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Son Goku leads Japan's 2020 Olympic mascot collective

The 2020 Olympic Games will be over 9000!

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Ben Gourlay
Published Sun, Jan 29 2017 11:15 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Apr 6 2020 4:47 PM CDT

Japan isn't short of legendary anime characters and now the country has rounded up some legends to act as mascots for the 2020 Olympic Games, led by the lead character from Dragonball Z.

Naruto, One Piece' Luffy, Shin Chan, Pretty Cure, Sailor Moon, and Astroboy will join Dragonball Z's Son Goku as the official ambassadors for the next Olympic Games which will begin on July 24, 2020. Destined to be incredibly popular, the Japan Olympics committee has wasted no time and has made available a range of merchandise featuring the characters!

Son Goku leads Japan's 2020 Olympic mascot collective | TweakTown.com

Still we can't help but note the absence of Mario and Pikachu, the former of which made an appearance at the 2016 Olympic Games closing ceremony.

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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