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  1. On 3/5/2021 at 10:34 AM, Scringle said:

    Thank you so much for the translation, As a big Dai fan I really appreciate it!

    Glad to be of service. When my copy arrives I will post a bit about it. I am still hoping that we get a licensed translation for this and the original manga.

     

    It seems Amiami is no longer selling the manga (out of stock?), but it looks like they still have 10 copies ad CD Japan. I expect there will be a reprint to respond to demand, but I don't know if the English language stores will be restocking.

  2.  

    The artist for the manga tweeted out the whole first chapter to celebrate the first volume going on sale.

     

    Since it has been publicly released I will post my text translation for the first chapter. Read it along side the pictures in the Tweet. The translation is a bit on the literal side and could probably use some polishing, but I hope you enjoy.

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    Title:Yuusha Avan to Gokuen no Maou
    Translated Title: The Hero Avan and the Dark Lord of Hell Fire

    Chapter 1: The Hero Appears
    Original Story: Riku Sanjyou
    Manga: Yuusaku Shibata

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    Narration: Back when the army of the Dark lord tried to rule the entire world with it's great power

    2
    Narration: There was a kingdom that stood in the way of the invasion.

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    Narration: That was the Kingdom of Carl, supported by a strong army of knights!!

    FX Crowd: Wai wai

    4
    FX Foot: Su.

    Pg 3
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    Crowd: Oh! It's Princess Flora!!

    Crowd: Each time I see her she is so beautiful and gallant...!

    FX Crowd: Waaa

    2
    Flora: Everyone, listen well! No matter how much we are trampled down, or our cities are burnt by the Dark Lord's army, us humans have the power to unify! I will fight as well! Along with our glorious Knights of Carl...!!!

    3
    Crowd: How brave!

    Crowd: Let's fight as well!

    Crowd: Long live the Princess!!

    Crowd FX: Ooooo

    4
    Narration: In place of the ill king, the brave image of Princes Flora supported the Kingdom and was their "Goddess of Hope"....

    Pg 4
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    FX Princess Sighing: Fuu...

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    Man 1: Good work, Princess.

    Flora: No, you Knights are the ones who did a good day's work.....

    3
    Man 1: Hmm!? Talking about the knights, that man is not here again!

    4
    Knights: ....Avan!!!

    5
    Flora: ....Oh my, as usual

    FX Laugh: Fu fu

    6
    Loca: I will bring him back!!

    Loca: To skip the Princess's public event.. It is no laughing matter!!!

    Narration: Head of the Knights Loca

    7
    Flora: Ah, it's fine, Loca.

    Loca: No it isn't, I will take him to task!

    8
    Loca: We all know where he is!!

    Pg 5
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    Narration: Kitchen

    2
    FX Lick: Pero

    Avan: Hmmmm!

    3
    Avan: Not quite there~ This soup...it's close but not right

    FX Finger: Chi chi

    Woman: After I went to the trouble of cooking it for you Sir Avan!

    4
    Avan: This needs more flavoring. If you crush up the stalk of the Padekia grass and stir it in it brings out the flavor.

    FX toss: Pa

    FX pestle: Gori gori

    5
    Avan: And on top of it, the Padekia grass is good for illnesses and injures, and is full of nutrition!

    FX Laugh: Ehhen

    FX Scream: Kya

    Woman: Your always great, Avan, you know so much

    6
    Woman: Hey hey, next eat the one I made

    FX Woman: Kyai kyai

    FX Avan Laughing: Nahaha haha

    7
    FX Door shut: Batan

    Pg 6
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    FX Anger: Go go go go go
    Avan: Oh, oh. It's Loca, what is going on?

    2
    Loca: Don't play dumb!!!

    FX Pull: Byun

    Woman: Aaaaaa! Sir Avan!!!

    3

    4
    Loca: What do you mean by this!! Neglecting protecting the princess for a cooking class!!

    5
    Avan: As the strongest of the Knights of Carl, you are the best bodyguard.

    Avan: It is more useful for the Kingdom for me to help strengthen the meals of the castle

    6
    Loca: Sigh. I don't even have words to reply...Sure, you're my friend, but I don't know why you were chosen for the Carl Knights...

    FX Lay down: Goron

    Avan: Isn't it since I am good at studying? After all the house of Zenuar has been a family of scholars for generations.

    Pg 7
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    Loca: I have to tell you!

    FX sit up: Gaba

    Loca: This is an age of fighting! The Dark Lord is after our Kingdom!

    2
    Loca: All the knowledge in the world of how to make girls happy has no meaning!

    Avan: That sort of talk is an insult to women. One day you will marry and be under the care of your wife after all

    3
    Loca: Humph!

    Loca: I am going to live my whole life by the sword! Like I would ever fall in love with a girl!

    4
    Avan: Really? You will regret making that proclamation.

    FX Avan laughing: Ni hi hi

    2

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    Loca: In any case! Don't miss public events! Also, at least always have your sword on you! Even being as weak as you are you could at least do practice swings!

    FX Standing: Ba

    2

    3
    Avan: I know, Loca... It is as you say...

    4
    Avan: It seems a fight is near

    5
    Flora: Kyaaaa!!!

    Pg 9
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    Knights: What is wrong!? Princess!!

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    Loca: !?

    Loca: Wh...what is this!!?

    3
    Flora: I was changing and then... suddenly, these words in blood...!!

    Loca: What sort of writing is this!?

    4
    Avan: It is the writing of Mazoku
    [Translation note: The Dragon Quest Dai anime subtitles on Crunchyroll translates Mazoku as Darkling.]

    5
    Loca: Avan! Is that true!!?

    6
    Avan: It is a type of communication spell using a mirror.

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    Avan: The words say the following.

    2
    Avan: "Tonight I come to take the princess

    Avan: As a sacrifice to the god of the Demon World...I, the Dark Lord"!!!!

    3
    Knight: W, what!?

    Knight: The Dark Lord take the princess!!?

    4
    Knight: This is terrible!!

    Knight: Defense...We need to tighten our defenses!!!

    5

    Pg 11
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    Flora:.... Avan!
    FX head nod: Koku

    2
    Loca: .....!!?

    3
    FX Wind: Ooooo

    4

    5
    Loca: N, now, you damn Dark Lord! Come if you dare!

    Pg 12
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    Flora: ...Loca, what happened to Avan?

    2
    Loca: Avan!!? ....Yeah, he claimed to have important business and went to the forest!!

    Flora: The forest...?

    3
    Loca: It makes no difference if that coward isn't here! We will certainly protect you, princess!!

    4
    Flora: ......

    5
    Loca: .....You damn idiot, Avan! Even if you have no confidence in your skill, I never thought you would run away....!!

