Dragon's Crown is a fantastical medieval action role-playing video game made by Vanillaware. Packed with labyrinthine dungeons to explore, vile monstrosities to smite, and nearly endless online adventure, players can play as the Fighter, the Sorceress, the Elf, the Wizard, the Amazon, and the Dwarf to uncover treasure and unlock secrets behind the ancient dragon terrorizing the world. The highly popular video game released in 2013, and Udon Entertainment has brought the story to the printed page with Dragon's Crown Volume 1 (9781772940480, $12.99).
In the manga adaptation, the six heroes have come together to quest for riches, for glory, and for the honor of the kingdom of Hydeland! (Though really, it's mostly for the riches...) Readers join them on an epic journey through catacombs, castles, and labyrinths, as the party seeks to retrieve the most legendary of all relics - the Dragon's Crown!
Adapted and drawn by artist Yuztan (Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid), the Dragon’s Crown manga captures all the hard hitting action, sexiness and silliness of the beat-em-up RPG. Created by George Kamitani and Vanillaware, the game is known for its gorgeous artwork and designs, and the manga certainly lives up to that visual legacy.
Dragons Crown Volume 1 (9781772940480, $12.99) is slated for a November 7, 2017 release. A second volume for the manga is scheduled to release in 2018. For a preview of the manga, see below.