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Goku is arguably the most popular and cherished anime character out there. Goku Cosplay has also become a trending hobby! Even many people who do not fancy watching anime loves Goku. For our friend who is wondering who is this “Goku,” it is a character from the Dragon Ball franchise by Akira Toriyama. In fact, Goku is the main protagonist of the manga and the show. Akira Toriyama published the very first chapter of Dragon Ball Z on June 19, 1984. It is over 36 years, and still, the franchise, as well as the show, is among the most trending in the anime world.
Who is Goku, and why is he so popular!
To discuss and know behind the scenes information about Goku, you should first know about the anime, Dragon Ball. As we said, the manga came in on above 36 years ago. However, it didn’t become famous just right then. In 1986, Toyei Animation adapted the manga into two anime series. That is when the Dragon Ball franchise started to rise with wings flapping. The whole franchise didn’t just become prevalent, it has grossed over $30 Billion in revenues. It is among the top 20 highest-grossing franchise of all time. Up till now, there have been a total of 6 animated series from the franchise officially. The number of fan-made animations is uncountable. Over 250 million copies of the manga have been sold in 40 countries and are the 2nd most sold manga ever. So, what makes this particular franchise so popular?
Compelling Characters, properly articulated storylines, character development, overblown fight scenes, lots and lots of colors, ideal villains, and much more! You need to understand back in the ’80s all these things weren’t as standard in the shows or in animations as they are now. So, when people got a taste of such high quality, patience works, they got attached to it immediately.
Oh! I forgot to mention the most crucial aspect of all, the “Emotional Content!” While all other shows focused on the stories, actions, etc. Dragon Ball made sure the audience connect with the feelings of the characters. The fears, the rage, the power, the pain of loss, failure, joy each and every…