The BEST episodes of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai

Every episode of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai!

A long time ago, there was a valiant swordsman who came to be known simply as "the hero." There was a demon who has caused people suffering. The hero and his companions arrived to challenge the demon to a battle and by combining their powers, the battle was brought swift conclusion. With no one around to cause trouble, the island became a quiet place where everyone could live together in peace. Several years later, the demon is revived. Our present-day protagonist, Dai, lives on a remote island in the southern seas and dreams of becoming a great hero. When he hears about the demon's revival, Dai and his friends take it upon themselves to stop him and the evil force that revived him. Along the way, Dai discovers the identity of "the hero," the truth behind the evil force who revived the demon, and Dai's own hidden powers that surface in times of peril.

Last Updated: 1/4/2024Network: TV TokyoStatus: Ended
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Farewell, This World That I Love
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8.78
23 votes

#1 - Farewell, This World That I Love

Season 1 - Episode 100 - Aired 10/22/2022

In the conclusion to the epic battle between the Hero and the Dark King, Dai fights with his father’s Demon Dragon Blade, and Vearn counters with beams and his rigid body.

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Dai's Decision
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8.74
19 votes

#2 - Dai's Decision

Season 1 - Episode 98 - Aired 10/8/2022

With Gomechan’s miracle, the hearts of all the people of the world have been united. They all work together to stop the Black Cores... What will happen to the Surface World?!

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Like a Bright Flash
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8.68
19 votes

#3 - Like a Bright Flash

Season 1 - Episode 96 - Aired 9/24/2022

The Black Cores in the Pillars of Vearn begin counting down to the world’s end. Dai is broken, and Popp loses the will to fight... Suddenly, a voice rings in Popp’s ears!

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Popp's Resolve
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8.68
41 votes

#4 - Popp's Resolve

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 5/1/2021

As a Dragonoid, Baran’s power is beyond imagination. Just as everyone prepares to die, Dai appears. When the meeting between father and son that they had hoped to prevent happens, Popp remembers the final moments of his master, Avan.

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The Hope in the Flames
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8.67
30 votes

#5 - The Hope in the Flames

Season 1 - Episode 73 - Aired 4/16/2022

Killvearn’s trap imprisoned Dai, Popp, and Hadlar. Powerful flames gradually eat away at their stamina and spirits. Dai and Popp begin to lose hope. Just then, a single ray of light shines through. Can they escape this hopeless situation...?!

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Victory by These Hands
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8.57
21 votes

#6 - Victory by These Hands

Season 1 - Episode 99 - Aired 10/15/2022

Having become the Dragonoid, Dai pummels Vearn. Meanwhile, Popp and the other heroes have been dropped into the heart of Vearn Palace, where they face a new threat...!

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Myst and Kill
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8.45
20 votes

#7 - Myst and Kill

Season 1 - Episode 90 - Aired 8/13/2022

With Popp and Brokeena gone, the others lose their will to fight. Then, Killvearn appears, announcing Avan’s death. But something about Killvearn is different...?

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The Tear of the Gods
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8.44
18 votes

#8 - The Tear of the Gods

Season 1 - Episode 97 - Aired 10/1/2022

To Vearn’s confusion, Dai and Popp rise up again and again. The Dark King tries to detonate the Black Core below, but suddenly the unbelievable happens!

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Killvearn's Trap
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8.42
19 votes

#9 - Killvearn's Trap

Season 1 - Episode 86 - Aired 7/16/2022

Dai’s power could match or exceed Vearn’s. Vearn invites Dai to serve him. Meanwhile, Avan and Killvearn continue to fight. Can Avan win against the Reaper?

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The Secret Spell of Frozen Time
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8.39
18 votes

#10 - The Secret Spell of Frozen Time

Season 1 - Episode 89 - Aired 8/6/2022

Against the overwhelming power of Mystvearn, Brokkena fights the enemy to make an opening for Popp to strike him with his most powerful spell. In the occasion, Brokkena deduces the secret behind the enemy's seemingly indestructible body.

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The God of the Underworld
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8.38
32 votes

#11 - The God of the Underworld

Season 1 - Episode 57 - Aired 11/13/2021

Dai and his friends finally face off against Vearn, who uses his Dark Aura to blast Dai away and casts powerful spells with his overwhelming Magic Power. Vearn is in control even against five opponents. Do Dai and his friends stand a chance...?

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Vearn's Truth
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8.38
16 votes

#12 - Vearn's Truth

Season 1 - Episode 91 - Aired 8/20/2022

Avan reveals Mystvearn’s true identity and Dark King Vearn’s greatest secret. Meanwhile, in the Tower of Supremacy, dark clouds gather above Dai and Leona...

