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: 7.731 (scored by 2501425,014 users)
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Ranked: #11572
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Popularity: #2539
Members: 73,404
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Hayami, Show


Seki, Tomokazu

De Zinuar III, Avan

Sakurai, Takahiro


Maeno, Tomoaki


Hashi, Takaya


Karasawa, Kazuya
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Yuuta
Episode Director, Storyboard
Miyamoto, Hiroaki
Episode Director


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-)

Episode Videos


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 ...
Mar 13, 2024
Preliminary (30/100 eps)
it starts well. you can call it a breath of fresh air. and you think to yourself its a cool battle shounen. but then it start to be tiring. i honestly think there is no reason for the show to be 100 episodes because its so repetitive that by the 20-30 episode you feel tired of it.

honestly. if it was a 24-30 episodes series that is maybe divided into seasons it would be much better. to watch 100 episodes of this is tiring.

and yes it feels super outdated. the vilians also feel super cartoony. well. i know its a cartoon and all. but still. ...

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