Why is Goku Day celebrated on May 9: Japanese Association of Jubilees determined in 2015 that, since then, nine May 9 would be held on ‘Goku Day‘ in honor of the hero of ‘Dragon Ball.’ The reason for choosing this date is found in the name of the protagonist.
Why is Goku Day celebrated on May 9
In Japanese the numbers 5 and 9 can be pronounced as Go and Ku, respectively, so taking into account that in the Japanese country when setting the dates it does not happen as here and the month and then the day is counted first, May 9 is the time to celebrate the anniversary.
May 9 is dedicated in Japan to the protagonist of ‘Dragon Ball’
So in Japan today, you live 24 hours dedicated to one of the most beloved characters in the history of anime and manga.
The ‘Dragon Ball‘ story begins in late 1984 when it is first published, written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. In 1986, two years after its release, Toei Animation released a television adaptation.