Hailing from The Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Eleven, “The Hero Yoshihiko and the Demon King’s Castle” (Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro) is a 12-episodes, late-night adventure drama. The story focuses on the adventures of Yoshihiko, a young man who sets forth on a journey to save his village from a deadly plague, and the companions that join him on the way to the eponymous Demon King’s Castle.
Touting itself as “A no-budget action-adventure series”, Yoshihiko is an officially sanctioned love letter to SquareEnix’s Dragon Quest series, with a great attention to detail and to the common JRPG tropes. Dragon Quest fans should easily recognize all these nods on this first episode, down to the Hero’s clothes (taken straight from DQV), the monsters, the battle sounds, etc. The show also features several cameos from japanese tv stars and manzai duos (which might be where most of the budget went to).
These following episodes will be brought to you by the lovely KouAidou and Lynxara, who took a break from their busy schedule to work on this silly show. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Edit: Thanks to Kyouju for providing the toasterlicious SD.