Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples (ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険 起ちあがれ!! アバンの使徒, Dragon Quest: Dai no Daiboken - Tachiagare!! Avan no Shito, translated as Dragon Quest: The Great Adventure of Dai - Avan's disciples, stand up!), also known as The Great Adventure of Dai 2: Avan's Disciples, Dragon Quest movie 2, Dragon Quest: Great Adventure of Dai! Disciples of Aban and similar variations, is a Japanese animated film based on Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai. It is the third animated adaptation of the Japanese comic and the second film. It has the same cast as the TV series, but it is an original story not directly linked to the comic's or the TV show's, opening with chapter 12 of adapting only portions of chapter 32.

Like the first film, Avan's Disciples was animated by Toei Doga. It was theatrically released in Japan on 7 March 1992 at the Toei Anime Fair of spring of 1992, screened alongside Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler and Magical Taluluto 3: My Favorte Takoyaki.

The short film was released for home video at the end of 1992 and has not been re-released since then.

Plot

The story takes place between episodes 18 and 19 of the TV series. The port of Sophia in the Kingdom of Romos is a lively port town full markets, people from many countries and multiple sailing ships. Dai and his friends, Popp and Maam arrive in order to take the ship that the king rented for them. Shortly, a giant monster appears and attacks the city. While Dai's group defeats it, the ship was damaged and the harbour was destroyed. At night, a mysterious creature watches them. The following morning, they are blamed for the incident and are to be attacked by a group of disgruntled sailors, but a mysterious man helps them escape. The man turns out to be Captain Nelson, who was constructing the ship for the heroes under order of the King of Romos, but was unable to complete before they arrived, so the ship is intact and the captain will be able to take them to Papnica. Dai and his friends have to guard the ship before that.

In the night, monsters appear and attack the town. While the group is fighting them, a mysterious knight appears and helps them defeat the enemies. The knight is Avan, which surprises Dai, because something about him doesn't seem right, but Pop and Maam seem to believe him. No long after, this Avan turns out to be Verdosa, a minion of Zaboera. After a furious battle, Dai defeats Verdosa. The following day, the ship is ready sets sail towards Papnica with Avan's disciples.

Characters

  • Avan
  • Dai
  • Popp
  • Vearn (mention)
  • Hadlar
  • Brass
  • Gomechan
  • Maam
  • Leona (vision)
  • Romos King (mention)
  • Nelson
  • Sovereign Rock Castle (unnamed)
  • Zaboera
  • Verdosa

Monsters

Items

  • Insignia of Avan
  • Magical Booster

Spells

Abilities

Placement

The film cold opens with an adaptation of chapter 12. Its action takes place between chapters 31 and 32, ending with an adaptation of parts of chapter 32. Popp uses Sizz, which he learned shortly before the first fight against Hyunckel.

But, no mention is made of Brass who presumably is stored in a Magical Cylinder before being dropped on Dermline Island. Also, Hadlar is waiting for the 4 Legion Commanders to arrive, the call for them being made at the end of chapter 32. Also, Popp teases Dai on his crush with Leona, while Maam is there although in the manga she only learned about it on the boat.

The fawn scene was originally created in episode 12 but in the film, Maam manages to use Midheal while in the series Avan showing her with an unnamed heal-type spell. The failed attack-spell Magic Ritual was not shown in the series.

The film, introduces the name of Nelson, which was later used in chapter 135.

