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Punkore ~voice actresses’ legendary punk songs collection~

Product Description
With these famous seiyuu a unique “COOL JAPAN” combination has been formed!! It’s a unique combination album that fuses timeless punk rock numbers with famous anime seiyuu who are figures of “COOL JAPAN”. Haruna Ikezawa, Mai Kadowaki, Yuuko Gotou, Kaori Shimizu, Rie Tanaka, Halko Momoi and other popular seiyuu have participated in singing arrangements of famous punk recordings like Anarchy in the U.K./Sex Pistols.

  1. Halko Momoi “Sex and Violence” (The Exploited)
  2. Haruna Ikezawa “Basket Case” (Green Day)
  3. Kaori Shimizu “White Riot” (The Clash)
  4. Mai Kadowaki “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)” (The Offspring)
  5. Rie Tanaka “Anarchy In The UK” (Sex Pistols)
  6. Yuuko Gotou “London’s Burning” (The Clash)
  7. Halko Momoi “Call Me” (Blondie)
  8. Haruna Ikezawa “God Save The Queen” (Sex Pistols)
  9. Kaori Shimizu “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Ramones)
  10. Mai Kadowaki “Search and Destroy” (Iggy & The Stooges)
  11. Rie Tanaka “Ruby Soho” (Rancid)
  12. Yuuko Gotou “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana)

11 of 32 people found the following review helpful:

1/5 Ruins the music
by Teriyaki
How did the planning side think up this nonsensical compilation…
I’m not going to say I know everything about punk, but as a punk fan I can only see this as making a fool of it.
It’s blasphemy to this famous music. And I can’t help but laugh at the ridiculous cover art.

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

5/5 I don’t know much about Western music but I like it
by Ukyo UP DATE

Even though so many famous songs have been covered here, someone like me who doesn’t know much about punk could still listen to all of them and think “oh, yeah, I know that song!”, so those who usually avoid Western music can rest easy.
Because of the daring arrangement of the melody and vocals, even if you’re tired of hearing them at karaoke, it’s like a whole new song.
It’s not that the vocals are interesting just because the use of anime voices makes it cute and POP[1]; because of the singers’ long career experience, you feel like you can hear the charm and sadness in their voices.
I liked the solos “Call Me” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
This might be a bad comparison, but it’s like when enka and pop music were combined to make New Music.
It might be more appreciated in the future and seen as a symbol of a new music scene; maybe we could buy it as a keepsake for then? :)

(thanks to cheese for explaining japanese to me)

[1] I have no idea what this means

6 Responses to “amazon.jp reviews are really insightful”

  1. ducky says:

    oh god…
    the 10 second samples alone…
    my ears…

  2. ldrn says:

    Wow… that is… amazing. My first reaction was the same as Ducky’s, only I just can’t stop laughing.

  3. omo says:

    Rie Tanaka’s tracks actually are not that horrid…compared to others. Small graces.

  4. Jarmel says:

    Funniest stuff I’ve heard this last month. Wow that was atrocious and I’m putting it lightly.

  5. dm says:

    Unlike the second Amazon reviewer (who reminds me a bit of Johannes Krauser II’s alter-ego), I had trouble recognizing any of the songs (Blondie’s “Call me” was okay in this regard).

    I found Kaori Shimizu’s tracks moderately listenable, even if I had trouble recognizing the original song in them.

    I’d say the first reviewer is spot on.

  6. danie~ says:

    Bwahahaha, I can’t believe I was considering to buy this few months ago, but didn’t because only 2 of them can sing (Momoi and Rierie). Maybe I should. It’s hilarious how they managed to transform punk songs into.. akiba pop.

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