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02 Feb, 2012

Dragon Quest 09

Posted by: asunder In: Dragon Quest|Releases

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Dragon Quest: ~Legend of the Hero Abel~
Episode 09
Level 09: Luida Village, Assault on Gaim


Dragon Quest is loosely based on Dragon Quest III. The names and some of the characters are familiar, but the world map is smaller and a very different shape. The two main characters are Abel and Tiara. Tiara receives the legendary Red Orb from the Ariahan Village sage Master Yogi. Soon after, Tiara is kidnapped by the evil Baramos who wants to use the Red Orb to resurrect The Great Dragon and be granted eternal life. Abel swore to rescue Tiara and he is given the Blue Orb, which can only seal the Dragon once it has been released.
-Taken from andib

File Info
704 x 480 (AR 4:3) Resolution .mkv h.264 AAC (softsubs)

Translator: Tora
Editor: Falsedawn
Timer: el
Ed Styling: kingofbeer
Styles & Logo: DeathWolf
Typeset/Effects: Noct
Encoder: Nicholi
Quality Check: asunder and Nicholi

This episode can also be downloaded via IRC at #anbudom on

Torrent: here

DDL: sooon? are there any sites even left?

Yes. We’re still alive. Barely.

The timing of this release has absolutely no correlation with my vacation timing. Nope, none at all. Expect a sunred release before my vacation ends >_>.

Oh yeah things I’ve missed since my last blog post:
- Dragon Quest turns 25! And has some neat birthday presents: here and here
- ANBU is now over a decade old. I’ll probably do a dedicated post on this later.
- Happy 2012!
- SOPA/ACTA/Protect IP can diaf

Some notes:
1) Maintaining some consistency with spells in this episode has been difficult. We’ve continued to opt for what the equivalent translation would be of the spell name rather than what the spell actually does. It’s frustrating to see Fire type of spells with lightning effects. Or Boom turns out to be some super tornado spell but c’est la vie.

See you next time space cowboy

19 Responses to "Dragon Quest 09"

1 | ninjacloud

February 2nd, 2012 at 11:46 am


Thanks asunder and all [ANBU] staff for this ep, I still believe in you since you didn’t say ” IT’S DROPPED ” .. old animes always take time to be reborn .. hahaha!!

2 | nashmc2

February 2nd, 2012 at 1:03 pm


Glad to Have you back guys…. was worried there for a min.

3 | WhiteCat

February 2nd, 2012 at 2:33 pm


You Live! :) Wonderful. Sending you my gratefulness and well wishes.

4 | B1

February 2nd, 2012 at 8:22 pm


Congratulations on your first decade. I always appreciated your work and always will.

5 | DeadlyOats

February 2nd, 2012 at 9:09 pm


You live! You live! How you guys doing? I know real life has to come first, but I’m glad that you seem to still have an interest in fan-subbing.

Thanks for your efforts.

6 | Guardian Heroes Xbla

February 6th, 2012 at 12:02 am


Wow, this anime is as old as I am. Is this any good?

7 | nashmc2

February 6th, 2012 at 9:08 pm


this was, and correct me if i am wrong, the second dragon quest series. the first one more famous, the adventures of fly. (out side of the US) this one was aired in Saturday mornings in the US, but got canceled after 13 episodes. the reason was because it was competing against the onslaught that was Sailor moon. it was aired in its entirety in Italy, and France and of course Japan. as with Harlock SSX and starzinger, it never has had a revival in the US market. The series is great. each episode is a level, or lebel like in the game and the character have to get a hold of magical items and such through out the series. I have been waiting for a fansub for years, at least just to see what happens after the cliffhanger we got left with so many years ago. AnBu… please…. don’t drop this.

8 | Nicholi

February 7th, 2012 at 1:27 am


You are wrong.

This is the first DQ series made. Fly was 2nd, and yes never aired in USA. Dragon Quest: Legend of Hero Abel has over 43 episodes (one of which is a total recap episode I believe). It was aired briefly in the US with a dub made by Saiban in the 90s, and only 13 episodes (of edited and cut glory) were ever aired.

We won’t drop it…so long as there is a Tora in a cage.

9 | ninjacloud

February 7th, 2012 at 6:07 pm


nice to see you around Nicholi :) , I knew this project started b you, so many thanks :)

10 | nashmc2

February 8th, 2012 at 1:00 am


thanks for clarifying. I used to live in Puerto Rico so I got both Spanish and English tv. I saw Fly before I saw Able. Thats why I thought it was first. I am so glad that you guys have taken up this series. Hope you guys can finish it. thanks for your hard work.

11 | abba

February 9th, 2012 at 1:16 am


thankx guys you are soo damn awesome

12 | Tenma

February 11th, 2012 at 9:05 pm


oh thank god! I thought you guys are going to end up dropping this >w< thanks for the release. If you want a DDL destination I haven't had any problems with mediafire, more like it's the only one that I rely on for direct downloads nowadays.

13 | Rawr

February 12th, 2012 at 12:25 am


Do you guys know how long I’ve kept you guys bookmarked?

Hmm? Do you?

14 | Nicholi

February 12th, 2012 at 6:50 am


Too long it seems :3

15 | skelebunny

February 17th, 2012 at 1:55 am


Dear ANBU,
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.

16 | Beebopaloobop

February 24th, 2012 at 4:22 pm


This is me begging someone to upload these to mediafire or whatever, some direct download site. Please please please.

17 | asunder

February 24th, 2012 at 6:43 pm


@Beebopaloobop: try
if that doesn’t work i’ll stick them on dropbox

18 | Beebopaloobop

February 25th, 2012 at 10:40 am


@asunder – didn’t see any link for dragonquest there.

19 | hady

March 5th, 2012 at 8:03 am


thanks alot and happy 10th year of great job

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  • DocThunderpants: Hey guys, just in case anyone still keeps checking this post for updates I've found another source for Dragon Quest subs.
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  • FalseDawn: You'd have to go poke Asu about that one. As far as I know, the whole team still exists in some form or another (not sure about the TL) and some of u

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