    Loca: This is the end of our friendship!

    6

    7

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    Knight: L, look at that!!

    Knight: W..what is it!? That light...!!?

    2
    FX wind : Ooooo

    3
    FX magic: Bachi bachi bachi

    4
    FX magic: Baan

    Knights: It, it's the Dark Lord!!

    Knights: Everyone, get into position

    5
    Hadlar: You damn trash....!!

    6
    Hadlar: Go...! My monster army underlings!!

    Pg 14
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    Hadlar: Derupa!!!
    [Translation note: Crunchyroll localized as Gush]

    FX: Don

    2
    Knight: Uwaaaa!!!

    3
    Knight: C...crap!!!

    Knight: Guaaa!!!

    4
    Knight: It...it is an army of monsters!!

    Loca: What!!? W, where did they come from!!?

    5
    Loca: !
    FX: Ooooo

    6
    Loca: A...Ahhhh...

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    FX wall: Don

    Knight: Uwaaaa!!!

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    Loca: D...Damn you!!!

    3
    FX: Ka

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    FX: Don

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    Loca: Guu..What...power...!!

    Knight: Uuuu

    3
    Knight: ......!!!

    Hadlar: Princess Flora...I have come to take you.

    4
    Hadlar: I, the Dark Lord himself, Ku ku ku ku.....

    5
    Flora: Dark Lord, I see your plan.

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    Flora: Offering me as a sacrifice to the god of the Demon World is just a pretext... You want to take me so that the people of the kingdom feel the pain of being powerless. That way you can achieve your true goal of speeding up your conquering of the world!!!

    2
    Hadlar:...As to be expected, you might still just be a girl, but as the princess in charge of a kingdom I see I can skip the formalities. Bow down before me!

    Flora: I refuse!!

    3
    Hadlar: Hmph, then I could kill you here instead!!

    4
    FX Flora gulping: Gokuen

    FX Loca crawling: Gu gu

    Loca: P...Princess!!!

    5
    Hadlar: Now! Which one is it!!!

    Hadlar: Hurry up an decide!!

    6
    Avan: That is no good...

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    Flora: ...Avan!!

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    Hadlar: Who are you!!?

    5
    Avan: Mr. Dark Lord or whatever, when you invite a lady you need to be much more gentle with your language.

    6
    Hadlar: Don't joke with me

    Dragon: Guwan!!

    7
    FX Toss: Hyoi

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    FX bag: Powan
    Dragon: ?

    2
    FX: Gin

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    Dragon: Guwaaa!!!

    FX: Gooo

    Hadlar: !?

    4
    Hadlar: W...why has the Dragon suddenly gone savage...!? What did you do....!!?

    5
    Avan: Nothing.. Just put a bit of "Coagulant" on him

    [Translation note: What is called "Coagulant" in DQ games can be literally translated as "Poison Moth dust"]

    6
    Flora: Coagulant!!?

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    Avan: Its a special secret medicine I mixed up

    FX Smile: Nika

    Avan: With this on them a monster loses their sanity, and they start to fight amongst themselves.

    2
    Knight: Oh!

    3
    Knight: The monsters outside are fighting amongst themselves...!!

    4
    Avan: I sprinkled some on the group outside.

    FX Laugh: Na ha ha ha ha

    Avan: Now your monster army is of no use.

    5
    Loca: I see! So he was in the forest to search for poison moths!!

    Loca: That bastard!!

    6
    Hadlar: Nuuuuu!!

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    FX: Doko

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    FX: Zuzuun

    Avan: !!!

    3
    Hadlar: You bastard! Making a mockery of me with your shallow tricks!!

    Hadlar: I won't allow it!!!

    4
    Avan: ...You won't allow it... you say?

    FX anger aura: Ooo

    5
    FX anger aura: Ooooo
    Hadlar: W...what!!?

    PG 22
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    Hadlar: From this delicate looking man... such a fighting spirit...!!?

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    Avan: The one who won't allow it is me...Dark Lord!!!

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    Flora: ....I have seen this before!! That face of Avan...!!

    Flora: ...It was three years ago, when I had slipped out of the castle by myself...

    Flora: Kyaaaa

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    Monster: Guaaaaa!!

    6
    FX: Ka

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    Flora: The one who saved me from an attacking monster in the forest was Avan...

    4

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    Flora: I endorsed him for the Knights, but then he started wearing fake glasses and acting like he did not know martial arts. As if he was stuffing back in his own strong power....

    6
    Avan: Please forgive me, Princess... In an emergency I will use all my strength to fight for you, Princess, and the Kingdom of Carl, so please, until that time....

    7
    Flora:...I understand, I will keep your secret to myself.

    8
    Flora: That time is now, isn't it, ....Avan!!

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    Hadlar: You damn fool!!

    Hadlar: You wouldn't dare challenge me to a fight!!!

    2
    Avan: I don't want a fight

    FX glasses: Su

    Avan: But to be quite while seeing your heretic ways, hurting other's without care all for your own greed

    3
    Avan: I am not that good natured!!!

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    Flora: !!

    5

    6
    Hadlar: Stop the prattle!!!

    FX: Good

    7
    FX: Ooo

    Pg 25
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    FX fire clash: Baan

    2
    Hadlar: T..This guy...!!!

    3
    Loca: He...he used a spell!!

    4
    Avan: Begirama!!!!

    [Translation Note: DQ localization is Sizzle]

    FX: Doko

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    Hadlar: Muuuu!!?

    FX: Ooooo

    2
    Hadlar: For a human, that is a rather advanced spell...!!!

    3

    4
    Hadlar: Kaaa!!!
    FX spell: Do do do

    5
    Knight: A...Amazing, to think that guy Avan was this strong....!!

    Knight: Do your best, Avan!!

    6
    Avan: Ooooo

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    FX: Don
    2

    FX: DoGaa

    Avan: To finish it!!

    3
    Avan: Merazoma!!!
    [Translation note: DQ localization is Kafrizzle]

    FX: Go

    4
    FX: Ba

    5
    FX: Ban

    Avan: Ku!!?

    6
    Hadlar: Not bad, but in the end that is just the power of a humans...! Compared to the Dark Lord's spells...

    Pg 28
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    Hadlar: You're still an infant!!
    FX: Goo

    2
    Avan: I...Ionazun!? No good!! To think he could use a spell that amazing...!?
    [Translation note: DQ localization is Kaboom]

    3
    Avan: No good!!

    Avan: If I dodged now... it would hit the Princess!!

