Yo, Dragon Ball squad, it's time to throw some confetti and bust out the party hats! 🎉 Today's the day we're all about that epic glow-up from 27 years ago. Yeah, you got it, the Super Saiyan 4 from Dragon Ball GT is all grown up! But the real tea everyone's spillin'? Will this bad boy make a comeback or what?
As the Dragon Ball universe celebrates the 27th anniversary of the Super Saiyan 4 transformation, a form that has transcended its non-canonical roots to become a fan-favorite, we find ourselves at the crossroads of nostalgia and anticipation. The iconic design by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru and Goku's memorable ascension have left an indelible mark on the franchise's legacy. With whispers of its potential resurgence in Dragon Ball Daima and its recent cameos in spin-off series, the Super Saiyan 4 form embodies the enduring appeal of the Dragon Ball saga—evolving with the times while honoring its storied past.
As we reflect on its journey from a groundbreaking power-up to a beloved classic, the excitement for what's next is palpable—will this be the moment Super Saiyan 4 ascends to canon glory?
So, here's the 411 straight from TOEI Animation's official page: on this very day, like a whole 27 years back, Goku went all out and rocked the Super Saiyan 4 for the first time! This wasn't just any power-up, peeps. It was a total game-changer with a look so fresh, it's still got us all shook. Even though it's not in the OG manga canon, fans are like, "Canon or not, this form is straight-up iconic."
Fast forward to now, and Goku's been hitting up those divine vibes in Dragon Ball Super, even flirting with that Ultra Instinct level. But let's keep it 100—for a whole bunch of us, Super Saiyan 4 is still the ultimate glow-up. It first popped off in Dragon Ball GT's 35th episode, where little Pan helped Goku level up past that Golden Great Ape biz.
Big props to Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru for that Super Saiyan 4 character design. It's got us all daydreaming: could Super Saiyan 4 be making a grand entrance in Dragon Ball Daima? No cap, answering that is like trying to catch smoke with your bare hands. But hey, dreaming's free, right? And since Dragon Ball Daima is doing its own thang, who's to say there won't be some fresh transformations? Plus, Akio Iyoku's been hinting at a Dragon Ball MCU—mind blown!
In the past 27 trips around the sun, Super Saiyan 4 hasn't just chilled in Dragon Ball GT. Nah, it's been living it up in all sorts of side gigs. Just recently, we caught it throwing down with Ultra Instinct in Super Dragon Ball Heroes. And who knows? It might just pop up in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero. This transformation's like the life of the party—it never fades out, and fingers crossed, it might just hit that canon status one day.
So, what's the move? Keep those eyes peeled, 'cause Super Saiyan 4's legacy ain't going nowhere. It's all about that timeless swag, fam. And who knows? Maybe we'll be seeing it go mainstream in the Dragon Ball universe. Share this with your crew, and let's keep the hype alive! 🐉✨
27 years ago today, fully formed Super Saiyan 4 Goku appeared for the first time! #DragonBallGT pic.twitter.com/HbabCWv6W8
— Toei Animation (@ToeiAnimation) January 30, 2024