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Old 2016-08-22, 22:59   Link #61
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Japan has also been winning gymnastics consistently thanks to Uchimura
But that's for the men. The Japanese women gymnasts on the other hand got swamped badly by the U.S.
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Old 2016-08-22, 23:29   Link #62
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But that's for the men. The Japanese women gymnasts on the other hand got swamped badly by the U.S.
Men's gymnastics animu incoming.
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Old 2016-08-23, 00:03   Link #63
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Men's gymnastics animu incoming.
Ohhh, if we're going to play that way, I damn expect women's wrestling and judo anime no later than 2020 since that's where the Japanese women excelled!

Though it is freakin' bizarre no one has done a girls' gymnastic anime show at this day in age; it a tasteful fanservice opportunity!
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Old 2016-08-23, 05:18   Link #64
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Nice to see this thread bursting with life again after 3 years.
Can't wait to see the comments in 2020!

ATM Free! can be said to have the strongest Olympics tiein, IMO.
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Old 2016-08-23, 08:24   Link #65
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Trying to think of an anime/manga for every sport featured...

Aquatics
- Diving: ?
- Swimming: Free
- Synchronized Swimming: ?
- Water Polo: ?
Archery: Lots of shows with scenes of characters doing archery, but I can't think of one about archery.
Athletics: Battle Athletes? (various sports, but athletics is the centrepiece)
Badminton: ?
Baseball/Softball: Nope, absolutely no anime about these. What a ridiculous idea. [/sarcasm]
Basketball: Slam Dunk
Boxing: Hajime no Ippo
Canoeing: ?
Cycling: Yowamushi Pedal
Equestrian: There would have to be a shoujo manga about this made at some point.
Fencing: Utena?
Field Hockey: Can't think of one, but the girl in SKET Dance used a hockey stick as a weapon.
Football Soccer: Captain Tsubasa, as shown in the closing ceremony promo
Golf: I vaguely recall seeing a golf manga in Shonen Jump years ago, but can't remember the title.
Gymnastics: Again, lots of characters that do gymnastics, but I can't think of a show about gymnastics.
Handball: ?
Judo: Yawara
Karate: Can't think of one, but there HAS to be an anime/manga specifically about karate (as opposed to martial arts in general)
Modern Pentathlon: ?
Rowing: ?
Rugby Sevens: That episode of Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu? I recall seeing something on ANN about an upcoming rugby anime.
Sailing: Sailor Moon
Shooting: ? (what was the title of the one about airsoft guns a couple of years ago?)
Skateboarding: ?
Sport Climbing: ?
Surfing: ?
Table Tennis: I think there have been a couple of table tennis anime
Taekwondo: (Or, as they call it in Japan, "That garbage martial art from Korea")
Tennis: Aim for the Ace! (and some others)
Triathlon: ?
Volleyball: Attack #1 (classic) or Haikyuu! (modern)
Weightlifting: ?
Wrestling: All the wrestling anime I can think of have been about pro wrestling, not amateur wrestling.
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Old 2016-08-23, 08:27   Link #66
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But that's for the men. The Japanese women gymnasts on the other hand got swamped badly by the U.S.
Kah....The male competition is much nicer to watch


Manly strength rings > Balance beam
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Old 2016-08-23, 10:54   Link #67
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Golf: I vaguely recall seeing a golf manga in Shonen Jump years ago, but can't remember the title.
I looked around a while back to see if there were anime or manga about womens' golf which is very much on the rise across Asia. The three Olympic medalists this year came from South Korea (Park Inbee), New Zealand (Lydia Ko, originally from Korea), and China (Feng Shanshan). One Japanese star, Miyazato Ai, spent time at the top of the world rankings just a few years back, and newcomer Nomura Harukyo is fast ascending the ranks of the LPGA and placed fourth at the Olympics.

Yet the only manga I could find was an ecchi piece where a young woman agrees to wear panty-revealing outfits to secure financing for her progress up the professional ranks. There could be more compelling works that follow the normal "levelling-up" path of other sports stories. You could also have team competitions that pit Japanese players against the Koreans and Chinese, opening up the possibility of nationalistic themes like the international contests near the end of Hikaru no Go. And, of course, there would be possibility for yuri subtexts as well.
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Old 2016-08-23, 13:07   Link #68
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Trying to think of an anime/manga for every sport featured...

