During Jump Festa 2020 (21st December), Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険) is getting a new game. Also, it is making a grand return on TV and the show will premiere in Fall 2020.
The story centers on a young boy named Dai (ダイ), the only human living on the island of Dermline after Demon King Hadlar was defeated by Avan. Dai aspires to be a hero and receives Avan’s training. One day, a more powerful evil king appears and Dai’s adventure begins……
▍New Anime Series
Toei Animation is producing the new TV anime series and it will premiere in Fall 2020. In the meantime, the original manga series (will be updated weekly) is available on the Shonen Jump+ app for free.
It is confirmed that Ryutaro Ichimura (市村龍太郎), who has produced previous Dragon Quest titles will be part of it. However, the platforms of the game, release date and gameplay were not announced.
▍About Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
It is a manga spin-off of Dragon Quest, written by Riku Sanjo (三条陸) and illustrated by Koji Inada (稲田浩司). It was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump from 1989 to 1996 and has reached more than 47 million copies in print. A 46-episode TV anime series (1991-1992) and three movies were inspired.