Best Japanese Rock Bands

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101Oyuugi Wagamama Dan x Paradeis
102Show-Ya

The iconic Queens of Heavy Metal. One of the few band that can muster a music Festival on their name alone, even 30 years after its creation.

103Zilch
104Namie Amuro
105Guardian Hacker
106Mintjam
107Shonen Knife

I am impressed that Shonen Knife is this high on this list. Not because they don't belong this high, no they belong even higher, they belong at number one, but because they weren't teen sensation and crap. Their music was art. Their art was beautiful.

Catchy melodies, beautiful vocal harmonies, good consistency through their discography (hard to find a really bad song) and rocking harder than ever live even after 30+ years. , my respect to this ladies, not only a great Japanese band but overall a great band. It's a shame they're so underrated

Finally, someone with a decent view on this subject. It pains me to see all these weaboos yelling how their favorite band is special.. Music is music. Looks come second, or even third.

If not for Shonen Knife there wouldn't be half the bands on this list.

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108Does

They are really great!
Donten, Shura, Bakuchi Dancer and Bokutachi no Kisetsu are really great singles... They will give you the anime feeling!

One of the top (I personally think) top bands in Japan. It has so many songs that just steal your mind as well as the band lets you get a true feeling of Anime as well as if you watch Gintama you would understand why so many of this bands songs were included in that anime.

I really can't believe Does is in 100's, I am literally in love with that band. I love their singing, I love their solos, and I love the lyrics. I found them via anime Gintama but now I have all of their songs in my mp3.

Needs to move up on this list. Great energy in the music. Didn't know this was a Japanese band at first (has American influences).

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109Deluhi

even they already disbanded, I had to admit that DELUHI was a band with a great talented members. Juri's great scream and able to change for sudden soft voices. Leda guitar abilities, such a young, ambitious, and skillfully guitarist, he;ll be a legend. aggy modest bass, DELUHI won't be complete without him. And sujk, one of the coolest drummer I ever seen, the way he rotating his drumsticks was epic. bye2 DELUHI, please come again with another departure..

This is the best ever! What else can I say? The feel of their song and their live is the best. That make people a crybaby... Leda rocks! He is a great composer and a guitar player! They all are charming in person too.

They have talent, they need the top ten, they are good go to YouTube if you wanna watch videos of them put DELUHI...

I love them, Everything about them. Their skill and sound quality is perfection. His voice makes my heart sing, while the double-bass drum beats and hardcore breakdowns make me melt. I'm nothing but a fan-girl for Deluhi

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110VISTLIP

Vistlip's music is the mix of slow serenades, pure hard metal screaming and sometimes even jpop. I love them because they aren't frozen into one style of music, but show their talent by using different types, therefore bringing the original quality to their music. I'm really sad that they don't get the fame they deserve, but I'll keep supporting them the best I can!

Adoring this band for its formal, calm yet stunning rock atmosphere and the fact they look amazing live and on stage!

Only just started listening to this band but they sound incredible!
I have looked at their live performances and they always put on a great show for the audience hope they get popular and start going all over the world as I would love it for them to come to Birmingham

I agree with the last comment they are amazing and don't get the recognition that they deserve the lead singers vice is beautiful and all of their music is amazing, it breaks my heart to see them all the way down here at 84

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111Remioromen

the greatest, the best , they are Remioromen

112Nocturnal Bloodlust

They have a lovely heavy sound and never fail to suck you right into it and makes you wanna head bang and have a party with them! I always tend to think how awesome their lives must be, when listening to their music. To me they've a unique sound since I don't hear a lot of bands sound anything like them, nor will other bands ever be able to top them! The members are so talented and I am always looking forward for new songs!

My favourite band, I think they should be way closer to the top.

Nocturnal bloodlust is really cool. I love their music n style

Number 1, Best of the Best, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST always!

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113KAT-TUN

KAT-TUN.. Best of the best.. I love this boyband since one year ago and, I miss akanishi jin's voice in their song.

Their songs are just amazing all of their singles/albums/DVD EVERYTHING has been #1 at some point or another - Hyde33

They change my WORLD! They made me love music in a different level that it became my LIFE. KAT-TUN will always be the best band for ME.

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114Ikimono-gakari

Nice songs! I really love it! Especially the song of naruto shippuden opening and ending nice!

Ikimono gakari should be at least one of top tens. I listen to there song every day they rock. And specially because there song (Blue Bird) was the first japanese song I heard. The second song was (hanabi) and then (hotaru no hikari). And the main thing is they are the reason I have started listening to japanese songs.

Love them! All their songs have deeper meanings to them if you search the translations. I especially love Bluebird and Hotaru no Hikari ( Naruto! ) Check em out because they deserve much more than 98!

Blue Bird amazing song

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115No Regret Life

NoRL is so great! Listen to their "can't explain" song and you"ll know they're awesome!

cool guitars, nice singer, very nice melody and ending soundtrack in naruto.

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116PIERROT

PIERROT combines aggressive lyrics and pop melodies, the fragile balance and the stable performances.
Anyone who knows the Japanese V-Rock may have seen the peculiar makeup in the shape of a cross at least once.

117Porno Graffiti

In my top ten! Their song "one more time" is one of my favorite.

They create songs which nobody can create.

Good music all around: Melissa, Mugen, Ai ga yobu ho e all top notch songs

118DOG in the PWO
119My First Story

Such an awesome band, with a strong personality and a good vocalist. Good lyrics written by them. Clearly my favorite band they deserve better than that!

They are awesome, no 'awesome' alone is not enough to describe how good they are. Their music are captivating, the members are groomed to be one of the best. Even though they are facing trials lately, I saw how they handle it bravely. Hands down for this group!

MY FIRST STORY was the first band that I listen to and instantly was hooked. They have awesome musicians(especially Sho, man I wish I could play guitar like him). Even through all the trials they're facing right now, they manage to overcome them. Definitely a band I recommend to check out.

Hiro's voice is so electric, it reaches the deep of my heart.

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120Coldrain

Come on 124? They should be at least on Top 10, performance wise, they ROCK the stage and their songs have essence.

They deserve more vote, I already voted for crossfaith but coldrain is one of my favorite band for sure

Coldrain, yeah Such a Good Metal, but maybe it's the best metal band in Japan

Come on 124 really now. They should be higher up. This band is amazing.

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