These pictures were drawn by Akira Toriyama in 1990.
From Dragon Quest IV (NES) official strategy guide (ドラゴンクエストIV 導かれし者たち ファミコン奥義大全集) which was published by Shueisha when the game was released.
There were two kinds of strategy guide, one was published by Enix and the other was this.
Shueisha was able to use Toriyama’s pictures because Toriyama has an exclusive publishing contract with Shueisha.
I checked “Akira Toriyama” is written on this book as the person in charge of illustrations.
I’ve seen these Solo and Sofia’s color pictures on Toriyama’s art collection book, but I’ve never seen the other pictures except in this book.
In addition, this is hard to come by nowadays, so these are valuable, I think.
(In these pictures, Alena is jumping with a sword in her hand, and Kiryl looks like he’s a bit blushing with looking at her.
Torneko is looking at Maya’s breasts. Solo and Sofia are smiling very happily and Kiryl is smiling too.
DQ4 characters’ comical pictures like this by Akira Toriyama are rare.)
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