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  1. 1. Which are your preferred Mascots for Tokyo 2020?



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About the candidates (thanks to Ikarus)

PROPOSAL A

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[ Olympic Mascot ]
The Olympic Mascot is a character that embodies both old tradition and new innovation.The Mascot has an old-fashioned charm that reflects tradition and also has a high-tech, cutting edge vibe. It has strong sense of justice, and is very athletic. The Mascot has a special power allowing it to move any where instantaneously.

[ Paralympic Mascot ]
The Paralympic Mascot is a cool character with cherry tactile sense and supernatural power. The Mascot is usually calm, however, it gets very powerful when needed. It has a dignified inner strength and a kind heart that loves nature. It can talk with stones and the wind. It can also move things by just looking at them.

[ Relationship between Olympic Mascot and Paralympic Mascot ]
The Olympic Mascot and Paralympic Mascot have opposite personalities. However, they respect each other and they are very good friends. They both have a great spirit of hospitality. They always try their best to cheer and encourage everyone.

 

PROPOSAL B

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[ Olympic Mascot ]
The Olympic Mascot is a character born from the fire that warms Japan. The models for the Mascot are the Lucky cat and the Inari fox, which are regarded as symbols of luck in Japan. The Mascot can run so fast that it can create valleys and rivers when it traverses the land. The Mascot is usually running around, however, it also loves to take naps underneath the sunlight. It expresses the excitement of traditional Japanese festivals, and gives happy enenrgyto people by touching them with its tail.

[ Paralympic Mascot ]
The Paralympic Mascot is a character born from the wind that brings different seasons to Japan. The Mascot’s model is a guardian dog that is a popular fixture at shrines. To express emotions, the Mascot’s mane can send out different objects such as cherry blossom petals, snow, autumn leaves, lightning bolts and thunder along with seasonal winds. It can send the spring wind, and can also make flowers bloom on a dead tree. With its light body, the Mascot loves flying in the sky and expressing each season’s charm.

[ Relationship between Olympic Mascot and Paralympic Mascot ]
The Olympic Mascot and Paralympic Mascot were born in different places and look very different, however they are best friends and good rivals. They compete on the Japanese soil and in the sky, and they both take each other to a higher level.

 

PROPOSAL C

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[ Olympic Mascot ]
The Olympic Mascot is the fox that jumps out from Japanese fairy tales. The Olympic Mascot has Magatama patterns decorated on it.
The Mascot is very athletic and moves very fast. It is also very friendly and a great leader. It cheers and excites athletes and spectators along with the spirit of the wind.


[ Paralympic Mascot ]
The Paralympic Mascot is a racoon from Japanese fairy tales that uses the leaf on its head and transforms its shape. The Mascot is usually relaxed, but also very athletic, and cheers up people around it.
It cheers and excites the athletes and spectators along with the spirit of the forest.

[ Relationship between Olympic Mascot and Paralympic Mascot ]
The Olympic Mascot and Paralympic Mascot both have Japan’s popular red and white colours, and Mizuhikiribbons as part of their look. They are good friends and they understand each other very well, and often encourage each other.

 

 

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Thanks, Rols!

I love option A. They are the most original and they fit with both the brand and the futuristic theme of Tokyo 2020. I feel they have lots of potential to be brough to life with animations/pictograms.

I know many in Twitter are rooting for C (though I dunno if they are being serious) and while I like the Kitsune and Tanuki themes the designs of these look a lot like other mascots done in Japan in the past, not mentioning they look kind of rigid and not too friendly to bring to action. 

I liked option B at first but on second tought they played it too safe with the designs. Also the bug like eyes kind of seems unnecesary/off.

 

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At the end I plumped for C because they were animals, which I prefer to humanoid mascots, It was close, though. There’s also something appealing to me with A.

B just turns me off. I can’t get past the stupid gaping mouth of the Paralympic mascot proposal.

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I’ll take some time before voting. My early favourite was A and I really like them but I’m not sure about the blue-pink combination, even if it has nothing to do with boy-girl. I’ve also had a closer look at C and thanks to the mini sculptures, the 3D animation and some fan arts like this I’m starting to like them a lot. They’re fluffy and huggable and they could very well play the role of the typical adorable foolish character. It’s just the official poses that don’t work at all for me.

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1 hour ago, Athan said:

I’ll take some time before voting. My early favourite was A and I really like them but I’m not sure about the blue-pink combination, even if it has nothing to do with boy-girl. I’ve also had a closer look at C and thanks to the mini sculptures, the 3D animation and some fan arts like this I’m starting to like them a lot. They’re fluffy and huggable and they could very well play the role of the typical adorable foolish character. It’s just the official poses that don’t work at all for me.

 

Pink is a popular color in Japan because of their national flower the cherry blossom/sakura. At least they wouldnt have problems with it.

Same goes for blue, being a color used often to represent Japan at sports (see their football team for example)

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Proper Gamesbids territory!

A for me. The only pair I where I like both. Good energy, definitely Japanese, nice use of the logo. Can overlook the blue/pink thing (hadn't even noticed it till someone else pointed it out) though it'll no doubt become a talking point if these two are selected.

B I very much like the Olympic mascot, the Paralympic one looks a bit sickly sweet.

C is two depressed looking animals. Looks like they're on their way to the slaughterhouse. Cheer up lads, it's not that bad!

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OK, I've made up my mind. I choose C. Compared to previous Olympic and Paralympic mascots, I think these are the ones that stand out the most.

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