07/23/2021 11:51 AM
Updated 07/23/2021 11:59 AM
The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games surprised with a show of more than
1800 drones that, on 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 force with the shape 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
and remodeled for this occasion.
Also, he had video game music
Athletes from the Tokyo Olympics were greeted with some musical notes familiar to video game fans:
important in Japanese culture,
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
, one of the series featured in the parade, has placed three of their soundtracks on the Japanese charts.
The first song performed on Friday was "Roto's Theme" from the
, 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 buy
Dragon Quest III.
The music of
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", from the
. 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
The Legend of Zelda
, were not included in the parade.
The producers also didn't include the shorter jingles from earlier video games like
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
CHRONO TRIGGER music !!!
# Tokyo2020 👁️👄👁️ pic.twitter.com/JqLQcAxUJL
- Lorna Aguilar (@Lornibaby) July 23, 2021
Final Fantasy Music at the Olympics haha pic.twitter.com/8MHwS49Rfv
- Sam (@SamMaverickMac) 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.
With information from agencies.
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