    4
    Flora: ...Avan!!

    Hadlar: Humph!! So you choose your own death!?

    5
    Avan:.....!!!

    6
    Hadlar: Then die!!!

    7
    FX: Don

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    FX: Do

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    Hadlar: You....

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    Hadlar: Trash...!!!
    FX: Don

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    Avan: Loca!!!

    8
    Avan: Loca!!

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    Loca: ....He he he...I got him, Avan....

    Avan:...

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    Loca: ....One handed...He can't use that spell...right...

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    Hadlar: Well then, Iora is good enough! I will turn you all to ash!!
    [Translation Note: DQ localization is Boom]

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    Avan: How dare you...How dare you do that to my friend...!!

    5
    FX: Ga

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    FX: Za
    Avan: I won't allow it!!

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    Hadlar: Iora!!!!

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    Avan: Uooooo

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    FX: Ooooo

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    FX: Ka

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    Hadlar: W...what!!!

    Hadlar: What is that flash of light!!?

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    Hadlar: Oooooo!!!

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    FX: Don

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    FX: Ooooo

    4
    FX: Fu

    5
    FX: Ooooo

    6
    Knight: Avan defeated the Dark Lord!!!

    Knight: You did it!!

    FX Crowd: Waaaaa

    7
    Loca: Y...you did it...!!

    8
    Avan: No...The Dark Lord still lives...

    9
    Flora: !?


    Pg 37
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    Avan: If he had really died then his hand would have turned to ash.... It is proof he is still alive.

    FX hand: Piku piku

    2
    Hadlar: Ha ha ha ha!! Well done in seeing through it!!

    Hadlar: I will retreat for today. But you can't defeat me with that amount of power! Definitely!!

    3
    Hadlar: Fu ha ha ha!!!

    FX: Piku

    4
    FX: Bou

    5
    FX: Ooo

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    Avan: Indeed...

    Avan: With my current power I can't defeat the Dark Lord....!

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    Flora: This is your sign of peace....

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    Flora: Until the day you defeat the Dark Lord and rescue the world I will take responsibility and hold on to it for you.

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    Avan: I will come back as soon a possible

    6

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    Avan: ...Well then!

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    Avan: .......!

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    Avan: Loca!

    Loca: I am coming too, Avan! I won't feel better until I showed my "gratitude" to that damn Dark Lord!!

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    Avan: We might not be able to win, against the Dark Lord...

    5
    Loca:... I saw hope in your sword of light...

    6
    Avan: That was just in that moment....

    Loca: Accident, or unfinished, it certainty was a blow that threw back the Dark Lord!!

    Pg 40
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    Loca: I...beleive in that light!!

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    Avan: ......!

    3
    Avan: Then! Lets be off!!

    FX: Damn

    Loca: Wh, hey, wait! "Off" to where!?

    Loca: Avan! Hey!

    4
    FX: Ooooo

    5
    FX: Biku

    6
    FX: Gya gya gya

    Pg 41
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    Narration: Underground Demon Castle
    FX: Ooooo

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    FX:ooo

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    FX: ooo

    4
    FX: Bachi bachi bachi

    Voice: To think Lord Hadlar would lose a hand...

    FX: Zun

    Pg 42
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    Guy with a club: Seems there was quite an opponent.

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    Hadlar: ...The guy who made this wound isn't that great.

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    Hadlar: But...

    Hadlar: An interesting man did appear!

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    Hadlar: Soon will be the day that you can show off

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    Hadlar: Your power to manage over the monsters!

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    Narration: Death Troll, Gangadia


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    Narration: Sub- TreeFace, Kigiro

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    Narration: Kimendoushi Brass
    [Translation Note: DQ localization is Lump Shaman or Deranger.]

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    Narration: Hell King Baltos

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    FX: Oooooo
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    Edited to add in links to each image on Twitter.

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  3.  

    4 hours ago, Dwaine said:

    My guess would be the red and yellow were the spot colors used in that issue and the new version is the original without Jump's additional text in the margins.

    Oh, I was hoping you would have some insight on it. The green sound effect text as well you think is a spot color? I would imagine this was before digital proofs so would you know what would be involved in adding color to the text? (I know the text is normally glued onto the original drawing)..

  4. I was going through my computer and at one point I downloaded a scan of the first real chapter's color pages as well, which is not the same as the color pages from the new edition.

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    The Jump version seems that have colored in the text bubbles, colored text, and colored sound effect text. So this leaves the question of what the original work looks like. Was the color added by Jump? Was it removed from the new edition? I guess without asking the publishers or them having an art exhibit we can't answer these questions.

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  5. On 1/21/2021 at 2:57 AM, DranzerX13 said:

    New episode title spoilers from March 2021 issue (January 21, 2021) of V-Jump.

    19. The Final Secret of the Avan Style
    アバン流最後の奥義
    Aban Ryū Saigo no Ōgi
    Air Date: 2021/02/13

    20. Now, Slice Everything
    いますべてを斬る
    Ima subete o kiru
    Air Date: 2021/02/20

    I felt these episodes were done quite well. I was glad that the pacing was a little faster (covering 4 chapters worth of content) in episode 20, so we could get the aftermath of the battle. The soundtrack was also on point these episodes as well. Talking about the soundtrack, with the CD going on sale next month the composer has been showing off a few of his tracks on Youtube lately.

     

    It should also be mentioned that the Dai Suki TV Youtube series has changed from being a once monthly live stream to a weekly per-recorded video put out right after an episode of the anime airs in Japan. This change also means that it is hosted by the voices of Dai and Popp instead of the editors of VJump.

     

    On 1/27/2021 at 9:07 AM, Chris said:

    Second Bluray set is up on Amazon Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/三条陸/dp/B08SD4SFYH/ Amazon edition comes with a tapestry.

    Still can't order it.


    Mine arrived the other week with the tapestry.

    Spoiler

     

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    One side of the tapestry

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    And the other.

    I would estimate the size of the tapestry as like 12 1/2 inches by 20 inches.

    This is the Disc case with it's Obi in the plastic.

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    This is what the box looks like after removing the slip cover etc.

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    And the open box.

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    The booklet just has small summaries of the 13 episodes with a few screen captures from the episode.

     

     

    Extra contents are on disc 1, and include: No-Credit Opening, No-Credit Ending, The first half of a special interview with the voice actors of Dai and Popp, and the advertisement video for the anime from the Jump Special Festa 2020. First edition can send in for the chance to get an autograph from Dai's voice actress.

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  6. On 2/15/2021 at 4:49 PM, Plattym3 said:

     

    I've had 7 more Dragon Quest(ions) sent to me. Crowd answering worked great last time, so I'll try this again.

