The BEST Episodes of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 27, 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 - 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...!
#2 - Episode 21
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 27, 2021
#3 - 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.
#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 - 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 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...
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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!
#11 - 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...!
#12 - THE TERRIFYING CURSE FIELD
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 16, 2021
Dai faces off with Flazzard. His Magic Sword is effective, but Flazzard fires off the rocks in his body in both an attack and a signal to activate the Blizzblaze Curse Field. The surrounding area is encased in a field, and Dai’s group is weakened.
#13 - 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...
#14 - 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.
#15 - CROCODINE, THE BEAST KING
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 7, 2020
#16 - MAAM'S TURMOIL
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2020
Thanks to Maam’s help, Dai goes on the offensive against Crocodine. Popp joins in and the battle intensifies. Seeing Dai and Popp fight, Maam remembers Avan’s words to her when she was young and comes to a decision.
#17 - THE HERO'S TUTOR
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 17, 2020
A dark power affects Dai’s monster friends, driving them berserk. Brass tries to get Dai to leave. As they argue, a Hero trainer arrives to inform Dai that the Dark Lord has returned. To save those he cares about, Dai undergoes Hero training.
#18 - DAI, THE TINY HERO
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 3, 2020
Young Dai lives on Dermline Island, where he dreams of being a Hero. One day, a Hero and his companions come to the island. Dai is excited at first, but their true intent is to steal his best friend, Gomechan, the mythical Golden Metal Slime.
#19 - DAI AND PRINCESS LEONA
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 2020
Dai must take Leona to the Earth Cave for a ritual. At first, Dai dislikes Leona, but they slowly come to understand each other. Suddenly, a giant Evil Scorpion attacks. Dai defeats it, but Leona is poisoned. As Dai’s wishes to save her...
#20 - FURFANG FULL ASSAULT
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 21, 2020
Dai and company arrive late at night to the castle town of Romos. The next morning, Crocodine attacks with the Furfang Legion. In Romos Castle, Dai faces Crocodine. Crocodine decides to use the weapon that Zaboera gave him.
#21 - THE GRAND SORCERER MATORIV
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 23, 2021
Matoriv is a Grand Sorcerer living in a cave. At first, he’s resistant to helping, but upon learning that Dai is Avan’s last student, he agrees to help save Leona. Meanwhile, Hadlar’s Dark Army prepares a scheme.