Easter (Asian Kung-Fu Generation song)

"Easter" (復活祭, Fukkatsusai) is a song by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released as the lead single of their eighth studio album, Wonder Future, on March 18, 2015.[1] Single's B-side, Seaside Sleeping, sung by band's guitarist, Kensuke Kita. This is the second time since World Apart's B-side, "Uso to Wonderland" in 2006. This is the first time band didn't used Yusuke Nakamura's artwork on their single, instead they just used the simple artwork with black color because Masafumi Gotoh imagined "Easter" as a grave and resurrection.[2]

Single by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
from the album Wonder Future
ReleasedMarch 18, 2015
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreIndie rock, alternative rock
Songwriter(s)Masafumi Gotoh
Producer(s)Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Asian Kung-Fu Generation singles chronology
"Wake Up!"
"Right Now"

Music video

The music video for "Easter" was directed by Masaki Ōkita.[3] The video presented in black and white, features the band playing in a room with birdcages and Gotoh holding a rooster. The video ends with Gotoh cracking an egg and the curtains closed.

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Masafumi Gotoh.

1."Easter" (復活祭 Fukkatsusai)Masafumi Gotoh3:00
2."Parallel World" (パラレルワールド Parareru Wārudo)Masafumi Gotoh, Kiyoshi Ijichi2:15
3."Seaside Sleeping" (シーサイドスリーピング Shīsaido Surīpingu)Masafumi Gotoh, Kensuke Kita3:51
Total length:9:06


Year Chart Peak
2015 Oricon 8
Japan Hot 100 8


  1. "Asian Kung-fu Generation Easter new single release details and PV". Comtrya. 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  2. "Dinner with Mr. Nakamura. About album jacket". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-10-07. (in Japanese)
  3. "SPACE SHOWER Music Video Search". SPACE SHOWER TV. SPACE SHOWER Networks Inc. Retrieved 2016-11-07. (in Japanese)
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