Asian Kung-Fu Generation

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation
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Asian Kung-Fu Generation in 2020
Background information
Alias AKFG
Origin Yokohama, Japan
Years active 1996-present
Label(s) Kioon, Tofu, Okami, JPU Records
Current Members
Masafumi Gotoh
Kensuke Kita
Takahiro Yamada
Kiyoshi Ijichi

Asian Kung-Fu Generation (アジアン・カンフー・ジェネレーション, stylized as ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION) is a Japanese alternative rock band formed in Yokohama, Japan, in 1996. The band is notable in the west for writing intro themes to anime such as Naruto and Bleach, among others.

Connection to the Rentals and Weezer

The band, as well as lead singer/songwriter Masafumi Gotoh, contributed covers of the songs "Hello Hello" and "A Rose Is a Rose" to the 2010 Rentals tribute album Lost Out in the Machinery - Songs of the Rentals. On their final show of their 2013 tour at Yokohama Stadium, the band performed covers of "Getting By" (by the Rentals) and "Only in Dreams" (by Weezer), the latter featuring former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp. Gotoh's music label, Only in Dreams, is likely a reference to the Weezer songs of the same name.

The band's 2018 album Hometown includes two songs co-written by Rivers Cuomo, "Clock Work" and "Dancing Girl".

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