Mexico ranks as the third highest number of 'Dragon Ball' fans

20/10/2020

Dragon Ball Super gave the franchise a new look, increased its popularity, and established itself as a favorite of the younger generation, while keeping older fans happy. As part of the production of the anime, we met Yuya Takahashi, one of the animators of Dragon Ball Super and associated, of course, with Toei Animation Company.

Dragon Ball fans in Latam.
Dragon Ball fans in Latam.

His debut as an anime supervisor began in episode 114, and those most versed in the subject immediately recognize the style and corrections he usually makes to the animations.

But Takahashi is not only a supervisor, he has also proved to be a diehard fan of Akira Toriyama's work, and this time he demonstrated it with a new illustration.

The community's reaction was extremely positive, as the vast majority are grateful that this entertainer is also such a dedicated fan, and someone who surely understands their emotion.

There is no doubt that the years will come and Goku will continue to be an epic character especially in Latin America.

'Dragon Ball' fans

As a joke, it is said that in Mexico 'Dragon Ball' is religion and that Goku is almost God; however, we would not be so far from reality. It turns out that the country is the third place in the world with more fans of Akira Toriyama's work.

Goku and his friends break records at the box office in Latin America. Image: Toei Animation
Goku and his friends break records at the box office in Latin America. Image: Toei Animation

This was revealed by Manuel Hernandez, Marketing Director of Bandai Mexico, during the presentation of the 'Dragon Ball Experience' to be held at the CDMX during the month of March.

He pointed out that this is because the taste for the series did not stagnate in the fans who knew Goku in the 90s; on the contrary, this enthusiasm was passed on to the children of later generations, who have kept the franchise alive in this region.

Latin America is the region with the most fans of Dragon Ball

Although the fact that Mexico is the third country with the most fans of 'Dragon Ball' may surprise many, the reality is that the series had a great impact on the entire Latin American region; being considered the part with the most followers of the series in the world.

That's right, not even Japan, the birthplace of anime and manga, has so many Goku enthusiasts. In fact, in 2018, Bolivia was the place with the most 'Dragon Ball' fans on the planet, followed by Peru and Nicaragua; by this 2020, Mexico reached the Top 3.

A sign of the love that is had by the saiyajin, is the treatment that is given to the actors and actresses of dubbing, that fill all the places where they are presented. In addition, we must not forget the thousands of people who saw the end of 'Dragon Ball Super' in various public squares.

The curious thing is that, despite the above, Toei and Bandai are still reluctant to locate official content in Latin America, the most recent case is that of 'Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot' which had no dubbing into Latin Spanish.