One of the best (in my opinion) J-Rock bands out there. Known as 'Ajikan' in Japan, becuase it's easier to say than Asian Kung-Fu Generation, and it kind of sounds like it.
Their music is greatly influeced by American bands like Weezer
, and it really shines through in most their songs. Japanese Weezer... hahahaha....
Most Americans found this band through Naruto, or FMA with their songs 'Haruka Kanata (Far, Far Away)' and 'Rewrite', respectively.
Wapanese: Dude... Ajikan.
Normal Person: ...Yeah... you... do that...
Normal Person: AGH! GET AWAY!
A great Japanese Rock band that isnt Visual. Consists of 4 members; Gotoh Masafumi on Guitar & Vocals, Kita Kensuke on Guitar, Yamada Takahiro on Bass, and Ijichi Kiyoshi on Drums. They have all been influenced by such american bands as Weezer, Radiohead, The Beatles, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, Petshop Boys, and many others including other japanese bands. Their style and way of playing is very original in the japanese alternative rock genre that is usually dominated by visual bands.
"The Loop & Loop PV was great!"
"AKF is one of my favorite bands!"
One of the best (J)Rock bands ever. Formed during their college days in 1996 by Masafumi Gotou, Kensuke Kita, and Takahiro Yamada. Ichiji Kiyoshi joined them a bit later.
They play high octane guitar rock with emo and powerpunk influences. Their strong edgy melodies, adrenaline-drenched guitar and bass, fast-paced drumming, perfectly syncronized with Gotou's amazing vocal talents had gained them numerous amounts of fans and awards(even for music videos, lol). Although it took a couple of years to achieve the popularity that they have gained, Ajikan albums are topping charts, hundreds and thousands of copies of their records have been sold and they are filling magazine racks and displays of music shops all over Japan.
Also, their singles "Rewrite" and "Haruka Kanata," used respectively as the themes to anime series Fullmetal Alchemist and Naruto, have managed to snag Asian Kung-Fu Generation a much deserved international fan base.
Refered to as Ajikan by most fans. You should as well.
Stolen and edited from various forums and fansites.
Fangirl A: Dude, asian kung-fu generation is frickin awesome!
Fangirl B: Yeah man, Gotou's hair is smexy <3
A j-rock band makes great songs made songs in naruto and full metal alchemist openings
twelve,loop & loop, haruka kanata
The best asian rock semi alt-punk band that I have heard of. (mouthfull)
Kid 1- Hey, u a akgfan?
Kid 2- wtf?
Kid 1- you must be gay.
Kid 2- shut up!
Kid 1- Akg rocks. Your mom.
Kid 2- You mean Asian Kung-Fu Generation?
Kid 1- *scream* FINALLY!!?! I KICK YOU!
Also known as "Ajikan", "AKFG", and "AKG", it is a Japanese rock band that formed in 1996. The band is well known for composing the opening songs of Fullmetal Alchemist (Rewrite), Bleach (After Dark), and Naruto (Haruka Kanata). Their guitars have been known to create an edgy and raw sound while maintaining its speed and upbeat tunes. Meanwhile, lyrics are very emotional, both in writing and the manner in singing. Some western bands such as Weezer, Foo Fighters, Oasis, and Pixies can be recognized from this band's sound.
Guy: I'm gonna watch an Ajikan concert. Wanna come?
Dude: Sure. I'll wear my AKG shirt.
Boy: Don't forget me. I have 3 AKFG tickets here.
Person: I'll come but I'll just call them Asian Kung-fu generation because they're awesome.