Kensuke Kita

Kensuke Kita (喜多 建介, Kita Kensuke) (January 24, 1977) is the lead guitarist and backing singer of the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Kensuke met fellow band members Masafumi Gotō and Takahiro Yamada while attending a music club of Kanto Gakuin University. The three formed Asian Kung-Fu Generation in 1996, with drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi joining the band shortly after.[1]

Kensuke Kita
Birth nameKensuke Kita
Born (1977-01-24) January 24, 1977
Yokohama, Japan
OriginTokyo, Japan
GenresIndie rock, Alternative rock
Occupation(s)Lead guitarist, backing vocalist
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1996present
LabelsKi/oon, Tofu
Associated actsAsian Kung-Fu Generation

While he primarily performs as background vocals, he sang lead vocals on, "Uso to Wonderland", "Seaside Sleeping", "Time Traveler", "Hakkei" and "Omatsuri No Ato", all of them are B-sides from the band's singles. He has a degree in economics and his favourite bands are Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, XTC, Supergrass.[2]


  1. "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION: Biography". ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Official Website. Ki/oon Records Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  2. Asian Kung-Fu Generation Fansite Flash Back! - Profile Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine

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