Best Japanese Rock Bands

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62T.M. Revolution

Why is this not in the top twenty? Granted, I'd settle for thirty just for the simple fact that T.M. Revolution is more rock pop if anything, but how can anyone seriously hear Takanori's voice and not feel moved? Heart of Sword, Resonance, Joker. Have fun with it. - RavenXObsidian

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63DaizyStripper

Daily definitely deserves a better ranking! Not only because of the voice of yuuguri but also kazami's talent! Amazing band!

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65Awoi
66D

Asagi, Ruiza, Hiroki, Tsunehito & Hide-Zou, they are all so very talented, I find their music perfect in every way. Asagi's voice never fails to impress me, especially how amazing it sounds live. D's music style is unique and beautiful!

WHAT? D is on 91? What the hell...
They are one of the best Band I've ever heard.
Go and support them!

Most underrated band ever! The music is amazing!

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67Kagrra

Kagrra, should be on top ten list. Their music is unique. Dark and beautiful at the same time. Isshi's beautiful vocals.

Their music is very atmospheric. Very dark, moody, and even beautiful.

come on people....you know they got mad skills!! =)

No matter what, I will always love them.

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68Skin

I only wish I could find a c. d. for them! they are a great band! I rly messed up in 2007 when I saw them in concert! and didn't buy anyhing :C

S.k.I.N. will be the most famous band. no only in japan! in all the world. go! YOSHIKI,GACKT,SUGIZO & MIYAVI! god of music

the super band!! with only 4 songs i know that S.K.I.N. is the best band ever!

I was too young when they rocked together but God, I'd like to see them, hear them... Hope one day. Anyway, it's the only best band in the world!

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70ViViD

NEEDS TO GO UP THERE.
A fairly new band that was formed in 2009.
But their music is incredible.
Some songs that I would suggest,
Fake, yume no michishirube, 69 11,
Across the border, precious.
GO CHECK THEM OUT!

ViViD rocks to the MAX!
They have a lot of talent in progressing with their new songs which gets better & better!
I am sure one day, when ViViD is well known, they will be in the top 5!

Vivid is one of the best out there might be right after gazette and alice nine! I would suggest "ear" if you want to listen and try out vivid!

ViViD are amazing. Shin is the most amazing live singer there ever was! I loved all the more popular bands but once I heard vivid they all flew out the window!

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71Orange Range

orange range is a great band. they have great sound and flow and their song "orange range" which was the openener for the first season of bleach was probably one of if not the best songs ive ever heard.

I've liked Orange Range ever since I saw the first opening of Bleach. After that I began listening to their music and haven't found a song I didn't like. Although they where not around for the longest time, they have a large number of songs with inventive and revolutionary sounds. Orange Range is, in my opinion, is a pioneer of Japanese bands and will continue to be for years to come!

Orange Range is so cool, they got 3 vocalists with totally unique voices, and they're so unique and talented and funny.

Orange Range is my number 1 favorite band! I like Asterisk and Viva rock (those are the only orange range songs I know)!

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72Nega

I just simply love this band! I found them on You Tube by an accident and I am so glad I did so! Their songs are so compelling, and the their sound is awesome with so much talent with each individual member! I love songs like Soul Cry, Muddy Cult, and Neo Destruction. They are an extremely talented band and not to mention Jin's voice is so beautiful, I love how he sings! *_* I definitely recommend Nega to anyone! If not better they are just as good as The Gazette! :D

Jin has such a unique voice and NEGA always surprises with their songs. Their sound is amazing with beautiful piano solos and talented guitar, bass and drums. They really need more votes and love, they are talented, unique and way too awesome band

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73Jinn

This is my favorite Japanese band ever. Listen to their Sound, each of their song, and you'll know why this band is so special

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74BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
75Sigh

Sigh, My favorite all time band. Sure they don't have the "meaning full" lyrics that some other bands do, but that doesn't matter. Their style has always been something I loved, and there is no way I ever get bored listening to their albums. A huge effort is put into this type of "Avant-Grande" music. Their concerts are definitely worth watching if you are a true metal fan. I would never forget to mention that Dr. Mikannibal is my Heroine. I never expected Sigh to even make it here, and frankly that is fine. I love Sigh and I HIGHLY recommend anyone who likes metal to give them a listen. The song that won me over had to be "Slaughtergarden Suite. "

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76Acid

ACID is one my favourite J-Rock bands. Why? Because their music is special. Their songs can be really hard but other times they can be soft. Their lyrics are positive. Lyrics that make you smile and hope. The instruments are played great, Also, their vocalist, Jumpei, has a really beautiful and unique voice.

Not gonna lie acid is awesome and I can say they can compete against American metal any day. Gives me chills each time I listen to them. Gotta be my favorite band in jrock

ACID is the BEST. No one's even close to how good they were.

I want make them to regroup again!

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78Spitz

Many great songs they have indeed

Spitz is Japan answer to britpop and jangly alternative rock band

Spitz should be on the top 10 list, though they're more popular for their pop songs, their rock sound are just as awesome. They have perfected their own unique and instantly recognizable sound and have lasted in the industry for more than 25 years. Vocalist Kusano is also an incredible lyricist with a smooth and beautiful voice that isn't afraid to go husky on harder rock tunes, leader and bassist Tamura is energetic and incredible on bass, guitarist Miwa plays smoothly with his cool vibe and drummer Sakiyama is known as "King of the Drums" in Japan due to just being a kickass drummer.

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79Phantasmagoria

I found this band by happy mistake while looking up some visual kei for my fashion class. I was young, didn't know much about visual kei, and assumed that it was a female band, until I heard the music. Fairy times memory is the first song I heard, and my all time favorite by far. Just give them a listen, and you'll fall in love as I did.

Eternal Silence was the first song I had ever heard by them, fell in love instantly. The instrumentals could bring a tear to even the iciest of hearts.

I love this band. It's a shame that they no longer play. But Kisaki created Lin -the end off corruption world-! Good.

Riku, Kisaki, Jun, Iori and Matoi, what more do you want!

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80Black Line

Black Line is my favourite Band and I'm so happy to see Mikaru and Syu there. Their music is really good and I can't stop to listen to their music. Jun and Yudai are two funny and cute guys and it's great that they are parts from Black Line.
I'm happy that I was able to see Black Line 5 times. Every concert was special. I love them. I hope to see them again next year

Awesome band! They're really friend and they're also joking during the concerts. Members are also really talented and they make really deep contact with the audience during gigs. Though they're really young band, they're talented and I can't believe, they've already done an European tour. 14.12, when they had gig in Finland, was the best day in my life!

Really good shows, really friendly. Love them

They are still a very young band, and they make some mistakes for sure, but their closeness to the fans is the best I ever experienced! So, they deserve to come much more known in the music business. Please support them everyone! That they can come back to Europe 2013, with an even more exciting tour!

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