The Muse India YouTube channel commenced streaming the new anime adaptation of Riku Sanjō and Kōji Inada’s manga, “Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai” (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken), on August 10. This anime had originally premiered in October 2020 and concluded with its 100th episode in October 2022.
The narrative unfolds after the vanquishing of the demon lord Hadlar, liberating all monsters from his malevolent influence, relocating them to the serene island of Delmurin. Amid these creatures, Dai stands as the sole human inhabitant, nurtured by the benevolent monster Brass.
Dai’s aspiration is to mature into a hero, a dream catalyzed when Hadlar resurfaces and the erstwhile hero, Avan, arrives to train him for the impending conflict. However, Hadlar, now in allegiance with a mightier demon lord, seeks to eliminate Avan.
In a desperate attempt to safeguard his disciples, Avan employs a Self-Sacrifice spell, ultimately insufficient against Hadlar’s might. With doom looming for Dai and his comrade Pop, an enigmatic mark materializes on Dai’s forehead, conferring upon him extraordinary powers to repel Hadlar. United by their purpose, the two students embark on a quest to avenge Avan and restore tranquility to the realm.
At Toei Animation, the series was shepherded by Kazuya Karasawa, renowned for his directorial role in Dragon Ball Super episodes and storyboard work on Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Overseeing the script was Katsuhiko Chiba, recognized for his contributions to series like Rune Soldier, Baby Steps, and Tiger Mask W.
The characters took shape under the artistic vision of Emiko Miyamoto, with Ayaka Fujii of Studio Pablo assuming the mantle of art director. Yuki Hayashi lent his musical prowess to compose the score, while Aya Mori handled the intricate realm of color design. Yuji Horii, the steward of the Dragon Quest series, provided supervision for the source manga. The anime, a fusion of CG and 2D animation, was meticulously crafted by Toei Animation.
Originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1989 to 1996, the manga spans 37 volumes. A previous anime rendition encompassed 46 episodes, airing between 1991 and 1992, supplemented by three concise animated films premiering in July 1991, March 1992, and July 1992.
Source | Muse India’s YouTube channel