Exciting news come as 3D CG Anime Film Dragon Quest: Your Story (ドラゴンクエスト ユア・ストーリー) reveals more information on its cast. The film is slated to open in Japan on 2nd August.
The newly announced roles include: (From bottom left, clockwise)
Chikako Kaku (賀來千香子) as Martha
Kendo Kobayashi (ケンドーコバヤシ) as Sancho
Ken Yasuda (安田顯) as Pusan
Suzuki Matsuo (松尾鈴木) as Ludman
Kōichi Yamadera (山寺宏一) as Surarin
The newly added casts will join previously announced casts, which include Takeru Satoh (佐藤健) as protagonist Ryuka, Kasumi Arimura (有村架純) as Bianca, Haru (波瑠) as Flora, Kentaro Sakaguchi (坂口健太朗) as Prince Henry and Takayuki Yamada (山田孝之) as Papas.
The movie is based on the story of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Yuji Horii (堀井 雄二), who created the franchise at Enix (now Square Enix), is credited for the original story and supervision.
Stand By Me Doraemon director Takashi Yamazaki (山崎 貴) is the chief director and scriptwriter, together with his Stand By Me Doraemon partner Ryūichi Yagi (八木竜一) as director. The game franchise’s composer Koichi Sugiyama (すぎやま こういち) is also composing the film’s music.
▍About Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest is a series of Japanese role-playing video games created by Yuji Horii and his studio Armor Project. The games are published by Square Enix (formerly Enix), with its first title published in 1986. There are eleven main-series titles, along with numerous spin-off games. There are also numerous manga, anime and novels published under the franchise, with nearly every game in the main series having a related adaptation.
The series is known as one of the signature RPG in Japan and has a significant impact on the development of console role-playing games. Instalments of the series have appeared on various computers, consoles, handheld devices, and mobile phones.