Asian Kung-Fu Generation: Fujisawa Loser

1. Fujisawa Loser

2. Hello Hello

Fujisawa Loser is Asian Kung-Fu Generation’s twelfth single, released on October 15th, 2008. It reached #5 on Oricon and has sold 19 837 copies.

Fujisawa Loser is much of a disappointment. Whereas the verses are very nice and somewhat relaxing with that hint of Asian Kung-Fu Generation, the introduction and the guitar solo were extremely boring and repetitive. And let’s get to the worst aspect of this song: it’s short. Not four minutes, like the average single, not even three minutes. 2:48!!!!! This is not the conventional length, and for the purpose of the argument, I’m going to have to agree with the convention for once. Short time usually allows fewer mistakes, but this time is just means compacting all the mistakes in a smaller time frame, which makes my rating even lower. The lyrics, or at least the PV, remind me a lot of After Dark, and are similar in meaning to Utada Hikaru’s Keep Tryin’, although nowhere near the greatness of Keep Tryin’s lyrics.

For some reason, Hello Hello is not only in English but also not sung by anyone from Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It also features a more mature sound, with exception being made of certain bits. If my rankings were more subjective, this would get a lower rating than Fujisawa Loser, but because objectivity is one of the few limits as a reviewer I’m going to give it a higher grade for a nice combination of voices (there are a man and a woman’s voices for the chorus) and very nice instrumentation.


1 Response to “Asian Kung-Fu Generation: Fujisawa Loser”

  1. 1 Rikudoshi October 25, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    I really love this new single. Hello Hello is a great song as the test. Another great work of Asian Kung-Fu Generation ^^

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