We’ve all heard the numerous requests by fans for new characters in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, but what if the request comes from a company itself? Funimation, one of the biggest anime-licensing companies in the U.S., has done exactly that. According to the company’s Twitter account, they want Goku in the next Smash game.
— Funimation (@FUNimation) March 12, 2018
Funimation is the licensing company in charge of many different anime’s to the U.S., but none is bigger than their partnership with Toei Animation for its Dragon Ball franchise. Essentially, Funimation holds most of the cards when licensing the Dragon Ball name, meaning issues related to licensing shouldn’t be a factor. Also, considering the many different Dragon Ball games recently released for Nintendo consoles, it would be a huge shock to add Goku in.
We don’t feel as if Goku joining the fight would break any rules, especially considering characters such as Sonic and Pac-Man are already available. What are your thoughts on the Saiyan joining the roster?
Caleb has been a gamer and Nintendo fan since picking up Pokémon Red for his Game Boy back in 1998, at the wee age of 4. He’s an avid Pokémon TCG collector, and is currently enjoying Breath of the Wild on Switch, along with PUBG on Xbox. He’s a fan of the outdoors when not writing, while also being an avid runner and world traveler. Give him a shout if you’re a fan of Arsenal FC.
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