After a very eventful couple of weeks, the 2016 Rio Olympics came to a close on Sunday, leaving us with an epic teaser for what’s in store at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his legendary entry into the Rio Games through a dark-green pipe garmented as Mario and the world collectively lost its mind.
After reading Mario a Japanese video game icon joined by Pac-Man and other anime personas in Brazil’s Maracana stadium, we have begun to suspect all the wondrous capacity of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
With five new plays skateboarding, karate, surfing, boasts climbing and baseball/ softball coming to the Competition in 2020, we have a feeling this could be one of the most exciting Olympics yet.
Here are nine awesome things from Tokyo we hope to see in the 2020 Olympics 😛 TAGEND
1. Lots and lots of robots
Robots could be taking over the 2020 Olympics, as Japan has plans to build a “robot village” near the Olympic Village. The region already contains a 60 -foot Gundam statue and the Japanese government is working to create self-driving taxis in addition to robots which will help guests carry their baggage and find their seats in the stadium.
2. Shigeru Miyamoto showing up in costume
Who better than Shigeru Miyamoto Nintendo’s Japanese video game designer famed for creating plays like Donkey Kong , Super Mario Bros ., and The Legend of Zelda to show up alongside the cabinet of ministers garmented as Mario. We’d love to see Miyamoto garmented as Link, Luigi, Wario or perhaps even Bowser. Nonetheless he chooses to present himself, we’re hoping he’s a key part of the 2020 Olympics.
3. Akira motorcycle gangs
In 1988, Akira a Japanese anime about biker mobs set in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo basically prophesied Tokyo prevailing the 2020 Olympic bid, so it seems only right that they play some part in the Opening Ceremony.
I to be expected that the ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics is just a recreation of the commencement of the for Akira.
Ricardo Lpez Ortiz (@ RLopezOrtiz) August 22, 2016
tokyo needs to light the light by burning a laser from a motorcycle
just to reference akira’s 2020 tokyo olympics
El H.D.H. (@ El_HDH) August 10, 2016
4. A life-size( ish) Godzilla guarding the Olympic flame
The sacred Olympic flame can surely be trusted to stay illuminate in the care of Godzilla a far-famed Japanese attribute in the form of a monstrous, fire-breathing monster.
5. Images from our favorite video game attributes especially Sonic
There’s literally a game called “Mario& Sonic at the Olympic Tournament, ” so when Shinzo Abe appeared as Mario, he left many followers wondering where exactly Sonic was. Hopefully Tokyo will take advantage of this beautiful opening and yield Sonic the attention he deserves.
If you think the real 2020 Olympics are all going to be refrigerate wait till you insure Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo games.
Stingos (@ Stingos_) August 22, 2016
I’m just saying
Mario and Sonic at Tokyo 2020
SEGA, you have the Miku license
Tracker (@ Tracker_TD) August 22, 2016
If Tokyo 2020 isn’t exactly a huge recreation of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Tournament, I’m going to be exhaustively disappointed
becca (@ _littletimelord) August 22, 2016
Can Mario please be the icon of the 2020 Olympics? And then Mario’s face is literally the symbol of Mario and Sonic 2020 games
Samuel Thornbury (@ AnimatedCritic) August 22, 2016
According to CNN , Nintendo’s stock rose 3.5% in Tokyo after Shinzo Abe’scameo as Mario, so we have a feeling more iconic reputations will definitely be forming cameos.
6. Pokmon in the stadium
With the recent notoriety of Pokmon GO , beings have once again grow obsessed with the Japanese cartoon reputations. Though Pokmon GO is regrettably not an Olympic sport, hopefully the 2020 Olympics will find some channel to create Pokmon to life and incorporate them into the opening ceremony.
7. Hello Kitty and pals returning some much needed cuteness
Hello Kitty and other classic Sanrio attributes are an important( and adorable) part of Japanese pop culture that will unite people of all age group, and tells face it, see the Olympics so much cuter.
Come on. How great would an Opening Ceremony be with some karaoke?
The Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony will somehow include karaoke with copious amounts of sake and it will be incredible.
Taylor Nichols (@ taylornichols) August 22, 2016
9. Athletes carbo-loading with Ramen
Before the whole crime gossip of Rio 2016, Ryan Lochte graced us with this Instagram photo of him and Michael Phelps carbo-loading with some spaghetti before their 200 -meter individual medley. Hopefully the athletes is likely to be enjoying a lot of the beloved Japanese soup dish, Ramen, in 2020.