As we all knew, the atrocious Dragonball Evolution movie brutally slaughtered beloved anime hero Goku and then humped his corpse as it cooled. A few French fans took it upon themselves to hold a small service for the Saiyan, who had defeated so many other enemies, yet was powerless against 20th Century Fox. The above footage of the funeral is moving, to say the least. Oh, for those keeping score at home, that makes two awesome and nerdy things the French have done in the last week. (Via Japanator)
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