Goku World, in which Goku and his gang travel back in time to review events in the Dragon Ball timeline and interacts with his younger self. Ultimately, the final combatants of the tournament consist of Goku, Frieza, Android 17 and Jiren. Upon ascending to his Super Saiyan Rosé form, however, he adopts the more masculine, assertive pronoun ore (俺). , Goku's origin story from the Dragon Ball Minus manga chapter is retold in the film Dragon Ball Super: Broly. 句, 文節, 文句, 連語. During this tournament, Goku reveals that he has learned to combine the perfect energy control of his Super Saiyan Blue form with his older technique, the Kaiō-ken, creating a variation called "Kaiō-ken Blue". Japanese name. In the episode Career Day of Takeshi's Castle, known in the United States as MXC, the hosts Beat Takeshi and Sonomanma Higashi dressed as popular anime characters, one as Goku as a child, the other as Doraemon.  NTT customers voted him as their third favorite black haired male anime character in a 2014 poll. , fictional character and the protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series, This article is about the Dragon Ball character. He joins her to find the seven Dragon Balls, which, when gathered, summon the wish-granting dragon Shenron. Goku also battles Vegeta again after Vegeta falls under the control of the wizard Babidi. He is referred to as Kakarot (or Kakarrot) by his rival, Vegeta. However, during the manga's final story arc, Matsuyama recalls being overjoyed when Goku says that Mr. Satan, a comic relief character with no superextraordinary skills, was the real hero of mankind as the Earthlings found him as the saviour of mankind when Buu was about win the final fight.  It has also attracted considerable media attention in France, Germany, as well as in many Spanish-speaking countries in South America. | "Wukong," "Goku," and "Ogong" all mean "Awakening to Emptiness" in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, respectively, and the Chinese dub also refers to Goku as "Wukong" by that proxy.  In the manga and anime series Blood Lad, the character Staz performs the gestures for Goku's Kamehameha, having learned it from his favorite manga superhero, but it has no actual effect. , Goku has been the subject of, and is mentioned in, various songs.  He later stated that the tail was a pain to draw, hence why he had it get cut off early on. , With the conclusion of the Cell arc, Gohan was intended to replace his father as the protagonist, but Toriyama later decided that Gohan was unsuitable for the role. In 2003, Goku appeared in the interactive feature Orb's Panic Adventure! , After defeating Frieza and escaping the destruction of Namek, Goku learns a teleportation skill called Shunkan Idō[nb 23][nb 24], taught by the inhabitants of the planet Yardrat. Select alternate kanji: go: 悟 (enlightenment) 吾 (I, my, our, one's own) 冴 (serene, skilful) 呉 (give) 護 (safeguard) 午 (noon) 五 (five) 御 (honorable) 伍 (five, 5-man squad, file, line) 期 (period of time) 瑚 (receptacle, (for ancestral offering) ) 梧 (phoenix tree, Chinese parasol tree ) 後 (behind) kuu: 空 (sky) Merus agrees and puts Goku through grueling training over the next few days, during which he reveals his knowledge of Ultra Instinct, much to Goku's surprise. The name Goku is most often used as a boy name or male name. ", "Which Anime Character Do You Wish You Could Be Friends With? Despite having to voice Goku, Gohan, Goten and Bardock, Nozawa claims she is able to instantly get into the respective character simply upon seeing their image. During his epic battle with Freeza, Goku becomes the first Saiyan in a thousand years to transform into a fabled Super Saiyan.  After being revived by the Dragon Balls, Goku faces off with the Saiyan prince Vegeta, who eventually becomes his greatest rival and another ally. The band's lead singer Thomas D chose the name because Goku embodies the band's philosophy, saying he was "fascinated by Goku's naïveté and cheerfulness, yet, at the same time, a great warrior saving the world. - Anime Labs, It is true within the relevant context of the monkey character we're referring to, and it's why I said, "Here's the short version. Anime News Network noted Goku as a good source of comedy and remarked that after everything he experiences, he still remains a naïve character. The apparent died in the year 801. Jones also liked the way the series' depict his entire adventures, making him a good main character. Bardock has a strong suspicion that Frieza is up to something when he receives an order on his scouter for all Saiyans to return home, so he convinces Gine to send their infant son in a space pod to Earth.  The Saturday Night Live sketch TV Funhouse titled Kobayashi depicts real-life hot-dog-eating champion Takeru Kobayashi as able to transform into a Super Saiyan as he prepares to eat hot dogs; Goku appears briefly near the end. , Since the U.S. debut of Dragon Ball Z in 1996, Goku has appeared in American pop culture.  