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I couldn't believe it hadn't been commented on here yet, but during the Parade of Nations, both Frog's Theme and Robo's Theme were prominently featured in the musical fanfare. I was so delighted I had to run here and resurrect my account to talk about it!

Frog's Theme was so beautifully done it brought a tear to my eye.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gameinformer.com/2021/07/23/the-tokyo-olympics-opening-ceremony-featured-some-killer-songs-from-games%3famp
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Re: Chrono Trigger Music Featured in Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Olympics
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2021, 01:10:42 am »
Full score (as many as were available) with timestamps here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP8w6hXCJUM

I attached the Frog and Robo songs here.
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Re: Chrono Trigger Music Featured in Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Olympics
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2021, 01:29:28 am »
I had heard video game music was played, but nice to know the full list.

It's great to see CT got two tracks in. Though... there's a surprising lack of Nintendo entries in there. Unless there's a different event with more (like the closure ceremony?), it's weird to see Nintendo miss out on this. In contrast, Square Enix got a good chunk of participation.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Music Featured in Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Olympics
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2021, 01:56:22 am »
Here are the Chrono Trigger songs from the YouTube video I linked.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Music Featured in Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Olympics
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2021, 02:57:20 am »
Here are the Chrono Trigger songs from the YouTube video I linked.

Man, you are my hero! Thank you!

Isn't that arrangement of Frog's Theme amazing? I squealed like I was 12 again when I first heard it. It was such a pleasant surprise.

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Re: Chrono Trigger Music Featured in Opening Ceremony of Tokyo Olympics
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2021, 03:34:49 am »
yeah I was on Discord with friends talking about it; then one of my friends found that video and we just had a brief moment. I love how the arrangements have lots of little enhancements and additions that are just really tasteful and sort of showcase the different feelings of the song, or make the song actually express new emotions. These are super well done.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2021, 03:38:03 am by trig »