The Olympic Games are celebrated in Tokyo today with the opening ceremony and over 11,000 athletes from all over the world. The arrival of the individual nations is accompanied by orchestral music from a selection of well-known video games that were developed in Japan. Works from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Sonic the Hedgehog could be heard, among others.

But also pieces of music from Monster Hunter, Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger and more were included in the accompaniment of the opening ceremony. A list of all songs from the celebration can be found in the message below. Numerous fans have posted short video clips of individual songs on Twitter.

Music pieces from the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics

  • Dragon Quest – Introduction: Roto Theme
  • Final Fantasy – Victory Fanfare
  • Tales of Series – Sley’s Theme
  • Monster Hunter – Proof of Hero
  • Kingdom Hearts – Olympus Coliseum
  • Chrono Trigger – Frog Theme
  • Ace Combat – First Flight
  • Tales of Series – Royal Capital
  • Monster Hunter – Wind of Departure
  • Chrono Trigger – Robo’s Theme
  • Sonic the Hedgehog – Star Light Zone
  • Winning Eleven (PES) – eFootball Walk-On Theme
  • Final Fantasy – Main Theme
  • Phantasy Star Universe – Guardians
  • Kingdom Hearts – Hero’s Fanfare
  • Gradius (Nemesis) – 01 Act 1-1
  • NierR – Initiator
  • Saga Series – Makai Ginyu Poetry Saga Series Medley 2016
  • SoulCalibur – The Brave New Stage of History

So far, no music from Nintendo or Pokémon has been heard. It is unclear whether the companies may have rejected the organizers. The event has recently sparked a lot of controversy. Before the Olympic Games could take place, two creative directors had to vacate their posts. The current pandemic situation in Japan also caused a lot of criticism. The summer games take place without an audience.

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