     

    1. Is there anything with story, character, quality-of-life, etc. in particular that you want to see in a hypothetical MMO sequel to DQX?

    The first thing that pops in my head is better equipment and item management. I should not have to spend as much time trying to manage them (partially due to insignificant storage) as I do playing the game itself.

    On 2/15/2021 at 4:49 PM, Plattym3 said:

    2. Did DQ9 left any cultural impact like 3 or 5?

    Yes. The streetpass and the Metal King map made quite the impression in Japan and led to Street Pass on the 3DS.

    On 2/15/2021 at 4:49 PM, Plattym3 said:

    3. IS Builder 3 a given?

    No.  I would not be surprised either way. We have only had 2 Hero's games as well.

    On 2/15/2021 at 4:49 PM, Plattym3 said:

    4. Beside the slime, which DQ monster is merchandised the most?

    Drakey used to be the fav, but I think the Sanguini, as they are called in English, has taken over these days.

    On 2/15/2021 at 4:49 PM, Plattym3 said:

    5. Have you guys played any mobile-exclusive DQ games? What is you impression?

    Yes. I have played Stars and Parade for a short period of time for DQX events. The mechanics that are trying to make you buy gems are rather annoying. I don't find the game play itself as compelling, but I am curious about their stories.

    On 2/15/2021 at 4:49 PM, Plattym3 said:

    6. What is the most "controversial" change to any DQ series in history?

    Having an online main series game.

    On 2/15/2021 at 4:49 PM, Plattym3 said:

    7. Are there hardcore DQ fans in Japan? Or it is just "everyone have played at least one DQ game" kind of affair there?

     

    Yes. There are certainly casual fans, (there are also Japanese people who don't know anything about Dragon Quest as well), but there are plenty of hardcore fans.

     

  7. The first thing I noticed was the extra title page in the tankoban. Tankoban 1's picture in new edition volume 5
    This is not present in the new edition. Well, the reason why ends up being that this seems to have originally been a title page for a chapter when it ran in Jump, but was moved to being a title page for the Tankoban. This seems to be a common theme going through the new edition.
    Original title page version. In two toned color.
    We can see that the page was originally two toned color. Note the page with Dai and Avan on the right. It appears in the Tankoban in a different place.
    First comic page in all editions
    The above is just a comparison of the first page of the manga in all 3 editions. The only main difference is the title of the series being present in the Tankoban version of the page.
    First comic page in all editions
    So here we can see the Tankoban version moved the Avan and Popp picture farther forward into the book, before the two characters were introduced in the story. We can also see the color pages in the new edition compared to the black and white version in the tankoban.

    The new edition shows the change from color to two-toned color. One page color, one page two toned. Compared to the Tankoban. Same pages in black and white.

    Title page removed. Here we can see once again where a title page was removed from the Tankoban edition. It makes an appearance as if it were an extra art page later in the Tankoban. On the right in the new edition is an extra picture of Avan. This won't make it into the Tankoban until volume 2. Found Title page. The new edition has a blank page with the title since the picture correctly as the title page earlier.
    Found Title page.

    The spell explanations have been moved to the end of the volume in the new edition (it is easier to find that way) so they are not present in the same place as the Tankoban. I think I have heard that these pages might have been in Jump but I can't confirm that at this point.

    Manga page followed by art title page.


    The page orders changed a bit compared with the Tankoban, with a page of manga followed by the title page changed to the title page followed by manga in the Tankoban version.

    Page orders don't match.Do to this shuffle, in this picture you will notice that the colored picture pages don't match up to the Tankoban page. You will also notice an edit to the content. The six pointed star has had its lines erased. The text in the volume referring to it also calls it a "Six star" instead of a "Six pointed star".

    Two Toned page.

    The following page in the new edition has an empty space and then the next page. Likely this is where an ad was shown in the original magazine edition.

    The one thing that the new edition seems to be missing so far is the interviews at the end of some volumes. Interview with Hori

    Once again at the start of volume 2 they made a title page for the volume out of stealing a chapter's title page.
    Interview with Hori

    Here is the picture of Avan from before in volume 2.
    Page with Avan from volume 2.

    So as a general rule it looks like the new version is the most correct and complete version. There have been some changes to the art and text from the original Jump serialization though, like the above six pointed star issue. There is also at least one place where an art mistake was fixed as well. I might post about those later but I will at least wait until the equivalent anime episodes have aired.

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    To match up with the new anime, there is also a new release of the manga, a "Perfect" edition of sorts (although it is called the Color edition officially) which preserves the color pages from the manga when it ran in Jump. This new edition features new covers by the original artist (you can really see how his art style has changed over the years). The covers are done so that they create a large connected picture.

    Covers 1 through 6

    Covers 5 through 10

    The volumes are designed to try and keep storyline's together in the same book. They release about 3 per a month. As they are still being released I only am showing the ones I have so far.

     

    Spine covers 1 through 10 You can see that due to basing the number of pages on story size the width of the volumes vary. They have also broken the story done into sub arch's which are color coded. The blue first arch is "Disciples of Avan" and the second is "Dragon Knight". Volume 1 has the contents of the original tankoban volume 1 and part of volume 2.
    Tankoban 1 and 2 It is equivalent to the bunkoban volume 1 as far as the story goes. Bunkoban volume 1 (It is amazing how the camera showed all the grime on my cover. Went to clean it after taking the picture. Did not look this bad in real life).

    It is equivalent to the bunkoban volume 1 as far as the story goes.

    So I will compare it to these editions. The Bunkoban basically is the same as the Tankoban version but without the extra pages etc so I will focus on the comparisons to the Tankoban. The pictures from the covers of the Tankoban are found in volume 5 of the new edition.

    Tankoban 1's picture in new edition volume 5

     

    A side note before we get started, but this title page is likely the inspiration for the first cover in the new edition. Chapter Title Page with a shadow of Hadlar.

    Continued...
  9. On 1/17/2021 at 4:07 PM, Chris said:

    I was hoping that as well, the current one is... fine, I just don't feel like it fits in with the show and the music doesn't really go well with the animation. It's getting some mixed review on Amazon, seems the Japanese aren't huge fans of the faster pace.

    I'd be interesting in seeing some manga pics (if you haven't done so already and I've missed it).

    The blu-ray is still out on the 29th, right? Amazon Japan still won't ship to the UK and Amiami and CDJapan even don't have it listed.

    No, I haven't put them up yet. It is hard to take good pictures without stretching the binding on them. The last Dai Suki TV suggested that the ratings were good and the game has been selling better than expectations so I think it might be more successful than the reviews would suggest. Might be starting to make inroads on the kids.

