Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (2020)

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai

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Synonyms: Dragon Quest: Dai's Great Adventure
Japanese: ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険
English: Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
German: Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
Spanish: Dragon Quest: La Aventura de Dai
French: Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 100
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2020 to Oct 22, 2022
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 09:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 2345523,455 users)
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Ranked: #10602
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Popularity: #2465
Members: 70,066
Favorites: 579

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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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Opening Theme

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"Ikiru wo Suru (生きるをする)" by Macaroni Empichi (マカロニえんぴつ)
2: "Bravest" by Taichi Mukai (eps (eps 51-??))

Ending Theme

"mother" by Macaroni Empichi (マカロニえんぴつ)
2: "アカシ (Akashi)" by XIIX (eps 26-50)
3: "Namae (名前)" by Humbreaders (ハンブレッダーズ) (eps 51-74)
4: "Tobu Tori wa (飛ぶ鳥は)" by Mitei no Hanashi (eps 75-)


Oct 22, 2022
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken will remain in my heart as one of the best stories I've ever had the chance to experience.
The adventure of Dai was a story of a young boy starting from nothing in order to become the hero who saves the world along with a cast of really memorable characters.
With training and character development we see these characters grow over the course of the show, forming a sense of responsibility and overcoming their personal fears and desires.
Their goal is to stop the commander of demon army Hadlar along with his lieutenants. We're introduced to this conflict really early on ...
Oct 21, 2022
I consider this an underrated master piece. People criticize the story for being "basic" but that is a mistake. Dai is a Classical Redemptive Hero. Nowadays almost every story is subversive fiction and morally "complex" and that's not actually good because we've culturally forgotten what a true hero is supposed to look and be because every hero has tragic, the villains are present of antiheroes and everything subverts the idea of the Hero. Dai no Daibouken does not use any of these devices. Dai is presented exactly as what a Hero should be at every critical moment and he doesn't fail. He is faithful, truthful, ...
Jan 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (15/100 eps)
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 ...

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