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** The movie ''Dragon Quest: Your Story'' has also come under fire, going on to become one of the biggest controvery's in the whole franchise, right up there with Sugiyama's reputation. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtitle for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards. It didn't help that movie's director said this was put in because of the increasing popularity of {{Isekai}} stories in Japan and abroad, hoping it would give the movie more of a Global appeal. Despite their being no plans to release the movie outside of Japan...

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** The movie ''Dragon Quest: Your Story'' has also come under fire, going on to become one of the biggest controvery's in the whole franchise, right up there with Sugiyama's reputation. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtitle for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards. It didn't help that movie's director said this was put in because of the increasing popularity of {{Isekai}} stories in Japan and abroad, hoping it would give the movie more of a Global appeal. Despite their being no plans to release the movie outside of Japan...Japan(Though there is a Netflix listing for the movie)...


** The movie ''Dragon Quest: Your Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtitle for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards. It didn't help that movie's director said this was put in because of the increasing popularity of {{Isekai}} stories in Japan and abroad, hoping it would give the movie more of a Global appeal. Despite their being no plans to release the movie outside of Japan...

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** The movie ''Dragon Quest: Your Story'' has also come under fire.fire, going on to become one of the biggest controvery's in the whole franchise, right up there with Sugiyama's reputation. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtitle for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards. It didn't help that movie's director said this was put in because of the increasing popularity of {{Isekai}} stories in Japan and abroad, hoping it would give the movie more of a Global appeal. Despite their being no plans to release the movie outside of Japan...


** The movie ''Dragon Quest: Your Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtitle for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards.

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** The movie ''Dragon Quest: Your Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtitle for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards. It didn't help that movie's director said this was put in because of the increasing popularity of {{Isekai}} stories in Japan and abroad, hoping it would give the movie more of a Global appeal. Despite their being no plans to release the movie outside of Japan...

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** Unfortunately, as time has gone on, Koichi Sugiyama's [[https://kotaku.com/5901590/the-sad-story-of-a-japanese-gaming-legend-who-pretends-war-crimes-never-happened vociferous support of denial of the Nanking Massacre]] (going so far as to buy an ad in ''The Washington Post'' about it), as well as [[https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/415401-anti-lgbt-dragon-quest-composer-spurs-square-enix-response his support for homophobia]], has come to somewhat overshadow other aspects of the franchise outside of Japan, and has led to calls for him to be dropped as composer (even if that means losing the old themes) and questions as to why he keeps getting hired.

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** Unfortunately, as time has gone on, Koichi Sugiyama's [[https://kotaku.com/5901590/the-sad-story-of-a-japanese-gaming-legend-who-pretends-war-crimes-never-happened vociferous support of denial of the Nanking Massacre]] (going so far as to buy an ad in ''The Washington Post'' about it), as well as [[https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/415401-anti-lgbt-dragon-quest-composer-spurs-square-enix-response his support for homophobia]], has come to somewhat overshadow other aspects of the franchise outside of Japan, and has led to calls for him to be dropped as composer (even if that means losing the old themes) and questions as to why he keeps getting hired.hired[[note]]As it turns out, he's quite a big deal in Japan as he's not just a game composer, he has a celebrity status like John Williams[[/note]].

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* OvershadowedByControversy: Unfortunately, as time has gone on, Koichi Sugiyama's [[https://kotaku.com/5901590/the-sad-story-of-a-japanese-gaming-legend-who-pretends-war-crimes-never-happened vociferous support of denial of the Nanking Massacre]] (going so far as to buy an ad in ''The Washington Post'' about it), as well as [[https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/415401-anti-lgbt-dragon-quest-composer-spurs-square-enix-response his support for homophobia]], has come to somewhat overshadow other aspects of the franchise outside of Japan, and has led to calls for him to be dropped as composer (even if that means losing the old themes) and questions as to why he keeps getting hired.

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Unfortunately, as time has gone on, Koichi Sugiyama's [[https://kotaku.com/5901590/the-sad-story-of-a-japanese-gaming-legend-who-pretends-war-crimes-never-happened vociferous support of denial of the Nanking Massacre]] (going so far as to buy an ad in ''The Washington Post'' about it), as well as [[https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/415401-anti-lgbt-dragon-quest-composer-spurs-square-enix-response his support for homophobia]], has come to somewhat overshadow other aspects of the franchise outside of Japan, and has led to calls for him to be dropped as composer (even if that means losing the old themes) and questions as to why he keeps getting hired.



* {{Woolseyism}}: The games released since Dragon Quest 8 have actually been blessed with a remarkably coherent localization, but contrary to popular belief the HurricaneOfPuns, AddedAlliterativeAppeal, and general silliness of the franchise are actually taken from the Japanese originals.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: The games released since Dragon Quest 8 have actually been blessed with a remarkably coherent localization, but contrary to popular belief the HurricaneOfPuns, AddedAlliterativeAppeal, and general silliness of the franchise are actually taken from the Japanese originals.originals (though sometimes rather heavily re-contextualized in service of trying to make the experience cohesive in the new language, the end result of which can be hit or miss, sometimes, depending on the player).

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* HellIsThatNoise: The little ditty that plays when you've equipped a cursed item that overrides the current music and comes at you so suddenly that it's entirely capable of making you jump out of your boots.


** The movie ''DragonQuest: Your Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtitle for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards.

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** The movie ''DragonQuest: ''Dragon Quest: Your Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtitle for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards.


* CultClassic: Dragon Quest, despite being the seminal [=JRPGs=], wasn't really able to gain a foothold in America during the 90s. It fared much better during the revival in the oughties, but not enough to convince Square-Enix to continue localizing much past ''IX'' and the remake of ''VI''. The localization of ''Heroes'' and ''VII'' and ''VIII'' remakes may be an opportunity for further Western releases.

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* CultClassic: Dragon Quest, despite being the seminal [=JRPGs=], wasn't really able to gain a foothold in America during the 90s. It fared much better during the revival in the oughties, but not enough to convince Square-Enix Square Enix to continue localizing much past ''IX'' and the remake of ''VI''. The localization of It wouldn't be until ''Heroes'' that Square Enix started localizing the games again, and some of them such as the remakes of ''VII'' and ''VIII'' remakes may be an opportunity for further Western releases.only happened thanks to Nintendo handling publishing duties.


** The movie ''DragonQuest: Your Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtile for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards.

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** The movie ''DragonQuest: Your Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtile subtitle for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]] The movie movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards.


** The movie ''DragonQuest: Your Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtile for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]]

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** The movie ''DragonQuest: Your Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtile for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]]]] The movie itself would go on to tank in Box office sales in the following weekend onwards.


** The movie ''DragonQuest: Your Story" has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtile for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheendOfTime, in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]]

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** The movie ''DragonQuest: Your Story" Story'' has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtile for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheendOfTime, ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime", in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]]

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** The movie ''DragonQuest: Your Story" has also come under fire. The trailers seemed like a straight adaptation of VideoGame/DragonQuestV, and the movie did very well in its first weekend. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that the subtile for the movie, Your Story, is quite literal, in that the movies plot ends up being nearly identical to the infamous Plot Twist of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheendOfTime, in which the movie is actually about a kid from the real world entering the video game world of Dragon Quest V. Not only was this [[TrailersAlwaysLie not implied in any of the marketing for the movie]] but it ruined the reputation for the movie as a whole, and with V being seen as one of the most iconic entries in the series next to III, fans were '''not''' happy, to say the least.]]

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