Born Kakarot,[nb 4][nb 5] Goku is introduced as an eccentric, monkey-tailed boy who practices martial arts and possesses superhuman strength. Three years after his birth, his parents sent him away from Planet Vegeta to Planet Earth due to his father's suspicion of Freeza the Evil Emperor. Though the temporary transformation wears off, Goku manages to harness its godly powers. , The character Goku is based on Sun Wukong[nb 6], the central character of the Chinese novel Journey to the West. Was renamed to "Bloomers and the Monkey King" in Viz's translation. Gokou/Goku: The "ku" means sky. "Like that bald punk? However, …  Commenting on Goku's popularity, Kishimoto stated that when people hear the name "Son Goku", no longer do they think of the Journey to the West character, but instead Dragon Ball's protagonist comes to mind. 1 Skills 2 Master 3 Trivia 4 Site Navigation Goku can be unlocked as a master after completing Story Quest #5. In the anime-only sequel series, Dragon Ball GT, Goku is transformed back into a child by an accidental wish made by his old enemy Pilaf using the Black Star Dragon Balls while Pilaf was about to wish to take over the world.  In a 1993 character popularity poll for the series, Weekly Shōnen Jump readers voted Goku second, after his son Gohan. The name Goku originated as an Japanese name.  On April 7, 2007, Goku and Fuji TV announcer Masaharu Miyake were commentators on the anime segment in the Japan Great Man Awards[nb 39] titled Who is the Strongest Hero?  Rationalmagic.com praised Goku's innocence as one of the funniest parts of the series. The Strongest Character Ranking In Cartoon History! Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited, Privacy sky.  Tim Jones from THEM Anime Reviews noted that Goku is not an omnipotent character in the first anime series, unlike Dragon Ball Z, and does not disappear for long periods of time between sagas. by Thouser » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:18 pm, Post Gogeta almost defeats his opponent, but Broly's allies Cheelai and Lemo use the Dragon Balls to teleport Broly back to the barren planet he grew up on. by sailorspazz » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:08 am, Post Surely it has to be some type of pun right?  However, Goku's signature attack is the Kamehameha, which he learned from Master Roshi. by Tony, forgetting for a moment about his deception) was an alternate timeline version of the infamous God, Zamasu, who after stealing the body of the Saiyan, Son Goku, attempted to rid the Multiverse of mortals.  Throughout the tournament, Goku faces multiple opponents but finds his toughest in Jiren.  These forms also appear in Dragon Ball Super and its manga tie-in, which expand upon the stories from the two films.  Game designer Hiroshi Matsuyama from CyberConnect2 said that while Goku is an appealing character readers could root for during the manga, he was hard to relate and, thus, instead preferred other characters like Krillin or Bulma. He then appears 100 years later at the next World Martial Arts Tournament as an adult, where he watches a battle between Goku Jr., his descendant, and Vegeta Jr., Vegeta's descendant. Moderators: Kanzenshuu Staff, General Help, Post Renamed to "Power Pole" in Funimation's dub.  Toriyama did not initially plan to make Goku an alien, it was not until the introduction of fighters from other planets that he established him as a Saiyan[nb 7][nb 8]. In the numerous English versions, Goku has been played by different actors because different companies produced the dubs, by reason of changes of ADR companies and recording studios, or due to actors quitting: Goku first appears in Dragon Ball as a monkey-tailed child adopted by the hermit martial artist Gohan.  Sam Leach from Anime News Network agreed that fans of the series tend to joke about Piccolo being a better paternal figure to Gohan than his actual father, Goku, and felt that Dragon Ball Super emphasized this more when Piccolo started training him again. 語句. The name "Son Goku" is simply the Japanese on'yomi rendering of Sun Wukong, as Chinese and Japanese share the same characters but with different pronunciations. At the end of Dragon Ball Z, Goku became the most powerful being in the universe.  To be creative with the idea of Sun Wukong, Toriyama designed Goku as a human boy with a monkey's tail, rather than a complete simian, because the tail would give the character a distinguishing feature.  Toriyama also mentioned Torishima wanted Goku to form a relationship with Bulma, but this was never applied to the series. In Japanese the numbers 5 and 9 can be pronounced as "Go" and "Ku" respectively. The chapter entitled This is the Police Station in front of Dragon Park on Planet Namek[nb 33] has Ryotsu Kankichi travel to planet Namek and try to issue Freeza a citation and scold both he and Goku for parking their ships illegally.  Goku is referenced in the songs "Goku" and "Anime" by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, where he brags that he looks and feels like Goku. On his journey to Planet Namek in order to aid his friends in gathering the Namekian Dragon Balls to revive those killed by the Saiyans, Goku fights the galactic tyrant Frieza, who destroyed the Saiyans' home planet and nearly the entire race.  