Dragon Quest at Olympics opening ceremony? Game theme, Eva-connected song heard coming from stadium

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


Long-awaited start of the Tokyo Olympics might be a special treat for sports fans and otaku alike.

Almost as soon as Tokyo was announced as the host city of the 2020 Olympics, there’s been speculation about what kind of music will be played at the opening ceremony. Guesses for the musical accompaniment have ranged from songs by idol groups and boy bands all the way to bona fide J-pop royalty like Utada Hikaru and Namie Amuro, and now some signs are pointing to the possibility songs that will be very familiar to video game and anime fans.


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