Friday, June 26, 2009

Son Goku Dragon Ball Series

Son Goku Dragon Ball Series
Goku (Son Gokū) is a character in the Dragon Ball metaseries created by Akira Toriyama and is the main protagonist in the Dragon Ball universe. Goku means aware of emptiness (The 'Go' sylable means enlightenment, and the 'Ku' syllable means Sky or Emptiness). Goku's last name, Son, is derived from 'Sun' Wukong, which shows how the monkey-tailed boy is based from the famous Monkey-King from Journey to the West. At first, he is depicted as a direct parody of the character Sun Wukong, who appears as the main protagonist in the Chinese legend Journey to the West. Journey to the West tells the story of a monkey king named Sun Wukong, who searches for the seven dragon pearls which are guarded by a dragon in the West. Sun Wukong's noted possessions are a magical staff and a flying cloud, just like Goku has in the Dragon Ball series.

Goku starred in most of the films, specials and video games from the Dragon Ball series. Outside of the series, Goku also had cameo appearances in Toriyama's self-parody series Neko Majin Z. He also been the subject of parodies, and has also appeared in various special events and in American pop culture.

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