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Eiichiro Oda and Hajime Isayama made illustrations for Olympic Games

Distinguished manga authors Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Hajime Isayama (Shingeki no Kyojin), Naoko Takeuchi (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon), and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Mobile Suit Gundam) drew original illustrations for the Official Program book of the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which was released in Japan on July 13. An official version in English will be published on July 21.

The book highlights the defining traits, history, rules, top athletes, venue, schedule, and major tournament records for each of the thirty-three featured sports. The manga authors managed illustrations for the following sports:

  • Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Surfing)
  • Naoko Takeuchi (Skateboarding)
  • Eiichiro Oda (Karate)
  • Hajime Isayama (Rock Climbing)
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Climbing

Skateboarding

Additionally, animated film director Mamoru Hosoda (Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime, Summer Wars) contributed an article to the book. Other contributors include 2019 Nobel Prize winner Akira Yoshino, film director Naomi Kawase, and JAXA astronauts Souichi Noguchi and Akihiko Hoshide.

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