Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
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Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken

Alternative Titles

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

Type: Manga
Volumes: 37
Chapters: 349
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 10, 1989 to Nov 26, 1996
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Sanjou, Riku (Story), Inada, Koji (Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 54775,477 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7662
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1519
Members: 10,529
Favorites: 343

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Synopsis

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)

Background

Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken has been published in English as Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai by VIZ Media under the Shounen Jump imprint since March 1, 2022.

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Characters

Popp
Main
Dai
Main
Hyunckel
Main
Maam
Main
De Zinuar III, Avan
Supporting
Hadlar
Supporting
Baran
Supporting
Crocodine
Supporting
Leona
Supporting
Vearn
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jul 27, 2010
brunokm (All reviews)
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
Oct 8, 2021
whateverweather (All reviews)
Dai's story is that of a pretty basic shonen. Being dragon quest in anime form, it shares some similarities with the dragon ball in art style and Dai's initial character. --Naive boy with mysterious powers is visited by a girl who sends him on an adventure-- The territory is pretty familiar but the lively cast and dragon quest style keep this manga a fun enough romp.

Story: 4/10
Like i said, pretty standard stuff here. Dai and his party have to defeat the demon lord's army. They typically fight one commander at a time while honing their abilities. There are neat swerves in these fights and the read more
Jul 8, 2009
Elydan (All reviews)
Preliminary
*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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