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NEWS: New Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Anime Unveils Demon Lord Army's Cast

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:40 am Reply with quote
Info of the 1991 anime's cancellation from the Japanese Dai Perfect Guide Book:
Translated by bluesun

Japanese source: https://imgur.com/a/wMPxMht

The "Dai" anime was originally planned to be extended several cours (a cour is 13 eps), but ended after a year due to the TV channel's large changes to program slots.

But, Toei Douga, the animators, and Takara, a toy sponsor, had prepared materials for beyond the Baran arc (This is the reason the final set of Daikoro included the Dragon Riders (Ryukishou)
Here we show for the first time anime settei drawings and photos of Hero Of Adventure Collection prototype moulds that never saw the light of day.
The anime and toys would have only escalated as they got further into the latter half of the series, so it's a big disappointment. It would've been great to see these on TV and in stores.
A live-action variety show took its spot at the time.

From what I was able to dig up about where the manga was on the 1991 anime's final episode.

Dai Episode 46
Air Date: 1992/09/24
Chapters used:
Chapter 88 (Up to page 16, second half of episode is anime original ending)

Manga Chapter released on 1992/09/21
Chapter 142 (WSJ 1992 Issue 40)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:53 pm Reply with quote
Dat cast. Nice to see them putting effort into Dai with this Superstar cast of villains. lol
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