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.
#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 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...?
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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...!
#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...
#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...!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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 - 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…!
#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.
#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...!
#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.
#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...
#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...!
#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.
#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...!
#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.
#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...
#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.