Yay, more DQ2 news! For some reason, the captain makes me think of a mix between DQ1 Slak (for his somewhat trollish demeanor and little respect to sciency stuff) and FF7 Cid. Interesting ideas about integrating gameplay and story, too (loved the part about city moving around along with its shield)! Also, Nobuo Uematsu music~! ^_^
Fun fact: when I saw Azuri's art, I kinda thought of Azra (must be the librarian/scientist girl thing), even before I read her name.
Also, can't wait till DQHD gets released, too. :3