IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!! In celebration of the upcoming movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Goku is officially the newest balloon coming to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year — making him the first character originating from a Japanese manga to ever get a balloon in the world’s largest parade.
Dragon Ball has always been a force to be reckoned with in the anime world, and thanks to fans’ undying passion over the years, it’s being recognized on a major, national level.The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is a 94-year American holiday tradition, watched annually on TVs across America and internationally as well!
Goku will be joining the ranks of iconic and classic characters in Americana culture such as SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, and Frozen — a huge achievement for Dragon Ball and anime as a whole. And it’s all thanks to you!
Here’s everything you need to know to get ready for his parade appearance
on NBC, November 22nd!
It took a lot of meticulous work, from teams on both sides of the globe!
Our boy GOKU gets a balloon!! Y’all best believe EVERY 👏 TV 👏 IN THE HOUSE 👏 will be tuned in to @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade this year!! @Funimation @ToeiAnimation #MacysParade #DBSuperBroly pic.twitter.com/nn7xixGlEh
— Dragon Ball Super (@dragonballsuper) November 1, 2018
…and fans took notice.
I watch the #MacysParade every year but I must say, I have never been as hype to watch it as I am this year just to see Goku.
— 🍁Autumn Swelter🍂 (@spleen_stabber) November 6, 2018
I haven’t watched the parade since I was a little kid, but I will definitely watch again for Goku, this is cool
— valkyrie (@crystarius) November 5, 2018
I never watch the parade, but this year I’m definitely watching it just for Goku
— Maggie Flores (@magflores001) November 7, 2018
— Caleb Taylor (@CalebTaylor117) November 5, 2018
Plus, the Goku balloon is MASSIVE.
We got an early look at him in the air during Macy’s BalloonFest in New Jersey!
Goku balloon sneak peek!!🎈🙌
— Funimation @ #MacysParade🎈 (@FUNimation) November 3, 2018
And there’s been NEW movie footage revealed in the latest trailer!!
Now that you’re all caught up, be sure to watch Goku’s historical flight through the streets of Manhattan on November 22nd on NBC! Want to see how the balloons are inflated? Tune in to our social channels on the 21st or, if you’re in NYC, head to the parade area and see everything in person on the street before the festivities start!