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20th Feb '18 2:07:35 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'''s theme, "Audi Famam Illius", is in, you guessed it, [[OminousLatinChanting Latin]]. There is also a remix of the main ''FireEmblem'' theme, with the Japanese ForgottenLyrics rewritten in Latin.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'''s theme, "Audi Famam Illius", is in, you guessed it, [[OminousLatinChanting Latin]]. There is also a remix of the main ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' theme, with the Japanese ForgottenLyrics rewritten in Latin.
2nd Nov '17 7:13:24 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has both an English and a Japanese version of its [[OpeningTheme opening theme]] which was unsurprisingly recorded by Japanese pop stars Music/PuffyAmiYumi. The lyrics aren't really a straight translation: The English version (used for most episodes, including all the serious ones) is a basic ExpositoryThemeTune. The Japanese one (played in especially comedic episodes) is [[SurrealThemeTune borderline nonsense]] talking about, among other things, how they obey all traffic rules. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' has [[ThemeTuneCameo the characters singing a karaoke version of theme]], but the lyrics are an English translation of the Japanese version.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has both an English and a Japanese version of its [[OpeningTheme opening theme]] which was unsurprisingly recorded by Japanese pop stars Music/PuffyAmiYumi. The lyrics aren't really a straight translation: The English version (used for most episodes, including all the serious ones) is a basic ExpositoryThemeTune. The Japanese one (played in especially comedic episodes) is [[SurrealThemeTune borderline nonsense]] talking about, among other things, how they obey all traffic rules. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' has the characters [[ThemeTuneCameo the characters singing a karaoke version of their own theme]], but the lyrics [[MythologyGag are an English translation of the Japanese version.version]].
2nd Nov '17 7:12:42 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has both an English and a Japanese version of its [[OpeningTheme opening theme]] which was unsurprisingly recorded by Japanese pop stars Music/PuffyAmiYumi. There is some correlation between the language of the opening and the seriousness of the episode; the English version is a basic ExpositoryThemeTune which plays for serious episodes, whereas for the comedic episodes the Japanese one plays, which his borderline nonsense talking about among other things how they obey all traffic rules.
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' has its soundtrack in Hawaiian and ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has its theme song in Hawaiian as well. Its Japanese counterpart ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' has some of its theme songs in a mix of English, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Ryukyuan. Though the speed in which the series runs its theme song renders it ForeignSoundingGibberish; Hawaiian isn't really compatible with the MotorMouth effect.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has both an English and a Japanese version of its [[OpeningTheme opening theme]] which was unsurprisingly recorded by Japanese pop stars Music/PuffyAmiYumi. There is some correlation between the language of the opening and the seriousness of the episode; the The lyrics aren't really a straight translation: The English version (used for most episodes, including all the serious ones) is a basic ExpositoryThemeTune which plays for serious episodes, whereas for the comedic episodes the ExpositoryThemeTune. The Japanese one plays, which his (played in especially comedic episodes) is [[SurrealThemeTune borderline nonsense nonsense]] talking about about, among other things things, how they obey all traffic rules.
rules. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' has [[ThemeTuneCameo the characters singing a karaoke version of theme]], but the lyrics are an English translation of the Japanese version.
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' has its soundtrack in Hawaiian and ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has its theme song in Hawaiian as well.well (though the speed in which the series runs its theme song renders it ForeignSoundingGibberish; Hawaiian speech can't be sped up without losing its meaning). Its Japanese counterpart ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' has some of its theme songs in a mix of English, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Ryukyuan. Though the speed in which the series runs its theme song renders it ForeignSoundingGibberish; Hawaiian isn't really compatible with the MotorMouth effect.
29th Apr '17 1:09:13 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The ending theme to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is in Gaelic, although sung by a Japanese singer. The BadEnding theme to ''SilentHill'', by the same singer (Rika Muranaka), is in Spanish.

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* The ending theme to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is in Gaelic, although sung by a Japanese singer. The BadEnding theme to ''SilentHill'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', by the same singer (Rika Muranaka), is in Spanish.
11th Apr '17 8:49:22 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/TheConsul'' begins its first two acts with the distant, prerecorded sound of a ''chanson'' sung in French ("Tu reviendras").

