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Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (Manga)

Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken

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Synonyms: Dragon Quest: Dai no Daiboken, Dragon Quest: Dai's Adventure, Dragon Quest: Great Adventure of Dai, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
Japanese: DRAGON QUEST -ダイの大冒険-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 37
Chapters: 349
Status: Finished
Published: 1989 to 1996
Authors: Sanjou, Riku (Story), Inada, Koji (Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.041 (scored by 1919 users)
Ranked: #7822
Popularity: #1650
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After the defeat of the demon lord Hadlar all of the monsters were unleashed from his evil will and moved to the island of Delmurin to live in peace. Dai is the only human living on the island. Having been raised by the kindly monster Brass, Dai's dream is to grow up to be a hero. He gets to become one when Hadlar is resurrected and the previous hero, Avan, comes to train Dai to help in the battle. But Hadlar, announcing that he now works for an even more powerful demon lord, comes to kill Avan. To save his students Avan uses a Self-Sacrifice spell to attack, but is unable to defeat Hadlar. When it seems that Dai and Avan's other student Pop are doomed a mark appears on Dai's forehead and he suddenly gains super powers and is able to fend off Hadlar. The two students then go off on a journey to avenge Avan and bring peace back to the world.

(Source: ANN)


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Jul 27, 2010
Before I start, I would like to say that I have never played any of the Dragon Quest games, therefore I won’t make any parallels between them and the manga that I’m reviewing.

Born from the partnership between Koji Inada (art) and Riku Sanjo (story), Dragon Quest – Dai no Daibouken can be initially seen as just propaganda to increase the games sale. And indeed that was probably the idea when they first started developing it, seeing how it was supposed to be a 2-chapter story, which led to another 3-chapter arc, and consequent serialization. This increasing popularity only comes to show that even a money-maker read more
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Jul 8, 2009
*Note: Despite still 'reading' as I am typing this, I know how the story will develop, have read later on chapters as well and know the in -and outs of this story more than any other.

A manga from the legendary Dragon Quest franchise. It's quite old -while typing this review- as of now; but is it still -and especially for in that time- worth the read?

Yeah, it is. But only if you like Dragon Quest and/or rpg stories with a typical set-up. Give me the chance to explain.

Dragon Quest Dai no Daibouken is a story revolving around a kid, destined to be 'a hero'. Which read more
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