The Hero Yoshihiko and the Demon King’s Castle – 01



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.

33 thoughts on “The Hero Yoshihiko and the Demon King’s Castle – 01

  1. Wow… low budget is right. I think the villages are all the same. Not to mention all the people dress the same in different villages.


    If we take it that they’re parodying the fact that older 8 bit RPGS have villages and towns people that look the same…

  2. This was one of my absolute highlights in jdrama last year. I’ve rarely had to laugh that hard.

    Glad to see it getting a high quality translation. Thanks!

  3. I really enjoy this show and laughed many times
    As a fan of DQ i dont expect this from japan and also thank you Over Time

  4. Sorry, guys. Internet problem at my place. The cable has been cut. Someone stole the cable. They replaced a new one. Will post the link as fast as I can.

  5. What happen to Bayfiles ? I can’t upload there. Will post the link when they fixed the problem. Anyways, who want the DDL for this series.

    • Dragon Quest is one of the longest running JRPG series around, and is one of the best right alongside the Final Fantasy series. If you’re from USA you might know it better by the name Dragon Warrior from it’s NES releases.

  6. Oh, Japan. You continually impress me with your ability and willingness to absolutely lampoon yourselves. I had no idea this existed, but it’s a riot!

  7. THis is a very funny series. I’ve watched this and I tell you, you won’t regret watching this! Thumbs up! 😀

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