Anime fans 'scream like Goku' in Brisbane park


Event organiser Kyle Forrest said despite the impressive social media numbers he was happy with the actual turnout for the “scream off”.

Fleur Hubscher dressed as Goku with mum Natalie.

Fleur Hubscher dressed as Goku with mum Natalie.

Photo: Toby Crockford

“I originally saw a YouTube video about one that was done in America,” he said.

“I thought it was a bit of fun so I made one in Brisbane and it kinda took off a bit more than expected.”

Anime fans struck a number of poses in Kurilpa Point Park.

Anime fans struck a number of poses in Kurilpa Point Park.

Photo: Toby Crockford

Mr Forrest said he was a huge fan of Goku, the protagonist of the Dragon Ball anime series.

“I just like the size of him, how he’s into all of the fitness stuff and I think anime is a bit of an escape from the everyday world.”

Mr Forrest also promised more “scream-offs” in the future, so get your ears ready Brisbane.

Scream Like Goku was one of three viral events happening in the city on Saturday, with 2000 people saying on social media they were attending the first annual Naruto run through Queen Street and 6000 expressing interest.

Meanwhile, 1000 people claimed to be attending the Walk Like Peter Parker event from Reddacliff Place to Kurilpa Point Park, while more than 4000 registered their interest.



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