Rewrite (song)

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"Rewrite"
Single by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
from the album Sol-fa
Released August 4, 2004
Format CD single, Maxi-single
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:47
Label Ki/oon
KSCL-925
Writer(s) Masafumi Gotō
Producer(s) Asian Kung-Fu Generation
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION singles chronology
"Loop & Loop"
(2004)
"Rewrite"
(2004)
"Kimi no Machi Made"
(2004)

"Rewrite" (リライト Riraito?) is a song by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released as the third single of their second full-length studio album, Sol-fa, on August 4, 2004.[1]

Reception[edit]

The song experienced immense domestic and international popularity after it was chosen as the fourth and final opening theme of the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist.[1] Peaking at number four on the Oricon charts, the single sold nearly 150,000 units by the end of the year it was released, making it the 63rd single of the year. It later went on to win Best Anime Theme Song at the 2007 American Anime Awards.[2][3]

The song is listed on the appendix of Robert Dimery's book 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die (And 10001 You Must Download).

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Rewrite" was directed by Kazuyoshi Oku.[4] The video primarily features the band playing in front of enormous speakers. During the song's breakdown, the four bandmembers temporarily levitate in the air.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rewrite" (リライト Riraito?)
  2. "Yūgure no Aka" (夕暮れの紅?, Crimson Dusk)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
2004 Oricon 4

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