Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (2020)


Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai

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Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2020 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 09:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.121 (scored by 1424414,244 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #32162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2444
Members: 49,776
Favorites: 233

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Synopsis

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.

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Original Character Design


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Opening Theme

"Ikiru wo Suru (生きるをする)" by Macaroni Empitsu (マカロニえんぴつ)
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Ending Theme

#1: "mother" by Macaroni Empitsu (マカロニえんぴつ) (eps 1-25)
#2: "アカシ (Akashi)" by XIIX (eps 26-??)



Oct 30, 2020
seiyaknight (All reviews)
A classic relived with mastery.
A nostalgic heroic storyline with exciting and well-built characters. It served as a school for most of the shonen who came after him, managing to capture all the magic and rhythm that the plot of the franchise's games have.

The animation and the soundtrack are cool and made with a lot of love. This is the maximum that Toei Animation can offer. The script is faithful to the manga, with some minor adaptations of humor and violence, but nothing to spoil the show.

If you are a novice, take advantage of the raw material that has shaped generations.
Dec 31, 2020
SomeOne456 (All reviews)
This is the story of Dai a young boy who dreams of becoming a hero, this anime chronicles his adventures the bonds he makes along the way and the struggles he must overcome in order to become the hero he always dreamed of being, in this journey he learns about the world around him and he learns more about himself, he grows as an individual and becomes stronger as well, he cares deeply for his friends and those important to him, he is a disciple of a man called Avan who’s also the teacher of some of Dai’s friends and as such Dai and his read more
Oct 31, 2020
Kizurk (All reviews)
As a newbie in Dragon Quest universe, I can undoubtedly say that even if this series run for 100+ weeks, I will stick with it.

Dragon Quest (2020) is your typical shounen action anime, but this reboot is absolutely beautiful. This one is also amazing treat for eyes for its clever and well executed cg.



Story : 7/10

The anime has slow first arc, but interesting one. Dragon Quest's world building isn't very different from average shounen, but since it's source is old, no complain about that. But I can easily guess story will be good in future as early signs are showing.



Art : 9/10

As I mentioned before, read more
Jan 20, 2021
DiabloMask (All reviews)
This show is both a reboot, a manga adaptation, and a videogame adaptation at the same time, and I don't mean that in a good way.

Dragon Quest Dai no Daibouken (2020) is a reboot of an anime that was cancelled decades ago and was adapted from a long running manga, why's that important? Because since it's been animated before the people working on this project won't bother putting any effort into re-animating the same thing, so it was expected that they were gonna rush the pacing.

I've made a comparison between the two versions, and so far this reboot managed to fit 30 episodes worth of read more

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