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Best gaming and anime Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floats & balloons

by Eli Becht
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There were many floats during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City that video game and anime fans would easily have been able to point out.

It's a tradition that happens every Thanksgiving day – a massive parade goes down the streets of New York while those in attendance, and those at home marvel at the giant floats and balloons that go on by.

During the 2019 parade, there was a lot that gaming and anime fans would recognize so we've rounded up some of the best floats from this year's event.

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Pikachu made an appearance at the parade.

Anime and gaming only rise in popularity each year, so it's becoming more accepting to be shown off in the mainstream like this, and fans couldn't be more excited about it.

Let's just dive right in and look at some of the best floats and balloons to make an appearance during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Pikachu

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

With Pokemon Sword and Shield releasing earlier this month, it's no surprise to see a Pikachu balloon floating out there, especially considering that Pikachu is one of the most popular Pokemon.

Red Power Ranger

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Red Power Ranger has always been one of the more popular ones of them all, so it's not surprising to see him featured front and center here.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Ninja Turtles have long been a fixture in pop culture, and they're currently starring in a new TV show on Nickelodeon called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Goku

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Perhaps the best-known anime character of all, Goku was seen floating down the street in his Super Saiyan Blue mode from Dragon Ball Super.

LEGO

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

While the LEGO brand is mostly known for its physical collection of toys, it has carved out a name for itself in the video game landscape thanks to series like LEGO Star Wars, Avengers, Harry Potter, and many, many more.


That's everything that was on display in the gaming and anime realm this year, so perhaps next year could bring an even bigger showing.