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News ► Kingdom Hearts music appears at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021



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I don't know if this will be reported in the news on this site.
But I was very pleased to listen to music from Kingdom hearts and Final Fantasy.
The Hercules world theme was very much in the subject.
And it's also nice that this Kingdom hearts franchise is gaining popularity so much that the music from this series of games is played at such significant events.:)
 

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Awesome. It's nice that the franchise is starting to become more mainstream. And the theme for the Coliseum is very fitting for the Olympics
Very fitting indeed. According to the set list, they used both themes for Olympus Coliseum, both the over world theme and Hero’s Fanfare.
 

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I absolutely loved it. Not only KH and FF but Dragon Quest too, which isn't surprising in the slightest given it's the most popular jrpg series in Japan.
It reminds me of that time in 2004 when an american syncronized swimming duo used Liberi Fatali from FFVIII.
 

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Now I want to see ice skating on Impeto Obscuro.
The Mirror Aqua theme would also be fitting. Just imagine a live performance of the spellweaver finisher to that theme, just like the Queen of the rink objective in 0.2

So cool, both literally and figuratively.
 

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Wow, wasn’t expecting that!

If KH is big enough for the Olympics, then it’s certainly…becoming more mainstream, but also it’s certainly big enough for Smash (not that I expect it, but still).
 

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Kingdom Hearts fans were given a huge surprise this morning when "Hero's Fanfare" from Kingdom Hearts 3 and "Olympus Coliseum" from Kingdom Hearts played during the opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021. 

Yoko Shimomua took to Twitter to give her heartfelt thanks for the honor of having her music featured at the 2021 Olympic Games. 

"Olympus Coliseum" and "Hero's Fanfare" from "Kingdom Hearts" were played in the game music medley during the player entrance songs! It's a great honor for me. I saw it in the rear side. Thank you for your immediate congratulations ♡

Yoko Shimomura 7/23/21 via Twitter

Here is the full tracklist of songs that played during the opening ceremonies as each country was introduced:

Dragon Quest - "Overture: Roto's Theme"

Final Fantasy - "Victory Fanfare"

Tales of series - "Sorey's Theme - The Shepherd"

Monster Hunter - "Proof of a Hero"

Kingdom Hearts - "Olympus Coliseum"

Chrono Trigger - "Frog's Theme"

Ace Combat - "First Flight"

Tales of series - "Pomp and Majesty"

Monster Hunter - "Wind of Departure"

Chrono Trigger - "Robo's Theme"

Sonic the Hedgehog - "Star Light Zone"

Winning Eleven (Pro Evolution Soccer) - "eFootball walk-on theme"

Final Fantasy - "MAIN THEME"

Phantasy Star Universe - "Guardians"

Kingdom Hearts - "Hero's Fanfare"

Gradius (Nemesis) - "01 ACT I-1"

NieR - "Song of the Ancients"

SaGa series - "The Orchestral SaGa - Legend of Music"

Soulcalibur - "The Brave New Stage of History"

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(piggybacking on this thread for the main article~)
 

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I mean...I know it fits the subject plus "haha Olympics Olympus" but I kinda wish they used a different song from the series.

A bit negative, I know, but it's cuz I'm sad that they put all this effort only to have no real audience there.
 
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I mean...I know it fits the subject plus "haha Olympics Olympus" but I kinda wish they used a different song from the series.

A bit negative, I know, but it's cuz I'm sad that they put all this effort only to have no real audience there.
Perhaps that's why they did it in the first place....
 

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Honestly this was so cool and unexpected. I was in the kitchen with the TV on and I was like “…wait a minute” So cool to hear this. I wonder how many athletes actually know these songs
 

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This was honestly incredible. And they played it over and over again, too. 10-year-old me would never have believed something like this could happen.
 

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Olympus Coliseum is super fitting for the theme to play for the Olympics. Also considering it's been in every KH game minus DDD it's such a iconic theme to hear. All it needed was someone dressed as Phil to greet everyone as they came in to make it 100% perfect.
 
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