The International Olympic Committee began streaming “Tomorrow’s Leaves,” the anime short that Studio Ponoc produced for the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH) to commmemorate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, on Friday, ahead of the Olympics’ opening ceremony.
The International Olympic Committee describes the short:
The annual arrival of the message leaf causes concern – something is undeniably wrong.
Its usually vibrant and lasting colours quickly fade, and it suddenly withers and crumbles.
Five envoys, from five diverse lands, are dispatched to find out what has happened.
The envoys travel to a distant land, quietly guided by tiny spirits. Each envoy has its own strengths and vulnerabilities. They compete and support each other as they draw closer to their destination, facing…