The official website for Dragon Quest: Adventure of Dai revealed additional cast members for voicing the Demon Lord and his army. The anime is set to premiere in October 2020. The new cast members are ;
- Tomokazu Seki voicing Hadlar the Demon Lord who tried to rule the world
- Tomoaki Maeno voicing Crocodine
- Touru Nara voicing Flazzard
- Takehito Koyasu voicing Myst-Vearn
- Mitsuo Iwata voicing Zaboera
- Sho Ohama as Baran
- & Takaya Hashi as Vearn the current Demon Lord
The voice actors for Dai, Pop, Leona and Maam have already been announced before.
The anime is based on the manga written by Riku Sanjo and illustrated by Koji Inada. It ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1989 to 1996. The manga had previously inspired a 46-episode anime series and three short anime films. The new adaptation is a reboot of the old series.
The plot follows Dai, who is the only human living peacefully on the island of Delmurin with monsters who moved there after the defeat of the demon lord Hadlar. Dai’s dream is to grow up to be a hero. He gets to become one when Hadlar is resurrected. After the current hero Avan is killed, Dai decides to leave the island with Pop to avenge Avan, who was Dai’s teacher, and defeat the Demon King.
Toei Animation has returned to animate the new Dragon Quest. Toei animation had previously stated that animation would be a blend of both CG and 2D animation. The series is being directed by Kazuya Karasawa, the scripts are being handled by Katsuhiko Chiba and Yuki Hayashi is the music composer. Emiko Miyamoto is in charge of character designs and Ayaka Fuiji is the art director.