Credits

In order

Cast

In collaboration with Aoni Production

Crew

  • Toei
  • Executive Producer
    • Chiaki IMADA
    • Rikizou KAYANO (Shueisha)
  • Original Story
  • Planning
    • Yoshio TAKAMI
    • Atsushi KIDO
    • Weekly Shonen Jump
  • Screenplay: Junki Takegami
  • Music: Koichi Sugiyama
    • Arrangement: Hayato MATSUO
    • Music Production: Sugiyama Kobo
  • Opening Theme
  • Production Manager
    • Hideyuki Fujihashi
    • Tsune Murakami (Mu film)
  • Director of Photography: Masahide OKINO
  • Editing: Masaaki HANAI
  • Recording: Tanekichi IMASEKI
  • Art Director: Nobuto Sakamoto
  • Animation Director: Makoto ARASHIRO
  • Character Design: Yasuchika NAGAOKA
  • Supervisor: Nobutaka NISHIZAWA
  • Director: Hiroki SHIBATA
  • Key frame
    • Keiji GOTOH
    • Kenichi TAKAHASHI
    • Yoshinobu AOHACHI
    • Ken UENO
    • Kei Sato
    • Mari TOMINAGA
    • Yukiko MICHISHITA
    • Kenji HAYAMA
    • Masahiro KURIO
    • Ikuno SUZUKI
    • Hiroshi KUGIMIYA
    • Yuji TAKAHASHI
    • Hiroyuki YOKOTA
    • Hitoshi INABA
    • Akitoshi YOKOYAMA
    • Yoshiaki TSUBATA
    • Akihiko YAMASHITA
  • In-between frames
    • Shinya UCHIDA
    • Naoki MURAKAMI
    • Nobuko Sekiyama
    • Keiko Tanaka
    • Rie KAWAGUCHI
    • Megumi KADONOSONO
    • Kaori HASEGAWA
    • Mikine KUWABARA
    • Noritaka KANZAKI
    • Miyuki Shintani
    • Eiji Kubo
    • Shinichi YOSHIDA
    • Keitaro Gen
    • Yumiko Sugiura
    • Jun HATTORI
    • Yasutaka YOSHIDA
    • Taiji Sugimoto
    • Seiichiro ITO
    • Koji Tonomura
    • Tsuneyuki Hirai
  • In-between frames check
    • Yukari Matsuda
    • Takashi YAMAZAKI
    • Miyuki Yoshida
  • Backgrounds: Bic Studio
    • Kyouko NAKAYAMA
    • Fumiyoshi KANAGAWA
    • Fumiyo SAKANO
    • Katsuhisa KOBAYASHI
    • Masami Hagiwara
    • Makiko KONAGI
    • Misa KITAHARA
    • Ken Harada
    • Kaoru INODA
  • Finishing: Studio OM Aomori
    • Tomoko TOKI
    • Sachiko UEYAMA
    • Fumiko SHINTANI
    • Kaori SHIRATO
    • Nissho Animation
    • Animatronics
  • Colour: Katsuhiko SHIROTO
  • Finishing Check: C. C. R. (Colour Coordinators Room)
    • Isako MORI
    • Yumiko OSAKU
    • Yumiko KOKUBU
  • Special Effects: Kou YAMAMOTO
  • Photography: T. Nishimura
    • Hidetoshi Watanabe
    • Masaki KUBOMURA
    • Masazumi SUZUKI
    • Naoto FUJIKURA
    • Masao ONUKI
    • Koji YAMAKOSHI
    • Tomoyoshi ISHIZUKA
    • Makoto ITO
    • Isao TAKAHASHI
  • Sound Effects: Yasuyuki KONNO (Swara Productions)
  • Recording Assistant: Kobayashi Tsuyoshi
  • Negative Cutting: Masahiro GOTO
  • Recording: Yoshiko HARA
  • Production Advancement
    • Takeken Niro
    • Tomohiko NAGAHAMA
  • Art Manager: Minoru NAKAMURA
  • Director Assistant: Haruhisa Okamoto
  • Promotion Collaboration: TBS
  • Production Assistant: Atsushi KIDO
  • Recording Studio: Tavac
  • Development: Toei Lab
  • Production Collaboration (Co.): Mu Film
  • Production: Toei Video
  • ©Toei / Shueisha / Toei Video 1992

Home video

The series was released on VHS and LaserDisc format only. No DVD or Blu-ray release exists so far. Toei Video released the VHS for retail sale on 11 December 1992, catalog number VRTM-1307 and JAN 4988101036493.

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