Best Japanese Rock Drummers
ronlunaThis are the list of best Japanese Rock Drummers from early Japanese rock years to recent years. Only Japanese drummers with a band or was in a band should be included on the list. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.
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the top two drummers here are well known try to discover new drummers like tetsu kikuchi
don't believe in dir en grey fans, this one is one of the pioneers of visual kei and had drummed in many bands including CRAZE and this
see their 2007, 2008 concerts his drum solo is fast and unique
ronlunaMore comments about Tetsu Kikuchi - D'ERLANGER
Shinpei.. I like the way he play the drumming because he looks relaxs and no pressure when I see him... And he always wears those cute headphones every time when they make a new pv.. Different pv different headphones! Kawai! -Miyaki Sakura-plus.. My sisiter want to be a druummer just like him in my band some day...
Shinpei is just great I'm a mexican fan of him all I learned from my drummer skills are learned listening to his music he's a great drummer with a marvelous attitude and a awesome skill he knows how to play every type of rock music even to calm song like "Misora" to "KARMA DISCORD" he's just awesome how he wins at least be in the top 10 I don't know wht the hell he's on place 17 GOOD LUCK PEI PEI
An excellent drummer who shows not only his own skill, but compliments his band altogether as well.
Shinpei's incredibly well-trained. He's got all the flexibility to play any style of music he wants and the musical ear to be able to tailor his style to perfectly suit any song presented to him. As a result, SuG's sound has significantly improved since they added his talent into their lineup. An amazingly adept young artist, shinpei has managed to pull SuG out of three years worth of stagnation left behind by their undeniably charming but unfortunately average original drummer.
rakora77More comments about Shuji Suematsu - Janne Da Arc
His drum fills are just out of this world, He's one of the most influential drummers of Japan. His tempo is amazing, his live performance is just as good as his studio recordings. He's got everything a drummer needs.
he is once a roadie of 44magnum but don't underestimate him because he is one of yasunori sakurazawa's great influences just like john bonham
a drummer of one of the most influential band in japan
He delivers what few other drummers can. I'm sure if he was part of Gazette he would be at #1, Ruka is amazing beyond comparison, and not only as a drummer but also as a song writer and composer as well. His solo project is brilliant, his drumming is amazing.
I LOVE THE WAY HE PLAYS THE DRUMS!
Although he looks tired most of the time
I'm still really impressed by his drumming skills~
God-like drummer, if I should say. He's strong, every beats he delievers are meaningful, thoughtful in skillfull technique. He's beyoond comparison. He's not number 1 here, but he's absolutely the best drummer the world ever have. Oh not only in drumming. He's also the composer along with Sakito. And every songs, every each of the songs he composed, are truly beautiful. He's the best of all.
Sakura, still doing a great job still nowadays. He inspired himself in bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Police; to me he is epic in Japanese music world. I recommend searching about him, he's a winner in many other aspects in his life.
an ex-l'arc~en~ciel drummer, he is a drummer of SONS OF ALL PUSSYS
I think, he is the best senior drummer in japan. Not like another drummer in another band, shinya can make his "signature sound". He can create characteristic sound that LUNA SEA can make it. If you curious, see the PV or listen Luna sea - Rosier.
I'm surprised this man is not listed among the ten. If I just watched the spinning drum sets, I don't think I would have admired him. There is so much more to drumming than just power, speed, and anything else mentioned in comments here. He does a switch from drumsticks to mallets in his efforts to express, teases with manipulation of volume, develops different themes through background recordings (the tribal theme in Tokyo Dome Rebot was just beautiful) and puts so much emotion into his art. Add to that playing in a suit, which makes movement and range of motion more difficult, if the drummer chooses to go crazy. Even with the craziness he seems to want before J comes in, he still puts so much dignity into the art of drumming. This man should be occupying that number 1 spot.
Amazing Visual kei drummer. Listen to his drum duet with Gackt on piano and Bel air, Le ciel, Illuminati or Au Revoir.
A truly inspirational drummer. He started up my love of the drums and now I play for his memory.
Kami is one of the few drummers who can deliver what I call "melodic percussion". Listen to his duet with Gackt on piano. Truly one of a kind. He will always live in his fans' hearts.More comments about Kami - Malice Mizer
Experienced, long time drummer of the back BUCK-TICK. He can play any kind of beats on any kind of music. Since the band is always changing styles and such, he has possibly went through a lot of changes as well on his drumming; always improving. He is that amazing.
I find his drumming really interesting and almost flawless. After years of experience he developed his own, unique style. It doesn't mean though that he's not versatile, on contrary, his drumming works well on every album in every song, and the band went through lots of changes.
This guy was amazingly good when he was alive
a deceased drummer of LOUDNESS
The drummer chick that can pound the drums effectively and quickly. She can sing very well while drumming too. She is good, I think someone like her deserves some respect!
By far the BEST female drummer and backup vocalist in the WORLD! Not just Japan!
A very famous drummer in the Japanese rock scene. Jun-ji is a former member of Siam shade, and has done support drums for Gackt, T.M. revolution, Vamps, Acid Black Cherry, LM. C, and Janne the Arc. He's known for his humor and great talent.
Another great indie drummer.
Yummi is a really great drummer.. She is very talented as a girl.. She can plays the drum like John Bonham (led Zeppelin).. You should hear her drum play. She have the passion as a great drummer..
Great visual kei/Gothic drummer.
Yamato-san1! He may not be as popular as the other drummers of Jrock bands out there. But trust me, he's one of the best!
Such a great drummer
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Updated Wednesday, December 11, 2013