The marvellous universe of Dragon Quest: Dai No Daibouken will have a new addition to its franchise with its upcoming spin-off manga.
According to Weekly Shonen Jump’s Twitter account, the renowned franchise will release a spin-off manga titled “Dai no Daiboken Cross Blade”, written by Yoshikazu Amami.
The launch date for the manga series has been set as 1st October 2020 and will be published in the November issue of Saikyo Jump.
The spin-off manga will revolve around Avan’s adventures before he meets Dai and his friends.
The tweet was also accompanied by an illustration of the new series.
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken is a Japanese manga based on the video game series with the same name. It was written by Riku Sanjo and illustrated by Koji Inada.
The literary work was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from October 1989 to December 1996.
The story of the original manga focuses on a young boy named Dai who is recollecting a story he heard from his adoptive grandfather, the monster magician Brass, about how the Demon King Hadlar was defeated by a hero named Avan.
About Dragon Quest
The story begins with the protagonist Dai, growing up listening to the stories of the great hero, Avan defeating the Demon King, Hadlar. After Hadler’s defeat, all the monsters that were kept under his will were freed.
Dai is the only human on the island of Dremline, where most of the freed monsters fled, and he grew up surrounded by monsters. Many years later, Avan hears about brave Dai, and comes to teach him to become a hero.
Unfortunately, Hadler gets resurrected and comes to destroy Avan. To protect his student, Avan uses a self-sacrifice spell but is unable to defeat the demon.
When all seems bleak, a mark appears on Dai’s forehead, and his true powers come out, barely fending off Hadler. Dai and Popp set off on a journey to avenge Avan and bring peace to the world.