We discuss the connection between May 9 and the Akira Toriyama franchise, which is still very successful worldwide.
There is a celebration every day. Now that May the Fourth is Dragon Ball Day, May the Fourth be with You, if May the Fourth was Star Wars Day? It’s a good time to reflect on the reasons why May 9th was chosen as Goku Day because it’s today.
There is a reason why this particular day has been picked, even if it is not because the date is connected to any specific occasion in Goku and his companions’ past.
It was clearly explained on the official Dragon Ball website. The Japan Anniversary Association has been officially registering Goku Day events since 2015. (yes, there is an organisation that keeps track of anniversaries in Japan). Why May 9 then? The date and the digits 5 and 9 might not appear to mean anything at first look, but they really translate to “Go” (five) and “Ku” (nine), respectively, in Japanese. How creative.
— kuramaZ #GokuDay #GokuEveryday (@z_kurama) October 2, 2022
Dragon Ball game deals during Goku Day
For the upcoming Goku Day, many of the video games in the series are on sale. For only $4.99, you can get one of the longest-running games, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, from the PlayStation Store. Dragon Ball FighterZ, Arc System Works’ critically acclaimed fighting game, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is both available for relatively reasonable pricing. From the Saiyan invasion through Bu’s resurrection, the entire saga is chronicled in Cyberconnect 2’s turn-based role-playing game.
Bandai Namco is developing a new video game in the series. Asymmetrical multiplayer action game Dragon Ball: The Breakers pits seven players against a powerful enemy who is also under player control.
New stories have been written by Akira Toriyama and Toyotaro for both the manga and anime adaptations of Dragon Ball Super.
For almost 4 years, Jason Martin has been a freelance writer for newspapers, journals, blogs, books, and online material. He covers the most recent news as well as many other topics.