The summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan this year, with exciting news unveiled to the world as we fast approach the prestige event.
Another monumental event will be happening this year and Japanese schoolchildren are currently voting for the official Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot, but the winner still won’t be pulling double duty as the Games’ ambassador!
And guess what? That honor has been afforded to a cast of anime characters that carry both the trend and the significant Japanese animation culture, some of whom are famous throughout the world!
There will be a total of 9 2D superheroes that will be featured as mascots.
Otakus, which anime character is your favourite?
Let us do the basic introductions so you can know more about Japanese anime and culture!
From left to right in the back, we have:
- Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)
- Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
- Naruto (Naruto)
- Son Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
- Cure Miracle (Pretty Cure)
- Cure Magical (Pretty Cure)
And in the foreground, from left to right we have:
- Astro Boy (Astro Boy)
- Shin (Crayon Shin-chan)
- Jibanyan (Yo-kai Watch)
What’s more? There is also a whole spread of merchandise on the Tokyo 2020 Official Online Shop, ranging from cool tees to caps, tote bags, and more! And what’s even better is that the site is available in English for easy access.
You can now properly decked out in your Olympic gear if you’re planning to visit Tokyo this year! Woohoo!