It looks like this year’s parade will be rocking the dragon!
On November 1, Funimation announced that the 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will introduce a new character balloon. Dragon Ball star Goku will debut as a balloon, which will be presented before an audience of more than 50 million people.
The balloon appears in the poster for the event, along with Santa Claus and Tom the Turkey.
Funimation showed off images of an artist rendering of the balloon, as well as a painted scale model and a teaser video. You can check these out below.
The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held on November 22, starting at 9:00AM Eastern (6:00AM Pacific).
Dragon Ball is one of the most iconic manga and anime properties in the world. Akira Toriyama’s original manga first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1984. To date, the series has spawned more than 40 collected manga volumes, as well as numerous spinoffs and anime adaptations.
To date, the Dragon Ball manga has sold more than 240 million volumes worldwide.
Dragon Ball Super is the latest entry into the franchise. The series began airing on July 5, 2015 on Fuji TV. The series is being helmed by Kimitoshi Chioka (episodes 1-32) and Morio Hatano (ep 33 – present) at Toei Animation, with Tadayoshi Yamamuro (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Beet the Vandel Buster) providing character designs. The show is the first new Dragon Ball TV series to air since Dragon Ball GT in 1996.
Funimation describes the series as:
With Majin Buu defeated, Goku has taken a completely new role as a…radish farmer?! With Earth at peace, our heroes have settled into normal lives. But they can’t get too comfortable. Far away, a powerful God awakens to a prophecy revealing his demise at the hands of a formidable being. When his search for the Saiyan God brings him to Earth, can Goku and his friends take on their strongest foe yet?
Feature film Dragon Ball Super: Broly hits Japanese theaters on December 14. The feature receive IMAX, MX4D, and 4DX screenings, in addition to a standard theatrical run.
Source: Funimation (Email Communication)