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Cover versions are tricky to get right. Sound too different from the original and you risk alienating those who prefer the original; mimic the original version and you’re not bringing anything new to the table. And covers in a different language are a whole different kettle of pescado.

So we’re seriously impressed by these tracks from Inheres, a three-piece rock band hailing from Valparaíso, Chile, who specialise in covers of anime themes. Join us after the jump to hear anime themes as you’ve never heard them before, from Detective Conan to Saint Seiya.

The set-up for the band’s videos are pretty simple: as the anime visual plays in the centre of the screen, surrounding split-screen shots show the band members rocking out as they perform their own unique versions of their favourite anime themes.

Let’s start off with some Digimon! Specifically, the opening theme to Digimon Adventure, here titled Si Tu Lo Deseas, which Google Translate reliably informs me has the meaning “If you want it”.

▼ Check it out!

Next up, how about a version of the Dragon Ball Z opening theme ‘We Gotta Power’:

Or the Pokémon opening theme ¡Atrápalos Ya! (aka “Gotta catch ’em all!”):

If game music played on Spanish guitar complete with accompanying hand-claps is more your thing, how about this Ocarina Of Time track?

▼ Beautiful.

We also love this version of the Case Closed opening theme:

How about the second ending theme to Dragon Ball Z, ‘We Were Angels’?

Or a little bit of Saint Seiya, here titled Los Caballeros Del Zodiaco.

▼ ‘Pegasus Fantasy’: like many oft-covered tracks, a great karaoke song.

And last but by no means least, our final pick has to be the Slam Dunk opening theme, here titled Quiero Gritar Te Amo (lit. “I scream I love you”):

For more rocking out and anime-themed awesomeness, check out the Inheres YouTube channel!

Video/screengrabs: YouTube
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