Gundam W.K.

Party-hard rocker Andrew W.K. continues his love affair with Japanese pop culture with the Sept. 9 release of a Japan-only album called Gundam Rock.

Gundam is a giant robot featured in a popular TV animation series from 1979.

The CD celebrates the series’ 30th anniversary and includes 17 tracks, most of which are hard rock versions of songs associated with the series and sung by Andrew W.K.

There are also a few power ballads and some narration and dialogue taken from the cartoon and rendered by the American singer, all in highly dramatic English.

Last year, AWK released a series of singles in Japan that covered popular j-pop hits.

The Gundam album is being released by Universal International.