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"After Dark" (アフターダーク Afutā Dāku?) is a song by Japanese Indie rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released as the second single of their fifth studio album, World World World, on November 7, 2007, nearly a whole year after the release of the album's lead single. The single debuted in the top ten on the Oricon charts and was selected to be used as the seventh opening theme of the anime series Bleach.[1]

LyricsEdit

SENAKA NO KAGE GA NOBIKIRU SONO AIMA NI NIGERU
HAGARE OCHITA HANE NI MO KIZUKAZU NI TOBU

MACHIKADO AMAI NIOI RYUUSEN TOUKU MUKOU KARA
DOKOKA DE KIITA YOU NA NAKIGOE

YOKAZE GA HAKOBU AWAI KIBOU WO NOSETE
DOKOMADE YUKERU KA

SORE WO KOBAMUYOU NI SEKAI WA YURETE
SUBETE WO UBAUSARU

YUME NARA SAMETA DAKEDO BOKURA WA
MADA NANIMO SHITEINAI SUSUMU

MAKIRU NO TAIDA WO TACHIKIRU YOU NA SOBURI DE UKABU
UMARE OCHITA KUMO MADE MIOROSU YOU NI TOBOU

MACHIKADO CHI NO NIOI YUUSEN TOOKU MUKOU KARA
DOKO KADE KIITA YOU NA NAKI KOE

DORODORO NAGERURU FUKAKU AKAI
TSUKIGA ARAWARETE FURARERU ROSAI

DETARAME NA HIBI WO TACHI KIRITAI
NANI KUWANUKAO DE OWARANU YOUNI

YOKAZE GA HAKOBU AWAI KIBOU WO NOSETE
DOKOMADE YUKERU KA

SORE WO KOBAMUYOU NI SEKAI WA YURETE
SUBETE WO UBAUSARU

YUME NARA SAMETA DAKEDO BOKURA WA
MADA NANIMO SHITEINAI SUSUMU


Music videoEdit

The music video for "After Dark" was directed by Tadashi Tsukagoshi.[2] The narrative video tells the surrealistic story of an ordinary young salaryman who wakes up one day to find wings sprouting out his back. At first, the man tries to hide them and continue going about his everyday life. However, as time goes on, the wings gradually grow larger and become increasingly harder to hide from his friends and co-workers. All the while, the scenes are intercut with a visual of AKG, expressing similar wings, playing the song in a giant birdcage.

While walking home one day, the man bears witness of a helpless window cleaner about to fall from a high-story building. The young man wishes to act, but hesitates due to the large crowd that has gathered around the scene. But when the cleaner begins to lose his grip, the young man throws off all hesitation, makes a dash towards him, spreads his wings, and soars to the rescue. At the same moment, the giant birdcage that had been holding AKG shatters to pieces.[3] The video went on to win Best Rock Video at SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards 08.[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "After Dark" (アフターダーク Afutā Dāku?)
  2. "Yuigahama Kite" (由比ヶ浜カイト Yuigahama Kaito?)

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Year Chart Peak
position
2007 Oricon 5

ReferencesEdit

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