McDonalds knows the way to an anime lovers heart. Over the years, the franchise has embraced series like Pokemon and Sailor Moon - and now the chain is turn its eyes to Son Goku. If you are lucky enough to live in Japan, you can expect to pick up some Dragon Ball Super toys with any McDonalds kids meal this month. And, should U.S. fans be lucky, the toys may swing over to America in a bit.
McDonalds in Japan will carry a total of six Happy Meal toys based on the anime. Each of the figures are based on Dragon Ball Super in particular. One of the toys is of Goku in his SSB form which allows kids to shoot off a kamehameha blast. Another figure is off Future Trunks, and it comes complete with a removable sword. And, if Gotenks is more your style, then you can nab a toy of the fused Saiyan throwing a Spirit Bomb. Just, be sure to duck - alright?
McDonalds other toys include Vegeta, a light-up Dragon Ball, and a glowing statue of Shenron.
For now, the toys are exclusive to Japan, but there is a chance McDonalds may bring the toys stateside. This month, the U.S. chain will finally get Super Mario toys which first debuted in Japan back in January. If the trend holds, then the U.S. could inherit the Dragon Ball Super toys for Happy Meals sometime this fall.
You can read up on the synopsis for the next Dragon Ball Super episode below. “Which Universe Will Prevails?! The Mightiest Warriors Assemble!!” airs on May 20th:
“In the training match, Gohan displays enough power to hold his own against Goku, showing that he's grown stronger than ever before. Meanwhile, Vegeta heads to God's palace to start training in the Room of Spirit and Time.”
Dragon Ball Super's “Universal Survival” saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami will begin airing the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.