Dragon Ball fans, rejoice!
The main hero of the Dragon Ball series, Goku, made his premier (in balloon form) at the 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Fans of the animated series will notice that the balloon depicts Goku in Super Saiyan Blue to promote the release of the 20th animated film in the series’ history, Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
The new series is set to debut on Jan. 16, 2019 and promises to give fans an in-depth look at the background and history of Saiyans (a race of extraterrestrials in the anime series) and how the main villain, Frieza, enters the cartoon’s universe.
According to Macy’s official parade lineup, the Goku balloon stands at 56-feet tall, 36-feet wide, 70-feet long, and requires a total of 90 handlers to maneuver it through two-and-a-half miles of New York City streets during the parade.
Even with all the handlers, Goku briefly met his match when a strong gust of wind nearly blew the giant balloon away early this morning.
CBS briefly caught the entire incident on camera, as a strong gust of wind manhandled some of the handlers who were tethered to Goku.
Luckily for everyone watching the parade nearby, the balloon was quickly wrangled and brought back on course for the rest of its historic journey through the streets of Manhattan.
Goku joins Pikachu as the only as the only other fictional character from a Japanese anime to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 2001.
The 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade runs from 9 a.m. ET to 12 p.m. ET, but don’t worry if you can’t catch it during its nationwide broadcast. The parade is also being streamed on YouTube.