Giant Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z balloons float through New York at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2 years ago

Giant Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z balloons float through New York at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been an American tradition for nearly a century

The annual November tradition sees the streets of New York filled with ominous inflatable likeness of beloved kids characters, as well as perky pop performers playing popular hits.

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This year, however, the parade was infiltrated by an oversees menace: anime.

Alongside mainstays like Charlie Brown and Bugs Bunny, Goku, the star of the Dragon Ball franchise, made his debut as a big New York balloon.

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Obviously, this went down a storm online, as anime nerds on Twitter lol'd at fuddy-duddy news presenters getting befuddled by Dragon Ball lore.

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In that video, they say that Goku is about to "become a movie star" - Wikipedia lists 20 animated Dragon Ball movies so far, along with the live-action American adaptation Evolution from 2009.

Goku wasn't the only anime character in attendance - Pikachu also had a giant balloon.

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Pikachu actually first appeared in the parade all the way back in 2001, during the first wave of Poke-Mania.