     

    On 1/27/2021 at 9:07 AM, Chris said:

    Second Bluray set is up on Amazon Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/三条陸/dp/B08SD4SFYH/ Amazon edition comes with a tapestry.

    Still can't order it.

    I purchased the two sets off Amazon JP using a Tenso address. Haven't heard anything about my order from Tenso yet, so I might need to double check things. I think Proxy services are the best bet this time, sadly.

     

    EDIT: Looks like YesAsia has the first Blu-Ray up for ordering. This might be the easiest way to purchase outside of Japan.https://www.yesasia.com/us/dragon-quest-the-adventure-of-dai-vol-1-blu-ray-japan-version/1096688030-0-0-0-en/info.html

  10. On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    1. Do you see the Zenithian trilogy get the DQ11 treatment a.k.a prequel or sequel?

    Possible? But I doubt they would bother for another decade or so.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    2. Which DQ is the most popular in Japan? Is it 3 or 5?

    I would go with 3. 3 is what put the game solidly on the map in Japan. I get the feeling 5 is popular, but not necessarily any more popular than 4 in Japan either. DQ3 created the image of a fantasy world that exists in Japan and is featured in all of those Isekai stories coming out these days.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    3. With DQ 11 gaining more traction than the previous titles, do you think the spin-off games would be more popular in the West from now on?

    I haven't been following the success of DQ11 in the West much. I get the feeling it is doing a bit better than past games, and having a PC version probably doesn't hurt that, but at the same time I don't feel like DQ is really making much inroads into the general audiences. Smash might have done more for DQ than 11 for all I know. The popularity of 11 hasn't done any favors for Dai it seems, with very little conversation happening around it even among DQ fandom. Does not inspire me to hope that spin-off games will do well here either.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    4. As a fan of both DQ 5 and Phantasy Star III, I'd like to hear your opinion about the marriage systems in both games, particularly which one where choosing who to marry feels more important?

    Never played any Phantasy Star so no comment.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    5. If SE decided to make Joker 4, which quality-of-life features from other monster collecting games you would like to be included?

    It has been a while since I played a Monsters game so the only thing I can think of is having the "Monster bank" allow me to have enough room for one of each monster at least. I don't like having to fuse just to make space.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    6. In your opinion, is there anything as a "DQ sound"? And does SE have a house band?

    The sound effects and the Sugiyama music are all basically DQ sound. There can certainly be other music like Swords and the new Dai anime, but when people think of DQ they normally hear those sounds. If band then you could call the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra their band? Not that they own them. I feel that maybe this question isn't that clear in what it is asking.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    7. How much is the Japanese people's perception of DQ colored by The Adventure of Dai? And have the games been influenced by it?

    Their perception isn't colored by it much at all I would think. There are plenty of DQ fans that have never read the manga of seen the anime. At the time that the manga was in serialization it was often over shadowed by the Dragon Ball and Slam Dunk. But the games have been influenced by it in quite a number of notable ways. Many of the unique skills and spells from Dai have made it to the games, such as Beton (Donk). I have also heard people suggest that they creation of skills in DQ6 was heavily influenced by the large number of sword skills etc from Dai. Certainly there were a few skills that seemed to have come from the manga in it. I also think though that when talking about manga and their influence on the games that the works of Osamu Kaneko should be brought up. I doubt that the Slime Mori Mori series would have existed without Kaneko's previous works creating the comical and air-headed slime protagonist.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    8. Which heroines in DQ 5 is the most popular, and which on the least?

    Where? Personally I felt Deborah was a great addition and the best choice. Obviously though people who haven't played the DS version would not know and love her though so she could easily be least by lack of recognition alone.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    9. Which little quirky recurrent thing in DQ that you love?

    I would have to give this more thought. I do like the mundane conversations with townspeople a lot though. Or talking to dogs.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    10. Do you know any JRPG so weird that it's definitely not influenced by DQ?

    I don't dabble much in non-DQ games so I cannot comment on this. To have no influence from DQ I could only imagine it would have to be a pre-DQ PC game of some sort.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    11. How slim is the chance for a new Mystery Dungeon to be made?

    I could see it happening again. Maybe cell phone next time?

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    13. There is a Legend of Zelda-inspired cookbook. If anyone decides to make a DQ-inspired cookbook, which recipes would be included in it?

    Definitely a Luida's Bar cook book. I still need to get myself a Slime pancake pan.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    14. How many people have actually played Kenshin? Do you think it's something worth preserved alongside Swords?

    Yes I have played. Really had a great time. I would put it above Swords myself. I don't think Swords did anything new compared to Kenshin.

    On 1/22/2021 at 6:02 AM, Plattym3 said:

    15. The worst mistranslation in DQ history? And the most hilarious one?
     

    I try not to keep those pent up in my mind too long so I don't know what the worst is. While not exactly wrong, in episode 16 of Dai, translating Puff Puff to Motor boarding was rather....something... I think they unintentionally made the line even more sexual that way.

     

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  11. On 11/21/2020 at 5:21 AM, DranzerX13 said:

    09. A Single Shard of Courage
    ひとかけらの勇気
    Hito kakera no Yūki
    Air Date: 2020/11/28

    10. Onto Papnica Kingdom
    パプニカをめざせ
    Papunika o Mezase
    Air Date: 2020/12/05

    11. The Demonic Swordsman, Hyunckel
    魔剣戦士ヒュンケル
    Maken Senshi Hyunkeru
    Air Date: 2020/12/12

    12. The Collaborative Raidein
    ふたりのライデイン
    Futari no Raidein
    Air Date: 2020/12/19


    13. The Decisive Moment
    決着の瞬間
    Ketchaku no Toki
    2020/12/26
    I was a bit disappointed in episode 9. I felt that there was more more emphasis on the action parts than on the emotional impact of the episode. The equivalent episodes in the 90s version were some of the best episodes in that series in my opinion. So perhaps I came in with too much bias to begin with. The emphasis on action probably also makes the show more approachable for the younger audience set. Meanwhile, I have never been much of a fan of the following arch that introduces Hyunckel, but I thought this version did a very good job with it, elevating the episode beyond the original manga. The increased pacing and a few other changes helped to keep the story flowing. We should probably be getting a new opening and ending now or soon since the first cour ended. I am hoping for a bit of a change in style (I prefer a more traditional "anime style opening" or something that sounds more fantasy style). I will post some pics of the new editions of the manga, It might go in its own thread. In general it is the pages as they originally appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump, and there are a lot of interesting discoveries I made from that. At the same time though there has at least been one piece of art that was fixed, and a number of lines that have been "censored" or rewritten from the original text.
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  12. NewType December 2020 pg 42-43


    Interview
    The part of Dai
    TANEZAKI Atsumi

    One day to be the hero I admire

    Top left picture: The Papnica knife he was given from Leona. The blade is small but the blade boasts the enough sharpness to injure both Hadlar and Crocodine. One could say that it is a weapon that most closely represents the small hero Dai.

