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: 7.931 (scored by 63736,373 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8742
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1622
Members: 12,506
Favorites: 359

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Volumes: /37
Chapters: /349

Synopsis

Before his adventure begins, Dai lives in peace as the lone human among monsters on Dermline Island. While he dreams of becoming a hero, a group of fakes shows up to kidnap the Golden Metal Slime! Then, when Princess Leona arrives in need of a hero, Dai is ready to answer her call...but he needs more training! Will a tutor come along to help him?

(Source: VIZ Media)

Background

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

Characters

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

Reviews

Jul 27, 2010
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 ...
Oct 8, 2021
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 8, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (114/349 eps)
*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 ...

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