The BEST Episodes of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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 8.75
28 votes
THE TEAM BATTLE BEGINS

#2 - 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 8.46
13 votes
THE DRAGON KNIGHT

#3 - 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 8.37
35 votes
THE INSIGNIA OF AVAN

#4 - 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
FAREWELL TO THE FATHER

#5 - FAREWELL TO THE FATHER

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired May 15, 2021

With his weapon lost, Dai must defend himself. Baran lacks the Magic Power for his full Gigabreak. Dai is given Hyunckel’s Dark Armour Blade and faces off with Baran one last time. Meanwhile, Popp remains unresponsive to Leona’s Zing spell...

star 8.35
26 votes
THE DARK LORD HADLAR'S RETURN

#6 - 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 8.32
53 votes
A SINGLE SHARD OF COURAGE

#7 - 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
NOW I SLICE EVERYTHING

#8 - 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 8.30
37 votes
THE DEATH-DEFYING SAVIOR

#9 - 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 8.29
35 votes
A FATHER AND SON CLASH

#10 - 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
28 votes
HYUNCKEL VERSUS HADLAR

#11 - 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 8.27
37 votes
THE TERRIFYING DRACONIC AURA

#12 - 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 8.27
30 votes
THE DECIDING MOMENT

#13 - 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 8.26
39 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
38 votes
DRAGON MASTER GENERAL BARAN

#15 - 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 8.21
29 votes
THE STRONGEST SWORD

#16 - 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 8.17
23 votes
THE HADLAR ROYAL GUARD

#17 - THE HADLAR ROYAL GUARD

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Sep 11, 2021

Nova is General Bowson’s son. Refusing to fight together with Dai, he heads off to fight the Dark Army. Dai and Popp hurry after him, but Nova arrives first. Nova fights valiantly, but the Orichalcum warriors reveal their true terror...!

star 8.17
18 votes
THE EXTREME ANNIHILATION SPELL, MEDROA

#18 - THE EXTREME ANNIHILATION SPELL, MEDROA

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Aug 28, 2021

The showdown with Vearn is in five days. Dai and his friends head out to spend the remaining time training. Popp visits Matoriv to find a way to counter the Hadlar Royal Guard. Matoriv decides to teach Popp a spell that he himself fears to use.

star 8.15
20 votes
DAI'S SECRET

#19 - 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 8.13
30 votes
MASTER OF DARKNESS AGAINST HIS PUPIL

#20 - MASTER OF DARKNESS AGAINST HIS PUPIL

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Jul 17, 2021

With Mystvearn’s declaration of war, the battle begins. The companions fight, but against an endless enemy, they’re slowly forced back. Help arrives, reigniting the weakened flame in everyone’s hearts. At last, Mystvearn himself appears...!

star 8.12
17 votes
THE COLLABORATIVE ZAPPLE

#21 - THE COLLABORATIVE ZAPPLE

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 19, 2020

Thanks to Crocodine, Dai and Popp managed to escape. Popp says to Dai that if they don’t defeat Hyunckel, they won’t be able save Maam or Leona. Morning comes. Popp has come up with a plan to defeat Hyunckel and suggests the use of a certain spell.

star 8.08
39 votes
BLIZZBLAZE GENERAL FLAZZARD

#22 - BLIZZBLAZE GENERAL FLAZZARD

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 9, 2021

After their fierce battle against Hyunckel, Dai and friends set out to find Leona. They launch signal flares and are met by Amy of the Papnica Troika, who takes them to where Leona is hiding, but Blizzblaze General Flazzard reaches her first...!

star 8.05
40 votes
ZABOERA'S SCHEME

#23 - ZABOERA'S SCHEME

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired May 22, 2021

With one final chance from Vearn, Hadlar himself heads out with Zaboera to kill Dai. Dai and his friends rest their wounds in Merle’s cottage. As Popp stands guard outside, someone makes an unexpected appearance.

star 8.04
27 votes
ONTO PAPNICA KINGDOM

#24 - ONTO PAPNICA KINGDOM

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2020

Having won the battle with Crocodine, Dai and company head to Papnica Kingdom, which is under attack by the Undead Legion of the Dark Army. Upon arrival, Dai sees an unbelievable sight. Meanwhile, Hadlar summons all Legion Commanders, but...

star 8.03
40 votes
HYUNCKEL, THE DARK SWORDSMAN

#25 - HYUNCKEL, THE DARK SWORDSMAN

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 12, 2020

Dai’s Avan Strash had no effect on Hyunckel. Hyunckel dons his “Dark Armour Blade” to face Dai and his companions. Just why does Hyunckel hate Avan so much? Hyunckel reveals his past with Avan to answer Maam’s question.

star 8.00
43 votes