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Fans Hold Funeral for Goku

And we thought WE were vitriolic about Dragonball Evolution...



Check out this awesome find from Japanator: apparently a group of fans in France (or perhaps Belgium? I'm not well-versed enough to be able to tell) held a funeral for Dragon Ball's Goku, who fell victim to the oldest curse of them all: mainstream marketing.

Actually, the “demise” is being attributed to both Hollywood and to Justin Chatwin himself, although it seems to me that if a character is beloved enough to hold a funeral for, he's not really “dead.” (Besides, spoiler alert! Goku doesn't die in the movie.)

It's still a pretty awesome idea, though, and the video is fun to watch with its soundtrack of Gary Jules' version of “Mad World” (from the Donnie Darko soundtrack). Check it out, and then tell me whether you'd attend such a funeral...and what you would wear to it.

  

Sonata moderator on April 17, 2009 at 8:35 p.m.
I cant stop Laughing, maybe at the at the end of the ceremony everyone should hold there hands up as a final tribute to Goku:)

I would wear a black and white version Goku's OutfitXD
Nerxon April 17, 2009 at 8:52 p.m.
Yeah, pour a can of beer over the grave...

his death will not be in vain
animemizon April 17, 2009 at 9:23 p.m.
I wonder if this is German or French?  Nice music as homage though.  I would have thought there would be female fans?
Katsumi_Shizukaon April 17, 2009 at 9:36 p.m.
I'm thinking it's french. If you look at the flowers they say Notre Hero.

Which in French means Our Hero.

The title is says Hommage à la plus grande des Heros.

Which in English means Tribute to the Greatest of Heroes.
giaon April 17, 2009 at 11:04 p.m.
Miz: it's definitely French, but French is spoken in more countries than just France (particularly common in Belgium, and it's also one of the main languages of Switzerland), which is why I hesitated to assume that they were French fans. :)
nyoronyoloon April 18, 2009 at 12:08 a.m.
From the video description, these guys are from France and it takes place in a city -Labege- near Toulouse (South-West of France, not very far from Spain).
Quick translation of what they say at the beginning in case of :
Guy holding the picture: "It's the Fox that killed him, not Cell but the Fox"
Off-screen voice: "Him and many others"
Guy holding the picture: "Never again, never again. For One Piece, Naruto and the others, never again. Please"
MissPandaon April 18, 2009 at 5:45 a.m.
LOl, this is awesome XD
I think that fox would be a little insultet if they saw this...XD
Rest in peace?
martianxon April 18, 2009 at 6:25 a.m.

and we all stand and salutee ~

WillyFourEyeson April 18, 2009 at 7:37 a.m.
Don't you worry...someone will eventually get all seven Dragon Balls and wish him back to life...
Agent_Loston April 18, 2009 at 9:15 a.m.
Yep, there French, I can tell just by the way they speak.
Black_Roseon April 18, 2009 at 12:45 p.m.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

Oh wait, he's been revived a million godamn times already....

No need to worry then ^_^


mattysenon April 18, 2009 at 1:37 p.m.
Ahh, This is awesome. 
Morita_Shunsukeon April 18, 2009 at 2:11 p.m.
RIP :P
Daniel_Newton moderator on April 18, 2009 at 6:49 p.m.
Black_Rose said:
"Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

Oh wait, he's been revived a million godamn times already....

No need to worry then ^_^"
I don't think even the Dragon Balls can save him from what Dragonball Evolution has done lol
Desisashion April 18, 2009 at 9:28 p.m.
its a real shame
HeeroYuyon April 19, 2009 at 4:58 a.m.
I think the [translated] quote in video said it best, "Goku didn't succumb to Freeza, Cell, or Buu, but he lost to Hollywood".

If I were to attend such a funeral, I would wear my Archer costume (actually if you research some of the pieces of his outfit, it's technically clothing that knights would wear over their armor to their Lord's funeral), to show that even heroes of other timelines wish to pay their respects too.
XION66578on April 26, 2009 at 3:05 a.m.
lol
Kou_Leifohon April 26, 2009 at 3:56 a.m.
Wow, the live action film was so god damn shitty that it actually killed Goku.
tmaximus89on June 10, 2009 at 6:34 p.m.
That is really too much i think....
Too bad....
I can't imagine that there are doing funeral for a comic character...
Anyway i like the dragon ball spirit of them...
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