Though it is considered as the band's first studio live album, "The Recording at NHK CR-509 Studio" is actually the band playing for a private program reserved for the suscribers at the NHK. The band has nothing to do with this album, it was fully made by "NHK" who are responsible for the most ugly booklet/design ever made, as well as the content chosen (15 % of the video recording were put on a DVD). The sales were a complete failure. Musically speaking, it's perfect as usual.
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.