The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, New York has been a Thanksgiving tradition for decades now, airing on NBC since 1952. The parade is made up of huge floats representing various pop culture characters and the like, and this year's parade even included an appearance by Dragon Ball Z's Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Goku float was featured in part to promote the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot video game, the title of which had host Hoda Kotb cracking up.
Hoda was given the job of explaining Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and how it will give fans the chance to relive Goku's story in celebration of the anime's 30th anniversary. However, when Hoda had to say the word "Kakarot," she started laughing, barely able to compose herself long enough to say that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot would be releasing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this coming January.
It was certainly one of the more amusing moments from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, especially for Dragon Ball Z fans. Hoda seemed to be surprised by the word "Kakarot," and it's easy to see how someone's first reaction may be to laugh when they have to say a word that they have never seen before. After all, many of the names in the Dragon Ball Z franchise are actually intended to be funny in a way, with most everyone named after food or food puns.
Here's the Goku balloon! Hoda kinda looses it after she says "Kakarot". pic.twitter.com/0dIQWpG1fu— Tanooki Joe (@TanookiKuribo) November 28, 2019
Fans will have a chance to revisit all the crazy character names in the Dragon Ball Z anime with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, which is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious games based on the anime/manga franchise to date. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has all the story arcs from the series, plus filler episode content and brand new, original story beats and characters. Its status as an action-RPG as opposed to a fighting game like most DBZ titles is also exciting, and if it's able to stick the landing, it could very well end up being one of the biggest games of 2020.
With the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot release date just a couple of months away, fans won't have to wait much longer to see if the game lives up to the hype.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launches on January 17, 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.