Asian Kung-Fu Generation
|Asian Kung-Fu Generation|
Asian Kung-Fu Generation in 2020
|Label(s)||Kioon, Tofu, Okami, JPU Records|
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.