Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - Six Great Generals (ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険 ぶちやぶれ!! 新生6大将軍, Dragon Quest: Dai no Daiboken - Buchiyabure!! Shinsei 6 Daishougun, loosely translated as Dragon Quest: The Great Adventure of Dai - Burst! The Six Great Generals of the New Generation), also known as The Great Adventure of Dai 3: Six Generals, Dragon Quest movie 3, Dragon Quest: Great Adventure of Dai: Destroy!! The Reborn 6 Commanders and similar variations, is a Japanese animated film based on Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the Japanese comic and the third film. It has the same cast as the TV series, but it is an original story not directly linked to the comic or the TV show.

Like the first film and the second one Six Great Generals was animated by Toei Doga. The movie was theatrically released in Japan on 11 July 1992 at the Toei Anime Fair of summer of 1992, screened alongside Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! and Rokudenashi Blues.

The short film was released for home video in 1993 and has not been re-released since then.


Following the defections of Crocodine and Hyunckel and the defeat of Flazzard, Hadlar ponders the situation when Galvus, the Tactician of the Great Devil Army who had been working behind the shadows, shows up and informs Hadlar that he and his team will take over and will defeat Dai and his allies.

Meanwhile, Dai and his friends are relaxing after helping with the reconstruction of Papnica. Suddenly, a black cloud appears and shortly after Beglom, the General of the Super Dragons, Zangrey, the General of the Beasts, Double Dora, the General of the Devil shadows, and Bregan, the General of the Ice and Flame, start attacking the citizens. Dai and Pop confront them and notice that they are different from Haldar's troops. Galvus shows ups and present himself. Elsewhere, Deathskull, the general of the Undead, and Menero, the General of the Ghosts, are attacking Leona, Maam, Apollo, Marin and Aimi.

Menero injures Maam, which allows Deathskull to steal her soul as planned, so Galvus calls his generals to retreat. Bregan ignores this order since he thinks it's a good chance to destroy Dai, who is rushing to help Maam, but Dai destroys Bregan's dragon instead. Later on, Galvus punishes Bregan for disobeying and points out that only working together they will be able to defeat Dai. Galvus plans to use Maam's soul as bait for a trap.

Leona is unable to restore Maam with her magic. Matoriv identifies the Dakkon spell used that steal a person's soul and informs them that they have 24 hours to return the soul to her body before Maam dies. Galvus sends Dai a message to force him to go alone to try to recover Maam's soul. With the forest that guards Maam's soul poisoned, Galvus gives him an antidote that can only be used by one person. Dai forcefully takes it and drinks it. However, the antidote is in fact a poison as well, so Dai gets affected by it once he's in the forest.

All six generals attack the weakened Dai, but, despite this, Dai fights back and kills Beglom. Menero attacks him constantly, but Pop and Leona arrive to save him. The rest of the generals attack them and appear to have the upper hand. Suddenly, Crocodine and Hyunckel, who were contacted by Matoriv, arrive and turn things around. One by one, the remaining generals fall, until only Deathskull and Galvus remain. The two try to destroy Dai with energy beams, but are opposed by Crocodine's and Hyunckel's own beams. Dai uses the opportunity to attack Galvus, allowing Crocodine and Hyunckel to overpower and defeat Deathskull.

While Hyunckel and the rest gather around Dai, who appears to be dying, the souls of the six generals gather around the fallen Galvus and infuse him with power, making him revive and become more powerful. Galvus easily overpower everyone else. Maam's soul communicates with Dai and her soul does the same that the generals' soul did with Galvus. With this, Dai easily destroys Galvus. The film ends with Maam opening her eyes.


Main staff

  • Director: Nobutaka Nishizawa
  • Script: Junki Takegami
  • Music: Koichi Sugiyama
  • Art: Nobuto Sakamoto
  • Photography: Hidetoshi Watanabe
  • Original work: Riku Sanjo, Koji Inada
  • Animation director, character design: Kenji Yokoyama
  • Editing: Masaaki Hanai
  • Production: Chiaki Imada, Tomio Ando
  • Work: Toei Doga
  • Distribution: Toei
  • Production companies: Toei, Shueisha, Toei Doga

Theme songs



  • "My Road, My Journey"
    • Vocals: Jiro Dan
    • Lyrics: Konosuke Fuji
    • Composition, arrangement: Koichi Sugiyama

Home video

The series was released on VHS format only. No DVD or Blu-ray release exists so far. Toei Video released the VHS for rental on 12 March 1993, catalog number VRTM-1352 and JAN 4988101037674, and for retail sale on 25 March 1993, catalog number VSTM-1352 and JAN 4988101037681.




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