ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION

1. Band Profile
Asian Kung-Fu Generation is a Japanese Rock band consisting of four member that formed in 1996. Their fans usually use name abbreviations of this band, you can call it Ajikan. At first, Ajikan was under the label of Under Flower Records. It had been running about two years before they were under Japan international records, it is Ki/oon Records. And their genre are Shimokita Kei Rock, because they first play at Shimokitazawa region, in Tokyo. This group is popular outside of Japan, due to the song was used for theme song of Naruto and Bleach Anime Series. The song, Haruka Kanata is their most well known song which was used for 2nd opening theme of Naruto and then followed by After Dark, the 7th opening of Bleach After Dark is different from Haruka Kanata, because After Dark's Status is as a single. Their album also had been released in Taiwan and United State.

2. Members Profi
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1. Masafumi Gotoh
Nickname : Gotchi
Birth Name : Masafumi Goto
Born : December 2, 1976 (1976-12-02) (age 33) Shimada, Japan
Origin : Chūbu, Japan
Genres : Indie rock, Alternative rock, Power pop
Occupations : Lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, songwriter Instruments Vocals, guitar
Instruments : Vocals, guitar
Years active : 1996–present

2. Kensuke Kita

Nickname : Ken-Chan
Birth name : Kensuke Kita
Born : January 24, 1977 (1977-01-24) (age 33) Yokohama, Japan
Origin : Tokyo, Japan
Genres : Indie rock, Alternative rock
Occupations : Lead guitarist, backing vocalist
Instruments : Guitar, vocals
Years active : 1996–present

3. Takahiro Yamada

Nickname : Yama-chan, Yama-san
Birth name : Takahiro
Yamada
Born : August 19, 1977 (1977-08-19) (age 32) Fujinomiya, Japan
Origin : Chūbu, Japan
Genres : J-Rock, Indie rock, Alternative rock
Occupations : Bassist, backing vocalist, songwriter
Instruments : Bass, vocals
Years active : 1996–present

4. Kiyoshi Ijichi

Nickname : Kiyoshi, Kiyopon, Ijichi no Oyakata, Pīkan sensei
Birth name : Kiyoshi Ijichi
Born : September 25, 1977(1977-09-25) (age 32) Kamakura, Japan
Origin : Tokyo, Japan
Genres : Indie rock, Alternative rock
Occupations : Drummer
Instruments : Drums, piano
Years active : 1996–present

3. Latest News
Recently, this group has been releasing 3 singles in this year and last year. Last year they had released the song called "Shinseiki no Love Song". This song had peaked 4# pos
ition on the oricon charts. And for this year, they have released song called "Solanin". This song is for theme song of same name film. And the B-Side of this single is used for ending theme, called "Mustang (Mix for Meiko)". It was taken from one song of Mini Album, "Mada Minu Ashita ni". It has peaked #2 position on the oricon charts.
Then, their 15th or latest single is "Maigoinu to Ame no Beat", which will be released on next May 26, 2010.

4. Updated News
After releasing of their 15th single on May 26, 2010. Ajikan is coming back with their 6th studio album, titled "Magic Disk" which was released on June 23, 2010, also containing of 13 tracks and featured 3 of their last singles. It was announced in April 2010 after Gotoh posted an entry into his diary stating the title.
Some songs of the album also featured by brass, strings, percussion. Limited Edition DVD only stick to the NY recorded 60-minute documentary followed the pattern of recording close of the season.
Maigoinu to Ame no Beat is their first single which was featured with brass instrument.
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July 15, 2010 at 10:37 PM ×

I know this band from Haruka Kanata song, Naruto ED Theme.
and I like it very much

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December 27, 2010 at 12:35 PM ×

not yet, okey would I find information for you all :) stay tune hehehe

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