Super Saiyan Blue Goku Floats Around New York City in the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Goku appears in the Parade to promote the upcoming 40th anniversary of the original Dragon Ball manga in 2024.


The official Toei Animation Twitter handle and American anime fans flocked to the streets of New York City to capture a Super Saiyan Blue Goku balloon floating around the streets during the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that took place on Nov 24, 2023.

Goku first appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2018 as a large helium character balloon, advertising the then-upcoming 2019 film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly and he’s been appearing in all parades ever since.

Many fans of the Dragon Ball franchise and pop culture voiced their joy and praised Goku as the first-ever anime character to appear in the Macy’s Parade when the balloon was first announced on Halloween.

This year in 2023, Goku appears in his Super Saiyan Blue form once again, but this time, to promote the upcoming 40th anniversary of the original Dragon Ball manga the following year.

Yes, the correct way to pronounce Super Saiyan is “Super Cyan” LMAO.

But this year is special, as another anime character, Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, make his debut in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. However, it did not go exactly well for the ballooned up pirate.

About Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball is a manga series by Akira Toriyama. It first began its serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1984.

The manga was later adapted into a multitude of animated series, movies, and games.

The franchise consists of five different anime series, about 21 animated movies, and around 10 games spanning various platforms, from Famicon to Playstation and Xbox.

Synopsis of the Dragon Ball anime:

Goku Son is a young boy who lives in the woods all alone—that is, until a girl named Bulma runs into him in her search for a set of magical objects called the “Dragon Balls.”

Since the artefacts are said to grant one wish to whoever collects all seven, Bulma hopes to gather them and wish for a perfect boyfriend.

Goku happens to be in possession of a dragon ball, but unfortunately for Bulma, he refuses to part ways with it, so she makes him a deal: he can tag along on her journey if he lets her borrow the dragon ball’s power.

With that, the two set off on the journey of a lifetime.

Source: Twitter