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Rhapthorne Session

I’ve tried several times, but still haven’t managed to beat Rhapthorne, the final boss in Dragon Quest VIII. At least I’m pretty sure this is the final battle (not counting post-game bonus content); I already beat him once in the … Continue reading

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Earth to Erdrick

I’ve mentioned before how the world of Dragon Quest III is modeled on our own Earth, although there are some strange differences. One of them is the lost continent of Aliahan, although that presumably refers to legends of Atlantis and … Continue reading

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Ready, Abel, and Willing to Dai

While the Dragon Quest series is only moderately popular here in the United States, it’s huge in Japan, so it’s not too surprising that there would be spin-offs. Occasionally there are official translations of these as well, but most of … Continue reading

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The Roto-ry

I’ve never gotten into manga, but when I learned there was one based on the original Dragon Quest trilogy of video games, I had to check it out. The first eighteen volumes are available in English translation, but the last … Continue reading

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Dragon Comedy

As a fan of the Dragon Quest series, I found this post to be particularly interesting. Basically, it’s about how the translators of the early DQ games tended to make them somewhat more serious in English. Honestly, though, I always … Continue reading

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