The original inspiration was Hong Kong martial arts films, including Bruce Lee films such as Enter the Dragon (1973) and Jackie Chan films such as Drunken Master (1978). More meanings for 語句 (Goku) phrase noun.  Goku was given the ability to teleport to any planet in seconds, so that Toriyama could increase the pace of the story. by Shoryuken » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:43 am, Post Son Goku[nb 1] is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Son is the title inherited from his adoptive grandfather, Grandpa Gohan, or just Son Gohan. His name is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese name Sun Wukong, the protagonist of the classic tale "Journey to the West". Son Goku is the main character in the dragonball series. During his adult years, the song "Aitsu wa Son Gokū" by Hironobu Kageyama, where Kageyama praises everything about Goku, and the duet "Ore-tachi no Energy" feature words spoken by the character. He meets Bulma and joins her on a journey to find the magical seven Dragon Balls that can grant the user one wish. The US Version Includes Unnecessary Script Ad-libs. After Android 17 uses his wish on the Super Dragon Balls to restore the erased universes, Goku and his team part ways with a fully revived Frieza and return to their normal lives on Earth. by nickzambuto » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:41 am, Post Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan for the first time while fighting Frieza It definitely doesn't mean monkey in Japanese; the most commonly used word for monkey is saru (as Freeza used to insult Saiyans), and, I translate Son Goku as "Monkey Grandchild Aware of Emptiness.". Once recovered, they attempt to go after Moro again, but he escapes from them, Merus and the (also conscripted) Majin Buu with the help of his accomplice Cranberry (who he kills) in order to wish upon the Dragon Balls to free all the prisoners in the Galactic Prison. , In the Japanese version of every Dragon Ball anime series and subsequent related media, Goku has been voiced by Masako Nozawa. Information about this dictionary: Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary. Afterwards, Goku and his friends participate in a fighting tournament set between Beerus and his brother Champa, facing warriors from Champa's Universe 6 that he oversees as its God of Destruction. (At a chronological age of 64 years and a biological age of 57 years) 1 Biography 1.1 Legacy 2 Interactions 3 … ". Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo, Dragon Ball Minus: The Departure of the Fated Child, "Is Dragon Ball Z Actually a Slice-of-Life Anime in Disguise? It is Roshi who gives Goku the magic cloud Kintōun[nb 14][nb 15], as a reward for saving his pet sea turtle, which becomes Goku's primary source of flight travel across the world. , Goku has appeared in various other media including an unofficial Taiwanese live-action film and an unofficial Korean live-action film. by Kid Buu » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:20 am, Post Goku's full name (Son Goku) is the Japanese name for Sun Wukong, the main protagonist in the Chinese legend Journey to the West, off of whom Goku is loosely based. book: In Journey to the West the name was created for the Monkey King when he completed training under a Buddhist sage, who felt the monkey should have a Buddhist name. He encounters Universe 11's warrior Toppo and fights him to a draw, only for Toppo to reveal that his universe houses a vastly more powerful warrior named Jiren. Although Goku gives up after fighting his opponent, Hit, his team ends up winning the tournament. After training with the Earth's Guardian, Kami, Goku learns to fly by virtue of the technique Bukū-jutsu[nb 19] and uses the Nimbus cloud less frequently for flight travel. In 2005, Goku appeared in the Toriyama parody manga Neko Majin Z where he is the sensei of the main character Z. An alternative, more innately powerful form known as the Super Saiyan God[nb 27] is reached by Goku during this film. Initially he was concerned that the facial expression looked like that of a villain, but felt it was acceptable since the transformation was brought about by anger. After meeting with the omnipotent being known as Grand Zeno, Goku encounters an evil alternate version of himself called "Goku Black", who is terrorizing Future Trunks' timeline.  He was portrayed by Justin Chatwin in the 2009 20th Century Fox feature Dragonball Evolution. Shortly afterwards, Goku causes the Zenos to decide to hold a multi-universal martial arts tournament with the losing universes wiped from existence.  The collected tankōbon volume of Jaco features the bonus story Dragon Ball Minus: The Departure of the Fated Child, depicting how and why Goku's parents sent him to Earth. , Wanting the series to have a Chinese appearance, Toriyama used the color of the robes worn by Buddhist monks for Goku's dōgi. His birth name is Kakarot (Kakarotto in Japanese). "Goku" also refers to the amount of rice needed to feed a person for a year, tying in with his grandfather's name "Gohan" meaning "awakening to rice" as a pun. However, Goku loses the ability when his friends cut off his tail. What does 語句 (Goku) mean in Japanese?  