In issue number 32 for the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump It was announced that on August 3, in its 35th edition, more details will be announced for the new animated project of Dragon quest which will be titled Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken.

In addition to a new animated series, Dragon quest It will also feature a prequel manga, a game for smartphones, a game for consoles and a game for arcade machines.

The smartphone game will launch in 2021 under the title Tamashii no Kizuna. On the other hand, Square Enix The console game for the franchise is also scheduled to launch in 2021 under the title Infinity Strash Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken.

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The new series has its premiere scheduled for the month of October this year. The original manga began to be published in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in 1989 and ended in 1996, with a total of 37 compilation volumes. The play previously inspired a 46-episode anime adaptation aired between 1991 and 1992, as well as two animated films released in July 1991, March 1992, and July 1992.

The most recent animated installment in the Dragon Quest franchise was the CG animated movie. Dragon Quest: Your Story, which premiered in theaters in Japan in August 2019. Today, May 27, “Dragon Quest Day” is celebrated, and marks the 34th anniversary since the launch of the first game in the franchise.

Synopsis for Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken

In the story, having defeated the demon lord Hadlar, all the monsters were released from their evil control and moved to the island of Delmurin to live peacefully. Dai is the only human who lives there.

Having been raised by the monster Brass, Dai's dream is to become a hero. He sees an opportunity to become one when he learns that the demon lord Hadlar has been resurrected and that the previous hero, Avan, has come to train Dai.

But Hadlar announces that he is now serving a much more powerful demon lord than himself, and is hunting Avan. To save his student, the hero uses the self-sacrifice spell, but is unable to defeat Hadlar. Cornered and about to die, the hero's mark appears on Dai's forehead and gains the power to face him. Will he be able to save the world now that he has become a hero?

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