Japanese artists give Wales its own anime samurai for the Tokyo Olympics
A group of Japanese artists recreating the nations of the world in samurai form for the Tokyo Olympics have also given Wales its own anime warrior.
Gigs is armed with a longbow and “although he is stubborn” he also “tends to dream”.
“A longbowman with a super-range range which is said to be about 5 km when wearing a flag armor,” the website says. “His armour is made from the same material as Excalibur has discovered that it was actually the same material as Flag Armor.”
The project creator Kamaya Yamamoto said that the project was an attempt to ensure that an audience around the world got to know the unqiue culture of Japan.
He said that the characters were inspired by each country’s flag and culture.
“People will only be able to enjoy the Olympics online,” Kamaya Yamamoto told the BBC. “So hopefully our designs will provide a bit of entertainment and relief for all those tired of Covid-19.”
“We hope this can be a way for people to learn about other countries,” said Kozo Yamada, another artist on the project. “That’s what the Olympics are about.”
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