Because of the coronavirus closing schools in Japan, the manga magazines are doing free stuff:
Hakusensha announced on Thursday that it is making back issues of its Hana to Yume, The Hana to Yume, LaLa, and LaLa DX magazines available digitally for free from March 5 to April 2 through its Hakusensha e-net! website, due to many schools, venues, and events in Japan temporarily closing due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus illness. The first to fifth 2020 issues of Hana to Yume, the March 1 issue of The Hana to Yume, the January to March 2020 issues of LaLa, and the March issue of LaLa DX are all available.
In addition, the staff of the Chibi Maruko-chan anime made 100 episodes of the anime available on the show's YouTube channel for free until March 15.
Meeting old friends. Of course, he had thoughts of whether Yona and Hak were still alive. He's loyal to Su-won I believe despite piecing together that Su-Won had killed King Il.
Back in Xing kingdom, I forgot his name. The crazy guy helps to patch up Zeno. These warriors love to fight, huh.
Meanwhile, Lily learns how Su-won recognized her despite meeting him for the first time. Lily's father asked Su-won how he felt making his daughter, Lily, his queen.
After Ogi sent a letter. Hak informs Ogi that Su-Won's generals knew the truth behind King Il's death. Ogi reflects on the fun times in the past how the three troublesome rascals who were close have grown up apart and became enemies.
Oh my god, Min-Soo whom I thought was killed in episode 1 or chapter 1 is alive!
Ch 136 Yona thanks Min-Soo. Min-Soo hands the letter and stated that Su-Won won't comply with Yona's request due to the hatred hold by Princess Kouren. Min-soo confessed that he was with Su-Won and had reported affairs to Kye-Sook. Min-soo bows his head and asks Yona to kill him for his sins.
Yona thanks and forgives Min-soo because he had saved her and had not thought ill of her father. Yona wishes to prevent the cycle of hatred and that her family is held captive in Xing Kingdom.
Min-soo informs Yona that King Su-Won will dispatch the Sky and Wind tribes against the Xing Kingdom.
Min-soo had a good scene. He talks with Su-Won and sees how opposite he is to Yona. Both Yona and her father are ones who want to keep the peace. Su-Won doesn't want to prioritize individual over a kingdom.
Hak asks Ogi to give a message to the Wind Tribe.
Ogi doesn't want to defy the royal decree and honestly shares his opinions that Su-won is capable king. He's conflicted due to how Su-won betrayed his friends. When Hak doesn't have the money to pay for Ogi's services, Yona did the unthinkable.
Yona offers her hairpin, a gift from Su-won.
It's been so long. This is the symbolic attachment that Yona holds to Su-won.
While Hak heads off to the wind tribe, Yona embarks to the Fire Tribe where she requests Tae-Jun to light the fire tribe beacon which signifies an invasion by the Kai kingdom. Min-Soo sees how much Yona has grown, her accomplishments, and how far her influence has spread in the Kouka Kingdom. Yona's will to protect her friends and people have garnered powerful allies.
Things are tense in the Xing territory where the Wind Tribe tries to befriend them and cool things down with food. Hak arrives and deflects an arrow aimed at Ayame.
Lord Vold's words of Hak and Yona being lovers riled up Hak's friends to cause mischief when they got curious. The soldiers notice Vold and have soften up. Vold clear up confusion of Princess Tao colluding with Kouka Kingdom. Hak explains that King Su-won will use tricks but he will not oppress or discriminate the people of Xing.
Mizari lashed out and cut down Xing soldiers for being weak. His actions have demoralized the soldiers on his side as well as tarnishing Princess Kouren's reputation.
We had a moment where Vold shares how envious of Hak's Wind Tribe when comparing to the situation of the Five Stars.
Meanwhile, Keishuk men attacked Yona's carriage for suspiciously following them. When Keishuk threatens to kill Yona, Yona counters him for his irrationality.
Now, more soldiers know about Yona's status. Yona tries to argue with Su-won. Su-won knows Yu-Hon had decapitated the Xing soldiers and tossed them at the Xing's palace gates. Both Su-won and Keishuk realize Yona was involved with the fire Tribe. Keishuk has his men restrain Yona, realizing how dangerous Yona is. General Ju-Do had knew this.
