Categories
Anime Dragon Quest: Dai no Daiboken News

Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Reveals October Debut and More

The dragon quest franchise has been around since 1986. The Japanese RPG has received manga, novel, and anime adaptations by various authors. Like many others, the franchise holds a nostalgic feel to it that keeps fans hooked to its adaptations.

A new anime adaptation for Riku Sanjō and Kôji Inada’s Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken manga was announced through a stage presentation at the Jump Festa ’20 event in December.

A video was also released on Toei Animation’s youtube channel announcing the new anime’s decision. Toei Animation, who is producing the anime, had revealed that the new anime would be a 2D and CG hybrid.

アニメ「ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険」特報映像 / "DRAGON QUEST: The Adventure of Dai" Teaser Trailer
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daiboken

The official website for Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken’s new anime adaptation made a list of announcements on August 5. The website announced that the anime would begin airing from October 2020.

The announcement of Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken’s October broadcast was accompanied by a new key visual.

Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken reveals October
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken | Source: Toei

Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken’s official website also revealed additional cast:

  • Kenichi Ogata as Brass
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken reveals October
Brass by Kenichi Ogata | Source: Toei
  • Ai Furuhata as Gome-chan
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken reveals October
Gome Chan by AI Furuhata | Source: Toei

Kenichi Ogata is currently voicing Gran Torino in My Hero Academia. He is also the voice behind Hiroshi Agasa in Detective Conan, and he has worked in various animes like Inuyasha and One Punch Man.

Ai Furuhata is known for her role as Ruby Kurosawa in Love Live Sunshine!! , its sequel and side stories.

The previously announced cast includes

  • Atsumi Tanezaki as Dai
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken reveals October
Dai by Atsumi Tanezaki | Source: Toei
  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Pop
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken reveals October
Pop by Toshiyuki Toyonaga | Source: Toei
  • Mikako Komatsu as Maam
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken reveals October
Maam by Mikako Komatsu | Source: Toei
  • Saori Hayami as Leona
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken reveals October
Leona by Saori Hayami | Source: Toei
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Avan
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken reveals October
Avan by Takahiro Sakurai | Source: Toei
  • Yuki Kaji as the Hyunckel
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken reveals October
Hyunckel by Yuki Kaji | Source: Toei

The staff for the new anime adaptation includes

DirectorKazuya Karasawa
MusicYuuki Hayashi 
Original CreatorRiku Sanjou
Original Character DesignKoji Inada

The previous anime adaptation of Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken had received great reviews due to its classic nature. Fans of the manga are excited to see what new things it will offer.

About Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken is a manga adaptation of the Dragon Quest game written by Riku Sanjou and illustrated by Koji Inada.

The manga began serialization in Shonen jump from October 1989 and ran till November 1996. The manga concluded after publishing 349 chapters that have been compiled into 37 volumes.

The story is set after the defeat of demon lord Hadlar. This had led to monsters being unleashed from his evil will and moving to Delmurin Island.

It features Dai, the only human occupant of that island raised by Brass, a kind monster. Dai has only one dream, to become a hero. His dream comes true when Hadlar is resurrected but announces that he works for another powerful lord.

When Hadlar appears to kill Avan, the previous hero. Avan uses a self-destruction spell to protect his students, Dai and Pop.

After his teacher’s death, a mark appears on Dai’s forehead filling him up with power. After fending off Hadlar, Dai and Pop set out on a journey to avenge their teacher.

Source: Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken official website

Originally Written By Epic Dope

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores and/or online campaigns. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments:

Leave a Reply

Epic Dope Staff

Epic Dope Staff

Our talented team of Freelance writers - Always on the lookout - pour their energies into a wide range of topics bringing to our audience what they crave - fun up-to-date news, reviews, fan theories and much much more.