As you can see above, Goku ended up fighting Hit after the Universe 6 assassin came for him. The Saiya wanted to see how strong Hit really was, so he put out a hit on himself to lure Hit. So, when the assassin showed up before Goku, he prepared for battle with an odd line of dialogue.
In fact, Hit simply said it is “time to make the doughnuts” before charging at Goku, and fans are very split about the line. For sub purists, they are livid over the line because its western feel doesn’t line up with what Hit says in Japanese. However, there is a reason behind doughnuts line that lots of fans are defending.
Sure, the dialogue may seem out of place, but it is a direct reference to a Dragon Ball game. If you played Xenoverse 2, you will know Hit says that exact same line in English when players choose him on the select screen. In Japanese, Hit says it is “time to do my job”, but the dub version uses the colloquial dialogue about doughnuts instead. The line is an easter egg for gamers to enjoy, but its little-known history seems to have rubbed some the wrong way. As you can see below, there is plenty of debate going on about the line, and Hit has found himself in the middle of the growing fan-war.
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