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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:11 pm Reply with quote
I don't see why not. We already had Daniel Craig skydive with Her Majesty and Rowan Atkinson run with Britain's premier sprinters. That being said, I do hope their is universal appeal as well; that's what made Beijing's so special.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:15 pm Reply with quote
More like a manga funeral seeing what might be happening in 2020. The only people who will be rejoicing are the censors and the BPO.
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Zoneflare



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:52 pm Reply with quote
Maybe a reference but not a parade. Gotta be more important aspects of the culture than just anime and manga
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Fenrin



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:07 pm Reply with quote
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Mori said that people around the world do not necessarily know much about kabuki and sumo.

It may be true that people don't know the details very well, but I believe that most people at least associate the image of those two as undoubtedly Japanese. While things like Hello Kitty may be more common in the public eye, not everyone immediately associates a character or tv show they once saw with Japan, especially since most of the anime that people come into contact with internationally is dubbed into their language.

That being said it doesn't seem like a bad idea, as long as we get to see older cultural aspects as well.
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:19 am Reply with quote
So....Doraemon's NOT the '20 Tokyo mascot after all, then?
Even after that was the incentive to finally import the show to the US?

(Okay, guys, guess it's time to pack up all those YouTube Akira parodies... Sad )
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KH91



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:13 am Reply with quote
How the heck do you not advertise the Game King himself, Yami Yugi, from Yu-Gi-Oh! (Game King) in an event about games? Well, you have a few years to get it right so....
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Lemonchest



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:33 am Reply with quote
Having the opening parade involve things people recognise as Japanese? What a novel idea. I can't imagine where he got it from. Although when your games are already being accused of corruption & budget overruns, filling it with copyrighted images probably won't help that.
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CCTakato



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:50 am Reply with quote
I can't wait for all the American media commentary about the parade if NBC doesn't cut the whole thing out.
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Pixel_Crusher



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:09 am Reply with quote
Hoppy800 wrote:
More like a manga funeral seeing what might be happening in 2020. The only people who will be rejoicing are the censors and the BPO.


What might be happening may I ask?
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Topgunguy



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:48 am Reply with quote
Interesting

Last edited by Topgunguy on Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:49 am; edited 2 times in total
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JoeOfTomorrow



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:50 am Reply with quote
I'd certainly watch that. It'd be so much better than the AWFUL London one. Although the Mr. Bean skit was great, it didn't make up for the rest of it which was a pretentious mess. The Beijing one just kept on going and going, it wouldn't end, I never finished it.

Rio was much more subdued by comparison and didn't waste any time with long shows or constantly preaching social commentaries.
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MadHi



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:10 am Reply with quote
I just hope there's some emphasis on sports anime rather than focusing solely on shonen battle series. I'd say characters like Suzuka Asahina, Joe Yabuki, Ippo Makunouchi, Tsubasa Ozora, Hanamichi Sakuragi and maybe Yawara Inokuma are more suited to be on that banner instead of Yokai Watch, Shin Chan, Sailor Moon, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z characters, it shouldn't be a popularity contest.

Awaiting fans of the latter shows to throw a fit and miss the point entirely.
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Lactobacillus yogurti



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:29 am Reply with quote
MadHi wrote:
I just hope there's some emphasis on sports anime rather than focusing solely on shonen battle series. I'd say characters like Suzuka Asahina, Joe Yabuki, Ippo Makunouchi, Tsubasa Ozora, Hanamichi Sakuragi and maybe Yawara Inokuma are more suited to be on that banner instead of Yokai Watch, Shin Chan, Sailor Moon, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z characters, it shouldn't be a popularity contest.

Awaiting fans of the latter shows to throw a fit and miss the point entirely.


I completely agree, considering that some of these series, particularly Captain Tsubasa, inspired some people to become sportspeople.
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:08 pm Reply with quote
JoeOfTomorrow wrote:
I'd certainly watch that. It'd be so much better than the AWFUL London one. Although the Mr. Bean skit was great, it didn't make up for the rest of it which was a pretentious mess.


And that's not even talking about the closing ceremonies, which made the opening look sane by comparison--
Someday, we'll look back on the days when both the US and UK thought Russell Brand had a career, but...will someone please actually stop and listen to the lyrics of "We Will Rock You", and question the wisdom of playing a song about football hooligans to a stadium of Olympic athletes? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:26 pm Reply with quote
CCTakato wrote:
I can't wait for all the American media commentary about the parade if NBC doesn't cut the whole thing out.

I can envisage the BBC's live, lukewarm audio feed on the matter. It merits only the response of a cringe; we would be lucky if any mecha franchise cameos aren't referred to as 'Transformers'.
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