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ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION

Masafumi Gotoh: Vocal & GuitarKensuke Kita: Guitar & VocalTakahiro Yamada: Bass & VocalKiyoshi Ijichi: Drum.

Asian Kung–Fu Generation was first formed in 1996 when Masafumi Gotō, Kensuke Kita, and Takahiro Yamada met in while attending a music club at KantoGakuin University, a private university located in Yokohama, Japan. After realizing that they all shared similar musical tastes, the three decided to start theirvery own band. Drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi joined them later on after parting with another college band he was with at the time.

After graduating from col ...read more

Masafumi Gotoh: Vocal & GuitarKensuke Kita: Guitar & VocalTakahiro Yamada: Bass & VocalKiyoshi Ijichi: Drum.

Asian Kung–Fu Generation was first formed in 1996 when Masafumi Gotō, Kensuke Kita, and Takahiro Yamada met in while attending a music club at KantoGakuin University, a private university located in Yokohama, Japan. After realizing that they all shared similar musical tastes, the three decided to start theirvery own band. Drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi joined them later on after parting with another college band he was with at the time.

After graduating from college, following years of playing in several small venues and having collaborated with fellow Japanese rock musician Caramelman,AKFG released their first indie EP in 2000. The six-track EP contained original lyrics written and sung almost entirely in English. The four spent the remainderof the year playing in multiple clubs and hosting various independent events. As their fame and following grew, fans began calling the band simply Ajikan (アジカン), which is an abridgment of their full name.

The band’s musical style is influenced by seminal Western punk and alternative rock acts in conjunction with their own local Japanese indie rock background.As a result, their songs maintain a balance of various aspects of the genres, most typically expressing fast-paced tempos and prominent, hard-edged guitarriffs as well as rhythmic flow and emotional lyrics. Despite the indie nature of their music, the band has enjoyed worldwide commercial success in addition tocritical acclaim.

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