Following in the footsteps of the death metal and beer-loving Hello Kitty character released back in January, Japan is back at it again with the adorable characters gone metal.

A new video has surfaced, and it features the theme song “Anpanman's March,” taken from the popular Japanese children's television show called Soreike! Anpanman, in a heavier version that’s sure to please any metal fan. (via Metal Injection)

Check it out below!

Read more: 12 up-and-coming bands from Japan you need to know

Give a listen to the original tune below:

And check out the cover here:

The anime series is one of the most popular among young children in Japan. It follows the adventures of Anpanman, a superhero who protects the world from Baikinman.

The Anpanman characters appear on many children's products in Japan, including everything from clothes and video games to toys and snacks.

What are your thoughts on the metal cover? Let us know in the comments below!

Watch more: 10 Things You Need To Know about Babymetal