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Asian Kung-Fu Generation Band Releases First U.S. Album

posted on by Justin Sevakis
CD includes rock band's Naruto, FMA, Tekkonkinkreet, Bleach theme songs

Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation announced on Tuesday that their Best Hit AKG album has been released to U.S. audiences, marking the band's first stateside release. The greatest-hits album shipped in Japan and became available on the U.S. iTunes Store and Amazon's MP3 download service on January 17.

The CD's 17 tracks feature selections from six of the band's albums and two EPs as well as the new single "Marching Band." Songs also include the Naruto opening theme “Far and Beyond,” Fullmetal Alchemist opening theme "Rewrite," Tekkonkinkreet theme “A Town in Blue," and the Bleach opening theme “After Dark.”

Asian Kung-Fu Generation formed in 1996 and released their first album Hōkai Amplifier in 2002. Magic Disk, the group's sixth album, rose to #2 on Oricon's album ranking chart after its release on June 23, 2010. The rock band has sold about 2.5 million copies of its albums and single CDs.

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