It has finally happened; there will officially be balloon representing an anime character in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year and that will be none other than Goku. That’s right! Goku will join the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in his Super Saiyan Blue form. The balloon will be 70 feet long, 36 feet wide, and 56 feet tall. The Dragon Ball franchise is the most popular anime franchise around the world; especially with the resurgence of the series due to the Super anime and the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie.
The parade will take place Thursday November 22nd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern time.
— Funimation @ #MacysParade🎈 (@FUNimation) November 1, 2018
Here is the statement from Macy’s regarding the announcement: “The legendary hero of Dragon Ball takes to the streets of Manhattan for his Parade debut this year ahead of his starring role in the North American theatrical release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly this January. Goku, the star of the iconic Japanese animation franchise Dragon Ball, is a Saiyan warrior who was sent to destroy Earth as a child. When a brain injury changed Goku’s programming, he became peaceful, good-natured, loving and honest – many adjectives that describe the celebration of Thanksgiving!”
Source: Funimation, Comicbook