Netflix has revealed that the Ni no Kuni and Dragon Quest: Your Story movies will be coming to its streaming service. The Ni no Kuni will available from January 16, 2020, with English voice acting showcased in a trailer viewable on Netflix’s website. Dragon Quest: Your Story’s release date has not been revealed.
The Ni no Kuni movie tells a separate story to the games, and stars high school students Yuu, Haru, and Kotona, who are transported to a fantasy world. It uses an original screenplay created by Ni no Kuni and Ni no Kuni II writer Akihiro Hino, with Joe Hisaishi composing the movie’s musical score. Dragon Quest: Your Story is an adaptation of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride directed by Takashi Yamazaki (Stand by Me Doraemon and the live-action Parasyte films), with music composed by series composer Koichi Sugiyama and performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Those looking to read more can check out Michael Baker’s reviews of the Japanese theatrical releases of both Ni no Kuni and Dragon Quest: Your Story.