Goku and other Dragon Ball characters join the cast of One Piece in the 2006 crossover manga Cross Epoch. , Toriyama's editor was initially against having Goku grow up, saying it was uncommon to have the protagonist drastically change in manga, however, he gave in when Toriyama threatened that he would not be able to continue the series if the character did not. Because Super Saiyan 4 is brought about while in a Saiyan's Ōzaru[nb 12] form, he made the hair more "wild" and covered Goku's body in red fur. lit. It refers to rice and just food in general and is tied to the word ‘gohan’ meaning rice/food in Japanese. , Goku regularly appears on Fuji TV. The character of Goku is reportedly based on Sun Wukong, the hero of the Chinese legend Journey to the West.  Nozawa explained that she did not read the manga so that she would not know what was coming in the story until recording, making her reactions the same as Goku's.  Living alone with an item known as a Dragon Ball which he keeps as a memento of Gohan, Goku befriends a teenage girl named Bulma. Of course, Goku was too young to know his Saiyan name when he was sent to Earth and found by Gohan. Lastly, Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan 3 in episode 230 in his battle against Majin Buu. The segment featured a special tournament to decide who was the greatest person in Japanese history. An English to Japanese play on the word "carrot". This page contains 54 results for "goku" in Chinese and/or Japanese. , Goku's characterization has been well received by publications for manga, anime and other media. Roshi spent about 50 years developing and perfecting the technique, but, as a child, Goku is able to understand and copy the technique immediately after only one demonstration. 孫悟空 (Son Goku/Sun Wukong) itself is a multilevelled pun: You guys insult me. Ten years later, during another World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku meets Uub, Buu's human reincarnation, and leaves with him, intending to train him as the new protector of Earth.. Goku's piercing eyes in Super Saiyan form was also inspired by Bruce Lee's paralyzing glare. The name Goku is a boy's name of Japanese origin meaning "aware of emptiness".  The same site also criticized Goku often being busy in the narrative, most notably in Frieza's resurrection, as the supporting characters have some extra scenes only to have their spotlight stolen by Goku and Vegeta. [nb 41][nb 42] Goku is the first manga character to have a balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with his first appearance at the 2018 parade. For other uses, see. Black is eventually revealed to be a rogue Supreme Kai in training named Zamasu, who has stolen Goku's body from yet another alternate timeline and teamed up with the Zamasu of Future Trunks' timeline to fulfill their "Zero Mortals Plan". There was only a single final draft of the character, although Nakatsuru did consider making the hair blonde, he ended up choosing black as it provides more contrast with the red fur. , In his book about Akira Toriyama published in 2004, Julius Weideman said Goku's journey and ever-growing strength resulted in the character winning "the admiration of young boys everywhere. Forum Rules. , Goku has been used in Japanese public service announcements aimed at children.  Toriyama later stated he had him grow up as a means to make drawing the fight scenes easier. After becoming the runner-up champion of the 21st and 22nd tournaments, Goku finally wins in the 23rd with Piccolo's defeat, and marries Chi-Chi soon after to fulfill a promise he made to her years ago despite not knowing what marriage was. Goku himself started off as more or less a parody of Sun Wukong, and as the manga continued its run he was able to develop differently, eventually turning out to have "similar origins." Son Goku27282930313233343536, born with the Saiyan name Kakarot,1617 is the main protagonist in the Dragon Ball manga and anime.  Goku comes from a race of now nearly extinct extraterrestrials called Saiyans, himself having been sent from their home planet to prepare Earth for sale on the intergalactic market by destroying all its life. Now you understand that when Goku says “Ossu!  In 2004, a sequel called Orb's Panic Adventure Returns! Goku is the second son of Bardock and Gine and the younger brother of Raditz.  The German rock band Son Goku takes their name from the Dragon Ball protagonist. I was just curious if that was really it, or if there was any other meaning to his name. Some time later, the young Kakarot was found at … His final challenge is against Omega Shenron, whom he destroys using the Spirit Bomb. ): Manga Design. Living alone with an item known as a Dragon Ball which he keeps as a memento of Gohan, Goku befriends a teenage girl named Bulma.  He came in first in the magazine's 1995 poll, as well as in a 2004 poll amongst fans of the series for the book Dragon Ball Forever. A user from Kentucky, U.S. says the name Goku means "Protector". Goku first appears in Dragon Ball as a monkey-tailed child adopted by the hermit martial artist Gohan. "Sun/Son" is a common Chinese surname that normally means "grandchild", while "Wukong/Goku" is a common Buddhist name that means "perceiving air/awakened to emptiness".  