Dreams do come true. Or more accurately, corporate behemoths ensure that opportunities to make money are exploited. However you choose to look at it — Square Enix’s Dragon Quest: Your Story is now available to stream on Netflix. It is a digitally animated film inspired by Dragon Quest V on Super Famicom that originally released in Japan in August of 2019.
On Netflix, there are Japanese, English, Spanish, French, and German audio options. Subtitles are available for English, Japanese, Spanish, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese as well. Here is how Square Enix describes the new film, freshly available to an international audience:
Adapted from the storyline of DRAGON QUEST V™: Hand of the Heavenly Bride®, DRAGON QUEST YOUR STORY tells the tale of Luca as he follows in his father’s footsteps to rescue his beloved mother from the evil grips of Ladja, a high-ranking member of an organization known as The Order of Zugzwang. Failure is not an option as Luca uses the power of magic while battling monsters in his search for the Zenithian sword and the Legendary Hero, his only hope for success. Supervised by the original DRAGON QUEST creator Yuji Horii, the movie runs one hour and 42 minutes.
I am just elated that this day has finally come, and as soon as I can tear myself away from a new Better Call Saul addiction, I will be enjoying Dragon Quest: Your Story. I have heard that the third act of the movie involves a strange and disappointing plot twist, but the trailers are just so mesmerizing that I think there will still be a lot to enjoy here.
Are you excited to have the opportunity to watch this film at last? (And don’t forget that the Ni no Kuni film is live on Netflix too.)