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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - The Hero Avan and The Hellfire Dark Lord (ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険 勇者アバンと獄炎の魔王, Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Yuusha Avan to Gokuen no Maou) is a Japanese comic series written by Riku Sanjo, illustrated by Zipman!!'s author Shibata Yuusaku.

It started serialization alongside the Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (2020 TV series) in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the manga.


The plot centres around the events that happened 15 years before the original series, readapting and then expending upon the Avan backstory that was present in volume 13.


The story centres around Avan and his party that faced Hadlar during the war against the Dark Army.


  • Avan, the future hero tutor that 15 years ago was a knight from Carl and went on a journey alongside his colleague knight Roca to defeat Hadlar. Avan is very proficient with magic and is the founder of his own sword-art style.
  • Leira, Maam's mother in her younger years. The priest of the party.
  • Loca, Maam's father in his younger years. A knight of Carl that Departed alongside Avan to defeat Hadlar. The Warrior of the party.
  • Princess Flora, the Queen of the kingdom of Carl during her time as a princess.
  • Brokeena, Maam's martial arts master during his younger years. The creator of the Refractor Fist and the martial artist of the party.
  • Matoriv, the Great sage during his younger years. The creator of various spells and the mage of the party.
  • Hadlar, the Dark Lord that desired to conquer the world 15 years ago.
  • Bartos, the commander of undead army. Hyunckel's foster father.
  • Brass, Dai's grandfather during his time serving the Dark Army.
  • Kigiro, a sub-treeface general of Hadlar's Dark Army
  • Gangadia, a death troll general of Hadlar's Dark Army
  • Hyunckel, a child living in the Underground Palace


  • Prologue: November 2020 issue (2020-09-21)
  1. 勇者誕生 (lit. Birth of the Hero): December 2020 issue (2020-10-21)
  2. 魔の森の影女 (lit. Kageona of the Dark Forest): January 2021 issue (2020-11-21)
  3. キギロ襲来 (lit. Kigiro Invasion): February 2021 issue (2020-12-21)
  4. 渾身の一刀 (lit. Complete Body Sword): March 2021 issue (2021-01-21)
  5. 新天地への旅立ち (lit. Journey to the New World): April 2021 issue (2021-02-21)


External link

  • Chapter 1 on the artist' twitter account (JP)


Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Story Arcs
Birth Arc
Chapters 123456789101112131415
1991 Episodes 123456789
2020 Episodes 123456
Films The Adventure of Dai The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples (partial)
Gathering Arc
Chapters 1617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647
1991 Episodes 91011121314151617181920212223242526
2020 Episodes 678910111213
Films The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples (partial)
Clash Arc
Chapters 48495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
1991 Episodes 27282930313233343536373839
2020 Episodes 1415161718192021
Films The Adventure of Dai - Six Great Generals (partial)
Destiny Arc
Chapters 767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117
1991 Episodes 40414243444546
2020 Episodes 22232425262728293031
Holy Sword Arc
Chapters 118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151
Epic Challenge Arc
Chapters 152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193194195196197198199200
Holy Ordeal Arc
Chapters 201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230231232
Halo Arc
Chapters 233234235236237238239240241242243244245246247248249250251252253254255256257258259260261262263264265266267268269270271272273274275276277278279280281282
Blood Fight Arc
Chapters 283284285286287288289290291292293294295296297298299300301302303304305306307308309310311312313314315316317318319320321322323324325326327328329330331332333
Flash of Light Arc
Chapters 334335336337338339340341342343344345346347348349
Chapters Avan, The Hero — Side Story
Films The Adventure of Dai - Avan's Disciples The Adventure of Dai - Six Great Generals
Games Dragon Quest: Monster ParadeDragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 ProfessionalDragon Quest Monsters: Super LightDragon Quest of the StarsJump Force The Adventure of Dai - Portable Adventure The Adventure of Dai - Xross Blade The Adventure of Dai - A Hero's Bonds The Adventure of Dai – Infinity Strash
Spinoffs Dai no Daibōken Yuusha Avan to Gokuen no Maou The Adventure of Dai - Xross Blade
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