Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Runk, Indie Rock
Members: Gotou Masafumi, Kita Kensuke, Yamada Takahiro, Ijichi Kiyoshi.
Formed: 1996

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation (アジアン・カンフー・ジェネレーション Ajian Kanfū Jenerēshon),  is a Japanese alternative rock band formed in Yokohama, Japan, in 1996. For nearly its entire career, the band has consisted of vocalist Masafumi Gotō, guitarist Kensuke Kita, bassist Takahiro Yamada, and drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi. 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 guitar riffs as well as rhythmic flow and emotional lyrics. Despite the indie nature of their music, the band has enjoyed worldwide commercial success in addition to critical acclaim.

Asian Kung-Fu Generation Members:

Gotou Masafumi - Vocal, Guitar

He is the vocalist and second guitarist of the band.

  • Name: Gotou Masafumi (後藤正文)
  • From: Chuubu, Japan
  • Birth Date: December 2, 1976
  • Birth Place: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Blood Type: O
  • Favorite artists: Weezer. Teenage Fanclub, NUMBER GIRL and Eastern Youth
  • Instrument: Guitar and lead singer

Kita Kensuke - Guitar, Sub-Vocal

He is the sub-vocalist and lead guitarist of the band.

  • Name: Kita Kensuke (喜多建介)
  • From: Tokyo, Japan
  • Birthday: January 24, 1977
  • Blood Type: A
  • Birth Place: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Favorite artists: Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, Supergrass and XTC

Yamada Takahiro - Bass, Sub-Vocal

He sings and plays bass.

  • Name: Yamada Takahiro (山田貴洋)
  • From: Chuubu, Japan
  • Birth Date: August 19, 1977
  • Birth Place: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Favorite artists: The Beatles, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins and Pet Shop Boys

Ijichi Kiyoshi - Drums

The drummer for the Japanese group ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION.

  • Name: Ijichi Kiyoshi (伊地知潔)
  • From: Tokyo, Japan
  • Birth Date: September 25, 1977
  • Birth Place: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Favorite artists: Brian Setzer, Hi-Standard, LINK

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