Memories of Taking Great Joy in the Female Hero She'd Been Awaiting
Games were largely a pastime for boys in the Famicom era. Dragon Quest gained a girl fan simply because of the Dragon Quest 4-Panel Comics
Text & Materials: Misao Sanjou
Ever since I was a kid I had no interest in playing with dolls, but instead with sentai heroes and the Famicom. My first encounter with Dragon Quest was in 1993. DQ V had already been released, and the DQ I & II remakes for the Super Famicom were about to come out. But the reason I got into Dragon Quest was the first volume of the 4-panel comic, that I just happened to pick up. Primarily based around DQ III, I was enthralled by all of the well-known components that made up the Dragon Quest world contained within: The weapons, armor, items, magic, creatures, stores, fields, and the characters that made up the party. It was the reason that I then wanted to play the games.