Creator of the legendary DRAGON QUEST® series, Yuji Horii, joins Anime Expo 2018! He will be participating in autograph sessions at the SQUARE ENIX Booth (located in the Entertainment Hall) throughout the weekend, at the following times:

  • Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 7, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A limited number of autograph tickets will be distributed at the DRAGON QUEST area of the SQUARE ENIX booth starting 10:00 a.m. of the day prior to each session. Lucky attendees who receive a ticket will be able to receive an autograph on an exclusive 8″x10”signing card prepared by SQUARE ENIX and a photograph with the creator*.

* Fans may pose with Yuji Horii for one photograph. Signatures will be limited to a signing card prepared by SQUARE ENIX and he will not be signing personal items.

Throughout the weekend, attendees will be able to get hands-on time with DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, prior to its release on September 4. The playable demo features two separate areas of the game: Cobblestone, where the Hero’s journey begins, and Gallopolis, where you can participate in horse racing, battle the menacing Slayer of the Sands, and more.

Fans are also invited to obtain a variety of DRAGON QUEST XI giveaways, including t-shirts and double-sided posters, while supplies last.

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About Yuji Horii

Yuji Horii was born in Hyogo, Japan in 1954. After graduating from Waseda University’s School of Letters, Arts and Sciences I, he worked as a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. He took his first steps as a Game Designer in 1982 when he won a game programming contest sponsored by Enix (now Square Enix).

DRAGON QUEST released in Japan in 1986. The third installment in the series, DRAGON QUEST III, was a national phenomenon, earning Yuji Horii a place at the center of the gaming industry; a position he still holds today.

The DRAGON QUEST series boasts worldwide sales of 76 million units. The latest installment, DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, is releasing in the West on September 4 this year.

Horii’s participation in AX 2018 is made possible by Square Enix.

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Anime Expo 2018  will run from July 5 through July 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Pre-Show Night on July 4, 2018.

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