Water Polo: ?
Equestrian
Skateboarding: ?
Sport Climbing: ?
Water Polo: Hantsu x Trash
Equestrian: Sengoku Basara
Skateboarding: Eureka 7
Sport Climbing: Yama no Susume
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Old 2016-08-23, 15:40   Link #69
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Gin no Saji has some equestrian bits as well.
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Old 2016-08-23, 18:50   Link #70
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Taekwondo: (Or, as they call it in Japan, "That garbage martial art from Korea")
The hate is real up to this day.
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Old 2016-08-23, 21:59   Link #71
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For the five of you who have yet to see this

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Is cheerleading Hello Kitty going to be the mascot? Usually it's not an existing character, but in this case who knows?
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Old 2016-08-24, 18:26   Link #72
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That was a very nice presentation video. Love it.

I'm all for Hello Kitty being the mascot, but I would enjoy it more if Hatsune Miku takes an active part in the opening ceremony as a singing voice alongside other real singers who might get the call on that day.
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Old 2018-02-11, 21:15   Link #73
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3 designs for the Tokyo 2020 mascots.
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/int...ascots/.124964

Results to be announced this Feb 28th.

An excerpt of this news article suggests Category A will win the children votes.
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-a...ts-become-cash

Spoiler for Mascot voting:


Which would you vote for, given the chance?
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Old 2018-02-14, 13:20   Link #74
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It's a very very tough call. I can't choose between the blue/pink and the fox/tanuki designs.

Regardless, the designs are very good overall. It will be a very difficult choice to make.
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Old 2018-02-28, 11:11   Link #75
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It's a very very tough call. I can't choose between the blue/pink and the fox/tanuki designs.

Regardless, the designs are very good overall. It will be a very difficult choice to make.
Results came in.
Set A, the blue/pink, won with 109,041 votes.
Set B, the fox/komainu, got 61,423 votes.
Set C, the fox/tanuki, only got 35,291 votes.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2...ng-design.html

According to netizens tracking the voting process from Japan, schoolchildren liked A as it was modern and futuristic. The pink mascot was also reported to liked by schoolgirls because of its feminine look. A was also the lead choice of the younger age groups, although B was a favourite too for being Japanese in look.

Social media + oldies gravitated to C, although there was uncertainty whether C winning unofficial Twitter polls was due to mob/mentality/shitposting at work.

https://www.gamesbids.com/forums/top...ascots/?page=5
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Old 2018-02-28, 20:33   Link #76
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Trying to think of an anime/manga for every sport featured...
The first show with an Olympics theme doesn't concern any of the sports in Laevatein's post, but it certainly is not a surprising choice for anime.

It's about ... wait for it ... beach volleyball.



https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/new...ashita/.126838

Japan hasn't fared very well in this sport in past Olympics, and no Japanese pair appears in the top-fifteen teams of either gender at http://www.fivb.org/EN/Beachvolleyball/.
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Old 2018-03-01, 02:21   Link #77
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But hey, at least Japan is one of the world's powerhouse nations in INDOOR 6v6 volleyball.
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Old 2018-03-09, 11:48   Link #78
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The first show with an Olympics theme doesn't concern any of the sports in Laevatein's post, but it certainly is not a surprising choice for anime.

It's about ... wait for it ... beach volleyball.



https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/new...ashita/.126838

Japan hasn't fared very well in this sport in past Olympics, and no Japanese pair appears in the top-fifteen teams of either gender at http://www.fivb.org/EN/Beachvolleyball/.
I know not a lot of people watched it, but Dive! existed before this, and had a huge Olympics tie in.
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Old 2018-09-08, 17:47   Link #79
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Naomi Osaka just won the women's final of the US Open against Serena Williams. I know that women's tennis has been depicted in Baby Steps through a number of matches involving Natsu Takasaki, but I hope we will either see a little more of women's tennis.
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Old 2018-09-09, 09:54   Link #80
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Perhaps the recent success of Hataoka Nasa and Uehara Ayako might stimulate some interest in womens' golf as well.
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