Iconic anime character Goku from the Dragon Ball Z anime has been chosen as the ambassador for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
This grand announcement was hinted at as the former Japanese prime minister had announced that Japanese culture would be fundamental for 2020 during the Rio Olympics closing ceremony on August 21, 2016.
While Goku is going to be the main ambassador for this year’s most anticipated sporting event, he will not be alone. There will be multiple characters alongside him, such as Naruto, Sailor Moon, Luffy, and even Mario. There are likely to be even more characters, but these are all of the ones that are confirmed thus far.
It is certainly an interesting approach for the Olympic committee to take, but it is also likely to succeed.
Goku is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Dragon Ball series created by Akira Toriyama. He is based on Sun Wukong, a main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, and also Superman, with whom he shares a very similar origin story
As the protagonist, Goku appears in most of the episodes, films, television specials and OVAs of the manga’s anime adaptations (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Heroes) as well as many of the franchise’s video games. Due to the series’ international popularity, Goku has become one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the world. Outside the Dragon Ball franchise.