This is something that I’ve had filed under “I should post this someday”: Joousama Monogatari by the Japanese group Joousama, and it’s a medley of the following Queen numbers performed in Japanese:
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Bicycle Race
- Killer Queen
- Flash Gordon
- We Will Rock You
- Another One Bites the Dust
- A Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- We are the Champions
Luckily for me, someone’s posted a YouTube video featuring Joousama Monogatari as its soundtrack (and a mish-mash of Japanese anime with a friend’s floating head occasionally keyed in). It makes it easy for me to share this strange musical gem where east meets west and things get weird:
It’s a pretty fascinating listen, especially in the spots where they’ve got to cram the extra Japanese syllables to fit a song written for English lyrics (most noticeable in We are the Champions).
If you’d like to hear a high-fidelity version, there’s one posted on eSnips.