Ima wo Ikite

"Ima wo Ikite" (今を生きて, Living in the Now) is a song by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released as the single on February 20, 2013 and it was used as the theme song for the 2013 film, A Story of Yonosuke.[1]

"Ima wo Ikite"
Single by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
ReleasedFebruary 20, 2013
FormatCD single
GenreIndie rock, power pop
Producer(s)Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Asian Kung-Fu Generation singles chronology
"Sore dewa, Mata Ashita"
"Ima wo Ikite"
"Wake Up!"
Music video
"Living in the Now" on YouTube

Music video

The music video for "Ima wo Ikite" was directed by A Story of Yonosuke's director, Shūichi Okita.[2] The video features Kengo Kora as a college student (like in the film's story), living together with his friends. Band members appear in a cameo, where they and the college students look at an attractive girl. This is the second time Kora appeared in Asian Kung-Fu Generation's music video after Shinseiki no Love Song.[3][4]

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Masafumi Gotoh.

1."Ima wo Ikite" (今を生きて Living in the Now)Masafumi Gotoh, Kensuke Kita, Takahiro Yamada, Kiyoshi Ijichi4:50
2."Kemono no Kemono" (ケモノノケモノ Beast of the Beast)Masafumi Gotoh, Takahiro Yamada4:04
Total length:7:09
1."Ima wo Ikite" (music video)5:35


Year Chart Peak
2017 Oricon [5] 10
Japan Hot 100 [6] 9

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Japan 20 February 2013 Ki/oon CD KSCL-2193


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