Things escalate when Riri of the Water Tribe arrives and announces that Yona is her friend and the savior of the Water Tribe due to the drug, Nadai, and human trafficking event where Riri was held hostage. Riri notes the Sky Tribe may have been involved in the assassination of King Il.
Su-won agrees to Yona's pleas of peaceful resolutions. Su-won states that Princess Tao must ascend to the throne. However, Kouka Kingdom will handle their foreign and military affairs.
The attack of the antiwar faction by Gobi have led to the deaths of Neguro and Mizari. Princess Kouren has been injured. Yotaka has seen Su-Won and his people as human not demons upon seeing Su-Won agreeing to a peaceful resolution.
Gobi attempts to escalate tensions with Su-Won by mentioned how Yona desecrated the Hiryuu's dragons. Su-Won who knows King Il's words of Yona's powers acknowledges Yona. He doesn't say it. He refuses to believe divine powers. Kouren laughs of how Su-won dismisses gods.
The young general Tae-Woo of the Wind Tribe notes Princess Tao's words of having Yona as their friend solidifies Yona's protection. It was through Yona that the Xing Kingdom have made it this far.
Things have concluded.
Of course, it's romance. Yona feels jealous seeing Ayame treat Hak. Yup, more misunderstandings. Our green dragon notes Yona is the only one capable of pulling Hak from the darkness because Hak still bears grudge against Su-Won.
In Ch 154 We learned the dragon's divine powers are strongest at Hiryuu Castle. Since they were in another country, they have got weaker. Yona recalls how her father prevented Su-Won from playing with Yona at the Hiryuu shrine.
Later on Ogi is depressed of how Su-Won doesn't visit him. Riri visits him and wants to buy the hairpin, recognizing it's Yona's. Riri will also let Ogi know about Su-Won.
The enemies invaded Fire Tribe despite the beacon being lit earlier was false.
Yona asks Zeno about King Hiryuu at the hot springs. One of Yona's group mates overheard Ogi's conversation of the Kai Kingdom invasion.
Yona and her group assists and help overturn the tide when Fire Tribe were overwhelmed.
Ogi witness and confirms the rumors are true after witnessing Yona's group decimate the Kai Kingdom.
Tae-Jun's older brother did not know Yona and Hak had survived. He requested them to come to Saika castle. The Fire Tribe men who have been searching for Yona and her men are eternally grateful to them. Zeno explains the faith of King Hiryuu is strong in the Fire Tribe.
Ogi acknowledges Yona is not just reincarnation of King Hiryuu due to her red hair. She has the dragons on her side.
Read up to 200 or so. Hard to stop. After the battle with Tully and some other group along with Gobi, Yona learns she cannot live a small peaceful life with her dragons in the wilderness. People like Gobi will target them. Keishuk who proposed an alliance might target them should Yona not accept.
We had a small festival/tournament where the matches were fixed. The generals who are Kouka's strongest follow Keishuk's orders. Jaeha and Gija went berserk, tossing rocks and debris into the tournament until the generals had to put them down. Hak got involved which the audience saw and cheer him on. Being isolated and not able to join the dragons or Yona, Hak feels relieved and decides to join the Sky Tribe and work his way up the ladder to be Yona's personal bodyguard.
Later on, we learned the whole truth behind the killings of Yona's mother and father and then Su-Won's father. Two brothers who were different in ideology had a conflict. Yuhon who swore to his wife to protect the secret of the Crimson Dragon bloodline took to the extreme by slaughtering all the priests and children affiliated. Kasha, a priestess girl, manage to survive but with a burn wound. Kasha is Yona's mother who can see the future. Il saved her. The two married and had the fabled child with red hair as Kasha predicted. Kasha also predicted Il's death but she cannot see her future. When Il finds out Yuhon had orchestrated the assassination of Kasha, Il kills him.
What's crazy is Su-Won and how calm and methodical he was when learning his father's death and planning his revenge. His poor mother was horrified and worried about Su-Won and Yona's future. She wrote a letter to Il who already knew his demise.
Didn't expect all that stuff. We have 2 things: people with Crimson Dragon Blood and then Yona, who bears no blood but she's is King Hiryuu's reincarnation.
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Old Man Dream: ...Umineko crossover. May have liked the idea with better handling of the story development. But it's basically made Satoko a rather unlikable character now.
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Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
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