If previously they were Kimetsu no Yaiba, Shingeki No Kyojin y Slam Dunk, this time, in the cradle of anime, another athlete paid tribute in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to one of the most popular series of recent years: One Piece.
The American shotgun launcher, Payton Otterdahl, who was tenth in his category, wore the pose of Franky, one of the characters in the acclaimed series of Eiichiro Oda, a fact that fans highlighted as “SUUUUUPER”, because the aforementioned character constantly uses that word.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics They are full from shortly before the opening ceremony on Friday 23. If at that time there was music from various video games, this time, the popular anime series, Kimetsu No Yaiba, Shingeki no Kyojin, Slam Dunk Y Haikyu the movie was stolen and they were present at the date of the rings.
On Saturday, August 24, as teams from Indonesia and the United States competed in mixed-team archery, the song was heard. “Guren no Yumiya”, the first opening of the acclaimed Japanese animated series by Hajime Isayama, Shingeki No Kyojin, the most popular on YouTube after “Shinzou wo Sasageyo”, which is so far the most played anime song in the history of the video platform.
In addition, the Japan 3×3 Women’s Basketball team used the opening de Slam Dunk, series that became popular between the 90s and 2000s, and that in Chile gained thousands of followers after its broadcast on open TV.
Another popular series that steals all eyes today is Haikyu, I anime where, as in Superchamps (Captain Tsubasa in Japanese), Hajime No Ippo, Slam Dunk, or The Prince of Tennis (Tenisu no Ojisama), its main attraction is a sport; in his case, the Volley. The song of Haikyu sounded in the duel between Japan and Venezuela in the aforementioned discipline.
And logically, the series that today has many expectant fans could not be missing, especially after its appearance on the Netflix platform, reaching almost every corner of the world.
Is about Kimetsu no Yaiba (which on Netflix appears as Demon Slayer). During the presentation of the Mexican Alexa Moreno in artistic gymnastics, the athlete used part of the soundtrack of the highest grossing film in history; Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Train, which far exceeded the numbers of popular films such as Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Broly, Pokemon 2000 and even Princess Mononoke.
So far, these are all references to anime series that have been seen in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, although it would not be strange to continue seeing more, due to the large number of followers that the genre has gained in recent years, since these Olympics are being held in the cradle of these productions.