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I'm like a week late making this topic, but, oh well.

02. Dai and Princess Leona
ダイとレオナ姫
Dai to Reona-hime
2020/10/10

Once again a ship approaches the island... from it comes the elegant and dignified Princess from the Kingdom of Papnica, Leona. While she has arrived at the island for a ceremony, when she sees the small hero Dai, she calls him "shrimp"... Good luck, hero (Cry)

Credit goes to Mimas for translating the summary.

Trailer for episode 2:

 

For those of you who want to watch the new Dai online with English Subtitles, the links can be found below:

Watch on Crunchyroll

Watch on Hulu (US Territories Only)

Note: New episodes are added weekly on Fridays at 7;30pm PST / 10:30pm EST

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03. The Hero's Tutor
勇者の家庭教師
Yūsha no Kateikyōshi
Air Date: 2020/10/17

Monsters that have turned violent are attacking humans on the island! In the midst of this uproar appears a man who seems the intellectual yet is playing the fool. He says he teaches heroes and will save the island but... can he be trusted? And the student who came with him is very suspicious...!While Dai is playing with the monsters as usual, suddenly the monsters turn violent. It seems some sort of dark power is affecting them.  Sensing the danger Brass tries to help Dai escape Dermline Island, but Dai refuses. Why Dai and Brass continue to argue, before then appears a man who operates as a hero trainer along with his mage student Popp. The hero trainer announces that the dark lord has returned and that he was requested by the royal family of Papnica  to raise Dai as a hero. Dai is determined to start training to be a hero so that he can defeat the dark lord, who is threatening the people important to him. 

 

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Would you guys be interested in doing a watch party ? 


So far I'm enjoying it.  I miss the original serie's soundtrack, but i'll work with it.  I really hope they adapt the whole series this time.

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22 hours ago, DranzerX13 said:

I'm like a week late making this topic, but, oh well.

02. Dai and Princess Leona
ダイとレオナ姫
Dai to Reona-hime
2020/10/10

Once again a ship approaches the island... from it comes the elegant and dignified Princess from the Kingdom of Papnica, Leona. While she has arrived at the island for a ceremony, when she sees the small hero Dai, she calls him "shrimp"... Good luck, hero (Cry)

Credit goes to Mimas for translating the summary.

Trailer for episode 2:

 

For those of you who want to watch the new Dai online with English Subtitles, the links can be found below:

Watch on Crunchyroll

Watch on Hulu (US Territories Only)

Note: New episodes are added weekly on Fridays at 7;30pm PST / 10:30pm EST

Still 22 more minutes. Damn, because baseball is boring tonight.

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On 10/8/2020 at 8:19 PM, DranzerX13 said:

I'm like a week late making this topic, but, oh well.

02. Dai and Princess Leona
ダイとレオナ姫
Dai to Reona-hime
2020/10/10

Once again a ship approaches the island... from it comes the elegant and dignified Princess from the Kingdom of Papnica, Leona. While she has arrived at the island for a ceremony, when she sees the small hero Dai, she calls him "shrimp"... Good luck, hero (Cry)

Credit goes to Mimas for translating the summary.

Trailer for episode 2:

 

For those of you who want to watch the new Dai online with English Subtitles, the links can be found below:

Watch on Crunchyroll

Watch on Hulu (US Territories Only)

Note: New episodes are added weekly on Fridays at 7;30pm PST / 10:30pm EST

 

This was once again a very well done episode. It was interesting to see the changes they made from the manga this time. I thought the additional scene of Leona recovering and doing a call back to her earlier lines worked very well and gave us a bit more time seeing her as a proponent of justice. Seeing Avan and Popp was also well done, showing a bit of Avan's personality and his focus on obtaining the ultimate goal over short term wins. It might make him a little less suspicious next episode though since he has already been introduced. They have been doing a good job of keeping a fast tempo and moving the plot along which is probably a good thing for the Youtube generation. Next episode might slow the pace down and give the characters a chance to breath from the looks of the preview.

On 10/9/2020 at 6:20 PM, Megalosaro said:

Would you guys be interested in doing a watch party ? 


So far I'm enjoying it.  I miss the original serie's soundtrack, but i'll work with it.  I really hope they adapt the whole series this time.

That sounds like fun. I don't know what is involved in having one though.

I do love Sugiyama's soundtrack, but there are some nice songs in this on as well that I have gotten used to from the Daisuki TV broadcasts. I also thought that with the original anime there were some times that the music they chose for certain scenes seemed off or the timing did not match what was happening in the animation as well. When it matched it was wonderful, but I could see how it would be easier to use music made specifically for the series.

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Mimas,

I haven't been keeping up with the promotional stuff.  Do you know how many episodes are planned?  Are they going to cover the whole series this time?  Do you like Maam's new design?

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On 10/14/2020 at 10:30 AM, Megalosaro said:

Mimas,

I haven't been keeping up with the promotional stuff.  Do you know how many episodes are planned?  Are they going to cover the whole series this time? 

Nothing has been officially announced yet. Yeah, there is a rumor that was on 5ch and Weibo that it will have 7 cours. They say their goal is to make it to the end.

