Compared to the band's previous works, "Fanclub" (ファンクラブ) is a completely different album. Masafumi Gotoh was in a particuliar period of his life, and having no new songs led him to give more of himself and work on something new. With its "pop" sound, "Fanclub" is for some fans a hit, for others an average album, expecting something new but with their previous music style. At this precise moment, the band began to do something different and start following a brand new direction.
The simplicity and normal behaviour make Asian Kung-Fu Generation different from others Japanese bands. Their appearance on television is scarce and they are more concerned about their works than their image. Since the Fukushima's nuclear disaster, Asian Kung-Fu Generation is involved in favour of the definitive nuclear power stations shut down. Despite an agreement made with Ki/oon Records (Sony), the whole Asian Kung-Fu Generation's discography is financed by the band itself, allowing them to be musically independent towards the label.