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Masafumi Gotoh

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Birth name  Masafumi Goto
Name  Masafumi Gotoh
Origin  Chubu, Japan
Role  Vocalist
Instruments  Vocals, guitar
Years active  1996–present

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Born  December 2, 1976 (age 39) Shimada, Japan (1976-12-02)
Genres  Indie rock, Alternative rock
Occupation(s)  Lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, songwriter, music producer
Music group  Asian Kung-Fu Generation (Since 1996)
Albums  Sol‑fa, Kimi Tsunagi Five M, Best Hit AKG, Surf Bungaku Kamakura, Magic Disk

Education  Kanto Gakuin University

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Masafumi Gotō (後藤 正文, Gotō Masafumi) (December 2, 1976) is the lead vocalist, main songwriter and rhythm guitarist of the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Masafumi met fellow band members Kensuke Kita 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. As the main songwriter of the band, Gotō is accredited for engendering a majority of their lyrics, but has a strong tendency to share songwriting duties equally among his bandmates. His vocal style most often alternates between soft, melodic singing, and harder, harsher, yelling. Masafumi has a degree in economics and his favourite artists include Weezer, Number Girl, Oasis, Teenage Fanclub, and Beck. He launched his own music label, Only in Dreams and produces records for other artists such as Chatmonchy, Dr. Downer and The Chef Cooks Me. He was also one of the founding members of the band Skeletons (スケルトンズ).


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  • "Lost" (2011) digital download
  • "Lost" / "Lost (80kidz Remix)" (2012) 7" vinyl
  • "The Long Goodbye" (2013) 7" vinyl as Gotch
  • "Wonderland" (2014) 7" vinyl as Gotch
  • "Route 6" (2014) 7" vinyl as Gotch
  • "Taxi Driver" (2017) as Gotch
  • Other

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  • New Order – Waiting for the Sirens' Call (2005) lyrics on "Krafty (Japanese Version)"
  • Dr. Downer – Rising (2011) music director
  • Special Others – Special Others (2011) collaboration on "Dance in Tsurumi"
  • Feeder – Generation Freakshow (2012) vocals on "Idaho"
  • Chatmonchy – "Kirakira Hikare" (2012) producer; vocals on "Karisomethod"
  • Chatmonchy – Henshin (2012) producer on "Yes or No or Love" and "Kirakira Hikare"
  • Dr. Downer – Gensō no Maboroshi (2013) producer
  • The Chef Cooks Me – Kaitentai (2013) producer, vocals on "Kanjōsen wa Bokura o Nosete"
  • ART-SCHOOL – YOU (2014) producer

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