‘Dragon Ball’ Fan Set a Guinness World Records

Hitoshi Uchida holds a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of Dragon Ball memorabilia. (Photo Credit: Guinness World Records)

A devoted Dragon Ball fan Hitoshi Uchida from Japan has broken Guinness World Records collection record title with his Dragon Ball collection.

Hitoshi Uchida’s massive collection of Dragon Ball memorabilia consists 10,098 different items. He even has an entire room dedicated to 4,000 Son Goku items.

Hitoshi said Dragon Ball saved his life. “Since I was a child, I was scared of ghosts, and I was scared of dying. And whenever I got scared, I imagined the voice of Son Goku as I was trying to go to sleep. (Son Goku) helped me cope with my fear.”

One of the reasons Uchida decided to attempt a Guinness World Record was the opportunity to meet Masako Nozawa, the actress who voices Goku in the anime series. ”She’s helped me out throughout my life and to this day I am longing to meet her — it’s my final goal in life,” he said. “When I thought about how I could make that into a reality, I thought of aiming for the record.”

Hitochi Uchida’s Dragon Ball collection is featured in the Guinness World Records 2020 book, it will be released on September 3. more info at www.guinnessworldrecords.com