Kōya o Aruke

"Kōya o Aruke" (荒野を歩け, "Walk in the Wild Land") is a song by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released on March 29, 2017 and was used as the theme song for the 2017 anime film, Night Is Short, Walk On Girl.[1] Yūsuke Nakamura, the illustrator for all of the band's artwork, is also the person in charge of the original character design for the movie.[2]

"Kōya o Aruke"
Single by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
from the album Hometown
ReleasedMarch 29, 2017
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreIndie rock, alternative rock
Songwriter(s)Masafumi Gotoh
Producer(s)Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Asian Kung-Fu Generation singles chronology
"Blood Circulator"
"Kōya o Aruke"
"Boys & Girls"
Music video
"Kōya o Aruke" on YouTube

Music video

The music video for "Kōya o Aruke" was directed by Nakamura Hiroki.[3] The video features a girl walk around the city at midnight until morning, with the band appear on her back as projection screen.

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Masafumi Gotoh.

1."Kōya o Aruke" (荒野を歩け "Walk in the Wild Land")Masafumi Gotoh4:16
2."Omatsuri no Ato" (お祭りのあと "After the festival", Kita on lead vocal)Kensuke Kita, Takahiro Yamada2:53
Total length:7:09
1."Kōya o Aruke" (music video)4:20
2."Night Is Short, Walk On Girl" (trailer)1:48
Total length:6:08



Year Chart Peak
2017 Oricon [4] 15
Japan Hot 100 [5] 14
Japan Hot Animation [6] 1

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Japan 29 March 2017 Ki/oon CD KSCL-2899


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