New Trailer reveals the Cast for the Game Franchise’s first film.
The cast includes: (Top row, left to right in image above):
- Kasumi Arimura as Bianca
- Takeru Satoh as Ryuka, the protaognist
- Haru as Flora (Nera in the English version of Dragon Quest V)
Second row from top, left to right:
- Kentaro Sakaguchi as Prince Henry (Harry in the English version)
- Takayuki Yamada as Papas (Pankraz in English version), Ryuka’s father
(Third row from top, left to right):
- Kendo Kobayashi
- Ken Yasuda
- Arata Furuta
- Suzuki Matsuo
(Bottom row, left to right):
- Kōichi Yamadera
- Arata Iura
- Chikako Kaku
- Kōtarō Yoshida
The film’s story is based on the Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride game’s story.
Yuji Horii, who created the franchise at Enix (before its merger with Squaresoft to form Square Enix), is credited for the original story and supervision. Takashi Yamazaki (Stand By Me Doraemon, live-action Parasyte films, live-action Space Battleship Yamato film) is the chief director and scriptwriter, and Ryūichi Yagi (Stand By Me Doraemon, Friends: Naki on Monster Island) and Makoto Hanafusa (Stand By Me Doraemon art director) are directing the film. The game franchise’s composer Koichi Sugiyama is also composing the film’s music.
The film will open in Japan on August 2.
The first Dragon Quest game debuted in 1986. The collective Dragon Quest series has since sold 76 million units worldwide.
The franchise’s most recent main game, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Tokio Motomete), shipped in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS in July 2017. The game launched for both PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam) in North America and Europe on September 4. The game has shipped 4 million copies worldwide, including digital download copies. The game’s Switch version, Dragon Quest XI S: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete, is slated for release this year