Sailor Moon & Others........Tokyo 2020 Olympic Ambassadors?!

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Rika-Chicchi

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lord Martiya said:
Sailor Moon: surprisingly enough, the old anime version (that they've used here) is the best ice skater in history, as shown by her quadruple Axel (no skater has ever done one), so she qualifies.
So she'd fit better w/ the Winter Olympics instead. lol
 

lord Martiya

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Rika-Chicchi said:
So she'd fit better w/ the Winter Olympics instead. lol
True... Well, at least she qualifies for some sport.
 

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I honestly don't think people should read too much into this, I think they simply picked some of the most famous and iconic anime characters in Japan and worldwide as ambassadors for the 2020 olympic, regardless of whether these characters are 'sporty' or whatever, I'm sure they mainly picked these anime characters purely based on their popularity and recognition both in Japan and worldwide.
 

lord Martiya

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SailorLinda1 said:
I honestly don't think people should read too much into this, I think they simply picked some of the most famous and iconic anime characters in Japan and worldwide as ambassadors for the 2020 olympic, regardless of whether these characters are 'sporty' or whatever, I'm sure they mainly picked these anime characters purely based on their popularity and recognition both in Japan and worldwide.
I know they picked them for their popularity only. But it's the Olympic Games, THE big event on sport, and these guys are supposed to be their ambassadors and represent them. And who should represent a sports event, the kid who drops his pants at the drop of a hat or the guy who trained to excel at martial arts, took part to three important tournaments before winning, and then kept up his training because it was his passion?
 

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Not sure if this News was Ever Shared Yet, but Still it IMO is MAJOR for the World of both Sailor Moon and Anime Icons in General! :ohmy:

I Dreamed this might happen and it Seems It has;

It is The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games OFFICIAL Ambassadors!!! :D

Nice. :)
 

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CJStriker said:
Maybe Their OWN Anime Special where they all are together/crossover, not a plot around the games but just a plot to show how Adventurous Anime has been Threw-out the Years!

Also, I do believe it possible THEY COULD be apart of a set of Videos at the Opening Ceremonies of the Games and During the Games and the Ending as well.
Oh gosh, a super collab OVA, sorta!? That would be a great way to promote it too! Each series assigned their own sport.... Like WHOA!

lord Martiya said:
[*]Sailor Moon: surprisingly enough, the old anime version (that they've used here) is the best ice skater in history, as shown by her quadruple Axel (no skater has ever done one), so she qualifies. Would have been better Sailor Venus, as she's the one who regularly practices sports both as an exercise to fight better and for fun, but the choice is good enough.
Bishoujo Senshi Skater Moon! :usagi: Haha, jokes aside! Venus DOES make more sense... Maybe they'll have Usagi being clumsy at sports? Have all of the scouts together or on seperate teams, maybe?
 

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lord Martiya said:
I know they picked them for their popularity only. But it's the Olympic Games, THE big event on sport, and these guys are supposed to be their ambassadors and represent them. And who should represent a sports event, the kid who drops his pants at the drop of a hat or the guy who trained to excel at martial arts, took part to three important tournaments before winning, and then kept up his training because it was his passion?
true, but why not think about it from a different perspective, like you said it is the Olympic Games, the biggest sporting event in the world, and they want animated characters that will help to attract more people to the event, who would they choose? The famous and beloved anime characters that many people know and love all around the world and they know would help to attract people worldwide to the event, or characters that hardly anyone outside Japan knows and do not have the capability to help attract international interest and attention?
Of course being the Olympics, there will surely be many people worldwide going to the event in Tokyo in 2020 anyway. But, they also want popular anime characters that represent Japan's pop culture, the Olympics is not just a sporting event, it's also a huge platform for Japan to promote its diverse culture and pop culture to the world, and one of Japan's biggest and most successful and popular exports to the world is anime, and they want anime characters that are iconic and famous not just in Japan, but also to many people worldwide to help promote Japan's pop culture and attract more interest.
 

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SailorLinda1 said:
true, but why not think about it from a different perspective, like you said it is the Olympic Games, the biggest sporting event in the world, and they want animated characters that will help to attract more people to the event, who would they choose? The famous and beloved anime characters that many people know and love all around the world and they know would help to attract people worldwide to the event, or characters that hardly anyone outside Japan knows and do not have the capability to help attract international interest and attention?
Of course being the Olympics, there will surely be many people worldwide going to the event in Tokyo in 2020 anyway. But, they also want popular anime characters that represent Japan's pop culture, the Olympics is not just a sporting event, it's also a huge platform for Japan to promote its diverse culture and pop culture to the world, and one of Japan's biggest and most successful and popular exports to the world is anime, and they want anime characters that are iconic and famous not just in Japan, but also to many people worldwide to help promote Japan's pop culture and attract more interest.
And they still have sporty ones. Such as the alternative Cures I've suggested.
Or, just to name one that is hugely popular in Europe and South America: Tsubasa Ozora.

