Dragon Quest

Japanese gamer recreates battle screen from Dragon Quest – using 15,000 cotton swabs

The impressive five-piece handmade set also includes an adorable Slime!

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Meet the world’s oldest video game composer, still going strong for Dragon Quest XI

He’s still working while the rest of us are counting the days until retirement.

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Special slime kiosk at Shinjuku Station is ready to give your phone all the HP it needs

Battery drained from playing too much Pokémon GO on the train? Don’t worry, there’s a Slime for that.

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Fit’s gum collaborating with Slime for Dragon Quest’s 30th anniversary

Slime and Metal Slime have appeared! Cue epic battle music.

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Dragon Quest celebrates anniversary with enormous rice paddy art in Gyoda, Japan【Video】

The Guinness World record-holding game joins up with the Guinness World record-holding rice paddy to create a Dragon Quest artwork on a massive scale.

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Tokyo’s Shibuya Station now sending trains on their way by playing the Dragon Quest theme 【Video】

Go forth, mighty heroes/rail passengers! Seek adventure in the magical realm of Yokohama!

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Twitter users claim Dragon Quest theme is eerily similar to university song, North Korea’s anthem

Observations from two users on Twitter have sparked a discussion of Dragon Quest influences past and present.

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Fortune smiles upon thee, Sir Sato. Thou hast found the 30th Anniversary Dragon Quest sake

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the legendary RPG series Dragon Quest, a limited edition bottle of sake is released. But for Sir Sato, a hangover draws near!

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Celebrate Dragon Quest’s 30th anniversary by suppressing slimes on your smartphone

The limited-time game has you and the rest of the world pitted against the franchise’s ooey-gooey mascot character–100 million of them, in fact! 

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Dragon Quest Heal magic-flavored fried chicken coming to Japan to keep video game fans’ HP full

Delicious fried chicken draws near. Command? Eat, of course!

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Slime-y guitar is not something you will find in a Dragon Quest game, but you can in real life

This fan’s custom guitar job will have all the Dragon Quest fans rocking out.

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Crafty Dragon Quest Builders player creates Mario Kart-inspired custom race course

A creative Dragon Quest Builders player has managed to build a Mario Kart-inspired in-game race course so impressive, he received praise from the game’s producer himself.

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Japanese gamers hard at work on amazing Dragon Quest Builders structures

The spin-off building-cum-adventuring game debuted just over a week ago, but Japanese gamers are already showing off their most brilliant and wacky creations.

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Tokyo Dragon Quest ad made entirely with Lego lets commuters remove blocks to defeat the bad guys

Now you can be a hero, one brick at a time!

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Video of a cappella game songs wows the Internet, leaves us feeling nostalgic

The world seems largely split on a cappella music, with some outright hating and others outright loving it. We’re not about to take sides in this debate, but we will say that, if nothing else, it’s always impressive to watch someone do something they’re really good at. Whether it’s crafting katanas or turning candy boxes into art, witnessing skill in action is pretty awesome, and the same goes for a cappella covers — especially when they’re covers of old-school video game music!

So, it’s hardly surprising that this video of a cappella versions of four classic game songs is exploding in popularity online. We’re sure you’ll be impressed too!

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Dragon Quest XI’s main protagonist’s outfit may reveal a spoilery secret origin

Common knowledge to basically anyone conceivably reading this website, Japan is responsible for two of the world’s biggest, longest-running and most well-known console RPG seriesFinal Fantasy and Dragon Quest. While both have historically featured similar gameplay (random enemy encounters, turn-based battles and the like), the two series are distinct enough that many JRPG fans prefer either one or the other series.

While Dragon Quest has evolved into a kind of cutesy, anime-inspired, all-ages RPG series, for example, Final Fantasy has always taken a more adult tack. And while each game in the Final Fantasy series takes place in a totally distinct universe from other entries, the games of the Dragon Quest series are at least loosely related to one another, making some interesting and sometimes dark game-to-game connections evident to observant players.

And one such dark connection may be hiding in plain sight in the upcoming Dragon Quest XI’s promotional materials.

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The male cosplayers (and their occasionally faceless characters) of Summer Wonder Festival

Last weekend, we headed out to Chiba Prefecture to attend Wonder Festival, the world’s largest model and garage kit-building convention. Along with all sorts of inanimate representations of animated characters, we also checked out all of the impressive cosplayers who’d gathered from all over Japan for the event.

We already shared our photos of the female costumers, but we remembered to save some room on our memory card for the guys as well, and so we proudly present the male cosplayers of this year’s Summer Wonder Festival.

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Square Enix to release Dragon Quest game exclusive to smartphones

Game developer Square Enix, renowned for its number of long-running Japanese RPG series, announced yesterday that a new, smartphone-only entry in the fabled Dragon Quest franchise will hit online stores sometime this year.

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Get your slime-striking swords ready, 3DS remake for Dragon Quest VIII announced

Outside of Japan, the name “Dragon Quest” may not have the same brand-recognition as other video game franchises, like Final Fantasy or Mario, but inside Japan it’s basically on the same level. And if you’ve ever had the pleasure of slashing your way through a slime-infested Dragon Quest dungeon, then chances are you’re a fan too.

And now Nintendo is getting ready to usher in a new generation of Dragon Quest fans, and perhaps reignite some old flames as well, by releasing Dragon Quest VIII on the Nintendo 3DS.

If you’ve already played through the classic before on the PlayStation 2, no worries! The game will feature tons of new content: new characters, new scenarios, and brand new voice acting to bring the dialogue to life.

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Watch this Genesis of Aquarion Zessica Wong figure transform into a Dragon Quest pilgrim figure

Do you like figures? Do you ever wish you could make your own? Well, we can’t help you actually make a figure, but we can show you how one skilled amateur figure crafter turned the Genesis of Aquarion Zessica Wong figure above into a female pilgrim from Dragon Quest.

Check out his explanation, complete with photos, below.

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