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.

NOW I SLICE EVERYTHING

#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...!

star 8.80
20 votes
Episode 21

#2 - Episode 21

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 27, 2021

star 8.67
3 votes
THE DECIDING MOMENT

#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.

star 8.34
32 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 8.34
44 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 8.30
46 votes
A SINGLE SHARD OF COURAGE

#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...

star 8.30
37 votes
THE DEATH-DEFYING SAVIOR

#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.

star 8.27
26 votes
HYUNCKEL VERSUS HADLAR

#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.

star 8.26
27 votes
THE COLLABORATIVE ZAPPLE

#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.

star 8.13
30 votes
THE FINAL AVAN STYLE TECHNIQUE

#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!

star 8.12
26 votes
BLIZZBLAZE GENERAL FLAZZARD

#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...!

star 8.10
31 votes
THE TERRIFYING CURSE FIELD

#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.

star 8.04
27 votes
ONTO PAPNICA KINGDOM

#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...

star 8.03
33 votes
HYUNCKEL, THE DARK SWORDSMAN

#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.

star 8.00
35 votes
CROCODINE, THE BEAST KING

#15 - CROCODINE, THE BEAST KING

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 7, 2020

star 7.93
42 votes
MAAM'S TURMOIL

#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.

star 7.86
43 votes
THE HERO'S TUTOR

#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.

star 7.86
49 votes
DAI, THE TINY HERO

#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.

star 7.79
62 votes
DAI AND PRINCESS LEONA

#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...

star 7.79
52 votes
FURFANG FULL ASSAULT

#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.

star 7.76
33 votes
THE GRAND SORCERER MATORIV

#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.

star 7.70
27 votes