During the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, soundtracks from popular video games such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Monster Hunter were played during the athletes’ parade.
Even Sonic the Hedgehog got a cameo when the parade melody featured its Starlight Zone OST.
As reported by Bandwagon, fantastic tunes helped set the mood for this year's edition of the Olympics. Aside from iconic video game themes, various sporting events also featured K-Pop hits and anime theme songs from Haikyuu!!, Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer and more.
Fans got to hear the OST song of Haikyu!!, “I'm a Believer” by SPYAIR and Phoenix" by Burnout Syndromes during the volleyball match between Japan and Venezuela.
THEY PLAYED THE HAIKYUU THEME SONG!!! pic.twitter.com/4UI7l4u9uD— ?Anja? ?? for?? (@anjaheyheyhey) July 24, 2021
The first opening theme of Attack on Titan hyped up players during the archery competition in a match between Indonesia and the United States. The dramtic Guren No Yumiya, which translates to “Crimson Bow And Arrow” by Linked Horizon was played during the archery match.
The Aomi Urban Sports Park had the Slam Dunk opening Kimi ga Suki da to Sakebitai by BAAD playing during the Japanese team’s entrance at the women’s 3×3 basketball match.
On the first day of the Tokyo Olympics, an OST from Ghost In The Shell, "Making of a Cyborg," could also be heard in the background playing during Judo matches.
This one from Judo is apparently Ghost in the Shell OST (?) pic.twitter.com/3TqXJpjGIh— ?Anja? ?? for?? (@anjaheyheyhey) July 25, 2021
Fans also heard Tokyo Revengers’ opening theme at the artistic gymnastics competition during the men’s qualifiers last Saturday.
During the qualification round, Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno also showed her love for anime tracks by performing her awesome floor routine to the epic Demon Slaying Corps OST from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Alexa Moreno en piso con puntuación de 12.333 pic.twitter.com/VAUCZV4RIG— Cristopher Rivera (@CRiveraDeportes) July 25, 2021
(Banner Image from Haikyuu!!)