The Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have chosen Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure mangaka Hirohiko Araki as one of their official artists. In fact, they specifically chose Araki to illustrate poster for the Paralympics. And now, the committee has released a new poster. And wait… IS THAT A JOJO REFERENCE?!

The blonde runner (who looks suspiciously like Dio) features Dio’s The World stand in his running prosthetics. Meanwhile, the green-haired athlete features Giorno and Gold Experience hair ornaments, as well as Killer Queen arm bands. There’s also an airplane with an Aerosmith (Narancia’s stand) reference.

Among the other artists that will provide artworks for the games include:

Olympic poster artists:

  • Naoki Urasawa (mangaka) 
  • Shinro Otake (painter) 
  • Daijiro Ohara (graphic designer) 
  • Shoko Kanazawa (calligrapher) 
  • Tomoko Koumoike (artist)
  • Taku Sato (graphic designer) 
  • Asao Tokoro (designer) 
  • Takashi Honma (photographer) 
  • Theseus Chan (art director) 
  • Viviane Sassen (photographer)
  • Philippe Weisbecker (artist)

Paralympic poster artists:

  • Hirohiko Araki (mangaka) 
  • Kouji Kakinuma (calligrapher) 
  • GOO CHOKI PAR (graphic designer)
  • Tomoyuki Araki (artist) 
  • Asao Tokoro (designer) 
  • Mika Ninagawa (photographer, film director) 
  • Chihiro Mori (artist) 
  • Akira Yamaguchi (painter) 

According to Asahi, the posters will be displayed in Tokyo by the beginning of 2020. The games themselves will kick off on 24 July 2020 and will end on 9th August.

Source: Tokyo Olympics official website