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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai is Getting a New Game and TV Anime

Square Enix announced today at Jump Festa 2020 event, a new Dragon Quest game based on Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, the long-running manga by Sanjo Riku and Inada Koji set in the Dragon Quest world. No platform was announced for the game, but Square Enix did reveal that it will be produced by Ryutaro Ichimura, who is in charge of many Dragon Quest series games.

Additionally, a new anime adaptation has also been announced by Toei Animation and is scheduled to premiere in fall 2020. Watch a teaser trailer for the upcoming anime above.

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai's story begins with a young boy named Dai remembering a story told to him by his adoptive grandfather, the monster magician Brass, about the defeat of the Demon King Hadlar by the hands of a hero known as Avan. After the defeat of the Demon King Hadlar, all of the monsters were released from his evil will and peace reigned supreme around the world once again for ten years. Some monsters and demons moved to the island of Dermline to live in peace. Dai, the young protagonist of the series, is the only human living on the island. Having been raised by Brass and with his best friend, the monster Gome, Dai grows up dreaming of becoming a hero.

The true story begins when a very special person arrived at the island to meet with Dai: Avan, an instructor of heroes who came to the island to teach Dai, by request of Leona, a princess who was previously saved by the boy.

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai is one of the Weekly Shōnen Jump's best-selling manga series of all time, with 50 million tankōbon volumes copies sold.

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