While Tokyo is busy preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games, people are already psyched for it. A few Japanese artists have come together to create an unofficial promotion campaign for the Tokyo Olympics, drawing inspiration from a subject they're incredibly passionate about. Anime. They have been reimagining the participating countries as badass anime characters who are ready to go into combat, and the designs are very Japanese. In the best way. Each os the Olympic sports competitor is created with the culture, history, and national identity of the corresponding country in mind, offering a pretty visual harmonious diversity. Which is what the Olympics is all about.

Now, character drawings and concepts are always 'love it or hate it,' but we think that the artists behind these awesome anime drawings did an amazing job. All you have to do is scroll down below and check their drawing ideas out for yourself!

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Mexico

Mexico

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"There are six people working on the project, but more creators will join soon," World Flags told Bored Panda. "We've been doing it for about a year now." And even though the crew haven't done every participating country yet, they said the won't stop until everyone who is participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gets their own character.

#2

Philippines

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Henry Goodchild 5 months ago

AS A PINOY I APPROVE OF THIS!

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"We feel so much respect for all of the countries around the world. They and their symbols (flags) are very important to us," the artists said. "We know we can't treat any of them in a way that would disrespect them and that's what we're constantly trying to do."

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UK

UK

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Gareth Graham 5 months ago

Not everyone in Britain walks around dressed as a Lord Admiral, we only do it three or four days a week at most

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"We started this project after recognizing the diversity between all of the people in the world. Also, we believe that illustration is the perfect tool to highlight this. Our motto is 'The whole world is cool!'"


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Vietnam

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Luis Milian 5 months ago

this one is amazing

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"Japan and Tokyo have already started promoting the Olympics and they're doing a good job. We want to remind that World Flags is not a part of the Olympics. We just wanted to contribute. We believe that art -- and anime in particular -- can truly do wonders when it comes to both celebrating the bond between the Japanese culture and the rest of the world and acknowledging their differences."

#5

Venesuela

Venesuela

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Raúl Emiliano Díaz Rodríguez 5 months ago

Venezuela with a "z" dudes!

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#6

South Korea

South Korea

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miaow 5 months ago

Sesshomaru is that you?!! LOVE THIS!! +_+

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#7

Japan

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反社会的 UNDER COVER 5 months ago

The robes are actually really historically accurate!

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#8

China

China

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Dumas Radityo 5 months ago

everything changed when the fire nation attacked

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#9

Malaysia

Malaysia

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Meeow 5 months ago

I love the moon/star

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#10

South Africa

South Africa

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Cyndi H 5 months ago (edited)

As a South African... I completely approve! I could only wish we were this cool.

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#11

Italy

Italy

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David Townsend 5 months ago

Not certain on the strong influence of samurai on Roman culture but nice pic...

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#12

Finland

Finland

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Katri 5 months ago

Torille

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#13

Sweden

Sweden

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Withnail 5 months ago

Judging from the amount of clothing worn, those open Swedish toes must be chilly!

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#14

Canada

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Kjorn 5 months ago

no hockey stick? :-)

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#15

Spain

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ben jamin 5 months ago

The posing alone is very spanish already .. the catalans won't like it though ;)

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#16

Belgium

Belgium

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Tahani 5 months ago

Wow we look amazing!

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#17

France

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Word Weaver 5 months ago

I love this one even though I live in another country it truly reflects my French heritage and pride😁

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#18

Germany

Germany

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Hans_not_the_real_Hans 5 months ago

I like it but a sword would have been better that a katana. ;)

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#19

Switzerland

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Hans_not_the_real_Hans 5 months ago

This is more like denmark. The cross is too thin here.

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#20

Argentina

Argentina

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Andrea Delden 5 months ago

WOW!

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#21

Singapore

Singapore

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Luis Milian 5 months ago

he is holding Longclaw

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#22

Norway

Norway

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Cody Eriksen 5 months ago

Eh, too happy.

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#23

Thailand

Thailand

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Cheese Doodles 5 months ago

Awesome!

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#24

Indonesia

Indonesia

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Sigrid Vinter 5 months ago

Harry Potter was Indonesian? Who would have guessed

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#25

Brazil

Brazil

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Leonardo Chaves 5 months ago

My country! Amazing!

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#26

Netherlands

Netherlands

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LLegend 5 months ago

Where is the orange?

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#27

India

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SukhveEr SIngh 5 months ago

🔥 aaawesome... but is he some wrestler samurai or what...they gave him no weapon.

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Russia

Russia

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Lenka Smetanová 5 months ago

Where's vodka??

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Denmark

Denmark

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Hans_not_the_real_Hans 5 months ago

Sorry, but nothing that reminds me here of denmark. The white towel should be the cross from the flag? The swiss version looks more like denmark.

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#30

USA

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Luis Milian 5 months ago

I thought it would have been more Murica

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Australia

Australia

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Monty Is Fiennes 5 months ago

Hmmmm.....didn't know much about Australia then..... pretty bland........ and there are a great many of us that are... NOT... Chris Hemsworth blonde.....

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Uae

Uae

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ben jamin 5 months ago

Big feet ..

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