The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics was held today at the National Stadium, as part of which there is always a procession of teams from various nations. Greece emerged first, as the birthplace of the Olympic Games, with the host nation ultimately. The choice of music for this great moment? Video games cut from the incredibly rich history of Japan in the middle.
Of course, the first tune to come out of the door was Dragon Quest, performed here by the epic "Introduction: Lotto Theme".
Of course, Japan would begin the Olympic Parade of Nations with the Dragon Quest theme pic.twitter.com/gjdbwMENfwJuly 23, 2021
Then straight to the Final Fantasy & # 39; Victory Fanfare & # 39 ;.
As reported by NikkanSports, the full running order of the played songs is as follows:
- Dragon Quest: "Introduction: Lotto Theme"
- Final Fantasy: & # 39; Victory Fanfare & # 39;
- Stories from the series: "Sley's Theme – Guru"
- Monster Hunter: "Hero Test"
- Kingdom Hearts: & # 39; Olympus Coliseum & # 39;
- Chrono Trigger: "Frog Theme"
- Ace Combat: "First Flight"
- Stories from the series: "Dignified Royal Capital"
- Monster Hunter: "Wind Out"
- Chrono Trigger: "The Thief Thief"
- Sonic the Hedgehog: & # 39; Star Light Zone & # 39;
- Winning Eleven: "Basic eFootball Theme"
- Final Fantasy: "Main Theme"
- Phantasy Star Universe: "Guardians"
- Kingdom Hearts: & # 39; Fanfare of the & # 39; hero & # 39;
- Gradius: & # 39; 01 ACT 1-1 & # 39;
- NieR: "Song of the Ancients"
- Saga Series: "Makai Ginyu Poetry-Saga Series Medley 2016"
- Soul Calibur: "The brave new stage in history"
The highlight of this is that it’s an eclectic selection: I’m amazed to see Gradius there, no matter NieR, and it’s clear that there’s a lot of love JRPG (the “frog theme” from Chrono Trigger, those maniacs) . All I would say is Sonic, but no Mario is a little amazing. Make some Gusty Garden Galaxy. In fact, there was no representation of Nintendo, which seems strange.