The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, officially begin on July 23. And every country taking part is fiercely competitive. The event was supposed to take place in 2020, however because of the pandemic, it was forced to be moved this year.
Japan is a country of culture, and anime is part of that. Japan is known for a country producing anime because anime is part of the entertainment of some Japanese people. As a result, it’s not unexpected that Japan opted to play official anime and video game soundtracks during the Olympics.
These are the anime songs played so far during the event:
Blue Bird by Ikimono Gakari
A popular anime opening of the popular anime Naruto Shippuden.
Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Train OST composed by Yuki Kajiura
The background theme song of the anime movie Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train.
Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon
A very popular opening song of the popular anime Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan).
IMAGINATION by SPYAIR
One of the popular sport anime Haikyuu!!’s opening music.
Soulcaliber – “The Brave New Stage of History”
Saga Series – “Makai Ginyu Poetry-Saga Series Medley 2016”
NieR – “Initiator”
Gradius (Nemesis) – “01 ACT 1-1”
Kingdom Hearts – “Hero’s Fanfare”
Phantasy Star Universe – “Guardians”
Final Fantasy – “Main Theme”
Winning Eleven (Pro Evolution Soccer) “eFootball walk-on theme”
Sonic the Hedgehog “Star Light Zone”
Chrono Trigger – “Robo’s Theme”
Monster Hunter – “Wind of Departure”
Tales of Series – “Royal Capital – Dignified”
Ace Combat – “First Flight”
Chrono Trigger – “Frog Theme”
Tales of Series – “Sley’s Theme – Guru”
Final Fantasy – “Victory Fanfare”
Kingdom Hearts – “Olympus Coliseum”
Monster Hunter – “Proof of Hero”
Dragon Quest – “Introduction: Lotto Theme”
Sources: Anistack, Philstarlife