Yes, six Japanese women — best known for voicing anime characters (in Japanese, natch) — have decided to make an album of American punk/rock cover music, possibly because they are insane, or wish to bring as much evil into this world as they can. From ANN:
Among others,?Halko Momoi?sings Blondie’s “Call Me,”?Yuko Goto?sings Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and?Rie Tanaka?sings Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK.” The Natalie website notes that the collection will appeal to Japanese?seiy??fans as well as to overseas otaku.
Feel free to check out the full track listing here, if you hate yourself. I don’t know that any of the voice actresses speak English as a second language, although I’m sure none of them speak it as a first. So besides their natural high-pitched, cutesy squeaks (as evidenced by Halko Momoi video above), they’ll be pronouncing all the words in Japanese, which is surely the way you want to hear music by the Sex Pistols. Bleagh.
PS — No matter how bad it is, it’s won’t be the worst thing ever. That title belongs to ANIME X-PLODE, a CD of “anime-inspired” music made by terrible American bands and often sung by American voice actresses, put out by ADV several years ago. It’s so bad it kills most of its listeners outright through sheer horror and hilarity. The few survivors are left brain damaged for life, like yours truly.
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