The BEST Episodes of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022
Network: TV Tokyo
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.
#1 - POPP'S RESOLVE
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired May 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.
#2 - THE GOD OF THE UNDERWORLD
Season 1 - Episode 57 - Aired Nov 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...?
#3 - THE INSIGNIA OF AVAN
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#4 - A SINGLE SHARD OF COURAGE
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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...
#5 - THE DARK LORD HADLAR'S RETURN
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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...!
#6 - A FATHER AND SON CLASH
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired May 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.
#7 - NOW I SLICE EVERYTHING
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 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...!
#8 - THE DRAGON KNIGHT
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 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.
#9 - HADLAR VERUS BARAN
Season 1 - Episode 54 - Aired Oct 23, 2021
Hadlar’s Black Core could explode at any moment, leaving Dai and Baran unable to attack. Unaware of his own situation, Hadlar unleashes an even more intense barrage of attacks at the two. To resolve the situation, Baran attempts a risky maneuver.
#10 - THE INHERITED HEART
Season 1 - Episode 56 - Aired Nov 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.
#11 - FATHER AND SON DRAGONS SET OUT
Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired Oct 9, 2021
Though shocked by Baran’s sudden appearance, Leona decides to accept his assistance. The Hadlar Royal Guard is lured to the surface while Dai and Baran head to destroy the Dark Citadel Gate. But someone awaits them at the Dark Citadel Gate.
#12 - THE DECIDING MOMENT
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 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.
#13 - THE DEATH-DEFYING SAVIOR
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 30, 2021
Dai and Baduck reach the Dark Flame Spire to find Zaboera, Mystvearn, and their Legion monsters waiting for them. Waiting for Popp and Maam at the Dark Ice Spire is Hadlar. Dai and his friends are in danger. Just then, an unlikely savior appears.
#14 - THE FINAL AVAN STYLE TECHNIQUE
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 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!
#15 - HYUNCKEL VERSUS HADLAR
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 6, 2021
Popp and Maam are shocked by the appearance of Hyunckel. It turns out he was saved by Crocodine. Having come to help the Disciples of Avan, Hyunckel sends Popp and Maam off to Valge Tower and faces off with Hadlar.
#16 - THE TERRIFYING DRACONIC AURA
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 27, 2021
With the secret to the Dragon Knights’ supremacy, the “Draconic Aura” deployed, Baran is invulnerable to Crocodine’s attacks. Crocodine continues to stand up to Baran. And Dai, as well. They attack Baran together, but Baran forms a plan.
#17 - THE TEAM BATTLE BEGINS
Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Sep 18, 2021
Zababa becomes the stage for the battle between Dai, with his friends, and the Hadlar Royal Guard. Our heroes fight using their individual strengths, but the Orichalcum warriors are powerful enemies. Just who will prevail in this fierce battle...?
#18 - HADLAR'S CHALLENGE
Season 1 - Episode 53 - Aired Oct 16, 2021
Popp and his friends face the Hadlar Royal Guard. Meanwhile, Dai and Baran battle Fenbren, and Dai instinctively saves his ally, Baran. The battle with Fenbren ends. Beyond the Dark Citadel Gate, they find Hadlar ready to battle the Dragon Knights.
#19 - THE AVAN STYLE ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE
Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired Oct 2, 2021
Popp, Hyunckel, and Crocodine find the wounded Chiu. Hyunckel deduces it was Fenbren who fought him, and Baran who saved him. Hyunckel sends Popp home and calls out to Baran. Sensing a change in Baran’s demeanor, Hyunckel attempts to stop him...!
#20 - DRAGON MASTER GENERAL BARAN
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 20, 2021
Baran reveals the duty of a Dragon Knight: to wipe out the humans. Baran explains why Dragon Knights were born. Dai rejects Baran’s words. Growing impatient, Baran blows Dai away with a powerful attack. Baran then reveals a shocking truth…!
#21 - DAI'S SECRET
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 17, 2021
Baran approaches Teran Castle where Dai is kept. Leona gives Dai his knife and encourages him to fight before heading off to face Baran with Crocodine. Meanwhile, Hyunckel lies beaten by Larhart. Larhart tells him Baran’s tumultuous past...
#22 - THE STRONGEST SWORD
Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Jul 24, 2021
Hyunckel unleashes a strike with the Aura of Justice. Enraged, Mystbearn unleashes his Dark Aura to tear Popp and the others apart. Sovereign Rock Castle heads for the Grand Chapel. Meanwhile, Lon Beruk finally completes the sword for Dai.
#23 - THE SACRED INHERITANCE
Season 1 - Episode 63 - Aired Dec 25, 2021
Dai trains with Nova and masters both types of Avan Strash, leading him to create a new attack. Leona and the others search the Cave of Trials to attain Kaglimmer. Popp grows desperate that his Isignia of Avan is the only one which will not glow...?
#24 - THE SURVIVORS
Season 1 - Episode 59 - Aired Nov 27, 2021
Dai and his friends faced absolute defeat. Dai is taken away by the Holy Mother Dragon and Hyunckel and Crocodine are missing. Popp and Maam wash up on a beach in Carl Kingdom. The two learn that Vearn has begun his attack on the Surface World.
#25 - WE'RE THE BEAST KING COMMANDOS
Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Sep 25, 2021
Popp’s Medroa was strong enough to carve out the ground. Dai and his friends celebrate their victory. Meanwhile, Chiu forms the Beast King Commandos and works to uncover the secret of the enemy stronghold. But the evil hand of the enemy closes in.