We noted just the other day that the third “Limited Edition” volume of the Bakuman anime in Japan would come with another bonus music CD, this time with a cover of “Romantikku Ageru yo”, the closing theme to the original Dragon Ball TV series.
It turns out we missed another cover version of the song last year, though! The artist Clémentine released an album entitled Animentine ~Bossa du Anime~ back on 21 July 2010 (SICP-2770) which contained an eclectic mix of chill, jazzy, piano-based anime theme song covers. Among the mix was, lo and behold, another cover of “Romantikku Ageru yo”. A sample of the song can be heard over on its CDJapan or Amazon Japan pages. The song is performed in English, and appears to be a very loose adaption of the original lyrics.
The song has been covered more times in recent years than any other song from the franchise by such artists as Haruko Momoi, Shoko Nakagawa, Yoko Ishida, Sherry, Kikuko Inoue, Hitomi Kitamura, and even a “self-cover” version by its original performer, Ushio Hashimoto.