The Tokyo Olympic Committee Is Planning A Manga Parade For 2020

We still remember that crazy moment at the Olympics in Rio when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe transformed into Mario to announce that the 2020 games would take place in Tokyo. Well, it turns out his choice to be Mario wasn't completely random after all. 

Astro Boy will be in the mix. (© Glénat)

According to the Japan Times, former Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori, who is now in charge of the organizing committee for the Tokyo games, has a few ideas for how to make the 2020 Olympics memorable.

One of his ideas is to host a parade that will resonate with people from all over the world. So if Japanese traditions like kabuki and sumo aren't enough to bring everyone together, Mori has something else in mind:

"What people around the world can understand best is Japan’s anime and manga. An event such as a grand march of manga could be included."

He then went on to cite famous names like Doraemon, Hello Kitty and Astro Boy. We can imagine the parade being a huge success, to be honest. Dragon Ball Z's Goku has been named ambassador of the Olympics in Tokyo after all. Seeing him parade through the city to celebrate the festivities just takes it one step further.

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