Dragon Ball: Japan celebrates the 'Goku Day'

Dragon Ball: Japan celebrates the 'Goku Day'

On May 9 in Japan, Son Goku Day (Gokuu No Hi) is celebrated, derived from the pronunciation of numbers 5 (GO) and 9 (KU), as well as the accommodation of the date in Japan (5/9) . The day was officially established in 2015, in parallel with the premiere of the film Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no "F" (Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'), held a few weeks before.

Dragon Ball: Japan celebrates the 'Goku Day'

Although the day of Son Gokú is exclusive to Japan, the festival is actually celebrated by Dragon Ball fanatics around the world through social networks, public events and official merchandise launch and promotions from official distributors . It should be noted that on this date the birthday of Pícoro is also held, since it marks the date on which Gokú murdered Pícoro Daimakú (Piccolo Daimao).

Toriyama published the original Sleeve of Dragon Ball through the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump of the Shueisha publisher between 1984 and 1995, with a total of 519 chapters collected in a total of 42 volumes. The manga was adapted by the Toei Animation studies in two seasons: Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, which were originally issued in Japan between 1986 and 1996.

Additionally, the study has produced twenty feature films of the franchise animation and three specials for television, as well as two consequences entitled Dragon Ball GT between 1996 and 1997 and Dragon Ball Super, between 2015 and 2018. With more than 160 million copies sold in Japan, and an estimated 300 million globally, this is one of the most successful manga and anime franchises throughout history. A new film is confirmed for the year 2022.

Synopsis of Dragon Ball

Son Gokú is a child who lives alone in the forest, that is, until a girl named Bulma meets him in his search for a set of magical objects called "Dragon Spheres". Since it is said that the artifacts grant a desire to whoever gathers the seven, Bulma expects to gather them and desire a perfect boyfriend. Goku is in possession of a sphere of the dragon, but unfortunately for Bulma, he refuses to separate from her, so she makes a deal: he can accompany him on his trip if he allows him to borrow the power of the dragon ball . With that, the two undertook the journey of his life. Do not start the trip alone. On the way, they meet old Mutten-Roshi and the Viscipuli's aspiring Krillin, with whom Goku trains to become a stronger martial artist for the next world martial arts tournament. However, not everything is fun and games; The ability to realize any desire is powerful, and there are others who would do it much worse than just wishing a boyfriend. To stop those who would try to abuse legendary power, they train to become stronger fighters, using their new force to help people surround them on the road.

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