Goku ranked consistently high in the Anime Grand Prix poll in the category of "best male character" in the late 1980s and early 1990s, appearing seventeenth in the 1987 poll, fifteenth in the 1988 poll, second in the 1989 poll, fourth in the 1990 poll, third in the 1991 poll, fourth in the 1992 poll, thirteenth in 1993 poll, and twelfth in 1994 poll. Go (悟) means "aware," "enlightened," "awake to," or "wisdom."  Weekly Shōnen Jump's Gag Special 2005 issue, released on November 12, 2004, featured a Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo one-shot Dragon Ball parody manga, a retelling of the first fight between Goku and Vegeta. Goku is a recurring NPC, first appearing as a master in the Saiyan Saga, a quest giver in the Frieza Saga, and then a boss in the Android Saga. , Despite his predominantly positive reception, Goku has received some negative feedback, in particular for his characterization in Dragon Ball Super due to how his constant desires for fighting stronger enemies resulted in setting up a story where all universes could be destroyed. Along the way, he finds new friends who follow him on his journey to become a stronger fighter. In its sequel film Resurrection 'F', Goku manages to achieve a blue-haired evolution of Super Saiyan God under Whis's tutelage, known as the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan[nb 28] or "Super Saiyan Blue" for short, which Goku uses to battle the newly revived Frieza. Goku is the name of the protagonist of the popular "Dragon Ball" manga series, which was turned into a live action film.  The episode "Goku vs. Superman" in the web series Epic Rap Battles of History won a Streamy Award for Best Music Video. " In a Newtype poll from March 2010, Goku was voted the fifth most popular male character from the 1980s. Discussion regarding the entirety of the franchise in a general (meta) sense, including such aspects as: production, trends, merchandise, fan culture, and more.  Goku, Trunks and his own granddaughter Pan travel the universe to search for the Black Star Dragon Balls and return them to Earth to prevent its destruction. Goku, and Dragon Ball in general, evolved from one of Akira Toriyama's earlier one-shot series called Dragon Boy. In 1992, Goku was featured in the interactive game Dragon Ball Z: Get Together! He is the second and last child of Son Goku, and his wife, Chi-Chi, making him a half Saiyan and Human hybrid. Renamed to "Flying Nimbus" in Funimation's dub. In the past, Yamcha’s voice actor did say Akira Toriyama came up with a clever name for Goku’s newest form. Particularly the master of knowing nothing translation, and something I recently read that claimed Goku is Japanese for monkey.  In 2011, readers of Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition voted Goku as the 41st-top video game character of all time. She said she had to be mindful of the fact that Goku grew up in the mountains and did not know much of the world.  During the early chapters of the manga, Toriyama's editor, Kazuhiko Torishima, commented that Goku looked rather plain. ProLight Style by Ian Bradley. After acquiring the Super Saiyan 4 transformation, Goku battles the evil Tuffle Baby, Super Android 17, and the evil Shadow Dragons. Kamehameha, or "Turtle Shockwave" In japanese, is another name for the energy blast created in the anime/manga Dragon Ball. | Five years later, Goku meets his evil older brother Raditz and sacrifices himself to defeat Raditz after he learns about his heritage. Goku was the main character of all three DB sagas. Goku's first shown martial arts attack as a child is Jan ken[nb 16], three physical blows modeled after the hand signs in rock-paper-scissors. Japan manga, Kawachi executes a Genki-Dama parody called a Shinrai-Dama[nb 34] on the character Katsuo. Goku!" The prefix grandpa is used to avoid confusion with Goku's first son, Gohan.  In chapter #179 of the Yakitate!! All apologies." Ku (空) means "empty," "void," "vacuum," or loosely as "space." During the intermission, Goku promoted the coming release of R2 Dragon Ball DVDs. , Goku has been the subject of various parodies.  DVD Talk expressed similar responses in the handling of these characters. They encounter the desert bandit Yamcha and two shapeshifters named Oolong and Puar, who also join their quest.  In 2013, he and Superman fought in a "Death Battle" episode of the Rooster Teeth web series ScrewAttack.  In a survey of 1,000 people, conducted by Oricon in 2007, Goku ranked first place as the "Strongest Manga character of all time. Goku is later trained by the martial artist Master Roshi, alongside a monk named Krillin, who later becomes his best friend. The most recognizable DB character and also one of the most popular. phrase. Moro shares his power with the prisoners and absorbs Goku, Vegeta and New Namek's energy while his allies hold the Saiyans off, forcing Goku to teleport himself and everyone else to Galactic Patrol headquarters. "Strongest Under the Heavens Martial Arts Tournament". So the creator of Dragonball named Goku after a Monkey King in a Chinese story. 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