The six-track EP contained original lyrics written and sung almost entirely in English. It also includes behind-the-scenes documentary directed by Toshiaki Toyoda and filmed at Kanto Gakuin Universityas well as outtakes from the music video for "Kimi to Iu Hana.
The "Ajikan" as the fans came to call them finally decided to take it easy, lying low for most of the Even though it retained little new material, the compilation was met by commercial success and managed to debut at number two on the Oricon charts. Although they took part in various domestic summer festivals, AKFG gradually became more and more withdrawn over the course of before ending appearances almost entirely.
The second half of the set included the whole of their album Surf Bungaku Kamakura from start to finish.
The Start of a New Season. The tour consisted of thirteen shows. Meanwhile, the second disc contains clips from their first concert at the Shimokitazawa Shelter Club on November 2, Fanclub[ edit ] Due in part to their growing recognition, Asian Kung—Fu Generation would dedicate a significant amount of time the next couple of years going on extensive national tours.
The band wasted no time and released a second full album Sol-fa that topped the charts for two weeks. Member, November-," at Budokan, where they performed before an audience of over 10, people on December 5, Re Tour, performing at forty-eight concerts in thirty-eight cities throughout Japan.
Re Tour was sold out and even holding their own Nano-Mugen Festival "Nano-Infinity Festival"which featured eight bands in the same vein. Tickets for all thirty-eight shows quickly sold out. In September of that year, the band celebrated their 10th anniversary of signing onto a major label by holding a special concert over two days at Yokohama Stadium.
Rather than featuring hit singles, the nostalgic album was primarily compiled of B-sideslive performances, and old demos from their early indie days. Drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi joined them later on after parting with another college band he was in.
The album received critical praised for its honed sound and high production quality, which thoroughly nullified the language barrier that frequently impeded non— Japanese -speaking audiences. It was also the year that the band withheld their annual Nano-Mugen Festival.
The album peaked at number three and stayed in the Oricon top five for nearly two months. Road to Ninjawhich was released on July The four then began providing performances at their university as well as throughout the local Yokohama area.
It is featured on the Nano-Mugen Compilationreleased on June 27, 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.
The following month, the band went on a national tour entitled, Count 4 My 8 Beat. The four spent the remainder of the year playing in clubs and hosting independent events.
It featured a concert from their March hall tour "World World World", which featured a more experimental set design and set list, as well as the use of instruments such as tenori-on and a strings section.
AKFG spent the next year touring the country the Re: 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.
Well overfans attended this tour, which traveled through eight cities and featured guest performances by bands from Japan and the United States. History[ edit ] — 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 Despite the lack of media appearances and the significant time-span between their releases, the album topped the debuted Oricon charts on its first week before eventually relapsing the weeks after.
However, in the beginning the band spent several years playing local gigs and making small-label releases, known in Japan simply as "indies.
This time, however, the band wrote songs in Japanese. The support for Ajikan eventually resulted in Tofu Records striking a contract to release Sol-fa in the United States on October 18, AKFG began as a college band back in in a private university in Yokohama.The discography of Asian Kung-Fu Generation, a Japanese rock band, consists of eight studio albums, one live albums, fifteen compilation album, five extended plays, twenty-four Video albums: Sol-fa (ソルファ, Sorufa) is the second full-length studio album by Japanese rock band, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, released on October 20, Contents 1 Reception.
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