It was released as the lead single of their eighth studio album, Wonder Futureon March 18, This is the first time band didn't used Yusuke Nakamura's artwork on their single, instead they just used the simple artwork with black color because Masafumi Gotoh imagined "Easter" as a grave and resurrection. The video ends with Gotoh cracking an egg and the curtains closed.
The urgency of the songs were complemented by the balanced nature of the overall album, creating their most mature release as of late. Upon its debut, the album topped the Oricon charts for two weeks straight and produced four singles, with sales reaching overcopies by its third week. With the LP, AKG also finally succeeded in outreaching to international audiences, a goal they had attempted in earlier English indie releases but were met by little response [ verification needed ].
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AKFG began as a college band back in in a private university in Yokohama. It was the first and, to date, the only major project for three of its members -- Masafumi Gotou lead vocals and guitarTakahiro Yamada bass and vocals and Kensuke Kita guitar and vocals. Soon they were joined by drummer Ijichi Kiyoshi, and this lineup proved to be stable, lasting over the course of three albums and while gearing up to release their fourth in springnot counting the many singles -- important releases in Japan, where CD prices are among the highest in the world, increasing the demand for cheaper records.
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The best album credited to Asian Kung-Fu Generation is Kimi Tsunagi Five M which is ranked number 12, in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of Asian Kung-Fu Generation is ranked number 4, in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of The following albums by Asian Kung-Fu Generation are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:.
For its entire career, the band has consisted of vocalist Masafumi Gotohguitarist Kensuke Kitabassist Takahiro Yamadaand drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi. The band's musical style is influenced by seminal Western alternative rock acts as well as their own local Japanese indie-rock and punk scene. After realizing that they all shared similar musical tastes, the three decided to start their very own band.