa by joining forces with the pirates. As ironic as it may sound, the pirates are the ones with the power and the guts to attack the evil man behind all the horrors that the civilians of Awa are facing daily. It was rather entertaining to see how everyone tried to prove their worth to the captain Gigan, though the “bishounen” gag is kind of getting stale. Although I thought that Yona could convince Gigan of her worth just by virtue that she’s the leader of those three beasts and one multi-purpose bishounen, Yona didn’t intend to get the easy way out. Instead, she took on a life-threatening job from Gigan in order to prove her worth.

Till the next episode!

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