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* ''Theatre/TheConsul'' begins its first two acts with the distant, prerecorded sound of a sentimental ''chanson'' sung in French ("Tu reviendras").
11th Apr '17 8:48:56 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/TheConsul'' begins its first two acts with the distant, prerecorded sound of a ''chanson'' sung in French ("Tu reviendras").
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18th Mar '17 10:36:35 PM Ryulong
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'''s ending theme is "Roundabout" by Music/{{Yes}}. Fitting, considering how the series is known for its numerous Western music references. The second season uses ''Walk Like an Egyptian'' by Music/TheBangles. The fourth season's theme continues the tradition, by using ''I Want You'' by Music/SavageGarden.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'''s ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' pays homage to its musical references, and author Creator/HirohikoAraki's fondness for western music, in its various ending theme is themes, with later themes being contemporary to the setting of the arc. Season 1 used "Roundabout" by Music/{{Yes}}. Fitting, considering how the series is known for its numerous Western music references. The second season uses ''Walk Music/{{Yes}}, Season 2 had "Walk Like an Egyptian'' Egyptian" by Music/TheBangles. The fourth season's theme continues Music/TheBangles,[[note]]And the tradition, jazz instrumental "Last Train Home" by using ''I the Pat Metheny Group[[/note]] and Season 3 featured "I Want You'' You" by Music/SavageGarden.
13th Sep '16 9:42:47 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Film/{{Bananas}}'' has an original ThemeTune sung in Spanish, "Quiero La Noche."
15th May '16 9:25:09 PM GovernorExplosion
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'''s ending theme is "Roundabout" by Music/{{Yes}}. Fitting, considering how the series is known for its numerous Western music references. The second season uses ''Walk Like an Egyptian'' by Music/TheBangles.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'''s ending theme is "Roundabout" by Music/{{Yes}}. Fitting, considering how the series is known for its numerous Western music references. The second season uses ''Walk Like an Egyptian'' by Music/TheBangles. The fourth season's theme continues the tradition, by using ''I Want You'' by Music/SavageGarden.
8th May '16 11:09:06 PM Pichu-kun
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* Both the opening and ending of ''Anime/WolfsRain'' are in English. The intro is "Stray" by Music/SteveConte while the ending is "Gravity" by Maaya Sakamoto.

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* Both the opening and ending of ''Anime/WolfsRain'' are in English. The intro is "Stray" by Music/SteveConte Steve Conte while the ending is "Gravity" by Maaya Sakamoto.



* The ending of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a stanza of [[RealSongThemeTune "Fly Me to the Moon"]]. Sometimes good, sometimes not.
** Asuka's [[Creator/TiffanyGrant English voice actress]] dubs one of the versions, "Fry Me to the Moon".

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* The ending of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a stanza of [[RealSongThemeTune "Fly Me to the Moon"]]. Sometimes good, sometimes not.
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not. Asuka's [[Creator/TiffanyGrant English voice actress]] dubs one of the versions, "Fry Me to the Moon".



* The first ending theme to ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', "Why, Or Why Not?" by Katakiri Rekka, is in English. "Why, Or Why Not?" by Katakiri Rekka. Many fans don't realize it's in English due to the singers accent though (which resulted in such mistakes as the [[MemeticMutation often joked about]] fan-sub translation that had the lyrics "I was a believer in life" as "I want to be a river in life"). The song describes the series [[spoiler:and what its like having a high level of [[HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome]].]]

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* The first ending theme to ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', "Why, Or Why Not?" by Katakiri Rekka, is in English. "Why, Or Why Not?" by Katakiri Rekka. Many fans don't realize it's in English due to the singers accent though (which resulted in such mistakes as the [[MemeticMutation often joked about]] fan-sub translation that had the lyrics "I was a believer in life" as "I want to be a river in life"). The song describes the series [[spoiler:and what its like having a high level of [[HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome]].]]



* The theme to the original ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' anime is the English song "The Lights Before We Land" by Music/TheDelgados.

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* The theme to the original ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' anime is the English song "The Lights Before We Land" by Music/TheDelgados.The Delgados. The ending theme is an Italian song named "Dopo Il Songo".
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