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'Dragon Quest' Game Series Gets 3DCG Anime Movie

by tsubasalover
Feb 13, 7:41 AM | 19 Comments

A 3DCG anime movie based on the popular Dragon Quest game series was announced via NTV's News Program News Zero on Wednesday. Titled Dragon Quest: Your Story, the movie will premiere on Japanese theaters on August 2. There is no specific information, but Yuuji Horii, a game designer who is also doing story and supervision to the game series, will also participate in the production. More information will be revealed at a later date.

Staff
Chief Director, Script: Takashi Yamazaki (BUMP OF CHICKEN Music Video director)
Director: Ryuuichi Yagi (Stand By Me Doraemon director), Makoto Hanabusa (Stand By Me Doraemon art director)
Music: Koichi Sugiyama (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (TV))

Dragon Quest series is a video game series that was launched by Enix (Currently Square Enix) on May 1986. There are 11 main series released so far, as well as several spin-offs. The series is an RPG game where the player plays as the main character of the series, who goes on an adventure to defeat demon king. Since the first release, it has sold and downloaded over 78 million copies. Several manga series were written, and among those Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken manga received anime adaptations by Toei Animation, which it released a movie in July 1991, 46-episode TV anime series that aired on Fall 1991, and four more movies between 1991 to 1996.

Official site: https://dq-movie.com/index.html
Official Twitter: @DQ_MOVIE

Source: Eiga.com

19 Comments Recent Comments

tsubasalover said:
Yuuji Horii, a game designer who is also doing story and supervision to the game series, will also participate in the production.

caio_brb said:

This has nothing to do with the games

Nothing to do with the games? Last time I checked, a designer for those games getting involved was part of having something to do with it.

Feb 14, 12:54 PM by akihikosama

akihikosama said:
I'd rather them just focus on making another game sooner. Interaction and gameplay are the biggest parts of Dragon Quest experience. I can't imagine getting the same amount of enjoyment from an anime that will cut all of that out and just ask to watch everything from the sidelines. I'd hate to see this game series turn into what final fantasy is today.


This has nothing to do with the games, it's a adaptation. lol It's no different than any game adaptation out there.

Feb 14, 12:38 PM by caio_brb

If Square handles this with the respect it deserves, this will be one of the most beautiful things ever to come out. Shame it won't be screened here in Maldives, though. Would love to watch it on the big screen.

JizzyHitler said:
If this is done by visual works, it'll probably look amazing, hell I'd love something to DQ 11's opening quality


DQ11's intro is the one game intro I've never, ever skipped. So fucking good.

Feb 13, 10:53 PM by yhunata

im no gamer but i might as well check this very popular franchise out

Feb 13, 9:59 PM by deg

And just after I started DQ11 yesterday. The title makes me think of this.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36112/Dragon_Quest_X__Boukensha-tachi_no_Kiseki

JizzyHitler said:
If this is done by visual works, it'll probably look amazing, hell I'd love something to DQ 11's opening quality
This is what I'm hoping for.

Feb 13, 9:23 PM by ReaperCreeper

This could be good!

Feb 13, 4:50 PM by xchyssa

Cor Blimey! This could be amazing guv.

Feb 13, 4:27 PM by JokerVentura

I.... am so happy I could honestly cry :”)

Feb 13, 3:42 PM by Oddish

My story? So 90 mins of puff puff.

Feb 13, 2:56 PM by QuattroVaginas

I'd rather them just focus on making another game sooner. Interaction and gameplay are the biggest parts of Dragon Quest experience. I can't imagine getting the same amount of enjoyment from an anime that will cut all of that out and just ask to watch everything from the sidelines. I'd hate to see this game series turn into what final fantasy is today.

Feb 13, 2:51 PM by akihikosama

I'm playing post-credits stuff in DQ11 rn. I'll definitely watch it just bcs I want more DQ.

Feb 13, 1:21 PM by Chouninatte

It's one of the best stories of the franchise so happy for it

Feb 13, 1:14 PM by caio_brb

If this is done by visual works, it'll probably look amazing, hell I'd love something to DQ 11's opening quality

Feb 13, 12:30 PM by JizzyHitler

3DCG is not inherently bad.
Look at what Square Enix did with the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children movie 14 years ago. The visuals are stunning.

Feb 13, 12:04 PM by DarthSomebody

What a coincidence, I have been playing DQV and seeing this news makes me excited to finish quick.

But kind of wished it wasn't 3dcg format..

Feb 13, 10:46 AM by SkyDrop

I wish if they make remake and full adaptation for Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken

Feb 13, 8:17 AM by thepath

Holy crap, what a coincidence. At THIS moment, I'm installing - Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and whoaa I just saw this news here.

I'll definitely watch it. Looking forward for it.

Feb 13, 8:02 AM by Skana

When you put it like that, its looks like its in bad hands that its a MV director working on this but Takashi Yamazaki also directed Stand By Me Doraemon with Ryuuchi Yagi.

Feb 13, 8:00 AM by DatRandomDude

I hope it uses Akira Toriyama's artstyle.

Feb 13, 7:48 AM by wildhood

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