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Olympics Played Songs from These Video Games During Opening Ceremony

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


The Tokyo Olympics have officially started, and if you caught the opening ceremony, you might have thought the music sounded familiar. During the Parade of Nations a medley of music from Japanese video games was played.

Here’s what you heard: “

Overture: Loto’s Theme” from Dragon Quest
“Victory Fanfare” from Final Fantasy
“Sorey’s Theme ~Purity~” from Tales of Series
“Proof of a Hero” from Monster Hunter
“Olympus Coliseum” from Kingdom Hearts
“Frog’s Theme” from Chrono Trigger
“First Flight” from Ace Combat
“Royal Capital ~Majestic Grandeur~” from Tales of Series
“Wind of Departure” from Monster Hunter
“Robo’s Theme” from Chrono Trigger
“Star Light Zone” from Sonic the Hedgehog
“eFootball walk-on theme” from Winning Eleven (Pro Evolution Soccer)
“Main Theme” from Final Fantasy
“Guardians” from Phantasy Star Universe
“Hero’s Fanfare” from Kingdom Hearts
“01 Act 1-1” from Gradius (Nemesis)
“Song of the Ancients” from NieR
“The Minstrel’s Refrain: Saga Series Medley 2016” from Saga Series
“The Brave New Stage of History” from Soul Calibur

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.