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I’ve honestly never been much of a Disney fan (anyone else just want to punch Mickey in the face? Just me, eh?), but after having passively listened to Frozen‘s “Let It Go” as my wife played it a good 30 or 40 times over the last few months, I have to admit, it’s a superb song.

The movie finally released here last Friday as Ana and the Snow Queen (didn’t I tell you Japan was always late with movie releases!?) in 2-D and 3-D, with both dubbed Japanese and subtitled versions available. Something of a purist, I insisted on watching the film in its original English if I was to see it at all, but having just caught the Japanese version of “Let It Go”, it almost makes me want to watch the film in its translated version too.

Check out the Japanese version of arguably one of Disney’s best tracks ever after the jump.

Sung here by 36-year-old actor and singer Takako Matsu, “Let It Go” proves that a powerful song can still work even when taken out of its original language. If you haven’t already, turn up your speakers and take a listen.

Have you seen Frozen in Japanese yet? If so, be sure to let us know what you thought in the comments!

Source/images: Disney JP on YouTube