Otaku USA Magazine
Pikachu Returns For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving is going to be pretty different for many Americans this year. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is still happening, though people will only be able to watch it on their screens, not on the pavement. But the familiar face of Pikachu will be there as one of the balloons.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wrote, “Pokémon’s most electrifying ambassador makes its 20th consecutive Parade appearance. Pikachu — dressed in a cozy holiday scarf and carrying a Snowman Pikachu — is ready to embrace the chilly NYC weather on Parade morning, helping millions of fans worldwide celebrate the official start of the holiday season.”

The Pikachu balloon is 53 feet tall (the equivalent of a four story building!), a whopping 36 feet long and a whole 29 feet wide.

Source: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.