 
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lord Martiya said:
SailorLinda1 said:
true, but why not think about it from a different perspective, like you said it is the Olympic Games, the biggest sporting event in the world, and they want animated characters that will help to attract more people to the event, who would they choose? The famous and beloved anime characters that many people know and love all around the world and they know would help to attract people worldwide to the event, or characters that hardly anyone outside Japan knows and do not have the capability to help attract international interest and attention?
Of course being the Olympics, there will surely be many people worldwide going to the event in Tokyo in 2020 anyway. But, they also want popular anime characters that represent Japan's pop culture, the Olympics is not just a sporting event, it's also a huge platform for Japan to promote its diverse culture and pop culture to the world, and one of Japan's biggest and most successful and popular exports to the world is anime, and they want anime characters that are iconic and famous not just in Japan, but also to many people worldwide to help promote Japan's pop culture and attract more interest.
And they still have sporty ones. Such as the alternative Cures I've suggested.
Or, just to name one that is hugely popular in Europe and South America: Tsubasa Ozora.

Please no, everyone but him!!!!! Because of my brother he pestered the afternoons of my childhood!!!
 

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lord Martiya said:
And they still have sporty ones. Such as the alternative Cures I've suggested.
Or, just to name one that is hugely popular in Europe and South America: Tsubasa Ozora.

the ones you mentioned are still no where near as famous or iconic as animes such as Astro Boy, SM, Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Pretty Cure etc, these are universally famous and iconic animes.
 

SailorWelshy

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Also keep in mind of the 2012 London Olympics. The characters and bands we represented had nothing to do with sports, which includes:
Mary Poppins
Harry Potter
Doctor Who
Mr Bean
Del Boy and Rodney from "Only Fools and Horses" (They were in the Batman and Robin costumes)
James Bond
Eric Idle singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from Monty Python
Madness (Famous UK Jazz Band)
etc...
 

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SailorLinda1 said:
the ones you mentioned are still no where near as famous or iconic as animes such as Astro Boy, SM, Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Pretty Cure etc, these are universally famous and iconic animes.
And? Still don't get how simple popularity is better than using something that actually has a meaning.
SailorWelshy said:
Also keep in mind of the 2012 London Olympics. The characters and bands we represented had nothing to do with sports, which includes:
Mary Poppins
Harry Potter
Doctor Who
Mr Bean
Del Boy and Rodney from "Only Fools and Horses" (They were in the Batman and Robin costumes)
James Bond
Eric Idle singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from Monty Python
Madness (Famous UK Jazz Band)
etc...
Aside the fact I know for a fact Harry Potter is a sportsman, James Bond has to keep themselves into Olympic-level shape for his job, Batman is known for being in that kind of physical shape, and every single Robin is just as in shape (especially the first, Dick Grayson, who Batman has admitted can teach him a few tricks about gymnastics), the fact someone acted like an idiot doesn't mean you have to imitate them.
 

SailorWelshy

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lord Martiya said:
Aside the fact I know for a fact Harry Potter is a sportsman, James Bond has to keep themselves into Olympic-level shape for his job, Batman is known for being in that kind of physical shape, and every single Robin is just as in shape (especially the first, Dick Grayson, who Batman has admitted can teach him a few tricks about gymnastics), the fact someone acted like an idiot doesn't mean you have to imitate them.
Okay, You're REALLY grasping at straws here.

Also what do Batman and Robin have to do with what I said? They weren't at the London 2012 Olympics, because they're AMERICAN creations.
 

SailorLinda1

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lord Martiya said:
And? Still don't get how simple popularity is better than using something that actually has a meaning.
my point is that the Olympics is not just a sporting event, it's also a huge platform for the host countries to promote its culture and pop culture to the rest of the world, and Japan is not the "only" host country to use ambassadors that are merely based on popularity and worldwide recognition, and nor will they be the last country to do that either.

Aside the fact I know for a fact Harry Potter is a sportsman, James Bond has to keep themselves into Olympic-level shape for his job, Batman is known for being in that kind of physical shape, and every single Robin is just as in shape (especially the first, Dick Grayson, who Batman has admitted can teach him a few tricks about gymnastics), the fact someone acted like an idiot doesn't mean you have to imitate them.
and what about Mary Poppins and Mr Bean then? Are you implying I'm an "idiot"? I do not appreciate being called an "idiot" when I have done nothing to warrant that uncalled for insult, just how was I acting like an "idiot" when I was merely stating the facts? And you are just sounding desperate now.
If you have a problem with the selection of anime characters as ambassadors for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, then you should take that up with the Tokyo organization committee, not me. I did not pick those anime characters as ambassadors, your uncalled for insult is misdirected.

And btw Batman had nothing to do with the 2012 London Olympics because he's an American creation, not British, so I don't know why you mentioned him.