Piccolo, from Goku’s enemy to Gohan’s mentor

Piccolo, from Goku’s enemy to Gohan’s mentor

Let’s celebrate Piccolo’s birthday

Piccolo (or Piccolo Jr) is a Namekian and the final child and reincarnation of Demon King Piccolo. He is a very wise strategist and battle expert who used to be a ruthless enemy and the main antagonist of the anime Dragon Ball. Later he becomes friends with Goku and becomes one of the Z fighters, due to a close bond that forms between him and Goku’s son Gohan, whom he trained when Gohan was a child. Piccolo also trained Goten to fight Majin Buu and he trained Trunks. According to the Grand Elder Guru, Piccolo, along with Kami and King Piccolo, as part of the Dragon Clan, the original creators of the Dragon Balls.


Piccolo and most of his family were named after musical instruments, but apparently Piccolo means ‘another world’ in Namekian! Piccolo is Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball’s favourite character (although he also said in an interview with Shōnen Jump that Goku is his favourite, but maybe he just can’t choose between the two epic characters). It is interesting to note that in a 2006 Dragon Ball/One Piece manga crossover manga called Cross Epoch, Piccolo appeared as a swordsman alongside Roronoa Zoro from One Piece.

To celebrate everybody’s favourite Namekian’s birthday we show an excerpt from the anime Dragon Ball where the Z fighters meet Piccolo just before a world tournament fight. To see the video, please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Goku-meets-Piccolo

Piccolo Wallpaper (size 1920 x 1080)



Anime Character Birthdays Week 2 of May

Let’s look at the Anime Character Birthdays for this week. Who knows maybe someone shares a birthday with one of us!

Anime Birthdays (May 09,2016 – May 15, 2016)

May 2016

09 Wakaba Kannuki (Yami no Matsuei), Piccolo (Dragon Ball)
10 Asumin Nase (Hikaru no Go)
11 Melissa Mao (Full Metal Panic!)
12 Maika Yuuki (Fushigi Yuugi)
13 Rena Lanford (Star Ocean Ex), Coby (One Piece)
14 Honoka Sawatari (Sentimental Graffiti)
15 Kankuro (Naruto)

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