Asian Kung-Fu Generation: Aru Machi no Gunjou

1. Aru Machi no Gunjou

2. Kugenuma Surf

Aru Machi no Gunjou is Asian Kung-Fu Generation’s ninth single, released on November 19th, 2006. It reached #1 on Oricon and has 46 898 copies.

Aru Machi no Gunjou (some city in blue) is a gentle, almost melodramatic song, and just about the best song Asian Kung-Fu Generation has and maybe ever will make. The verses are gentle, the chorus is gently aggressive and the bridge is excellent. As usual, Masafumi Goto performs very well, and his voice is a wonderful accompaniment to the great instrumentals. Aru Machi no Gunjou is an example of what AJIKAN excells at: nostalgic, gentle yet punk rock songs.

Kugenuma Surf (Kugenuma being a place name) is a fairly well-done B-Side, although it seems to lack something. It’s not bad, just could’ve been better; but no surprise here, since AJIKAN’s B-Sides are really, really bad most of the time.


1 Response to “Asian Kung-Fu Generation: Aru Machi no Gunjou”

  1. 1 June 20, 2009 at 10:35 am

    nice blog!!! please visit us, thanks^^

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