Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (TV)

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Synonyms: Dragon Quest: Dai's Great Adventure, Dragon Quest: Adventure of Dai
Japanese: ドラゴンクエスト・ダイの大冒険


Type: TV
Episodes: 46
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 17, 1991 to Sep 24, 1992
Premiered: Fall 1991
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.591 (scored by 1025410,254 users)
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Ranked: #13822
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Popularity: #4077
Members: 21,882
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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.

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Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director
Shibata, Hiroki
Episode Director
Nitta, Yoshikata
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kasai, Osamu
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Yuusha yo Isoge!!" by Sugiyama Kouichi

Ending Theme

"Kono Michi Waga Tabi (My Road, My Journey) (この道わが旅(My Road,My Journey)) by Dan Jirou

Feb 15, 2008
mimas (All reviews)
Overall, this anime is a classic, very much worth watching, and if the DVDs of this series come out in Japan I will jump to buy them in a heart beat (even if they suffer the same problems as the VHS release: one op and ed per two episodes, and the preview for the next episode replaced by one done by some unknown narrator who likes to spoil the plot for the next two episodes.) What makes this anime work well is a strong story carried by likable, believable characters who grow and change as the story progresses. read more
Dec 3, 2014
Shura-shurato (All reviews)
IT WAS ALL WORTH IT!!!!this gem is too rare, and something thats Toei animation's 3rd biggest asset after the hokuto no ken and dragonball franchise i'll say that by seeing dragonquest , my childhood can be thrown straigt out the window......you saw it?? there it goes. My childhood needed something like this but sadly it seems like Dragonquest is like a ' japan anime exclusive' something VERY HARD to collect on dvd or elsewere in the western world wich i would die for, and proves for me that once again Toei is my favorite anime studio.
Dragonquest a.k.a Dragon warrior started out in read more
May 9, 2021
Yoseph_ (All reviews)
Honestly, if you're a fan of Dragon Quest, you are likely gonna enjoy it. Not sure how it compares to the 2020 series or the original manga, but this adaptation was pretty good.

The story was well done, even if it wasn't groundbreaking, the art is fantastic for the time, I loved almost all of the characters and the music was well done.

Not a perfect show by a long shot, even with my biases, but overall, it's good. The reasons why I enjoy this show are similar reasons to why I enjoy the games, they're charming and likable, a cozy spot when I just want read more

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