Goku is a 20 year old young man & Nataku is a 13 year old child.
It is beautiful, visceral, painful and human how Kazuya Minekura draws Goku and Nataku. How she constantly underlines the difference that now exists between them. Please understand, until we first saw Nataku reappear in the Blast manga in 2014, no one had even considered that there might be a size difference now. That Goku may have so outgrown his childhood friend.
However, with the latest manga chapter and with the sharp comparison of this grown hand framed against this tiny child hand, a whole new set of realities has drawn into sharper focus for me:
To give the Americans out there some context for this: if Nataku is a 7th Grader in middle-school, Goku is a sophomore in College.
Reminder: these were originally two kids who were meant to grow up together.
To further kick you in the teeth, please remember that the age difference between Sanzo and Goku is five years. That’s right. There is a larger age gap between Goku and Nataku than there is between Sanzo and Goku.
Prince William , Duke of Cambridge and Catherine , Duchess of Cambridge sharing a sweet moment at two , as they host a tea party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace to honour the children of those who have died serving in the armed forces in London , England 🎉 -May 13th 2017.