On 10/14/2020 at 10:30 AM, Megalosaro said:

Do you like Maam's new design?

To me, the new designs look extremely different from the manga and the original anime. The look very modern to me. But everyone on the internet is going on about it having a 90s look that I just don't see. I will admit I am not fully comfortable with the new design, but I think they made the right choice in updating it so that it does not turn off modern viewers. I figure I will get used to it eventually.  The cell phone game though has her looking perfect. Yeah, she now has tights for the martial arts outfit, but that should not be shocking considering what the Dangerous Bikini has looked like since DQIX on.

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04. The Dark Lord Hadlar's Return
魔王ハドラーの復活
Maō Hadorā no Fukkatsu
2020/10/24

The fire dragon transformation skill (Dragoram) has turned Avan into a dragon, and he holds nothing back as he attacks Dai. Dai fights back with his knife but it's of no use even a dragon's skin is tougher than iron.  To defeat Avan's breath of fire instead of the power move, Daichizan, he needed the speed attack, Kaihazan. When he finishes his training they all feel the presence of an evil power trying to enter the island. Avan's horrible suspicion is correct. The worst case plays out in who breaks through the Mahokator barrier and appears before Avan.....!

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On 10/9/2020 at 3:31 PM, DranzerX13 said:

03. The Hero's Tutor
勇者の家庭教師
Yūsha no Kateikyōshi
Air Date: 2020/10/17

Monsters that have turned violent are attacking humans on the island! In the midst of this uproar appears a man who seems the intellectual yet is playing the fool. He says he teaches heroes and will save the island but... can he be trusted? And the student who came with him is very suspicious...!While Dai is playing with the monsters as usual, suddenly the monsters turn violent. It seems some sort of dark power is affecting them.  Sensing the danger Brass tries to help Dai escape Dermline Island, but Dai refuses. Why Dai and Brass continue to argue, before then appears a man who operates as a hero trainer along with his mage student Popp. The hero trainer announces that the dark lord has returned and that he was requested by the royal family of Papnica  to raise Dai as a hero. Dai is determined to start training to be a hero so that he can defeat the dark lord, who is threatening the people important to him. 

 

This episode was pretty close to the source material just with a few of the jokes cut out for time and some other small changes. I know some Japanese viewers had trouble getting used to Avan's new voice, but I thought the new actor does a very good job and sounds quite natural. I wonder if they forgot how suspicious he is supposed to sound since they got used to thinking of him as the kind teacher. The translation continued to give us some questionable choices for spell names. "Glimmer" has got to be a new low I think. I am also a little concerned they used "master" for Popp's usage of "Sensei" since he later makes a distinguished between that and the word "Shisho" which I think is the term that works as "Master" better. We will see what they do when they get there I guess. Next weeks episode should be very exciting.

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New episode titles from December Issue (October 21st) of V-Jump:

05. The Insignia of Avan
アバンのしるし
Aban no Shirushi
2020/10/31

06. The Beast King, Crocodine
獣王クロコダイン
Jūō Kurokodain
2020/11/07

07. Maam's Feelings
マァムの想い
Maamu no Omoi
2020/11/14

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On 10/16/2020 at 6:55 PM, DranzerX13 said:

04. The Dark Lord Hadlar's Return
魔王ハドラーの復活
Maō Hadorā no Fukkatsu
2020/10/24

The fire dragon transformation skill (Dragoram) has turned Avan into a dragon, and he holds nothing back as he attacks Dai. Dai fights back with his knife but it's of no use even a dragon's skin is tougher than iron.  To defeat Avan's breath of fire instead of the power move, Daichizan, he needed the speed attack, Kaihazan. When he finishes his training they all feel the presence of an evil power trying to enter the island. Avan's horrible suspicion is correct. The worst case plays out in who breaks through the Mahokator barrier and appears before Avan.....!

It really is hard to make much of a judgement on the episodes, I am still just so happy that we have the possibility of seeing the story finished in animated form this time. This was another episode that was rather close to the source material. I personally wasn't a fan of the scene change so that Dai used Hyado to make an ice cube to cool Avan's nose, while the original had Popp handing him a bandage. But really, with the TV broadcast restrictions, it made sense to remove the existence of the blood, and I guess the focus on Dai's magic use will make a nice contrasting book end later. This episode continued the trend of being a bit more loose in the translation than I would like. In particular, the line that had Popp saying "I choose the wrong person to study under" (or something like that) is おれとんでもない人の所に弟子入りしちまったな Which is more closely something like "I became a student under an outrageous person".

 

On 10/24/2020 at 8:53 AM, Chris said:

Amazon Japan has a listing of the Blu-ray release. https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B08LKDNZK3/, currently won't ship outside of Japan though.

Like the old series Blu-Ray release earlier this year  it looks like they will have store specific extras as well, so I won't choose where to purchase until I know more about what each one looks like. There is a cheaper version that skips the store preorder bonus from Rakuten, which you can purchase through Buyee if you can't get them to ship where you live. I think Buyee allows for purchases from Amazon Japan as well, but it seems it requires a plug in for your browser.

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