Toei Animation Shares Glimpses Of Goku’s Balloon For The 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Goku has been part of the parade since 2018. Luffy will join him, starting from 2023.


The official Toei Animation twitter account shared a small video, on Nov 23, 2023, showcasing Goku’s balloon for the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the world’s largest parade, held annually in Manhattan, New York City.

Goku has been part of the parade since 2018, and this time Luffy will also make his debut in the parade.

The parade has increased the number of Japanese pop culture icons in its parade in recent years.

These icons include Sonic the Hedgehog, Pikachu, and Evee.

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: Toei Animation on Twitter