DRAGON QUEST -your story-
Original Title:
ドラゴンクエスト ユア・ストーリー

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Introduction

RPG “Dragon Quest,” its first installment released in 1986, has sold over 68 million copies collectively as a series. This film is a 3DCG animation based on “Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride” published in 1992. “Dragon Quest V” features a long scenario that spans three generations of a family and introduced the “marriage system” into the game series. The main character chooses a bride from two heroines, a decision that remains a topic of debate among the fans even today. This film is dedicated to “everybody who has been hooked on a game.” It is also a family movie for people in their teens to the forties, portraying universal themes, such as growth, choosing a marriage partner, having children and saying goodbye to loved ones, and it also features exciting battle scenes that are characteristic of “Dragon Quest.” The screenplay is written by Takashi Yamazaki, who is also the chief executive director, and it is co-directed by Ryuichi Yagi and Makoto Hanafusa (art director of Stand By Me Doraemon).

Story

A young boy named Ryuka is traveling around the world with his father, Papas, searching for his missing mother. During their journey, they meet Flora, a daughter of a wealthy family. Ryuka is enamored by the beautiful Flora, but he bids her farewell to continue his journey. When Ryuka and Papas arrive at a certain country, they are attacked by the Order of Zugzwang, which hopes for the revival of Demon Lord Mildrath. Papas is killed, and Ryuka is abducted and enslaved. Twelve years later—Ryuka escapes from his captors and returns to his homeland. After he discovers Papas’ diary, which states that his mother can be saved by finding the Zenithian Sword and the Zenithian Hero and by closing off the Gates of Nadiria, he sets out on a new journey…

General Director: TAKASHI YAMAZAKI
One of Japan's best and brightest talents. Since launching his career with back-to-back sci-fi hits “Juvenile” (2000) and “Returner” (2002), writer-director Takashi Yamazaki has emerged as one of Japan's most talented and original and bankable filmmakers. Subsequent offerings, such as the heartwarming “Always - Sunset on 3rd Street”, which set box-office records and swept the Japanese Academy Awards, and 3DCG animated feature film “Stand By Me Doraemon” (2014) continued to showcase Yamazaki's unique talent for combining emotional drama with one of the most popular and famous character Doraemon.

General Director
Takashi Yamazaki
Director
Ryuichi Yagi
Screenplay
Takashi Yamazaki
Original story
Yuji Horii
Production house
Shirogumi Inc.
Release Date in Japan
2019.8.02
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