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A Father and Son Clash
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8.37
43 votes

#13 - A Father and Son Clash

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 5/8/2021

The Dragon Crest appears on Dai’s right hand. Is it a miracle brought on by his mother, Soala...? By focusing his power, Dai gains power beyond Baran’s. Baran wields his Draconic Aura and fights back. The two Dragon Knights clash in an epic battle.

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The Greatest, Final Comeback
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8.33
18 votes

#14 - The Greatest, Final Comeback

Season 1 - Episode 95 - Aired 9/17/2022

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The Peril of the Great Purification Spell
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8.32
28 votes

#15 - The Peril of the Great Purification Spell

Season 1 - Episode 67 - Aired 1/29/2022

The Disciples of Avan try to cast Kaglimmer. But Popp’s Insignia won’t glow. Maam tries to encourage Popp, but only increases his pain. Powerful monsters enter the fray. As Dai and friends begin to panic, Zaboera schemes.

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The Insignia of Avan
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8.32
66 votes

#16 - The Insignia of Avan

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/31/2020

Avan is overpowered by Hadlar, who is now stronger than ever. To protect his students and the world, Avan gathers the last of his strength and faces Hadlar. Dai can do nothing but watch. Finally, the showdown between Avan and Hadlar is concluded.

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The Demonic Guard of Heaven and Earth
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8.32
19 votes

#17 - The Demonic Guard of Heaven and Earth

Season 1 - Episode 92 - Aired 8/27/2022

Myst tries to make Hyunckel’s body his own. Meanwhile, Dai faces off with Vearn, the True Dark King. Dai’s strongest attack, Giga Strash, is met with an unknown stance...

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Now I Slice Everything
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8.25
51 votes

#18 - Now I Slice Everything

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/20/2021

With his core destroyed by Dai’s Air Slash, Flazzard splits his body. Mystvearn appears and gives Flazzard the Shadow Legion’s ultimate armour. Flazzard attacks Dai. But having completed his Avan Style Sword Technique, Dai remains unfazed...!

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Vearn, The Dark King
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8.24
17 votes

#19 - Vearn, The Dark King

Season 1 - Episode 85 - Aired 7/9/2022

Dai and Leona reach the top of the Tower of Supremacy. Facing Vearn, Dai recalls his past loss against him and is struck with fear. Vearn is wary of Dai’s Twin Dragon Crests.

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The Dark Lord Hadlar's Return
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8.21
70 votes

#20 - The Dark Lord Hadlar's Return

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/24/2020

Avan turned into a dragon and attacks Dai. Dai fights back to no avail. To defeat Avan’s flames requires Wave Slash. As Dai clears his objective, someone enters the island. Who should appear before Avan but the worst possible being...!

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The Deciding Moment
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8.20
54 votes

#21 - The Deciding Moment

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/26/2020

Hyunckel withstands the Zapple spell. His spell thwarted, Dai falls prey to Hyunckel’s Bloody Scryde. At that moment, Maam appears and hands a Soul Shell found in a hidden room to Hyunckel. It contains a shocking truth about Hyunckel’s past.

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The Dragon Knight
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8.20
50 votes

#22 - The Dragon Knight

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/13/2021

Dai faces the Dragons attacking Bengarna. His sword shatters. Dragons that Popp failed to defeat join in. All prepare for defeat, but Dai unleashes the power of the Dragon Crest. Nabara and Merle realize a truth that Dai himself doesn’t yet know.

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The Inherited Heart
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8.20
30 votes

#23 - The Inherited Heart

Season 1 - Episode 56 - Aired 11/6/2021

Popp and the others have managed to survive the Black Core’s explosion. Realizing that the explosion happened while Dai and Baran were fighting, the group rushes to find Dai and Baran. There, they see a shocking sight.

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The Final Avan Style Technique
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8.20
51 votes

#24 - The Final Avan Style Technique

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/13/2021

Dai, Popp, and Maam reach Valge Tower where they are stopped by Flazzard. Realizing he is at a disadvantage, Flazzard shatters himself into bullets of rocks and launches himself as projectiles. Just then, the words of Avan flash through Dai’s mind!

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A Single Shard of Courage
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8.16
58 votes

#25 - A Single Shard of Courage

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2020

Dai is heavily wounded by Crocodine’s Beast King Anguish Blast. Maam tries to save Dai, but is bound by a Heyedra. Masopho, the Mage from the fake Hero’s party shows this to Popp, who remains paralyzed by fear. Masopho then speaks of his past...

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