Subtitle: Disciples of Avan
By: Riku Sanjo & Other adaptation by Yuji Horii
Illustrated by: Koji Inada
Genre: FXA - Graphic novels: Manga
Published by: VIZ Media
Published: 6 Jul 2022
ISBN: 9781974728930


Begin the adventure of a lifetime in this classic fantasy series set in the world of the legendary Dragon Quest video games!

Raised by monsters in a battle-scarred world, Dai has the heart of a hero! He sets off on a grand journey with brave friends, traveling the world to take down the Dark Lord’s minions. Along the way, Dai must awaken the hero he was meant to be and master his dormant powers.

Before his adventure begins, Dai lives in peace as the lone human among monsters on Dermline Island. While he dreams of becoming a hero, a group of fakes shows up to kidnap the Golden Metal Slime! Then, when Princess Leona arrives in need of a hero, Dai is ready to answer her call…but he needs more training! Will a tutor come along to help him?


Dai lives on Dermline Island. He is the only human on the island and has been raised by the monsters who live there, in particular Grampa.

He is a boy who dreams of being a hero, and little does he know that he is about to embark on a journey that will give him many chances to prove it! But is his magic at the level it needs to be in order to overcome the challenges that he will face along the way?

From encountering kidnappers trying to steal Gomechan, saving Princess Leona, and undertaking training under the tutelage of Master Avan, this is an action-packed story that is full of fantasy and magic.

Dai’s sense of loyalty to those around him shines through in all he does, and you can’t help but want him to succeed!

This manga graphic novel is suitable for all teenage readers, and will particularly appeal to those that enjoy this format.

Reviewed by Sam