The most notable of the races is the aptly named Giran, who fought Goku in the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament. They later reappear when Goku goes to find the blockage in the river to Nam's village. They blocked the river with the race's special ability to create Merry-Go-Round Gum.
Video game appearances
Giran and two other Giras, Doku Giran (Poison Giran) and Kingu Giran (King Giran), are enemies in Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden. The Giras Giran is a boss and a playable character in Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure. Giran is also a boss, fighting in the 21st World Tournament, in Dragon Ball: Origins.
Many creatures of this race appear in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, in different forms: Magmaras, Dark Giras, and Dengiras are common enemies while Dongiras and Midgiras are bosses of the Holly Plain and Break Wasteland respectively. It was in this game that the name of the race was mentioned, however, not directly, but the names of the creatures reveal it.
Giras also appear in the computer game Dragon Ball Online.
- Maraikoh, a fighter in seen the Other World Tournament, looks similar to a Giras, although a noticeable difference is that he lacks wings.