    One image down: Due to the training of Avan, within just 3 days Dai became much stronger. Both Brass who raised him and his fellow student Popp can't hide their amazement at the awesome potential of Dai.

    Middle image: Dai. He is the only human on the monster inhabited island of Demline where he was raised. While he is still a child, and his immature points stand out, when his anger is inflamed a crest on his dead appears and wields a tremendous power.

    Right image: The Hero Tutor, Avan. His real identity is the hero of legend who defeated Hadlar in the past. He tried to use the self sacrifice spell Megante to bring the fight against the resurrected Hadlar to a draw but...

    Middle bottom image: Meeting the princess of the Kingdom of Papnica made a big change in the fate of Dai who had until then just been a boy living on an uninhabited island. If not for Leona the master and student relationship with Avan would not have happened.

    Dai's Recommendation is the Beast King Crocodine!?

    With the start of the battle against the Dark Army, you can't keep your eyes off the story of "Dragon Quest the Adventure of Dai." What is TANEZAKI Atsumi's view, as both someone who followed the story in real time, and voices the part of Dai of this new "Adventure of Dai"?

    -The work is famous and the reputation has already been established and it has been put to film before, so I would think that these things would make it harder in some different ways.

    Tanezaki: That's right! But when I heard about the auditions themselves I was so happy about that itself I couldn't believe it. One thing is that I wanted to be a voice actress pretty early. There have been so many times I have been frustrated that there has been a work getting animated that I liked, that I loved since I was a child being made into an anime, and I was unable to make it to the point of getting an audition. So it is such an honor to get the part of Dai. And while of course I want to do Dai, I thought I would even be happy getting any role for this work.

    -You watched the previous anime version child you say?

    Tanezaki: I was still super duper small at the time so my memory isn't as clear as the male cast that are right at the correct age range, but I recall watching it with my older sister and thinking that the enemies and comrades  all had cool attacks, and wishing that an emblem would emerge on me. I also made Hyunckel's armor out of newspaper (Laugh). So, then a few years after the anime ended, I snuck into my sisters room and secretly read the compiled volumes of the original work. I thought, so this is what the story was about! and once again was deeply moved.

    -Was there a character you liked?

    Tanezaki: Popp! I have always like the type of characters that become infatuated with women (laugh). You know that type of character never ends as just infatuated, so maybe it is that gab that I am weak to. So more than the "Way they grow" I am attracted to that "Gap", its quite precocious isn't it.... I recall throughly enjoying the romantic relationship between Popp and Maam. I think even though I was a child I was cheering on his relationship with Maam from the heart. Because of that, for Hyunckel....I admired his armor but I think I viewed him as the person messing with my favorite character's love life (laugh).

    -After all in some ways Popp is like the second main character. Could you also talk about the appeal of Dai?

    Tanezaki: Hmm....While at the start Dai would be embarrassed if you praised him, talking about the appeal of the character I am acting as makes me embarrassed and I have a hard time saying anything... But I like the way that he is embarrassed, and the way he can do a dry comedic straight man, and the way he is pure and straight forward....(Deep thinking) I guess how he is special but not special. But if I talk about it too much it would be spoilers syou know (Laugh).

    -So may I ask what to look forward to?
    Tanezaki: Att he start of the story the first thing that made me cry was the fight against Crocodine. You could complain, "Not the place with Avan-Sensei!" (Laugh). For Avan versus Hadlar I was just overwhelmed by intensity of the two, but Crocodine is really appealing. Re-watching as an adult his pride as a man, his hot passion, it is tremendous. Mr. Maeno (Tomoaki) does a wonderful performance and fits the character, and Crocodine pulls on your heartstrings. I've grown to have a body that is tearful with scenes of Crocodine (Laugh). The current anime has a good tempo, so these passionate scenes will come one after another. My emotions can't keep up!

    -So you are saying that instead of Dai or Popp that we should focus on Crocodine (laugh).

    Tanezaki: Personally he is my top recommendation (laugh). Of course I still love Popp! But since I was a child Popp was steadfast number one, but lately Hadlar has started to eat into that, and with those changes I can sense that I have become an adult.....

    -While the type is different from Popp, Hadlar is also a failure as a person, right?

    Tanezaki: I guess I am attracted to that sort of person (laugh). Those difficulties of middle management, it is the kind of thing you don't appreciate until you are an adult. But of course besides the main characters whose names I have already mentioned, the characters who only show up for a moment, they are also charming. There is a reason they have been continued to be loved for such a long time. You are willing missing out if you don't know this long loved work! It is still not too late, I want those who still haven't to touch upon this production.

    Top picture on second page: This is an original monster to "The Adventure of Dai", the Dark Scorpion. While the Scorpion types in the games are solid they are weak to the Gira type spells. So this strong opponent is one rank above them since he is immune to spells.

    What you gaze at is....
    Even still, the reason I fight
    Real Courage is not planned.
    To rescue Leona who is in trouble....That is a large motivator for Dai to throw himself into battle. The legion commanders that stand in his way are all the cream of the crop but Dai is someone with courage who does not flinch. "No matter what the danger is, he will dive in to save those who he cherishes....that is who Dai is" (Tanezaki)

     

    Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai
    Every Week/ Saturday AM 9:30-10:00 TV Tokyo Affliates
    See Page 110 for other channels
    Web: https://dq-dai.com/
    Twitter @DQ_DAI_anime
    Interview by GIGAN-YAMAZAKI

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  13. Looks great! Thanks a lot! Yeah, there will be a good 10 episodes of the 2020 version up for free by this evening so it is a good time to start a binge. I would suggest this version over the original version since the whole story should be covered this time and the last one ended right when the story was just ramping up. It still is a fun watch, but if you only have a limited amount of time go with 2020.

    There were also some wallpapers that came out with the last VJump Cover
     

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  14. Fun to see all the Luida pictures.

