Original Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony plans leaked, with Akira and Mario taking centre stage

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee


An opening ceremony so good it gave Naomi Watanabe goosebumps.

As the Olympic torch currently makes its way through the country, the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics is now barrelling full-steam ahead, with the opening ceremony set to be held, without overseas spectators, on 23 July.

However, in light of the recent resignation of Hiroshi Sasaki, the chief creative director for the Olympics and Paralympics opening and closing ceremonies–who quit after receiving backlash for suggesting plus-size celebrity Naomi Watanabe dress as a pig at the opening ceremony–there’s been some debate as to whether or not the disgraced director’s vision for the

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