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Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Uses Music From Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Sonic, And More

The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony kicked off earlier today, and those with a keen ear for video game music may have recognised more than a few compositions played as the athletes made their entrance.

Yep, the ceremony used tracks from the likes of Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Sonic the Hedgehog, Monster Hunter, Tales Of, Chrono Trigger, and more during the event, which took place at the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo.

The full lineup of tracks used can be seen below, via NikkanSports.

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Dragon Quest “Introduction: Lotto Theme”

FINAL FANTASY “Victory Fanfare”

Tales of Series “Sley’s Theme-Guru-“

Monster Hunter “Proof of Hero”

Kingdom Hearts “Olympus Coliseum”

Chrono Trigger “Frog Theme”

Ace Combat “First Flight”

Tales of Series “Royal Capital-Dignified”

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”


Phantasy Star Universe “Guardians”

Kingdom Hearts “Hero’s Fanfare”

Gradius (Nemesis) “01 ACT 1-1”

NieR “Initiator”

Saga Series “Makai Ginyu Poetry-Saga Series Medley 2016”

Soul Caliber “The Brave New Stage of History”