    I am pretty sure that it isn't reservation only, just reservation highly suggested. I understand that they have a timed cycle on the weekend that might require reservations but you can walk in on a weekday without too much fuss most of the time. If it is full it is full though

    Liamland is not wrong, the Royal Room did have a Karaoke system in it. The mikes and the like were not openly placed so it might not have been immediately obvious, but the TV in the room does indeed hook into the Karaoke system and there was a tablet there that you could use for song selection. As a default the TV played the normal DQ game commercials. I think I found out about the Karaoke system when we wanted to turn the TV volume down. The Royal Room was accessible by going downstairs from the main entrance and then turning right. It is important to note that Luida's bar is a collaboration with Pasela Resort (This link currently still shows the old bar and the stairs on the left of the picture are how you get to the Royal Room). One of the things that they specialize in is Karaoke rooms. One time when my team could not reserve the Royal Room we got a special DQ Karaoke room in the building next to Luida's where you could still order off the Luida menu etc. The metal slime from that Karaoke room seems to have been moved to the Akihabara Luida's.

     

    On the topic of the arcade games. The first series of monster card arcade games were the "Monster Battle Road" series. The Wii game "Victory" was based on this series and used the DSi to scan your cards into the game. I don't know if it still works, I kind of doubt it. I think I might have bought my DSi just for that feature. Scanner was a sequel game series after Monster Battle Road, and I don't think the MBR cards worked in Scanner. The Scan system was different after all. Based on things I read off of Twitter it sounds like Scanner was not as popular as the earlier Battle Road game series, and I think they have been gone for a bit. The latest arcade game from that same lineage would be the Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Cross Blade arcade game. Many of the cards resemble Battle Road cards (though you can't use those of course). I put pictures of the cards I own up in the Dai thread the other week if anyone wants to see them. I imagine that due to the nature of these games you won't find any of the old systems around Japanese arcades anymore.

     

    On DQ9 remakes, while the Metal King Slime maps were just from the way that maps were generated randomly and were somewhat of an unintended bug, they were extremely popular and considered a positive bug for the game, so I think they would want to keep something like it, but I don't know how they would want to do map trading in a Switch version of the game to begin with. I think that the timed chest and other hoimi table cheats would not carry over at all though.

     

    (Archive of Pasela Resort page for the version with Roppogi)

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  15. On 11/17/2020 at 8:37 AM, DranzerX13 said:

    08. Hundred Beast Full Assault
    百獣総進撃
    Hyakujū so-shingeki
    Air Date: 2020/11/21

    With Maam joining them on their journey, the three arrive late at night to Romos castle town, and spend their night at the inn. They are awoken by the echoing roar of Crocodine throughout the town. Crocodine, along with his Hundred Beast army are doing a full force attack against Romos castle. Dai soon gives chase to Crocodine and runs from the inn. Maam takes Popp to chase after but... Dai and Crocodine confront each other in the grand hall of Romos castle. Seeing Dai's fast growth he prepares to use the horrible plan that Zaboera left with him.

    This was quite an emotional episode, even knowing what was coming. I think I am warming up to Zaboera's voice (really sounded wrong to me last episode). Music was on point. Voice acting was also on target. I don't recall on having any real issues with the translation this time either. The episode followed the manga pretty closely with a few lines cut (I assume for time) but nothing major. I think this was also the first episode to have flashback scenes.  I am very excited for the next episode.

     

    So I ordered a number of Dai goods. Today I will post the cards from the new arcade game I got (had someone in Japan play it for me).  So these are just a mostly random set of cards. For those who haven't been following it, the arcade game is very similar to Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road.

    First set of cards

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    Top left is the Imperial Scroll Card, for saving your game on to. This is a special event card so it only allows 30 saves on it. The normal ones cost money and have 400 saves. Top middle is the "My Hero" card, which allows you to create your own character that you can level through playing the game. Top right is a special event Dai.

    Second Row, left is a special event Popp., followed by the Dai card from the December 2020 V Jump. After that are normal monsters.

    First set of cards (back)

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    This is the back of that last batch of cards. You can see the detailed stats including the class the card belongs to and the range of a cards attack. There is also monster encyclopedia style information about the character or monster.

    Second set of cards

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    More normal monster cards.

    Second Set of cards (back)

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    You can see more of a variation in their attack ranges here.

    Third set of cards

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    Getting into some more rare cards here. They sparkle.

    Third set of cards (back)

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    Backs of the cards don't sparkle. You can see the rare cards are two star rare.

     

    Fourth set of Cards

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    This Dai card sparkles even more.

    Fourth set of cards (back)

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    This Dai is a 3 star rare card.

    Fifth Set of Cards

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    Not all of the cards are characters or monsters that appear in Dai. Oren from DQX is in here because, why not?

    Fifth Set of Cards (Back)

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    You can see these character cards are "Dragon Rare", so they have a little dragon mark instead of stars. Oren on the other hand is 4 stars. I suspect he is more rare than Dragon Rare. There are also 2 secret cards at this time, Hadlar and the Dragon Lord (DQI).

     

    At the event they also handed out a pamphlet and a cardboard knife.

    Pamphlet

     

    Pamphlet cover

    Second page

    The list of cards here would suggest that Dragon Rare is more rare than four star Giga Rare, but I only got one Giga and multiple Dragon, so I am not sure I trust that.

    Third page

    Here you can see the real save card, a card set you can buy, a card album you can buy, and a fancy set of card sleeves.

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    The back of these things are always for commercials. The top is for the Daicolle weapon/item set volume 1. I will talk about these another day. Same goes for the Portable Adventure digital game. Both of these can give you QR codes for weapons or armor to use for your "My hero" in the arcade game. The next row down is commercials for the other announced games. Row below that is the prequel manga running in VJump and the Perfect Editions of the original manga.

     

    Knife

     

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    It seems the mail was not so good for the knife. There is a bit of a bend you can see here. The knife pops in and out of the cardboard really easily, so I just put it back in after waving it around like a maniac for storage.

     

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  16. Episode 7: Maam's Turmoil

    I enjoyed this episode more than the previous one. They did a good job on focusing on Maam and it has one of my favorite quotes from the series in this episode. I did think that the censoring of blood from Crocodine's eye injury negatively affected the episode. It's hard to tell what happened, and confusing to suddenly see that he has a scar on his face. The censoring of blood also is rather ironic in that we still are seeing the violence, but the results of violence aren't shown. But I guess this is what the Japanese censors require for children's television now, so so be it. The extra scenes they added to the episode felt natural, and I think it was a good "breather" episode between action. It also looked like they were saving money from the budget with this episode though. A bit more limited animation, and the fight with Crocodine at the start looked rather odd in places. Hopfully the animation will improve when it is needed for the fight showdown with Crocodine in the next two episodes.

    On 11/10/2020 at 2:05 PM, Chris said:

    Noticed today the version without the Amazon bonus is available to preorder if the shipping address is Japanese, as soon as you change it UK it becomes unavailable. It normally says it can't ship to your address, but lets you add the item to the basket. Dunno if that might mean it will be made available soon?

