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Starting in the December issue of VJump magazine (with a preview in the November issue) is a new Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai spinoff manga series titled "Yuusha Avan to Gokuen no Mao". It is a prequel based off of the adventure of the hero Avan with his original battle against the "Dark Lord" Hadlar.

The December magazine has Dai and Avan on the cover.

Cover

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It also includes a card for the new Dragon Quest arcade game (which is very similar to the old Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Arcade game)

 

 

Color Page and First page

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The first chapter is pretty much a redrawing of the original "Yuusha Avan" bonus manga that ran back during Dai's serialization that was included in the compilation volumes. Below you can see a comparison for the first two pages. Frame for frame it replicates the original story. There is also a few more pages at the end that introduce Hadlar's henchmen for this series.

Page 1 comparison

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Page 2 comparison

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Currently V Jump is especially attractive to Dragon Quest fans because outside of this serialization and the the coverage of the Dai anime, it also covers the current DQ games and includes digital codes for various games (This volume has one for DQX). Currently, counting this manga, there are three Dragon Quest manga serialized in VJump. Dragon Quest Souten no Soura, which takes place in the world of DQX, and the comedic action slime manga "Slime Dawn" (Though Slime Dawn seems like it could be ending soon).

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First volume goes on sale early March and can be bought from places like Amiami.

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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

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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

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FX Foot: Su.

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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

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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...!!!

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Crowd: How brave!

Crowd: Let's fight as well!

Crowd: Long live the Princess!!

Crowd FX: Ooooo

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

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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.....

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

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Knights: ....Avan!!!

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Flora: ....Oh my, as usual

FX Laugh: Fu fu

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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

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Flora: Ah, it's fine, Loca.

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

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Loca: We all know where he is!!

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Narration: Kitchen

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FX Lick: Pero

Avan: Hmmmm!

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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!

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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

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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

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Woman: Hey hey, next eat the one I made

FX Woman: Kyai kyai

FX Avan Laughing: Nahaha haha

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FX Door shut: Batan

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

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Loca: Don't play dumb!!!

FX Pull: Byun

Woman: Aaaaaa! Sir Avan!!!

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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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Loca: Humph!

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

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Avan: Really? You will regret making that proclamation.

FX Avan laughing: Ni hi hi

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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

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

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Avan: It seems a fight is near

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Flora: Kyaaaa!!!

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Knights: What is wrong!? Princess!!

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Loca: !?

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

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

Loca: What sort of writing is this!?

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

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Loca: Avan! Is that true!!?

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

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Avan: The words say the following.

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Avan: "Tonight I come to take the princess

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

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Knight: W, what!?

Knight: The Dark Lord take the princess!!?

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Knight: This is terrible!!

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

5

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

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Loca: .....!!?

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FX Wind: Ooooo

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

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

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

Flora: The forest...?

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

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Flora: ......

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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!

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Knight: L, look at that!!

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

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FX wind : Ooooo

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FX magic: Bachi bachi bachi

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FX magic: Baan

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

Knights: Everyone, get into position

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Hadlar: You damn trash....!!

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

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

FX: Don

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Knight: Uwaaaa!!!

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Knight: C...crap!!!

Knight: Guaaa!!!

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

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

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Loca: !
FX: Ooooo

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Loca: A...Ahhhh...

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FX wall: Don

Knight: Uwaaaa!!!

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Loca: D...Damn you!!!

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FX: Ka

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FX: Don

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

Knight: Uuuu

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Knight: ......!!!

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

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

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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!!!

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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!!

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

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FX Flora gulping: Gokuen

FX Loca crawling: Gu gu

Loca: P...Princess!!!

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Hadlar: Now! Which one is it!!!

Hadlar: Hurry up an decide!!

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Avan: That is no good...

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Flora: ...Avan!!

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Hadlar: Who are you!!?

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

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Hadlar: Don't joke with me

Dragon: Guwan!!

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FX Toss: Hyoi

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FX bag: Powan
Dragon: ?

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FX: Gin

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Dragon: Guwaaa!!!

FX: Gooo

Hadlar: !?

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

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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"]

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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.

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Knight: Oh!

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

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Avan: I sprinkled some on the group outside.

FX Laugh: Na ha ha ha ha

Avan: Now your monster army is of no use.

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

Loca: That bastard!!

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Hadlar: Nuuuuu!!

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FX: Doko

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FX: Zuzuun

Avan: !!!

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

Hadlar: I won't allow it!!!

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

FX anger aura: Ooo

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

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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!!

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FX: Ka

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

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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....

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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....

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

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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!!!

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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

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Avan: I am not that good natured!!!

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Flora: !!

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Hadlar: Stop the prattle!!!

FX: Good

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FX: Ooo

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FX fire clash: Baan

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

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

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Avan: Begirama!!!!

[Translation Note: DQ localization is Sizzle]

FX: Doko

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Hadlar: Muuuu!!?

FX: Ooooo

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

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

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

Knight: Do your best, Avan!!

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Avan: Ooooo

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FX: Don
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FX: DoGaa

Avan: To finish it!!

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

FX: Go

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FX: Ba

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FX: Ban

Avan: Ku!!?

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

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

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

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Avan: No good!!

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

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Flora: ...Avan!!

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

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Avan:.....!!!

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Hadlar: Then die!!!

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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!!!

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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...!!

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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

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FX: Fu

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FX: Ooooo

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Knight: Avan defeated the Dark Lord!!!

Knight: You did it!!

FX Crowd: Waaaaa

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

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

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Flora: !?


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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

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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!!

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Hadlar: Fu ha ha ha!!!

FX: Piku

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FX: Bou

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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

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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...

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

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

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

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

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Avan: ......!

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Avan: Then! Lets be off!!

FX: Damn

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

Loca: Avan! Hey!

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FX: Ooooo

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FX: Biku

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FX: Gya gya gya

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Narration: Underground Demon Castle
FX: Ooooo

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FX:ooo

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FX: ooo

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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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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.

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