Dragon Quest is basically Dragon Ball in a dungeons and dragons-like fantasy setting with the same artist and character designer; the legendary Akira Toriyama. Considering the success of 2018’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age, it’s the best time for Toei Animation to announce a new anime series based on the franchise.
The studio have released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming anime series Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai. It’s based on the manga of the same name which was published by Shonen Jump from 1989 to 1996. This will actually be the second anime adaptation of the same property; the first having aired from 1991 to 1992.
The plot of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai is unrelated to any of the eleven Dragon Quest games. It follows protagonist Dai, a 12-year-old boy who lives on an island of peaceful monsters with dreams of becoming a hero. Destiny comes calling when the demon lord, Hadlar, returns to start a new reign of terror.
The teaser trailer for the new Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai anime series shows Dai wielding his iconic orichalcum sword, which he can infuse with magic, as well as the emblem of the dragon glowing on his forehead.
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai is slated to premiere sometime in fall 2020. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.