Okay, so technically, Goku isn’t a video game balloon, but he has been in some great games. Also, I feel bad for the folks who wanted to see him in Smash Bros., so this is my slight nod to the Saiyan fighter. It’s not often Goku is lauded in a grand American spectacle, especially at an event that even Mario has never appeared in, so we’re going to highlight this small win for anime’s most well-known himbo.
Goku didn’t appear in the heyday of Dragon Ball Z, nor is he in his iconic Super Saiyan form. His first time entering the parade was in 2018 to promote the newest iteration of the series he hails from, Dragon Ball Super. Adorned with blue hair, this is, of course, Goku in his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form, also known as Super Saiyan Blue. Surprisingly, his appearance wasn’t just a one-off, having appeared in the Macy’s event in 2019 and is returning for 2021.