Best Female Singer of Japan

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The Top Ten

1
YUI
OH yeah! go go go YUI.. I alwayas play your song Rolling star hehehe... love it.!
Yui is the best... you always in my heart... go.. go.. yui... I will always love you... you forever...
YAAY! Yui's the best ever! I love you, we all love you! Your fans will be waiting for you anytime everywhere forever!
[Newest]You are a real singer

2Atsuko Maeda
Nature :) aura of idol! Check out atsuko maeda - flower on youtube ^_^
Will always support maeda, although graduated of akb48
No mather what happen with atsuko maeda I will always give my support to her. I'm your big fans from Indonesia.
[Newest]Her voice is soothing.


3Utada Hikaru
I love her I think she should be number one :)
I relay loved her songs with Kingdome heart, witch is a awesome game by the way
When she sings in english, she sounds better than some famous singers who are fluent in english! She's really gifted
Utada Hikaru Is The Best In The World!
I Think No One Japanese Singer Can be Compared
You Rock!
[Newest]Great song, great singer. number 1

4Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi is my star!
I love you so much
You are so cute
Listen to her song, her voice is more than amazing...
Ayumi sounds amazing. Her voice can carry such high notes and her voice has a special ring to it. Another thing is that her songs always has amazing music videos to go with them and she always looks beautiful in those as well. Ayumi is the best singer ever. Her songs send the best messages, especially the song Dearest.
[Newest]Great singer. my great granddaughter in Hawaii is her Aunt

5Nana Mizuki
Unlike SOME (not all! ) of the people listed in the Top 10, Nana can actually SING her butt off, and I don't mean lip-syncing concerts, I mean 3-4 hours long live and even through fatigue she can still sing in pitch! She can sing MULTIPLE genres, unlike some people who can sing 1, or maybe 2(Gasp! ) She's known as a seiyuu singer, which is kind of like Disney singers in the USA, people look down them as never being as good as mainstream, but she has what it takes to break that barrier! And so far she is on her way!
Nana Mizuki, a seiyuu (voice actress) and as well as singer; I'm glad to say that she's a great example for people who aim to be a singing artist. Throughout her entire career, she has never lip-sync, again I repeat, NEVER. This can be proven because you can hear her breathing in her live performances and even in her CD recordings. She shows true talent, despite her growing age and and experiences as a child. The dance choreography along with her vocal singing range and multiple genres, shows her fans, that again, she's got true talent. She deserves more and therefore should be in the top 10! (If you haven't seen her live performances, heck, go to youtube this instance! )
Shes amazing unlike some people listed (not all), she can actually sing, and pretty damn well, and her voice has tonality as well as versatility, she doesn't sound the same in every song, her voice acting ability really pays tribute to it, and she can sing multiple genres, not just generic jpop
[Newest]She is the best. But has to be in rank one

6Tsukiko Amano
She has solid voice. And it sounds so good!
Tsuki-sama is not just a singer, but an artist.
Her lyrics are able to touch a heart deeply and softly.
Her melodies can make you float and find yourself in the clouds.
This voice is very good~
[Newest]I love all her songs! Is a very complete artist

7Kashiwagi Yuki
She have beautiful voice :) I always fallin' love when she start to sing. She's really beautifull
She's the best! I always play her song before going to sleep and after I wake up! Her voice is like an angel
Yuki is a Queen! Beautiful and Talented

8Minami Takahashi
Do the best for me!
Brilliant! Not only having work as AKB48 member and having a solo debut, but also as the 48group manager!
I love her so much... Especially in Anime (Conan in Detective Conan)

9Chihiro Onitsuka
This human being is a special one. I am not japanese. Dont't know the language a bit, though watched a lot of anime. So not sure if my words count or not. To me if a singer can give birth to songs like "Gekkou" "Infection" "Innocence" then She should be recognized as a great artist not only in japan but through all over the world.
She has one of the strongest and most beautiful voices I have ever heard. Her songs move me so that I almost get teary eyed. She can sing so many different genres too. She is truly a wonderful singer.
Noting her great works in the many Anime series I have watched, I have grown to love listening to her. So bright yet her singing voice is at the perfect pitch. Very unique with lots of spirit

