Dragon Ball is having one of its biggest years ever with Dragon Ball Super's anime series ending earlier this year, and Dragon Ball Super: Broly releasing in the United States next January, so there are fans showing their love everywhere.
Making a last minute touchdown before halftime, Cleveland Browns Tight Ends, Darren Fells and David Njoku performed the fusion dance after Fells successfully caught a pass for a touchdown. Dragon Ball Z's Fusion Dance fuses two powerful warriors together into a brand new warrior with multiplied power, and it's one of the more iconic moves in the entire series.
The Fusion Dance has made its way into other elements of pop culture such as the WWE, where WWE Superstars Cesaro and Sheamus often performing the dance during each of their entrances. It's no mystery as to why because it's hilarious seeing such serious warriors (and NFL players) let loose with some special dance moves.
Dragon Ball Z isn't the only anime getting love from the Cleveland Browns, however, as their Defensive End Myles Garrett recently gave a shout to Hunter x Hunter by taking on Netero's pose after a successful sack. Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster also recently celebrated a touchdown with a shout out to Naruto's mighty Rasengan technique.
Football season has just started, so who knows just how many more anime shout outs fans will get over the year. If you're inclined to check out the currently airing Dragon Ball Super, the series airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and Crunchyroll.
If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 65 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 65 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, the "Universe 6" arc, and bringing the series right up to the climax of the "Future Trunks" arc. The series is also currently airing reruns weeknights on Adult Swim.