Tokyo 2020 Olympics Ambassadors Unveiled

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Though the event is still 3 years in the future, hype for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has already reached boiling point where anime is concerned, with the release of the event’s official ambassadors demonstrating much love for the usual suspects is in the offing.

A brief video introducing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic’s 2D ambassadors, who most anime fans should be able to recognize:

Many are upset however at their personal favorites being excluded from the list (with Pikachu being one of the most coveted characters), though the video subtly hints that more ambassadors may be introduced in the future…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:35 05/02/2017 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Clearly, some retired politicians who know nothing about Japan's current image abroad were in charge of the selection.

    I mean, who cares about Atom/Astro Boy nowadays?!

    Bring in the idols, the lolis the porn! Those are the things people like about Japan!

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    Comment by Chen-04
    22:06 05/02/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    There should have been at least some tentacles, right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:01 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still remember the epic moment where Daily Show just googled 'hentai' right after Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko came out and just ran with it for their jab at tentacle porn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:17 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    F that cr@p. I remembered a time when the C in CNN does not stand for Cirno, the Daily Show being actually funny with real punchlines every few minutes, SNL actually being funny.

    Same goes for VICE and Rogan with their BS about anime porn, but at least Rogan is still interesting to listen to, just not funny.

    At least Louis CK was respectful in his treatment of Yotsuba, and Conan's team was funny with their Super Bowl XLVIII car ad piece with anime porn.

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    Comment by John Hayabusa
    20:09 05/02/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Should have included Love Live.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:07 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Hatsune Miku x µ's as opening gig?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:29 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't really care about sports but that sounds awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:02 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's a good point actually, Hatsune Miku really is a global export from there that is unique to a new degree than all the anime characters. I guess that's why she wouldn't be included as she's already a global phenomenon so almost can not be claimed by Japan alone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be complete without Kaneda and Tetsuo.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    anime maskot, but no Doraemon, who the whole world knows

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doraemon is somewhat understandable as none anime fans might not know him. No Pikachu is the bigger issue.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pikachu was already the mascot of the Soccer team

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Maho Precure was the weakest season in years, they had to use Heartcatch Precure instead or the original.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:14 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah, not to mention they are the ones with the oldest Cure form, no fair that we don't get a single little girl-ish character.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yokai Watch but no Pokemon?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Could you imagine if they make another Mario and Sonic Olympic games and put anime references in it. Sonic mind will be blown away after seeing super Saiyan Goku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not Having Hatsune Miku, Gundam, and Pikachu for the 2020 Olympics Ambassadors would be SHOULD BE A CRIME! not to Mention SOMETHING hinting at Akira, cause man did they call it, KANEDA~! TETSUOOO~!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    On the one hand, it is nice seeing anime represent, on the other, the few medalists and Olympians who are fans or have a love crush with these characters have already moved on to pro-sport, or retired from the Olympics or pro-sport.

    At least medalists can visit the venues for free.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come to think of it, would it not be a lot better to use anime and manga related to the Olympics as the mascot for their respective sports? Such as Ganba Fly High for gymnastics, Yawara for Judo, etc.

    And Secret Olympics for the Olympic Village mascot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 07/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Youkai Watch is a good game but its not enough lived and popular to be am abassador of the olympics, should been Pokemon.
    Plus, why Pre-Cure? is it that popular there? There are way more popular moe shows, is it because theres like 100 animes of Pre-Cure?
    Hatsune Miku or Love Live Should been there, Miku being the giant figure she is she would fit perfectly.
    And Love Live would be good to represent music and their style.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:37 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dont understand why Sin-chan get in there

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF is doing gayruto and retardpiece here??

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:36 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So anime is for otakus and hikkikomoris but when it comes to serve higher interests its the better option to promote a nation to the world huh?
    what a bunch of hypocrites

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:01 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's the point in choosing a bunch of old characters everyone knows anyway? It should be something completely new for the future to come, not fossiles like Astro Boy and such..

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    Comment by ♥Jacky la Mort♥
    01:32 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because merchandise, obviously. Who will care about some one-time Olympics characters after the Olympics are over beyond a tiny, fringe minority? By using established characters, they can produce more merch that will actually sell.

    What bothers me much more is how they didn't include Doraemon, which is probably THE most recognisable anime character ever.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:47 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, he's not. At least outside of Japan, probably nobody even knows about that blue cat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Depends on which part of the world. Doraemon actually is recognizable in some other places due to it being relatively family friendly, without the shower scenes.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    07:04 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    But the shower scenes are the best scenes!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Japan
    >instead of creating new mascot exclusively for Olympic’s, they utilizing old characters
    And it's not like they don't create new characters on daily basis. Fukken why?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:20 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Selling the merch related to those character... IE anime and manga.
    They can't exactly do that with a new mascot made for the olympics, it will sell a bit during the olympic itself, but afterward it will make ZERO money, unlike with reusing older characters, where people will be "aware" of them and then go out and buy the merch those characters are in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    will naruto still be broadcasting 3 years from now??!?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:05 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably, but it'll be Boruto most likely. Which will be wonderfully confusing unless he makes some cameos, but that at least will make sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Faggot Naruto and Faggot Luffy. Fuck that shit. At least Ichigo was remotely relatable in the sense he wasn't a complete spazz. Just a gloomy dick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Of all your choices, you went with Ichigo?

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    Comment by Manuel
    03:35 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Burutu, Goku and Jibanyan, that's cool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, there goes what's left of the Olympics.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    PETTY CURE ????

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 06/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, that kind of was my reaction too. I get why it should be there, but the reasons it should be there don't exist because it hasn't really been marketed globally like Sailor Moon was.

    Maybe they're trying to use it as a vehicle to do so, because everyone will be like "Who are those two? They look cute with those clothes!"

    Comment by Anonymous

    Tourist:"What's pretty cure...?"

    Japanese resident:"Little girls that are acting and dressed pervy to satisfy older audiences that don't care about the monster of the week"

    Tourist:"What...?"

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:51 05/02/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You are the one who should be asking "what's Pretty Cure" since you obviously have no fucking clue.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Oh look no Kiriko o any otaku pandering shit. Hide the creeps under the rug

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well it looks like Olympic sports fan, and otaku will finally make a truce in 2020.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "If your comment fails to display immediately, please do not worry - it should appear shortly."

    ...or usually 3 days later, when no one is reading it anymore. your posting system is a shit, sancom.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    22:02 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're doing something wrong.
    https://aww.moe/m7ki0u.png

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Incidentally, posts get filtered when there are certain words in the post. But only if you use a registered account, anons can post whateveer shit they like. Stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Good, now go and cry to /a/

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    Comment by Chen-04

    They should have gone with stuff that isn't shit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Petty Cure indeed

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't forget Nep-chan Plu-chan they are live in every molicule from #fukushima all who go will take nep-chan and Plu-chan home in their bones, their thyoid lungs brain and all. More free souvinors for all.




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