The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games surprised with a show of more than 1800 drones that, above the sky, drew a planet Earth.
In total, 1824 drones lined up to form an image that surprised many at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. In the background, the song Imagine by John Lennon had begun to play, performed by an artist representing each continent (Angélique Kidjo, Alejandro Sanz, John Legend and Keith Urban, among others).
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are held under the “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together”, a message of unity that took hold in the form of the planet earth in the sky, formed by this technology that is very common in shows in Japan.
The opening ceremony was held at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, the main venue for the Games of 1964 and remodeled for this occasion.
Also, he had video game music
The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted with some musical notes familiar to video game fans: centrally important in Japanese culture, Final Fantasy,Dragon quest and other soundtracks visited the ceremony.
An orchestral medley of iconic Japanese video game songs served as the soundtrack for the parade of countries at the opening ceremony. The arrangement included songs from games developed by SEGA, Capcom, and Square Enix.
Final Fantasy VII (Remake), one of the most successful games in the Japanese saga. Photo Square Enix
The songs of the video games are usually taken as annoying noise by some, but not in Japan, where the music that accompanies the games is considered an art.
Composers of video game music are famous in Japan and NieR, one of the series included in the parade, has placed three of its soundtracks on the Japanese popularity charts.
The first song performed on Friday was “Roto’s Theme” from the series. Dragon quest, a hugely influential game, considered the first console RPG and initiator of the genre. The series became so popular in Japan that 300 students were arrested for truancy after leaving school to shop. Dragon Quest III.
The music of Final fantasy it is one of the best known to western audiences. The parade featured the theme song from Final Fantasy and “Victory Fanfare,” the song that plays when a player wins a match, both of which have been part of the series from its first to its 15th edition.
Another well-known song that was included was “Star Light Zone”, by Sonic original. In addition to appearing in that game, a remix that was included in the DS version of Mario & Sonic sounded at the Olympic Games.
Many of the iconic themes from other Nintendo games, such as Mario Bros. Y The legend of zelda, were not included in the parade.
The producers also did not include shorter jingles from previous video games such as Pac-man Y Asteroids.
The themes that sounded
The Japanese media Nikkan Sports released the complete list of songs made up of 19 songs, with classics of all kinds and that many picked up on social networks.
🔵 The theme of Star Light Zone, composed by the great Masato Nakamura, appeared as part of the songs that receive the delegations at the opening ceremony of # Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/P08P9Fttjq
– Sonic Paradise (@sonicparadise) July 23, 2021
The complete list:
- Dragon Quest – Introduction: Lotto Theme
- Final Fantasy – Victory Fanfare
- Tales of Series – Sley’s Theme
- Monster Hunter – Proof of Hero
- Kingdom Hearts – Olympus Coliseum
- Chrono Trigger – Frog Theme
- Ace Combat – First Flight
- Tales of Series – Royal Capital
- Monster Hunter – Wind of Departure
- Chrono Trigger – Robo’s Theme
- Sonic the Hedgehog – Star Light Zone
- Winning Eleven (PES) – eFootball Walk-On Theme
- Final Fantasy – Main Theme
- Phantasy Star Universe – Guardians
- Kingdom Hearts – Hero’s Fanfare
- Gradius (Nemesis) – 01 Act 1-1
- NierR – Initiator
- Saga Series – Makai Ginyu Poetry Saga Series Medley 2016
- Soul Calibur – The Brave New Stage of History
With information from agencies..