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.

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POPP'S RESOLVE

#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.

star 8.68
31 votes
THE GOD OF THE UNDERWORLD

#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...?

star 8.50
20 votes
THE INSIGNIA OF AVAN

#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.

star 8.35
52 votes
A SINGLE SHARD OF COURAGE

#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...

star 8.30
43 votes
THE DARK LORD HADLAR'S RETURN

#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...!

star 8.29
55 votes
A FATHER AND SON CLASH

#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.

star 8.29
31 votes
NOW I SLICE EVERYTHING

#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...!

star 8.29
38 votes
THE DRAGON KNIGHT

#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.

star 8.29
38 votes
HADLAR VERUS BARAN

#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.

star 8.29
21 votes
THE INHERITED HEART

#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.

star 8.28
18 votes
FATHER AND SON DRAGONS SET OUT

#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.

star 8.25
20 votes
THE DECIDING MOMENT

#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.

star 8.24
41 votes
THE DEATH-DEFYING SAVIOR

#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.

star 8.22
37 votes
THE FINAL AVAN STYLE TECHNIQUE

#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!

star 8.21
39 votes
HYUNCKEL VERSUS HADLAR

#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.

star 8.18
40 votes
THE TERRIFYING DRACONIC AURA

#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.

star 8.15
33 votes
THE TEAM BATTLE BEGINS

#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...?

star 8.14
21 votes
HADLAR'S CHALLENGE

#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.

star 8.13
23 votes
THE AVAN STYLE ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

#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...!

star 8.10
20 votes
DRAGON MASTER GENERAL BARAN

#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…!

star 8.09
32 votes
DAI'S SECRET

#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...

star 8.09
33 votes
THE STRONGEST SWORD

#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.

star 8.08
26 votes
THE SACRED INHERITANCE

#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...?

star 8.06
16 votes
THE SURVIVORS

#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.

star 8.06
18 votes
WE'RE THE BEAST KING COMMANDOS

#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.

star 8.05
21 votes