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Weekend Japanatainment - Asian Kung Fu Generation

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Rockin' Since 1996

If you have been watching any popular anime from the last 15 years, you probably have heard of a song or two from the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Known to fans as "Ajikan" for short, Asian Kung Fu Generation formed back in 1996 when college music club members decided to form a band and started playing gigs locally.

Years later, They then went off to make a lot of hits and had their songs in anime which lead to an overseas following for their music. Their name and songs are well known to many anime fans and Ajikan would be probably be found in their playlists, all due to Ajikan's great melodies that are just good for easy listening and rocking out.

I don't know enough music terms to put into words as to how their music is good but take a listen below, the many people I've asked who know their songs still enjoy their music even if they don't know a lick of Japanese. There's something to be said if you can enjoy a song just on the music alone without knowing the lyrics. I should stop babbling and let y'all enjoy this weekend's Japanatainment with some music this time. Enjoy!

Is there an Ajikan song that you love? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know! Just paste the URL address in the comments to add the video link if you wanna share the video!

Here is a link to some of their full music videos online for y'all to check out since YouTube doesn't have all of the official videos: [HERE]

Song: "Rewrite"

Album: Sol-fa (2004)

Here is the song that put them on the map. This song was one of the later openings to the wildly popular Fullmetal Alchemist and this is one pretty good song to have in your opening. Fast and loud that is just good to get you ready for the more intense parts of the show.

 

Song: "Loop & Loop"

Album: Sol-fa (2004)

Here is a song that shows off their more chill side. Slower than other Ajikan songs that are more apt for anime openings, this is just one of their songs that is good for winding down but still retaining their great melody and other good stuff I cannot articulate since I do not know much about music terminology.

 

Song: "After Dark"

Album: World World World (2008)

A pretty good song that became an opening to the anime Bleach. The Bleach anime already has a lot really good opening visuals but I think this song just made that opening so much better.

 

Song: "Easter"

Album: Wonder Future (2015)

Here is something form their latest album and I've only listened to very little of it but I do like what I've heard so far. I am gonna listen to more on my upcoming trip and I plan to savor every second of it.

 

Song: "Re Re"

Album: Sol-fa (2004)

Anime: ERASED - A town without me

When I sat down to watch the first episode of the ERASED anime, I was greeted by this song that sounded really familiar and suited the opening really well. Then I looked it up and realized that it was from one of Ajikan's early albums and that I had already listened to it for dozens of times in the past. I thought it was perfect in choice due to its quality and how it relates to the show's setting.

 

Is there an Ajikan song that you love? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know! Just paste the URL address in the comments to add the video link if you wanna share the video!

Here is a link to some of their full music videos online for y'all to check out since YouTube doesn't them all: [HERE]

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