The new Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai anime revealed its cast and a first trailer, with Dai voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki.
Square Enix and V-Jump revealed new information on the Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai new anime and game projects on May 27 via a live stream. May 27 is Dragon Quest day, celebrating the release anniversary of the first Dragon Quest in 1986. The stream is still underway, we’ll be updating this article on the go, focusing on the anime part.
The stream featured through live calls Dragon Quest‘s Yuji Horii, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai writer Riku Sanjo. Other guests were present too. Before revealing anything, they both mentioned how anime technology has greatly evolved, so there’s merit in The Adventure of Dai manga getting a brand new anime adaptation.
First we had new information regarding the anime. with Naito Producer from Toei Animation, and Series Director Kazuya Karasawa. A first trailer with footage from the anime was shown. It’s still work-in-progress, hence why even the time count is still on. They did that at the last minute to hype up everyone and have something to show. The anime’s recording didn’t start yet either.
Dai is voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki. Popp is voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga. Maam is voiced by Mikako Komatsu. Leona by Saori Hayami. Avan is Takahiro Sakurai. Hyunckel is Yuki Kaji.
Each seiyuu shared some comments. Toshiyuki Toyonaga considers Dai no Daibouken his bible so he’s really hyped about voicing Popp. He got contacted really late to hear he passed the audition, so he actually though he failed it and was really surprised when he heard back.
Mikako Komatsu read the manga when she was a kid. She read it again before her audition and mentioned how it’s still as much as a masterpiece as she remembers. She was really pumped for Maam’s role and super happy she got it.
Takahiro Sakurai lived through the original manga’s serialization and read it then. Avan left a big impression on him as a great adult. He was really into the audition and did his best.
Yuki Kaji also read the manga when he was a kid. He’d imitate the techniques seen in the manga all the time. He’s really happy to have been picked as Hyunckel’s voice.
Saori Hayami said the original anime aired the year she was born, 1991, so she always felt a connection with it. She’s pretty happy to be voicing Leona.
Coming up next, we got to see an excerpt from the first episode of the anime.
As the anime corner ended, each seiyuu shared more ending words, globally mentioning they’re all eager to actually record for the anime.
Lastly, they revealed eanime will start airing in October 2020, which as they noted, is pretty soon considered the dubbing wasn’t done yet. Hopefully everything will go as planned.