A large banner of dragonballGogeta volleyed in the Major League Soccer Cup Final at Banc of California Stadium.
The Gogeta banner is flown during a football game between the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and the Philadelphia Union. Videos of the moment the banner was unfurled were all over Twitter, uploaded by dedicated fans and even official Major League Soccer accounts. One fan, SLO (@SLOplays), wrote, “FRE THIS IS SICK THEY GOT GOGETA IN A FOOTBALL GAME.” The Major League Soccer English Twitter account wrote, “Amazing #MLSCup” and his account in spanish commented, “Now we know where the supernatural strength of #LAFC comes from.” Whether Gogeta lent his strength to LAFC, the team defeated the Philadelphia Union on penalties after a 3-3 stalemate.
Despite the excitement of seeing the Gogeta banner, fans had mixed feelings about the perceived hypocrisy of MLS allowing LAFC fans to light flares behind the tifo banner. A fan (@FloridaisPurple) asked, “We in Orlando are doing this and getting hit with 2 year bans and fines. Will LAFC be fined and hit with 2 year bans for this? Probably not.” Another one Twitter user (@randywilson) wondered“Are you going to use this for marketing and ban people from flares?”
Gogeta is a fusion of Goku and Vegeta
For those unfamiliar with Gogeta, he is a fusion of Goku and Vegeta after correctly performing the fusion dance. Considered one of the most powerful characters in the Dragon Ball franchise, Gogeta combines the powers of two of the series’ most popular characters. After debuting in the Dragon Ball Z episode “Fusion Reborn”, he later appeared in Dragon Ball GT in Super Saiyan 4 form to battle Omega Shenron. More recently, Gogeta appeared in Dragon Ball Super: Broly as the ending protagonist.
Dragon Ball is a franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. It began as a serialized manga in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995. Inspired by the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West”, the story contained visual elements inspired by Hong Kong Martial Arts Films. The manga received an anime adaptation split into two series: Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, both produced by Toei Animation. The series also received a spin-off anime called Dragon Ball GT, which did not follow Toriyama’s manga. The franchise has 21 animated feature films, three television specials, and nearly 100 cumulative films. tankōbon volumes (counting Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super.) Dragon Ball’s 42 tankōbon books sold over 300 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.
Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super are all available to read on the VIZ manga app.
Source: Twitter, Anime News Network