    That sounds a bit concerning for UK shipping. Without any more information about the bonus items I am still waiting to decide where I will order from.

     

    On 11/14/2020 at 12:16 PM, Billy MK said:

    Any chance of the blu-ray version being uncensored?

    It is possible, but I think the Blu-Ray release will also be aimed at families. 13 episodes in a volume is a very children's anime oriented release format as well.

  17.     

    Mantan Web Interview with Tanezaki
    Atsumi Tanezaki: Playing Dai in "The Adventure of Dai", she was Rescued by a "Comrade"

    October 1, 2020
    [Picture: Atsumi Tanezaki who plays the main character Dai from the anime and manga "Dragon Quest the Adventure of Dai"]

    Atsumi Tanezaki plays the part of the main character of Dai in the new television animation "Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai", which is based and uses the setting and world of the popular "Dragon Quest" game series. The story was a popular series serialized in "Weekly Shounen Jump" (Shueisha) from 1989 until 96' and it has been about 28 years since it was last made into a television animation series. The series continues to be loved by its fans, and it is also a special series for Tanezaki who loved the series as a child. Tanezaki told us about her feeling: that to play the popular main character, and it also being a story that she was emotionally attached to, she felt a great pressure, and was troubled.

    • I was obsessed as a child, but there is also a charm that you find when you have become an adult.

    "Dragon Quest the Adventure of Dai" written by Riku Sanjo, drawn by Kouji Inada, and supervised by Yuuji Horii was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump from 1989 to 96', it depicts the story of the young boy Dai, and the Mage Popp on their journey to defeat the Dark Lord.
    The collected comics have a cumulative total over about 4,700,000 copies printed. The new anime will be broadcast on TV Tokyo affiliated stations starting October 3rd every Saturday at 9:30 in the morning.

    For Tanezaki "The Adventure of Dai" is an important work that she has watched since she was a child.

    "When I was little my whole family would watch the anime. After the anime broadcast had ended, I read the original work from my elder sister's book shelf. When I had watched the anime I had thought the moves were cool! But reading the manga I was able to comprehend the story. There is a scene at Romos Castle when Popp hears the cheering and say's 'Thanks for the support!', but as a child, watching the anime, I misheard 'Support (Goseien) as '5000 Yen' (Gosenen). I had thought....Oh they were given money (Laugh). Reading the original work I understood it was 'Support'. Thinking it about it now, I was watching for the romantic relationship between Popp and Maam, I guess?"

    For the audition for the new anime, she reread the original work and says "I became engrossed in it like I was as a child". "As an adult, rereading it, I realized the human drama is done reliability, and the romance is drawn realistically. Though  it is mostly unrequited love (laugh). You also get the impression that the Dark Army is like a company, and being in middle management is hard..." The character that Tanezaki likes in particular is Popp. At the start he is a coward, but he has a large growth and fights for his comrades and comes to support Dai. "I still love him, that hasn't changed from when I was a child. The story of 'The Adventure of Dai' is also a coming of age story for Popp as well. I like the gap of how he is after his growth. I am weak to gaps in characters.  Did I think the same way as a child?"

    • Toyonaga Toshiyuki, "Popp" rescued her.

    At the time that voice actors were announced this year in May, there was an impressive part where Tanezaki cried. She says the pressure of it being a work she loves since she was a child, and a popular work was intense. "When it was settled that I would preform I was like, I'm so happy! What do I do!? It was those two waves one after another. My family was also watching so they were also delighted. Like me, there are so many people who like Dai....The pressure started to surge. It is usual in life to be able to act in a work that you have loved since you were little. Since I love it, I know there are a ton of people who love Dai. I was thinking how privileged it is that I get to perform Dai, if a work I loved was to become a new anime and I did not get to perform in it....this is what I think. If that were to happen, I would not want to disappoint myself. So when the recording started I felt a tremendous pressure I tried to make sure that no one could sense the pressure I felt as we continued to record, but bit by bit I started to feel uneasy."

    "At the start the feelings of 'I am going to face the production!', 'I will do my best!' were strong but little by little it became 'At this rate are things OK?', 'Am I too unsteady?' these sorts of troubles were born in me. You could say that my heart changed places within me..." During this tough time the person who extended a helping hand was the voice actor for Popp, Toyonaga Toshiyuki. "Toyonaga sensed all of my struggles for me. 'Lately, you have been a bit different from the start?', 'Are you OK' he asked. At a time like this (With the effects of the novel coronavirus spreading leading to recordings with limited people) there was really no chance to talk deeply about the production with everyone. So Toyonaga said, 'But, let's talk!' We talked about what was on my mind, my feelings for the work, and my acting. To the director I asked all the questions about the detailed differences between the original work and this anime and the like. This allowed me to approach the work directly. I probably was putting my body under too much pressure. In a good way I am accustomed to the studio now. Though I think I will feel the pressure until the broadcast is done." Popp is Dai's important comrade. Tanzaki was rescued by her "Comrade" Toyonaga. "That is right. We are comrades. I did my best to not let out the discomfort I felt, so I was surprised. But talking it  out I understood... Toyonaga said to me, 'When Dai is worried, Popp is the one to do something! It is a real, 'Adventure of Dai' I am so happy that I get to go on an adventure with such amazing comrades."

    • "Avan Strashi!" I can't believe it!

    When acting as Dai, the important thing is creating the character's of his "Comrades". "This isn't just true for this show, but you can't create the character yourself. The surrounding people help create the character. The manga 'The Adventure of Dai' is completed, and you need to plan out how to act. You need to blend your acting with the rest of the cast to try and make a better production....that was what I was working at the start but, even though I thought I was doing the same thing as normal there was a fervor, and I could not do it as normal it seems. That is it.... After all, you have to cherish the people around you"
    The major technique Dai uses is the famous "Avan Strash". You scream "Avan Strash!" as you swing your sword, and at the time of serialization, you would see children imitate it with things like umbrellas.
    Tanezaki said, "When recording, there is no time to think I am about to say 'Avan Strash!' When watching the finished video I see myself saying it! It's unbelievable! It's true! Thank you! That is how I am then (Laugh)"
    The highlight of the anime is "It's obviously not the same as the previous anime, I want you to enjoy 'The Adventure of Dai' as a new work. The staff and cast polished the masterpiece over and over, so look forward to it!" Tanezaki said. The way she faces the role is earnest itself, and that might be why she was troubled.  I want to anticipate the enthusiastic performance full of "comrades" sharing their affection.

     

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