Dragon Quest: Adventure of Dai Anime to Stream on Netflix


Netflix will be adding the latest anime under the popular Dragon Quest franchise titled Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, and will be available for streaming on the platform beginning Friday this week.

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The latest anime adaptation of the manga of the same (with Japanese title Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken) premiere in Japan on October 2020. The final and 100th episode of the anime aired in October 2022. Streaming platforms Hulu and Crunchyroll also streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The English dub is streamed exclusively by Hoopla.

The Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai manga first ran in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan from 1989 to 1996 created by Riku Sanjo and Koji Inada. Compiled into 37 volumes in total. The manga then expanded into an anime series with a total of 46 episodes airing from 1991 to 1992, including short films that premiered in July 1991, March 1992, and July 1992.

The popularity of the manga series has also expanded into several game adaptations over the years.

Dragon Ball Super episode director Kazuya Karasawa is credited as episode director for this latest anime adaptation over at TOEI Animation. Katsuhiko Chiba is credited as series script supervisor. Maho Girl Precure! character designer Emiko Miyamoto is also credited as character designer for this series. Ayaki Fujii is credited as the series’ art director and Yuki Hayashi is in charge of music composition.

Anime News Network’s Anime Encyclopedia describes the series as follows:

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: What’s on Netflix


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