At the Olympics #OpeningCeremony, athletes stepped into the world of Japanese comics and graphic novels as the country name placards and assistants’ costumes referenced manga in their design. (Resends to correct spelling of "manga.") https://t.co/rHtsJlwSpF
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 24, 2021
The Olympics, we are told, are all about unlimited vision and global interconnections and seemingly impossible feats of physicality, so what better media for the current Pandemic Games than anime & gaming, the Japanese-based, globally-celebrated formats that allow us aspiring hikikomori to celebrate with each other from the safety of our own internet pods?
Japanese artists reimagine countries as anime samuraihttps://t.co/7SBBbKaFHb
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 23, 2021
You absolutely want to click on the link here, for the illustrations. (I would donate to a kickstarter for a booklet with all 84-and-counting designs!):