Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai anime series will premiere in October 2020. Toei Animation made the announcement during the Dragon Quest Day special live stream. The event also revealed the cast members and character designs.
The new Dragon Quest series will feature a different voice cast from the 1991-1992 anime series and movie. The series will be based on Riku Sanjo and Kôji Inada’s Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken (Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai) manga which ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1989 to 1996. The anime will be a CG and 2D animation.
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai voice cast:
- Dai (CV: Atsumi Tanezaki)
- Popp (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga)
- Maam (CV: Mikako Komatsu)
- Leona (CV: Saori Hayami)
- Avan (CV: Takahiro Sakurai)
- Hyunckel (CV: Yuuki Kaji)
In the story, after the defeat of the demon lord Hadlar, all of the monsters were unleashed from his evil will and moved to the island of Delmurin to live in peace. Dai is the only human living on the island. Having been raised by the kindly monster Brass, Dai’s dream is to grow up to be a hero. He gets to become one when Hadlar is resurrected and the previous hero, Avan, comes to train Dai to help in the battle. But Hadlar, announcing that he now works for an even more powerful demon lord, comes to kill Avan. To save his students, Avan uses a Self-Sacrifice spell to attack, but is unable to defeat Hadlar. When it seems that Dai and Avan’s other student Pop are doomed, a mark appears on Dai’s forehead and he suddenly gains super powers and is able to fend off Hadlar. The two students then go off on a journey to avenge Avan and bring peace back to the world.
The Dragon Quest was developed for the Family Computer by Yuji Horii in 1986. In addition, the game has received multiple anime and manga series. A 3D CG anime film titled “Dragon Quest Your Story” was released in 2019.