The Gundam 30th anniversary is getting some pretty big fan fare. There's of course the giant Gundam standing over Tokyo, a new anime series in the form of Gundam UC coming this winter, and now a new album by Andrew W.K. entitled Gundam Rock.
The new album will feature English-language rock covers of past songs from the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series, including both themes and background tracks. The real treat though will come where he will dub the original series' narration and the famous "Sieg Zeon!" speech by Gihren Zabi. As amazing as Andrew W.K. is, I still don't think he can top Gackt's rendition of Gihren's speech, and then getting a group of fan girls to chant "Sieg Zeon."
Gundam Rock is set to drop with 16 Gundam covers on September 9th for the price tag of 2500 yen. You can currently preorder the album on CD Japan. In addition, Andrew W.K. will also appear on the Gundam tribute album, I, Senshi, alongside Richie Kotzen, and Gackt. I, Senshi will come out this month on August 21.
[Via Anime News Network]
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