Final Fantasy battle victory music just played in the olympics opening ceremony!

1 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:42 ID: oq0myx

EDIT: video with timestamp - thanks /


I’ll try to find a timestamp when it’s over. So cool!

2 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:51 ID: h68lk7g

It actually makes alot of sense to use video game music from well know Japanese developed games like the Final Fantasy series. They're good instrumental pieces that are at least somewhat recognizable to people around the world.

3 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:52 ID: h68lmg4

Kingdom Hearts as well

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Olympus coliseum was a super on the nose pick but it's perfect

4 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:55 ID: h68lx6z

The bbc commentary mentioned before the parade started that there would be orchestral versions of video game music used as the background music. Been great to hear it all

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The Belgian commentators said it's "manga music". Cringe, I feel like writing an angry letter to our public broadcaster.

Hey guys, I think they tricked us gamers into watching the damn opening ceremony of the Olympics! WTH!?

5 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:53 ID: h68lont

they just played frogs theme from chronontrigger

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And Robo's theme

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Proof Chrono Trigger is going to get a remake. I hope. Please.

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The line for the 2025 remake for Crono Trigger, replete with 3D cel shaded and 100% hand drawn Toriyama sprites starts here

6 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:10 ID: h68nagj
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Article that goes in depth as to what was played and why. Apparently they switched out a composer and director due to controversies like bullying children and joking about the Holocaust.

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The hero we needed.

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Oh no, must've missed victory fanfare!

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Woah, I never saw Soul Calibur spelled that way.

7 : Anonymous2021/07/23 14:34 ID: h6940qk

Here's the video of Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy songs:

8 : Anonymous2021/07/23 13:01 ID: h68sfv4

Here it is, during Ireland.

9 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:43 ID: h68ktw1

Holy fucking shit, I was also listening and I was going all "what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck???" It was the battle victory music and another well known song!

10 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:47 ID: h68l7ca

I audibly gasped when I recognized it. I am fucking here for all of it!

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I know. I was only half paying attention looking at my phone. And I sat up agog. Like. Did I just hear that correctly. Lol.

11 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:51 ID: h68liab

Anyone know the song thats playing now? It's sooo soo familiar I feel like I should know it.

Edit; I got it, Monster Hunter theme!

12 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:44 ID: h68kxg0

Other games as well! Heard one from dragon quest. Seems like the whole athlete introduction will be backed by video game fanfare from japanese composers.

13 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:47 ID: h68l5o0

Was played during Iceland and Ireland’s entrance if that helps 🙂

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As an Irish lad whos always loved final fantasy this has made my year lmao

14 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:56 ID: h68lz5n

Omg, when the flag bearers came it was Dragon quest, and I also heard Kingdom hearts 😀

15 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:51 ID: h68rf8p

wouldve been cooler if they played the junon parade theme hahaha

16 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:05 ID: h68mrgc

Apparently its SEGA, Capcom and Square music being used. Love the homage, although I find it really odd that Nintendo gets no representation.

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Probably didn't want to send themselves cease and desists

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Potentially Nintendo get played at closing ceremony? Maybe even exclusivity

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To be fair, didn’t Mario actually appear and get a whole segment during the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Japan a few years back?

But yeah, a little Mario, Zelda, and Pokémon representation would’ve made this even cooler.

17 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:59 ID: h68m7kx

Posted this in another thread, but they played Frog’s theme from Chrono Trigger too! The perks of being in Japan! Playing JRPG music. They played it somewhere between Iran and Uganda

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quite sure robos theme just played a min ago! this is great all olympics need this music, epic just epic

18 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:33 ID: h68pgfu

They are playing a lot of video game OSTs. I heard Chrono trigger, Monster Hunter, Nier Automata, Sonic the Hedgehog and Kingdom Hearts so far

19 : Anonymous2021/07/23 13:17 ID: h68ua19

And I just heard the final fantasy theme song. Soo cool! If you ever look it up, look for the Hong Kong athletes that walk in.

Edited to show where to find it!

20 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:08 ID: h68n3q0

FF main theme just played with Kazakhstan's introduction

21 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:42 ID: h68krm9

I just wanted to post this!

22 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:46 ID: h68l4as

It's happening! It's happening!

23 : Anonymous2021/07/23 13:53 ID: h68yo07

I got a bit emotional when I heard the theme music. How much these games and music mean to me and hearing it at a ceremony like this is pretty special.

24 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:03 ID: h68ml6e

I heard that Victory Fanfare too and Dragon Quest's Full Overture was played before it!

25 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:39 ID: h68q2sw

They should play Suteki Da Ne at the closing ceremony.

26 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:55 ID: h68runb

I heard a theme from Kingdom Hearts 1

27 : Anonymous2021/07/23 13:15 ID: h68u3cm

I noticed it as well! Was wondering if it was really it or if I was hearing things xD

I had the impression of hearing Kingdom Hearts' Coliseum music as well, but I think it's just my imagination

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but I think it's just my imagination

Nope, it definitely played!

28 : Anonymous2021/07/23 16:43 ID: h69m2tf

Main theme and victory fanfare afterwards

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Not available in the US? weird

29 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:03 ID: h68mllj

This made me smile a lot

30 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:07 ID: h68mz44

That Dragon Quest theme gave me such nostalgia

31 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:10 ID: h68na1s

They just played the Main Theme for the series, too!

32 : Anonymous2021/07/23 12:26 ID: h68otjm

They played main theme a few minutes ago!

33 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:59 ID: h68m7ga

Very emotional right now. Today is triumph of Video Game culture.

34 : Anonymous2021/07/23 11:47 ID: h68l5y4

I was sitting there saying I know this music! To my family 🙂


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