10Angela Aki
Her voice touches my heart and different from the other who like a cat meow.
Her voice is really alluring... And she plays the pianno very well. Her charm is also great.
The voice of a powerhouse

The Contenders

11Ono Erena

12Watanabe Mayu

13Mika Nakashima
Her beautiful, deep and strong sort of voice is extremely pleasant to hear. Just by hearing her songs, you could easily know that she sings with her heart. Her vocal should be considered as fresh and rare since cute and sweet vocal is being too mainstream in this industry. In other words, her vocal could resembles the rarity of voice in this industry. Apart from that, she is very gorgeous, stylish and cool in appearance. She has a very good sense of fashion. Her english is also good which gave her the potential of being a japanese artist that shines in the west. For me, she's being a perfect japanese female artist. She should, would, could and will be on the top.
She is the first Japanese vocalist which I completely fell in love with. Her voice is so vulnerable and even though I can't understand her word for word, her voice really has no language barriers. Definitely the best out of all the rest!
Beautiful, sassy, cool, intriguing quality in her appearance. Very versatile music style. I love Mika Nakashima.
[Newest]She has a great vocal voice!

14Haruna Ono
Just check-out for yourself how amazing this vocalist/guitarist is plus she definitely got the looks and could dance well too.
With her unique vocal and with a strong hint of rock in it.. Rare indeed.. And on top of that she's a good guitarist too.. Being a lead vocal with guitar isn't easy and plus at Pop Rock genre..
Haruna should be the one because she can synchronized with her most powerful band SCANDAL
[Newest]Haru. You so cute and your guitar skill is awesome. Your voice is unique too.. All the best

15Namie Amuro
Namie is the Queen of J-Pop! She has awesome dance moves and her vocals are amazing. She is one of favorite singers!
She's amazing and her voice is sexy
She is the best in the world! I know what I'm talking of. Just lovee her! She should be #1 here! She is my favourite star for ever. Her performances are so energetic and you just can't believe that she can do this all alone.
[Newest]She should be at top 5

16Yuko Oshima
Yuko is great idol and best singer for me
She so cute, beautiful voice
Yuko is so beautiful and has an amazing voice!
[Newest]Yuko is better then Mayu

17Kana Nishino
Oh...! Your voice is so amazing you are my the best singer after all! I love you so much ♥♥ If I didn't watch the lost tower, I'll not even know you... I like the song called If... It's my first song that I heard your voice and I addicted to you & I'm telling the truth
Kiss and Hug is currently my favorite song. Kana is such a talented singer; she is so able to convey emotions through her voice, it's really wonderful. Her songs are always so sweet, as well. Such a pick-me-up ^u^. She truly is talented ~.
Her voice is so nice! And I really love the song best friend if you listen to it you'll fall in love with kana she's just amazingly talented
[Newest]I love your song very much. You the best

18BoA
She's Queen of Pop! She's an awesome singer and judge, why, at that young age, she's already a mentor for aspiring singers like in Kpop Star! She has that scary charisma which just makes her image more fit for a celebrity her level...
She's a package, isn't she? She has talent and smart to boot. ^_^
Come on people, can't miss this one right?

19Tomomi Itano
Melancholic voice and perfect asian face

20Kokia
I was working my way through this list liking some whilst others were not really my taste.I then reached no 32 and even though her style isn't what I am into her voice enchanted me and trapped me under its spell.Its so beautiful with so many levels and the emotion just oozes out of it.I would love her to sing an old Scottish folk song.Her music is not something I would listen to every day but whenever I do (its already on my music player) it will lift my day to a higher level and spread beauty into the darkest corners of my life.
I'm not critiquing her songs or popularity, but vocal abilities. She's one of the best female singers ever. Find songs with her singing with no music and you'll be convinced.
For me, she's the world's best singer. Yes, I'm obsessed with her. When I see live music video, it feels like she's singing only to me, I sense her amazing presence. She's the Goddess of music! :D
[Newest]Her voice is just heavenly!

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